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Yosemite and Sequoia: John Muir's California

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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My First Summer in the Sierra

CAL309
John Muir, Scot Miller (Photographer)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
208
0618988513
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy, this handsome, hardcover 100th anniversary edition of Muir's classic account features Scot Miller's stunning color photographs of Yosemite and the High Sierra.
$30.00

Yosemite Wildlife

USW499
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2007
158355369X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated fold-up card featuring 140 birds, mammals, reptiles and insects.
$7.95

Compass Guide Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

USW576
Sara Benson
Compass American Guides
2016
384
1101879734
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide and overview of the history, culture, nature and attractions of the region. Also includes a 20-page section of practical information from featured local authors.
$21.99

Yosemite National Park Map

CAL40
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
0925873063
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, topographic map of Yosemite, shown at a scale of 1:80,000. Pinted on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

San Francisco Map

CAL80
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866091028
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of the city center of San Francisco at a nice scale of 1:13,000.
$9.95

Sequoia/King's Canyon Map

CAL72
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2011
2
0925873055
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A topographic map of Sequoia National Park and King's Canyon at a scale of 1:80,000. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Eyewitness Guide San Francisco and Northern California

USW147
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
324
1465441298
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry. With excellent maps.
$21.99

Fodor's San Francisco's 25 Best

USW185
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
176
080414348X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide to San Francisco, this slim book includes an excellent map of the center of the city and essential information on its highlights.
$16.99

National Parks Deck Yosemite

CAL301
Mountaineers Books
Mountaineers
2010
50
1594853525
BOXED
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A set of 50 full-color cards with sights, fun facts, wildlife, photos, maps and 33 day hikes.
$14.95

The Complete Guidebook to Yosemite National Park

CAL51
Steven P. Medley
Yosemite Association
2012
120
1597140872
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
Published by the Yosemite Association, this slim guide includes practical information on activities, hiking trails, wildlife and history.
$12.95

Seed of the Future, Yosemite and the Evolution of the National Park Idea

CAL336
Dayton Duncan
Yosemite Association
2013
224
1930238428
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Signed by President Lincoln in 1864, the Yosemite Grant Act, argues Dayton Duncan, launched a movement. The conservationist and filmmaker (he frequently collaborates with Ken Burns) brings together 100 spectacular photographs, biographies and great stories to celebrate the park's 150th birthday.
$27.00

The Big Burn, Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America

USW692
Timothy Egan
Mariner Books
2010
324
0547394608
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Egan relates the tale of the implacable fire that raged across the west in August 1910 and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt, his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, and the transformation of the American idea of public lands.
$15.95

The Civil War, An Illustrated History

USS27
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
1992
448
0679742778
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated, comprehensive social history of the Civil War by the now-famous team of Ward and Burns. With 500 photographs and maps, extensive text and original essays by contributing experts.
$32.50

The Golden Shore, California's Love Affair With the Sea

CAL326
David Helvarg
Perseus
2016
352
1608684407
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this eminently readable and well-researched tribute, Helvarg, an environmental journalist and filmmaker, considers the crosscurrents of culture, history, economy and myth that come together on the state’s golden shores.
$16.95

Jazz, A History of America's Music

MUS79
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2002
512
0679765395
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns vividly bring to life the story of the quintessential American music -- jazz. Born in the black community of turn-of-the-century New Orleans and quickly embraced in urban centers throughout the nation, jazz celebrates American individualism and creativity at its best.
$45.00

Yosemite Meditations for Adventurers

CAL347
Michael Frye
Perseus
2014
96
1930238460
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This Yosemite adventure companion features inspired quotes by John Muir, Sir Edmund Hillary, Susan Sontag, Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, Joseph Campbell and many more. Includes a foreword by pioneering rock climber Royal Robbins.
$9.95

A Passion for Nature, The Life of John Muir

NAM45
Donald Worster
Oxford University Press
2011
544
0199782245
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Worster's richly anecdotal biography of the pioneering naturalist, conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club captures the spirit of the man and his love of travels and exploration.
$24.95

Fire Season, Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout

USW690
Philip Connors
Ecco Press
2012
256
0061859370
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A remarkable reflection on work, our place in the wild, and the charms of solitude. Connors recounts his days and nights in the rugged Gila wilderness, trips to the hidden graves of Buffalo Soldiers slain during the Apache Wars, and the majesty and might of lightning storms and untamed fire.
$14.99

Horatio's Drive, America's First Road Trip

USA439
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2003
173
037541536X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The companion volume to the PBS film chronicles the nation's first road trip by Horatio Jackson, a 31-year-old Vermont doctor who drove his car from San Francisco to New York on mainly unpaved roads in 1903.
$24.95

The Wild Muir, Twenty-two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures

CAL337
Lee Stetson (Editor), John Muir
Yosemite Association
2013
224
1930238371
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An entertaining collection of some of Muir’s finest writing recounting a few of his adventures -- from his avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to death-defying falls he suffered in the Alaskan frontier. Another, more outrageous side of the activist outdoorsman.
$12.99

Inspiring Generations, 150 Years, 150 Stories in Yosemite

CAL333
Yosemite Association
Yosemite Association
2014
416
1930238452
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unprecedented Yosemite Grant Act, this book compiles 150 pieces of prose and poetry selected out of hundreds of submissions from the general public. The collection includes personal stories about hikes up Half Dome, encounters with bears and overnight stays at the Ahwahnee Hotel.
$19.95

Assembling California

USW187
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1994
304
0374523932
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Another fine book on geology and natural history from John McPhee, this time in the company of scientist Eldridge Moores, on travels throughout California.
$17.00

Our National Parks

USW272
John Muir, Richard F. Fleck (Introduction)
University of Wisconsin Press
1994
370
0299085945
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A collection of ten essays on the national parks of the West, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Sequoia and General Grant. Six of the ten chapters are devoted to Yosemite National Park.
$26.95

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA356
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2011
400
0375712100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system.
$35.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

CAL07
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446788
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, easy-to-use guide to 1,000 California trees, wildflowers, mammals, insects, birds and other flora and fauna.
$22.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$27.95

The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada

CAL238
John Muir Laws
Heyday Books
2007
366
159714052X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This impressively detailed, compact and comprehensive identification guide covers 1700 native species of trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals and insects. Well organized for the field with 2,800 clear color illustrations and key features integrated on the page.
$25.00

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

USW418
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
512
0307957926
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, geographically specific version of the Sibley Guide with all new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird.
$19.95

Secret Yosemite

CAL305
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Video
2007
1426291329
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
From the spectacle of North America’s tallest waterfall to the ecologies of mountain frogs and black bears, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable glimpse into the wild heart of secret Yosemite in this spectacular film from National Geographic.
$24.95

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA394
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns (Director)
PBS Home Video
2013
6004445496
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
The widescreen edition of Ken Burn's 6-part, 12-hour ode to the national parks, featuring hundreds of interviews, fascinating archival images and dazzling cinematography in High Definition.
$99.99

For Kids

Children's Travel Journal

GEN118
Adrienne Hartman (Illustrator), Anne Banks
Little Bookroom
2004
48
0964126206
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An inspired workbook and travel journal for children, spiral-bound and printed on heavy paper to accommodate lots of glue and watercolor. The book invites young travelers to get busy, alternating lined and unlined pages, with illustrations and suggestions throughout.
$19.95

John Muir: My Life with Nature

CAL120
Joseph Bharat Cornell
Aa Balkema
2000
80
1584690097
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A short introduction to the life, work and writings of John Muir.
$9.95

This is San Francisco

CAL181
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2003
64
0789309629
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Cable cars, Chinatown and other city sights are depicted with bright, stylized illustrations in this classic portrait of San Francisco, first published in 1961 and presented here in facsimile.
$17.95

Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature's Footprints

BST113
Jim Arnosky
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
32
1454914726
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Bear, deer, rabbit, coyote, oh my! Lush color paintings and pencil sketches of North American animal tracks, each presented in an informative, two-page spread, makes this an excellent beginning field guide for kids, and loads of fun for the whole family.
$6.95

The Ranger's Guide to Yosemite, Insider Advice from Ranger Dick

RKY4
Susan Frank
Avalon Travel Publishing
2008
180
1598801295
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A cartoon park ranger leads travelers to the best hikes, accommodations, and recreations in the national park in this handy guide.
$16.95