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Watch this space for used and out-of-print books that we will be posting here. Almost all are only available as single copies. Some are scarce. Many are hard to find anywhere else. The list will be updated as sales occur. Condition is as new unless shown. 


The Coniferous Forests & Bigtrees of the Sierra Nevada --A few copies left having scuffed covers; contents intact.
by John Muir.

Although known for his contributions to the understanding of Yosemite Valley's geologic origin and for his conservation work, botany was always Muir's first love, and he produced wonderful writings on Sierra trees. These are both descriptive of the trees' features and appreciative of their beauty and place in nature. The magnificent bigtree, also known as sequoia or Sierra redwood, assumes an important part in this. Special, too, is the insert on "A Wind Storm in the Forests of the Yuba" in which Muir ventured out into the windy day, instead of "crouching deprecatingly beneath a roof", climbed into the upper branches of a tall douglas-fir, "to get my ear close to the aeolian music of its topmost needles", then swayed about in arcs of 20 to 30 degrees.

portrait of John Muir, conservationist, naturalist, writer, mountaineer

Period engravings are added to the text. 40 pages.

ISBN-10: 0-89646-027-4. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-027-0. Covers scuffed; Inventory = 5. Order #: VIST0027 paper$3.95

 

BOTANICAL SURVEY OF THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA, WASHINGTON (A). Jones. Owner's signature in front. Inventory = 1. UWAS3343 cloth$90.00.

CABRILLO'S LOG 1542-1543, A Voyage of Discovery. Juan Paez.

Published by Cabrillo Historical Association. Inventory = 1. CABR5987 paper$19.00



 

OF GARRYOWEN IN GLORY: The History of the Seventh United States Cavalry Regiment. by Chandler.

This is the Army unit of the Battle of Little Big Horn fame. The song "Garryowen" was Custer's theme song. Period covered is from 1866 to inactivation in 1957--troop movements, engagements, forts where stationed. Small tear on dust jacket. EXPO0442 cloth$200.00.

 

 

 

CLIMBING ROUTES ON YOSEMITE'S WALLS (Poster). Harmon. Identifies 148 routes--lengths, steepness, locations. 36"x 59" rolled. We have a few copies left of this classic portrayal, none perfect; inquire and we will describe.. WILD1758 poster$29.95.

THE INFLUENCE OF MODERN MAN ON THE VEGETATION OF YOSEMITE VALLEY. Gibbens & Heady.

Compares historical and more recent photos to show changes during modern occupation. Publication of University of California Agricultural Experiment Station Extension Service. 48 large-foramt pages, illustrated. YOSA3993 paper$25.00

PACKBACKING: Basic Guide to Camping and Backpacking. Steck.

Covers equipment, making camp, hiking, fishing, and more.104 pages, illustrated. Inventory = 1. AMWE9501 paper$14.50.

 

COMMON MOSSES OF THE PACIFIC COAST. Harthill and O'Connor.

Describes and illustrates 68 mosses in the woods and mountains of the Pacific states, British Columbia, and Alaska. Drawings, 119 pages. Covers scuffed. Out of print. Inventory = 3. NATG3605 paper$15.00

 

 

GENTLE WILDERNESS: The Sierra Nevada. Brower.

Sierra Club publication of color photographs by Richard Kauffman and text by John Muir. 1967 edition. With dust jacket. Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-89009-960-X. MISC5689 cloth$30.00

 

 

PONY EXPRESS VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY--the story behind the scenery. Godfrey & Webb. History of overland mail service, routes traveled, scenes along way, stations, riders, the end of the service. 64 large-format pages, color illus, maps. Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-147-1. Order #: KCPU8093 paper$19.95/no discount

 

 

 

 

 

THE STORY OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, MAINE.  Morison.

History of island's settlement and early people, in the area that is now Acadia National Park. 93 pages, photos. Published by Little, Brown. Invenory = 1. ACPU3192 cloth$15.00

 


THE WAY OF THE EARTH: Encounters with Nature in Ancient and Contemporary Thought.

McLuhan. Examines the significance of the Earth from the perspectives of six diverse cultures and how these different spiritual traditions worldwide have valued, perceied, and understood the Earth. 570 pages, illustrated. Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-75939-6. SISC8745   cloth$30.00

 

YOSEMITE WILDFLOWERS AND THEIR STORIES. Hood and Hood.

Histories, Illustrations, Locations. Published by Flying Spur Press. Illustrated with line drawings. Inventory = 1. FLSP5988 paper$15.00.

 

YOSEMITE: A Landscape of Life. Mather & Maharidge.

Surveys the national park through the eyes of its people--resident rangers and managers and park visitors. Published by Yosemite Conservancy 7 Sacramento Bee. Color photos, 120 large-format pages. Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-939666-56-1 YOSA7658 paper$14.95.

 

 

YOSEMITE: A National Treasure. Sargent.

Presents the many facets of Yosemite National Park--creation of the park, origin of the landscape, early history, arts, Indians, park concessioner, and visiting the park. Color and black-and-white photos, 98 large-format pages, with dust jacket. ISBN: 1-880352-12-5.2 YOPC3459 cloth$20.00

 

FISKE: The Cloudchaser.

A portfolio of Yosemite photographs by George Fiske. Published by The Oakland Museum and the Yosemite Natural History Association, 1981. 12 prints. Inventory = 3. YOSA4598 folio$45.00

 

 

 

SKI RACING: Advice by the Experts. Casewit. A look at what ski racing was like in the late 1960s by a master technician of that time. Photos, 208 pages. ZZXS5174 cloth$19.50

SKIING TERMINOLOGY: An Encylopedia for Instructors.

Barnes. 2nd edition, 1992. Definitions of ski turns, gear, and technique that establish a common language for this great winter sport. 176 pages, drawings. Some staining on a few pages. Inventory = 1. MISC3287 paper$29.50

 

 

TOPO USA. version 8.0. DeLorme. DVD with full U.S. coverage of topographical maps at various scales. Used but functional computer software for Windows. Return in 7 days if not satisfied. $25.00

STREET ATLAS USA 2010. DeLorme. DVD with full U.S. coverage of streets and roads at various scales. Used but functional computer software for Windows. Return in 7 days if not satisfied. $25.00

TOPO USA & STREET ATLAS 2010. Buy both of the above. $45.00.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: the story behind the scenery. Albright and others. History of the national parks by those who helped establish it. 96 large-format color photos. Inventory= 1--an uncirculated copy . ISBN: 0-88714-015-7. Order #: KCPU8068 paper$29.95 (no discount)

 

 

 

 

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