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Coniferous Forests & Bigtrees of the Sierra Nevada
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portrait of John Muir, conservationist, naturalist, writer,
The Coniferous Forests & Bigtrees
of the Sierra
Nevada --Temporarily out of print
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.
Period engravings are added to the text. 40 pages.
Covers scuffed; limited stock Order #: VIST0027 paper$3.95
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