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What's Cooking in Our National Parks. by National Park Service Western Regional Office Cookbook Committee. This now "almost-classic" title of National Park-iana  is a choice collection of over 500 highly prized recipes from employees of our national parks more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-081-9. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-081-2.  Order #: VIST0081 paper$12.95

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Oh, Ranger! a book about the national parks. by Horace M. Albright and Frank J. Taylor.This is the classic, 1928 edition, Here is a nostalgic look at America's early national parks and their ranger service by their director of that time. Author Albright was  also a long-time superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. Originally published in 1928 by Stanford University Press. more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-068-1. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-068-3. Order #: VIST0068 paper$7.95

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 Acadia and Gateway                                                       

Mount Desert, 1872: an early history of the Maine island that is now Acadia National Park. by George Ward Nichols. Here is a sail around and a tour over Mount Desert--the famous island off the coast of Maine. There are fogs, and stormy seas, lighthouses, and legends. The report shows how soon and how enthusiastically appreciation for Nature developed in America, for the 1872 year of publication is the same year that Yellowstone National Park--called the world's first--was established. more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-029-0. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-029-4. Order #: VIST0029 paper$3.95

 

Sandy Hook--in 1879. by George Houghton. Story of the sometimes-spit/sometimes-island sandland off New York City. Sandy Hook is a narrow spit of sand jutting out from the New Jersey shore into New York Harbor. This report tells of the lighthouse there, of the offshore lightship, of its life-saving service station, and of the pilots who boarded ships coming in from the ocean to guide them to their dockings in New York harbor. more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-047-9. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-047-8. Order #: VIST0047 paper$3.95

 

Cape Hatteras, Cape Lookout, Cabrillo, Point Reyes                 

The Light-houses of the United States in 1874. by Charles Nordhoff & Gustav Kobe. Showing lighthouses and keepers on all U.S. coasts--Pacific, Atlantic, Gulf, and Great Lakes, with three extra articles by Gustav Kobbe: "Life in a Lighthouse", and if that isn't lonely enough there comes "Life on the South Shoals Lightship". Last is "Heroism in the Lighthouse Service".

Here are four articles on that romantic historic aspect of the maritime industry--the lighthouse. more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-086-X. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-086-7. Order #: VIST0086 paper$6.95

Signals of the Sea and Heroes of the Surf. by Arthur Hewitt and John R. Spears.

The epic story of America's light-houses and life-savers, written at their heyday. Two of the most romantic traditions of the sea are here combined to form the content of this book--light-houses and life-savers. Stories of the work of the keepers and savers span. more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-088-6. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-088-1. Order #: VIST0088 paper$4.95

 

The United States Life-saving Service--1880: predecessor to today's Coast Guard. by J. H. Merryman. Story of chain of life-saving stations that once lined all U.S. coasts--Atlantic, Gulf, Great Lakes, Pacific--with rescue dramas, apparatus and technique used by heroic federal surfmen. The U.S. Life-saving Service was at its heyday when this material was written in 1880. Shipping was a busy industry among the seaport cities, yet navigation was often unsure,. more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-071-1. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-071-3. Order #: VIST0071 paper$6.95

 

 Dinosaur, Cayonlands, Glen Canyon, Gand Canyon, Lake Mead

The Caons of the Colorado--the 1869 discovery voyage down the Colorado River. by Major John Wesley Powell. From Wyoming, into Colorado, through Utah, to Arizona and the Grand Canyon, and to Nevada--this was the journey of the "Colorado River Exploring Expedition". more....
ISBN-10: 0-89646-059-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-059-1. Order #: VIST0059 paper$4.95

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 Fort Laramie, Scotts Bluff                                                               

Across the Plains in the Donner Party: a personal narrative of the overland trip to California, 1846-47. by Virginia Reed Murphy. Virginia was 12 years old when her family left Springfield, Illinois to trek across the plains to California, their intended new home, along with 25 fellow emigrants. more....

ISBN: 978-0-89646-099-7. Order #: VIST0099 paper$7.95

 

Diary of Patrick Breen--one of the Donner Party. by Teggart. Illustration of new cover coming. Diary kept by 1846-47 Donner Party emigrant who survived over-winter entrapment in Sierra snow near Truckee, California. more....

ISBN: 978-0-89646-102-4. Order #: VIST0102 paper$3.95


The Buffalo--1898. by Colonel Henry Inman with "Buffalo Bill" Cody. America nearly lost its buffalo (or bison, to be more accurate), but in an early conservation effort a small herd was retained. This has now grown into a sizable population, which recall to us the vast herds that once roamed and even blackened the plains. more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-028-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-028-7.  Order #: VIST0028 paper$4.95

 Golden Gate National                                                                         

Pioneer Days in San Francisco. by John Williamson Palmer. The City's history from July 8, 1846, when the American flag first waved over the city (then called Yerba Buena), continuing through the early days of Mormon settlement, the total disruption during the Gold Rush of 1849.  more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-015-0. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-015-7. Order #: VIST0015 paper$3.95

 

 Glacier Bay                                                                                          

The Discovery of Glacier Bay (1879). by John Muir, its discoverer. Adventures in a truly Alaskan Wild with ice floes, bergs, mountain peaks, Indians, canoe travel. Spending several "icy summers" in Alaska, Muir earned the name "Ice Chief",  more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-045-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-045-4. Order #: VIST0045 paper$3.95

 

 Golden Spike                                                                                          

C. P. R. R.--the Central Pacific Railroad. by Charles Nordhoff. Reprinted from Marvels of the New West, 1882. This is the epic story of building the line across the Sierra Nevada of California, the deserts of Nevada, and the salt flats of Utah to meet the Union Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point on May 10, 1869. more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-090-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-0970-3.  Order #: VIST0097 paper$6.95

 

 

 John Muir                                                                                                

THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. by John Muir.

Here is what may well be Muir's most literary piece of nature writing, inspired not by the Sierra Nevada he was more familiar with, but by the wonders of the Yellowstone region. The text tells of the park's geysers, more....  

ISBN 978-0-89646-101-7. Order #VIST0101 paper$7.95

The Hummingbird of the California Waterfalls. by John Muir. Reprinted from 1878. This has been called "the finest bird biography ever written". Muir's "waterfall hummingbird" is the water-ouzel, of course, now also called the dipper. more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-019-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-019-5. Order #: VIST0019 paper$3.95

 

In the Heart of the California Alps: a near view of the High Sierra in 1872. by John Muir. Account of the ascent of Mount Ritter, October, 1872. Record of one of Muir's finest mountain rambles and of the first ascent, a solo one, of this mountain in the Mammoth Lakes country more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-026-6. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-026-3. Order #: VIST0026 paper$3.95

 

A Rival of the Yosemite: The Caon of the South Fork of King's River, California. by John Muir. As they had at Yosemite, Muir and his editor launched a campaign to get Kings Canyon set aside as a national park (some wanted to call it John Muir National Park), advising the law-givers to "make haste before it is too late". This writing was to be the stimulus. more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-010-X. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-010-2.  Order #: VIST0010 paper$3.95

 

Our Yosemite National Park: among its forests and wild gardens, animals and birds, fountains and streams. by John Muir. At the turn of the century, John Muir described Yosemite National Park to readers of The Atlantic Monthly in the articles here reprinted. Just a decade before he had been so involved with the park idea that he became known as the "father of Yosemite National Park". more...,

ISBN-10: 0-89646-061-4. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-061-4. Order #: VIST0061 paper$6.95

 

The Wild Sheep. by John Muir. Here the early naturalist-writer glorifies the mountain sheep, or bighorn, of the Sierra Nevada. In Muir's time (1881 is the date of this writing), sheep were still to be seen on his High Sierra rambles. more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-017-7. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-017-1. Order #: VIST0017 paper$3.95

 

 Hot Springs (AR)                                                                                        

Cutter's Official Guide to Hot Springs, Arkansas. by John Milton Cutter. This 1917 guide told tourists, pleasure seekers, and medical patients about this early national park and city and how to use and enjoy both. more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-057-6. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-057-7. Order #: VIST0057 paper$6.95

 

 Little Bighorn Battlefield (MT)                                                                        

Evidence and the Custer Enigma. by Jerome A.Greene. modern study of battlefield events based on Indian testimony from the time and on Indian and Army relics discovered on the battlefield.. more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-058-4. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-058-4. Order #: VIST0058 paper$6.95.

 

 Mesa Verde (CO)                                                                                          

The Southern Ute Indians of Early Colorado. by Verner Z. Reed. An early account of these inhabitants of southwestern Colorado, living in one of the most magnificent spots of the American continent.  more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-067-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-067-6. Order #: VIST0067 paper$3.95

 

 New Bedford Whaling (MA)                                                       

19th Century Whaling Tales. by James Temple Brown and Gustav Kobbe. Pursuing the world's largest mammal in boats powered only by sail and oar. Perhaps the sea's highest adventure was the whaling chase, as great or greater than exploring uncharted waters.  more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-089-4. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-089-8. Order #: VIST0089 paper$4.95

 

Signals of the Sea and Heroes of the Surf. by Arthur Hewitt and John R. Spears. The epic story of America's light-houses and life-savers, written at their heyday. Two of the most romantic traditions of the sea are here combined to form the content of this book--light-houses and life-savers. Stories of the work of the keepers and savers span the range from daytime monotony, and even loneliness, between storms, to the thrill of daring sea rescues more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-088-6. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-088-1. Order #: VIST0088 paper$4.95

 

 

 Petroglyph (NM), Painted Desert (AZ), Mammoth Caves (KY)

Rock Art of the American Indian. by Campbell Grant. This book surveys the myriad rock paintings and carvings--numbering possibly some 15,000 sites--pecked into and painted onto boulders and rock surfaces throughout North America by its aboriginal artists.  more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-084-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-084-3.   Order #: VIST0084 paper$16.95

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 Sequoia & Kings Canyon  (CA)                                                  

Mountaineering in the Kings River Country, 1864. by Clarence King of the California Geological Survey. This early ascent of Mount Tyndall at the head of King's River (the river is not related to our author) is now classic Western Americana literature. It is mountaineering drama to the extreme, written even when the foothills of the Sierra Nevada were remote enough, let alone peaks at the range crest,  more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-042-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-042-3. Order #: VIST0042 paper$3.95

\A Rival of the Yosemite: The Caon of the South Fork of King's River, California. by John Muir. As they had at Yosemite, Muir and his editor launched a campaign to get Kings Canyon set aside as a national park (some wanted to call it John Muir National Park), advising the law-givers to "make haste before it is too late". This writing was to be the stimulus. more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-010-X. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-010-2.  Order #: VIST0010 paper$3.95

 

 Theodore Roosevelt (ND)                                                       

Ranch Life in the Far West. by Theodore Roosevelt. After being president, Roosevelt stated "I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota" And so here are his experiences, as he wrote about them. more...

ISBN-10: 0-89646-034-7. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-034-8. Order #: VIST0034 paper$9.95

 

 

 Yellowstone and Grand Teton  (WY, MT, ID)                              

THE ASCENT OF MOUNT HAYDEN, GRAND TETON, 1872: a new chapter of Western Discovery. by Nathaniel Pitt "(National Park") Langford. Trials and triumphs of what may have been the first party to climb the Grand Tetons of Wyoming, July 29, 1872. more....
ISBN-10: 0-89646-066-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-066-9. Order #VIST0066 paper$3.95

 

 

THE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. by John Muir. Here is what may well be Muir's most literary piece of nature writing, inspired not by the Sierra Nevada he was more familiar with, but by the wonders of the Yellowstone region.  more....  
ISBN 978-0-89646-101-7. Order #VIST0101 paper$7.95

 

 

 Yosemite  (CA)                                                                              

Our Yosemite National Park: among its forests and wild gardens, animals and birds, fountains and streams. by John Muir. At the turn of the century, John Muir described Yosemite National Park to readers of The Atlantic Monthly in the articles here reprinted.  more...,

ISBN-10: 0-89646-061-4. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-061-4. Order #: VIST0061 paper$6.95

 


Discovery of the Yosemite in 1851--and the Indian war which led to that event. by Lafayette Houghton Bunnell, M.D., one of the Discoverers, of the Mariposa Battalion, First published in 1880, this is the primary account of how Yosemite Valley came to be "discovered" by the white race.  more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-021-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-021-8. VIST0021 paper$6.95

 

The Proposed Yosemite National Park--treasures & features, 1890. by John Muir. Perhaps the most important writing Muir ever did, for here he proposed a national park, which was soon established. He and his editor had hatched the scheme around a Tuolumne Meadows campfire, and so Muir became known as the "Father of Yosemite National Park." more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-003-7. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-003-4. Order #: VIST0003 paper$3.95

 


The Yosemite in Winter: an 1892 account. by James M. Carson, with extracts from John Muir's writings. An appreciation of Yosemite Valley's winter character and an early history of the first winter residents, with plenty of quoted passages from John Muir, who also was a year-round valley resident in the early days. Reports of floods, in which trees were swept over the waterfalls more....

ISBN-10: 0-89646-053-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-053-9. Order #: VIST0053 paper$3.95

 

 

Yosemite: the story behind the scenery. by William R. Jones, former Chief Naturalist of Yosemite National Park. Presents all aspects of the Yosemite story--geologic origin of the principal features, Indian history and "discovery" by early explorers plus role in conservation history  more....

ISBN: 978-0-88714-234-5. Order #: KCPU0738 paper$11.95

 

 

Domes, Cliffs, Waterfalls: a brief geology of Yosemite Valley. by William R. Jones, former Chief Naturalist of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite has the roundest domes, the sheerest cliffs, the highest waterfalls. Why?  more... (coming.)
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