EASTERN CALIFORNIA TREASURE HUNTERS GHOST TOWN GUIDE. by Theron Fox.
Handy reference for locating old mining camps, ghost town sites, forts, abandoned roads and railroads, mountains, rivers, and creeks. Includes inserted folded map of Eastern California, 1881; lists several hundred place names. Center pages are 1860 county map of California. Tells history of state to give context on where treasure might be found. Maps, 24 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. Order #: NEVA7584 paper$4.95.
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. Although Muir buffs and birders already know this, even they will enjoy reading or re-reading the story of this little bobber. Some might have seen this little bird, but without this article have not yet enjoyed the flyer/swimmer fully. As Muir's portrayal shows, much of the bird's intrigue is its physical elusiveness while remaining visually accessible. Enjoy this little story and enjoy this little bird. Foreword by former Chief Park Naturalist, Yosemite National Park. Period illustrations. 24 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-019-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-019-5. Order #: VIST0019 paper$3.95.
N THE HEART OF THE CALIFORNIA ALPS:
a near view of the High Sierra in 1872. by John Muir.I
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 of the eastern Sierra Nevada. Combines natural observations with the adventures and philosophical musings of a nearly fatal climb. Made from a base camp with three artists who were left sketching on the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. An illustration of Mt. Ritter by one of these artists, William Keith, is included. Drawings by Muir are also included, as well as other period illustrations. Foreword by former Yosemite Chief Park Naturalist. 24 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-026-6. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-026-3. Order #: VIST0026 paper$3.95.
MAMMOTH-MONO COUNTRY. Clark.
Guidebook to eastern Sierra, trails, winter activities, nature. Photos, maps, 96 pages.
Inventory =6. ISBN: 0-931532-17-5. 1981. Order #: WETR2144 paper$6.00.
SNOWY EARTH COMES GLIDING. by Evelin Eaton.
Discovering ancient wisdom of country of lost borders, known to white folks as Owens Valley; Native American traditions through the eyes of a resident who became familiar with the native people and studied their practices, customs, and beliefs. Author writes of sweat lodges, being a Singer, the pipe tradition, dances, and ways of thinking. Published by the Bear Tribe. Photos, 120 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-943404-02-9. 1974. Order #: BETR0178 paper$5.95.
THE WAY IT IS. by Corbin Harney.
This elder and spiritual leader of Western Shoshone Nation tells of lifeways of his people, who are native to Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and California. He also practices healing as a medicine man, provides sweat lodge ceremonies, leads prayers, and has been instrumental in helping to stop nuclear testing. The philosophy he proposes is to come back to the native way of life, not misuse Mother Earth but to take care of her for the younger generation. To do this, he notes, we have to put our thoughts together: one water, one air, one Mother Earth. Photos, 245 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-931892-80-5. Order #: BLDO5821 paper$16.00.
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. He notes the distribution of sheep and their various species as well as their physical characteristics, and he also describes their mountain home where they lived, "the happy wanderers, perhaps relishing the beauty as well as the taste of the lovely flora on which they feed." But as always his finest sections are where he describes the sheep themselves and how they move about on cliff walls, fine four-legged mountaineers. Today, park and wildlife agencies are reestablishing populations of wild sheep in the Sierra Nevada and elsewhere, and we may thank Muir in part for this, as his writing helped keep our appreciation alive for them. Reviewed by Chief Park Naturalists at Yosemite and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Period engravings. 32 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-017-7. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-017-1. Order #: VIST0017 paper$3.95.
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