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The Nature of Yosemite: A Visual Journey (Hardcover)

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By Robb Hirsch (Photographer), John Muir Laws (Foreword by)
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A visual feast, Robb Hirsch’s photography explores every facet of Yosemite, from the intimate to the epic, in every mood and season. Hirsch, a scientist as well as a photographer, is an apt tour guide through one of our state’s greatest treasures, and his beautiful images are accompanied by essays on rivers, geology, bird diversity, wildflowers, and more.

— Katherine


This beautifully produced deep dive into Yosemite National Park features stunning photography by Robb Hirsch and fascinating natural history from knowledgeable contributors.

Yosemite is like nowhere else on Earth.Within its vast expanses are spectacular granite mountains, glacially carved valleys, thundering waterfalls, delicate meadows, grand trees, and charismatic wildlife. From his years of exploring and studying California's Sierra Nevada, Robb knows that understanding natural processes can thoroughly enhance a visitor's connection to the landscape.

In this book, Robb provides that enriching experience by calling on experts to contribute insights into the natural wonders on view. The images and essays work together to draw readers into a deeper relationship with their favorite national park.

The book features essays by these Sierra Nevada luminaries:

John Muir Laws, on Wonder, Beauty, and Nature

Tim Palmer, on rivers

Greg Stock, on geology

James McGrew, on the role of art in Yosemite

Brock Dolman, on the water cycle

Sarah Stock, on bird diversity

Rob Grasso, on the Yosemite toad

Kurt Menning, on fire ecology

Beth Pratt, on pikas Dan Webster, on wildflowers

Karen Amstutz, on Tuolumne Meadows

Nathan Stephenson, on giant sequoias

Adonia Ripple, on the importance of Yosemite

Pete Devine, on the remarkable properties of leaves

Robb's passion is the ongoing search for the "Wow " that can be found in every acre of Yosemite National Park--and that passion comes through in each of his photographs. The result is a breathtaking book that will dazzle, enlighten, and inspire a deep appreciation for the nature of Yosemite.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781930238916
ISBN-10: 1930238916
Publisher: Yosemite Conservancy
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Pages: 144
Language: English
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