Mountains of California
This volume of 1894 vignettes by the founder of the Sierra Club reveals John Muir’s ebullient spirit and love of nature which infuse these accounts of visiting Yosemite Valley, Kings Canyon, sequoia groves, and Mount Whitney.
With accuracy, zest, and insight, "Indian Summer" portrays the nearly lost and unspeakably beautiful world of the Choinumne Yokuts and the valley in which they lived. This account is sub-titled "A True Account of Traditional Life Among the Choinumne Indians of California's San Joaquin Valley" by the author who lived there in the mid-nineteenth century.
Hidden Beneath the Mountains: The Caves of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Hidden Beneath the Mountains: The Caves of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a new book about the amazing caves in this mountainous region of California by National Park Cave Specialist Joel Despain. The 128 page, large-format volume focuses on the larger caves of the parks and describes their fascinating human history, the rare and strange animals that live in the caves, and the role of these caves in science.
Challenge of the Big Trees: A Resource History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
This volume is widely credited as the best natural history book of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
John Muir, Son of the Wilderness
Working closely with Muir’s family and with his papers, Wolfe was able to create a full portrait of her subject, not only as America’s firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system, but also as husband, father, and friend.
My First Summer in the Sierra
In the summer of 1869, John Muir made his first long trip to Yosemite. When a friend offered him the chance to accompany his flock of sheep and a shepherd to the high pastures of the Sierra, it was an opportunity Muir could not resist. This book reprints the journal he kept of those summer days, of the wildlife and plant life, and of his explorations into the magical places of the mountains.
Top Trails: Sequoia and Kings Canyon: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone
Veteran author Mike White has selected the best 50 trips in these parks, ranging in length from a half-mile stroll among the Potwisha Pictographs to a 21-mile trek to visit Charlotte Lake in the heart of the Kings Canyon backcountry.
Indians of the Sierra Foothills
The Laws Field Guide to the Sierra Nevada
The most comprehensive field guide to the natural wonders of the Range of Light! In this groundbreaking and meticulously field-tested guide, the rich variety of Sierra life—trees, wildflowers, ferns, fungi, lichens, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, and insects—comes alive.