YOSEMITE: A STORIED LANDSCAPE
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Published in conjunction with an eye-opening exhibition at the California Historical Society, Yosemite: A Storied Landscape tells the human stories of the park in words, pictures, videos, and interactive graphics and games. This one-of-a-kind enhanced e-book restores freshness, energy, fun, and intimacy to one of the most beloved places on earth.
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant—the landmark preservation legislation that created the park. With essays by Rebecca Solnit, Kenneth Brower and others, the ebook is filled with utterly surprising, funny, poignant, tragic and revealing tales from America’s first park. Created by Kerry Tremain of the award-winning digital publisher, 36 Views—producer of California Historical Society’s popular e-book (FREE on the App Store) commemorating the building of the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE—this innovative multimedia e-book includes:
- How Yosemite Valley was formed—an interactive animation
- Killing one of the last Grizzly Bears in Yosemite: a hunter’s confession (Plus: see the bear skin)
- A breathtaking slideshow and video of the 1960s Golden Age of Yosemite climbing
- How Queen Elizabeth helped famed Native American basket weaver Julia Parker find her family
- Why the Rim Fire, the most destructive fire in Sierra history, didn’t destroy Yosemite (Hint: a visionary group of researchers)
- Hippies and the true story of the 1973 riot in Stoneman Meadow
- UC’s key role in founding and running Yosemite National Park
- The fate of the most photographed tree in the Sierra
- How the state geographer, who called John Muir an “ignoramus,” was proved wrong
- Why the Navy took over the Ahwahnee—and built a pub
- The Yosemite artist whose extraordinary and beloved paintings nearly saved him from the internment camps
- How AAA got its start in Yosemite
- Skiing in Yosemite and the bid for the Winter Olympics
- The women basket makers who withstood discrimination and personal tragedy to sustain their Native American traditions
- How the Army cavalry saved the national park in its early days
- The Yosemite climbers whose love of nature led them to create a whole new way of making outdoor wear— and doing business
With and photography by Ansel Adams, Albert Bierstadt, Charles Cramer, Glen Denny, George Fiske, Thomas Hill, Tom Killion, Mark Klett, Karl Kroeber, Scot Miller, Eadward Muybridge, Chiura Obata, Mike Osborne, Julia Parker, Rondal Partridge, Keith Walklet, Carleton Watkins, Howard Weamer, Byron Wolfe, and others.
Published by 36 Views in collaboration with California Historical Society and with the cooperation of Yosemite Conservancy. Sign up below for updates (and answers to the “True That?” historical questions on this site).