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YOSEMITE: A STORIED LANDSCAPE tells the remarkable tales of the people who made the park what it is today—and tells them in a remarkable new way. with interactive pictures and graphics, and (iBook version) historic videos and slideshows, and even games. From the Ahwahneechee to the artists and photographers inspired by yosemite’s scenery to the climbers who scaled its granite peaks, this enhanced ebook looks behind Yosemite’s rocks and trees to add new dimensions to your experience of our beloved national park. With essays by Kenneth Brower, Rebecca Solnit, and other noted authors, and images from Yosemite’s best artists and photographers.
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. 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:
- An interactive guide to Yosemite’s mountain peaks
- A personal account of killing one of the last Grizzly Bears in Yosemite (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
- How the Valley Was Formed—an interactive feature
- 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 1970 riot in Stoneman Meadow
- The state official who called John Muir an “ignoramus” for his glacial theories
- The fate of the most photographed tree in the Sierra
- 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 art and photography by 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. 20 Percent of proceeds go to Yosemite Conservancy to support programs in the park.