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Seed of the Future: Yosemite and the Evolution of the National Park Idea

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It's now a given that Americans—and people the world over—would seek to preserve their sacred, special places. One hundred fifty years ago, however, it was definitely not a foregone conclusion that the awe-inspiring granite cliffs, astounding waterfalls, and sublime sequoias of Yosemite would be protected. This idea of preservation was the national park idea; an idea that started from a seed, a seed that was planted in Yosemite. It was through the efforts of people like James Mason Hutchings, Galen Clark, Frederick Law Olmsted, John Muir, and Theodore Roosevelt among others that the world learned of Yosemite, flocked to it, nearly destroyed it, and ultimately saved it. These fascinating characters and their remarkable stories are skillfully woven together in this beautiful volume, created expressly to capture the wonder of Yosemite and to inspire future generations to do their part for wild places.

About the Author

Dayton Duncan is an award-winning author and filmmaker who has served on the boards of the National Park Foundation, Student Conservation Association, and Conservation Lands Foundation. He wrote and produced the acclaimed PBS series The National Parks: Americas Best Idea, among others. This is his twelfth book. He lives in Walpole, NH.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Seed of the Future

1. The Testimony of the Rocks

2. As Famed as Niagara

3. The Duty of Government 000

4. The Morning of Creation

5. Perversion of the Trust

6. Uncle Sam's Soldiers

7. To Last through the Ages

Epilogue: Inspiration Point

Afterword

Acknowledgments

Selected Bibliography

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781930238428
Author:
Duncan, Dayton
Publisher:
Yosemite Association
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
Yosemite and the Evo
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » National Parks and Waterways
History and Social Science » Americana » Rivers Lakes Waterways and Mountains
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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