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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby suncup » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:06 pm

New to this board, and not sure how this works....

Kenneth Rexroth, In the Sierra: Mountain Writings (New Directions: 2012), Kim Stanley Robinson, ed.

Rexroth's Sierra prose and poetry, plus some interesting additional stuff.

What are the criteria for inclusion in this library list? Is there a list somewhere of what already is in your library? (I have quite a few Sierra books...)



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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby markskor » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:39 pm

suncup wrote:What are the criteria for inclusion in this library list? Is there a list somewhere of what already is in your library? (I have quite a few Sierra books...)

Very top (logo) - far right, it says "resources"...includes our HST library.
As to how to suggest/ include other books - Eric has the final say -
(but any book suggestions must be still in print and available from Amazon.)

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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby rlown » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:33 pm

https://www.amazon.com/Place-Names-Sier ... 0899971199

Might be a nice add to the library..
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby ERIC » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:41 pm

Strange, I thought I had that one on there.
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby Dave_Ayers » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:09 pm

I suggest adding "The Incomparable Valley: A Geologic Interpretation of the Yosemite" by Matthes. A good intro to how the Sierra was formed with an emphasis on geology.
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby ERIC » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:16 pm

I'll put it on the list. Thanks, Dave.
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby alpinemike » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:59 pm

Two that I surely thought were on the list...

History of the Sierra Nevada By Francis Farquhar.
Excellent book with a collection of essays and stories included by many of the original Sierra Explorers.

My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir. Published later and after his more well known works... still an excellent classic for lovers of Muir, the Sierra, and romantic writing.
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Re: The High Sierra Library

Postby zacjust32 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:28 pm

Any of Hank Johnston's books are great: 'They Felled the Redwoods', 'The Whistles Blow no More', and 'Railroads of the Yosemite Valley' Not HIGH Sierra, but great historical books on turn of the century logging and industrialization.
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