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LUMINOUS MOUNTAINS: THE SIERRA NEVADA OF CALIFORNIA Palmer 2008 1st edition
By Palmer, Tim
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2008, 1st edition. 176 pp, 135  color photos. Breathtaking new photography and ideas explore the Range of Light. An extraordinary mountain range, the Sierra Nevada rises high over California. In Luminous Mountains, award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer captures the dazzling variety and enchantment of this revered and exquisite place, revealing the essence of the Sierra in a way that has never been done before, from its northern limit to its southernmost slope, from its rolling foothills in the west to its dramatic fault line at desert s edge.
 
With 135 stunning photographs and engaging text, Palmer guides us through the stormy white depths of winter and into ancient green forests suffused with life. With knowledge gleaned from decades of experience, he writes of the intricate workings of nature and also the conflicts inherent in the booming growth of the nation s most populous state. In all months of the year he shows us unmatched images of wonder from icons of scenery such as Yosemite s El Capitan, Devils Postpile, Lake Tahoe, and Mount Whitney, to remote and secret enclaves amid the peaks and the canyons. Born of an intimate relationship with nature, Luminous Mountains is a spirited journey of discovery up the peaks and down the rivers of the great Sierra Nevada. Large format paperback (only edition).

About the Author
Tim Palmer has written seventeen books about the American landscape, conservation, adventure travel, and rivers. California Wild, a text and photography book, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book on nature and the environment in 2004. Palmer wrote the text for the Yosemite Association s Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness, which received the Director s Award from the National Park Service as the best book of the year in 1997. His latest book, Rivers of America, features 200 color photos of rivers nationwide

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