Granite, water and light Waterfalls of Yosemite Valley. Text by Michael Osborne photographs by Michael Osborne, Charles Cramer, Steve Botti and Michael Dixon. [Yosemite National Park, California]: Published by the Yosemite Natural History Association, . 28x21 cm, pp. [1-7] 8-48, illustrations, most in color, double page map, original pictorial wrappers, stapled. First edition. Not just another waterfall picture book. "Next to the size of the cleft itself, the most striking feature of Yosemite Valley is the wonderous array of foaming waterfalls leaping over granite walls in dazzling ribbons of light; the Valley owes much of its renown to their number, diversity and size. Each is a unique combination of granite, water and light ... Previously, little attention has been given to Yosemite's lesser waterfalls. One intention of this book is to provide the reader with an overview of the Valley's minor falls and the numerous springtime ephemeral cascades of outstanding, though short-lived beauty" (introduction). "In this book, Michael Osborne not only describes the changing beauty of the falls but also relates the geologic history of their origin ..." (Dallas L. Peck, Director, U.S. Geological Survey, foreword, page ). Includes many historical references and descriptions, including those of Hutchings, Whitney; Bunnell, Muir and Matthes. A nearly fine copy. (#166382).
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