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Farm and Forest Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R390
Discovery Miles 3 900
Farm and Forest Volume 3 (Paperback): Liberty Hyde Bailey
Farm and Forest Volume 3 (Paperback): Liberty Hyde Bailey

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Farm and Forest Volume 3 (Paperback)

Liberty Hyde Bailey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1911 Excerpt: ... THE FORESTS OF THE YOSEMITE PARK1 By JOHN MUIR HE coniferous forests of the Yosemite Park, and of the Sierra in general, surpass all in the wold, not only in the size and beauty of the trees, but in the number of species assembled together, and the grandeur of the mountains they are growing on. Leaving the workaday lowlands, and wandering into the heart of the mountains, we find a new world, and stand beside the majestic pines and firs and sequoias silent and awestricken, as if in the presence of superior beings new arrived from some other star, so calm and bright and godlike they are. Going to the woods is going home; for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature's forests the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank tangled vegetation armed with spears and stinging needles barring his way and making life a hard struggle. Here everything is hospitable and kind, as if planned for your pleasure, ministering to every want of body and soul. Even the storms are friendly and seem to regard you as a brother, their beauty and tremendous fateful earnestness alike charming you. But the weather is mostly sunshine, both winter and summer, and the clear sunny brightness of the park is one of its most striking characteristics. Even the heaviest portions of the main forest belt, where the trees are tallest and stand closest, are not in the least gloomy. The sunshine falls in glory through the colossal spires and crowns, each a symbol of health and strength, the noble shafts faithfully upright like the pillars of temples, upholding a roof of infinite leafy interlacing arches and fretted skylights. 1 From "Our National Parks," by courteous permission of the Author, and Houghto...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Liberty Hyde Bailey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 116
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-66102-0
Barcode: 9781150661020
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-66102-X

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