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NPT Reviews of Books and other Material

A collection of book reviews to help you pick the perfect read for your national park escape

Pestilence and Persistence: Yosemite Indian Demography and Culture in Colonial California

Kathleen Hull’s Pestilence and Persistence: Yosemite Indian Demography and Culture in Colonial California, is, above all, a timely book, if not a necessary book. Timely in the sense that current relations between Yosemite Indians and park administrators are finally showing signs of mutual accommodate after decades of mistrust.
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A Photographer's Path, Images of National Parks Near the Nation's Capital

Natural beauty in the National Park System is not harbored solely in the Rocky Mountains, the High Sierra, or the Cascades. Drift through the pages of a new book that revolves around the nation's capital and you'll be treated to snow drifts and Swallowtail butterflies in perhaps the most unexpected places.
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Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbers & Nature at Risk

For anyone who has spent just a few days in Yosemite National Park, know that rock climbing and rock climbers are an important part of the history of this legendary park. It literally goes back to the Second Great Age of Discovery (if not further) when geologists Clarence King and Josiah Whitney scrambled from one Sierra peak to the next in search of a knowable “earth age.”
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National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide