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High Sierra of California [Paperback]

By Gary Snyder & Tom Killion (Illustrator)
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Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 11.4" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2005
Publisher   Heyday Books
ISBN  1890771996  
EAN  9781890771997  


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Combining the dramatic and meticulous work of printmaker Tom Killion--accented by quotes from John Muir--and the journal writings of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder, The High Sierra of California is a tribute to the bold, jagged peaks that have inspired generations of naturalists, artists, and writers. For over thirty years, Tom Killion has been backpacking the High Sierra, making sketches of the region stretching from Yosemite south to Whitney and Kaweah Crest, which he calls "California's backbone." Using traditional Japanese and European woodcut techniques, Killion has created stunning visual images of the Sierra that focus on the backcountry above nine thousand feet, accessible only on foot. Accompanying these riveting images are the journals of Gary Snyder, chronicling more than forty years of foot travels through the High Sierra backcountry. "Athens and Rome, good-bye!" writes Snyder, as he takes us deep into the mountains on his daily journeys around Yosemite and beyond. Originally printed in a limited, handmade, letterpress edition, The High Sierra of California is now available in an affordable, full-color trade edition.

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More About Gary Snyder & Tom Killion

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wendell Berry continues to live and work with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their hillside farm in Kentucky.
Gary Snyder still lives on his homestead in the Sierra foothills, and is a neighbor and community activist in the Yuba River Watershed.
Chad Wriglesworth is Assistant Professor of English at St. Jerome's University in the University of Waterloo.


Gary Snyder has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Alaska Book Adventures (Epicenter Press)


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Reviews - What do our customers think?
I love this book  Jul 27, 2008
I have been savoring this book since I got it. Some years ago I saw Tom Killion's prints at a small gallery in Carson City, NV and they are well reproduced here. The text is quite interesting too and the prints and stories work together beautifully to capture the spirit of this most magnificent place.
 
stunning  Feb 6, 2007
This book is stunning the woodblock prints are so beautiful they almost make you cry. We spend a lot of time in the sierras and this book shows the beauty of these mountains better than any photographs. Get the book
look at the pictures then do your family a favor and go spend time in these incredible mountains.
 
howl at the moon  Jun 17, 2002
hop up and down in your Teva sandals. Wade the great streams as they roar over round stones down from ancient peaks... dance the silver dance of the wild rainbow... but find a place in your ultralight backpack for this book. It deserves a place next to that bag of peanuts, your titanium cup; worth its weight in gold dust from the river, split pea soup from the pouch. Ancient shaman tales and woodcut journeys... yamabushi of the mind, and lots of white space for taking your own cryptic outerspace trailnotes...
 

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