Challenge of the Big Trees

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William C. Tweed and Lary M. Dilsaver
First published in 1990, this updated and enlarged edition of Challenge of the Big Trees stands as the new definitive history of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.  Located in the southern Sierra Nevada of California, these twin parks preserve an outstanding sweep of natural and cultural resources, including not only the world's largest trees, but also some of the most spectacular mountain terrain to be found anywhere on Earth.  This new edition brings the story of Sequoia and Kings Canyon up to 2016 and the centennial of the National Park Service. It documents the big changes made in the parks since 1990 and addresses the myriad challenges the parks still face, including climate change and evolving social attitudes towards nature. The book also features numerous historic photographs and custom maps  that allow readers to understand how this important story has played out on the ground.  400 pages. Softcover. 7" x 9".

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