The Outlook Volume . 87

The Outlook Volume . 87

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... in rapids. The principal trees are the yellow and sugar pines, Sabine pine, incense cedar, Douglas spruce, silver fir, the California and gold-cup oaks, Balm of Gilead poplar, Nuttall'sflowering dogwood, alder, maple, laurel, tumion, etc. The most abundant and influential are the great yellow pines, the tallest over two hundred feet in height, and the oaks assembled in magnificent groves with massive rugged trunks four to six or seven feet in diameter, and broad, shady, wide-spreading heads. The shrubs forming conspicuous flowery clumps and tangles aremanzanita, azalea, Spiraea, brier-rose, Ceanolhus, Calycanthus, Philadelphus, wild cherry, etc.; with abundance of showy and fragrant herbaceous plants growing about them or out in the open in beds by themselves--lilies, Mariposa tulips, Brodiaens, orchids--several species of each--iris, Spraguea, Draperia, Collomia, Collinsia, Castilleia, Nemophila, larkspur, columbine, goldenrods, sunflowers and mints of many species, and honeysuckle, etc. Many fine ferns dwell here also, especially the beautiful and interesting rockferns--Pellsea, and Cheilanthesof several species--fringing and rosetting dry rock piles and ledges; Woodwardia and Asplenium on damp spots with fronds six or seven feet high; the delicate maidenhair in mossy nooks by the falls; and the sturdy, broad-shouldered Pteris beneath the oaks and pines. It appears, therefore, that Hetch Hetchy Valley, far from being a plain, common, rock-bound meadow, as many who have not seen it seem to suppose, is a grand landscape garden, one of Nature's rarest and most precious mountain mansions. As in Yosemite, the sublime rocks of its walls seem to the Naturelover to glow with life, whether leaning back in repose or standing erect in thoughtful attitudes...show more

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  • Paperback | 602 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,061g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489616
  • 9781236489616