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LeConte Memorial - A Sierra Club Legacy by Elaine Gorman (PDF) (2012)
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  Related:
Celebrating a Century of Slack-Jawed Awe
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About Joseph LeConte
'Little Joe' Joseph N. LeConte
1896 Tribute to Dr. LeConte
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Sierra Club History
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LeConte Memorial Lodge

Library Booklist

Library Shelves at LeConte Lodge

The LeConte Memorial Lodge gratefully acknowledges the expansion of our library as a result of grants given in 2002 and 2003 from the Wiebe Foundation. In addition, Sierra Club Books has provided copies from their recently published booklist. We have also received gifts of books from several authors and individuals, including Vern and Mary Jane Johnson, Bonnie Gisel, and others.

These generous donations have enabled us to add the following new books to the LeConte Memorial Library collection in 2002 and 2003:

 

Wiebe Foundation - 2003

 

Adopted by Indians: A True Story, Thomas Jefferson Mayfield (Berkeley, California: Heyday Books, 1997.

 

Antelope, Bison, Cougar: A National Park Wildlife Alphabet Book, Steven P. Medley (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 2001).

 

Atlas of the World (New York: Harper Collins, 2003).

 

Best Easy Day Hikes: Yosemite, Suzanne Swedo (Helena, Montana: Falcon, 1999).

 

Butterflies of the World: Fandex Family Field Guides, Rich Mikula ( New York: Workman Publishing, 2002).

Butterflies through Binoculars: The West. A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America, Jeffrey Glassberg (New York: oxford University Press, 2001).

 

California Natural History Guides: Dragonflies and Damselflies of California, Tim Manolis (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003).

 

Camping & Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoor Book, Paul Tawrell (Lebanon, New Hampshire: Paul Tawrell, 1996 [2002].

 

The Color of Nature, Pat Murphy (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996).

 

Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats, Jim Arnosky (New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1998 [2000].

 

Domes, Cliffs, Waterfalls: A Brief Geology of Yosemite Valley, William R. Jones (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 1990).

 

Down in the Woods at Sleeptime, Carole Lexa Schaefer (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002).

 

Earth From Above: 365 Day, Yahn Arthus-Bertrand (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001).

 

Fifty Best Short Hikes in Yosemite and Sequoia/Kings Canyon, John Krist (Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 1993 [2002]).

 

Five Green and Speckled Frogs, Priscilla Burris (Scholastic Inc., 2003).

 

Great Walks: Yosemite National Park, Robert Gillmore (Goffstown, New Hampshire: Great Books Inc., 1993 [1996]).

 

A Guide to Birding, Joseph Forshaw (San Francisco: Fog City Press, 1994).

 

The High Sierra of California, Gary Snyder (Berkeley, California: Heyday Books, 2002.)

 

Hiking With Kids: Taking Those First Steps With Young Hikers, Robin Tawney (Helena, Montana: Falcon Publishing, 2000).

 

Ho! For Yo-Semite: By Foot, Horseback, Horse-Stage, Horseless Carriage, Bicycle, and Steam Locomotive. Eleven Original Accounts of Early Day Travel To Yosemite Valley, Introduced and Annotated by Hank Johnston (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 2000).

 

How To Rock Climb!, John Long (Guilford, Connecticut: Falcon, 1998, third edition).

 

How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis & Clark, Rosalyn Schanzer (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 1997).

 

I Am A Forest Ranger, Cynthia Benjamin (Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 1995).

 

If You're Afraid of the Dark Add One More Star to the Night, Cooper Edens (Chronicle Books: San Francisco, 2003).

 

Insects: Spiders and Other Terrestrial Arthropods, George McGavin (New York: DK/Smithsonian Handbooks, 2002).

 

Into the Woods: John James Audubon Lives His Dream, Robert Burleigh (New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003).

 

Legends of the Yosemite Miwok, Frank LaPena, Craig D. Bates, Steven P. Medley (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 1981 (1993).

 

Lifetimes, David L. Rice (Nevada City, California: Dawn Publications, 1997).

 

Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney (New York: Puffin Books, 1982 [1985]).

 

The Mountain Dance, Thomas Locker (New York: Silver Whistle, Harcourt, Inc., 2001.

 

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, Don Graydon and Kurt Hanson, eds. (Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1960 (1997).

 

National Parks: A True Book, David Petersen (New York: Children's Press, 2001).

 

A Natural History of California, Allan A. Schoenherr (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992 (1995).

 

The Nest, Virginia M. Briggs (Santa Monica: Arrowood Books, Inc., 2000).

 

Oliver Finds His Way, Phyllis Root (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002).

 

The Quotable Climber, Jonathan Waterman, ed. (Guilford, Connecticut: The Lyons Press, 1998 [2002]).

 

Sally Goes to the Mountains, Stephen Huneck (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001).

 

The Sense of Wonder Rachel Carson (New York: Harper Collins, 1956).

 

The Sequoias of Yosemite National Park, H. Thomas Harvey (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 1978 (1991, fourth edition).

 

The Sibley Field Guide To Birds of Western North America, David Allen Sibley (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003).

 

Sierra, Diane Siebert (New York: Harper Collins, 1991).

 

Sierra Nevada: Tree Identifier, Jim Paruk (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 1997).

 

Sleepy Bears, Mem Fox (San Diego: Voyager Books, 1999).

 

Stella & Roy Go Camping, Ashley Wolff (New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1999).

 

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone, Timothy Basil Ering (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2003.

 

Take Along Guide: Tracks, Scats and Signs, Leslie Dendy (Chanhassen, Minnesota: Northwood Press, 1995).

 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout!, Teri Sloat (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1998).

 

There's A Hair In My Dirt!, Gary Larson (New York: Harper Perennial, 1999).

 

Tradition and Innovation: A Basket History of the Indians of the Yosemite - Mono Lake Area, Craig D. Bates, Martha J. Lee (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 1990).

 

Two Bear Cubs: A Miwok Legend from California's Yosemite Valley, Robert D. San Souci (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 1997).

 

Voluntary Simplicity, Duane Elgin (New York: William Morrow and Company, 1993).

 

Watching Wildlife, Mark D. Duda (Billing, Montana: Falcon Press Publishing Co., 1995).

 

Where Once There Was a Wood, Denise Fleming (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1996).

 

Wilderness Cuisine, Carole Latimer (Berkeley: Wilderness Pess, 1991).

 

Wildfires, Seymout Simont (New York: Harpertrophy, 1996).

 

Yosemite: A Landscape of Life, Dale Maharidge, Jay Mather (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 1990).

 

The Yosemite Chapel 1879-1998, Shirley Sargent (Yosemite Community Church, 1979 [1995]).

 

Yosemite National Park: A Natural-History Guide to Yosemite and Its Trails, Jeffrey P. Schaffer (Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 2003, fourth edition, fourth printing).

 

Yosemite Road Guide: Keyed to Roadside Markers Throughout the National Park (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 1942 [1989].

 

 

Gift of Chris Highland

 

2003

Meditations on Henry David Thoreau: A Light in the Woods, Chris Highland (Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 2002).

 

2002

Meditations on John Muir: Nature's Temple, Chris Highland (Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 2001).

 

 

Gifts of Vern and Mary Jane Johnson

 

2003

El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes, Daniel Duane (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000).

 

Patagonia: Notes from the Field, ed. Nora Gallagher (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000)

 

Wildflowers of the Sierra Nevada and the Central Valley, Laird R. Blackwell (Renton, Washington: Lone Pine Publishing, 1999).

 

Yosemite Once Removed: Portraits of the Backcountry, Claude Fiddler (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 2003).

 

2002

An Illustrated Flora of Yosemite National Park, Stephen J. Botti (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Association, 2001).

 

 

Sierra Club 2002

 

Alaska: Images of the Country, Galen Rowell (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1981.

 

American Nature Writing 1997, John A. Murray (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997).

 

American Nature Writing 1998, John A. Murray (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1998).

 

Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century? Global Warming, Stephen H. Scneider (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

Bay Area Wild: A Celebration of the Natural Heritage of the San Francisco Bay Area, Galen Rowell (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997.

 

The Best of Edward Abbey, ed. Edward Abbey (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1984).

 

A Celebration of Power and Beauty: Bear, Daniel J. Cox and Rebecca L. Grambo (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2000.

 

Chris Bonington Mountaineer: Thirty Years of Climbing on the World's Great Peaks, Chris Bonington (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

Breaking Gridlock: Moving Toward Transportation That Works, Jim Motavalli (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 2001).

 

Butterflies through Binoculars: The West. A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Western North America, Jeffrey Glassberg (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

 

The Case Against the Global Economy and For a Turn Toward the Local, ed. Jerry Mander and Edward Goldsmith (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, Rosalind Creasy (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1982).

 

A Condor Brings the Sun, Jerry McGahan (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

The Corporate Planet: Ecology and Politics in the Age of Globalization, Joshua Karliner (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997).

 

Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats, Jim Arnosky (New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1998 [2000].

 

Earth From Above: 365 Days, Yahn Arthus-Bertrand (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001).

 

A Feathered Family: Nature Notes from a Woodland Studio, Linda Johns (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1999).

 

Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the Future, Jim Motavalli (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2000 [2001]).

 

The Great Bear Rainforest: Canada's Forgotten Coast, Ian McAllister & Karen McAllister (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997.

 

The Great House of Birds: Classic Writings About Birds, ed. John Hay (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

Great Walks: Yosemite National Park, Robert Gillmore (Goffstown, New Hampshire: Great Books Inc. 1993 [1996].

 

The High Sierra of California, Gary Snyder (Berkeley, California: Heyday Books, 2002.

 

Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life, Beth Powning (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

In the Absence of the Sacred: The Failure of Technolgoy and the Survival of the Indian Nations, Jerry Mander (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991).

 

Land Navigation Handbook: The Sierra Club Guide to Map and Compass, W. S. Kals (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1983).

 

The Last Stand: The War Between Wall Street and Main Street Over California's Ancient Redwoods, David Harris (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

Living With Wildlife: How to Enjoy, Cope with, and Protect North America's Wild Creatures Around Your Home and Theirs, The California Center for Wildlife, Diana Landau, and Shelley Stump (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994).

 

The Lost River: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Transformation on Wild Water, Richard Bangs (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1999).

 

Mirage: The False Promise of Desert Agriculture, Russell Clemings (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

Mother Nature: Animal Parents and Their Young, Candace Savage (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997).

 

Nature. A Day at a Time: An Uncommon Look at Common Wildlife, Cathie Katz (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2000.

 

Outposts of Eden: A Curmudgeon at Large in the America West, Page Stegner (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1989).

 

Rachel Carson: The Writer at Work, Paul Brooks (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1972 [1989]).

 

Resist Much Obey Little, Remembering Ed Abbey, ed. James R. Hepworth and Gregory McNamee (San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

The Sacred Hoop, Bill Broder (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1979 [1992]).

 

Seven Wonders: Everyday Things for a Healthier Planet, John C. Ryan (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1999).

 

The Sierra Club Guide to Close-Up Photography in Nature, Tim Fitzharris (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997).

 

The Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature, Cathy Johnson (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1999).

 

The Sierra Club Guide to Sky Watching and Direction Finding, W. S. Kals (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1990).

 

A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide, Stephen Whitney (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1979).

 

Songbirds: Celebrating Nature's Voices, Ronald Orenstein (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997).

 

Speaking for Nature, Paul Brooks (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1980).

 

Spirit of Place: The Making of an American Literary Landscape, Frederick Turner (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1989).

 

The Spirit of the Valley: Where the Light of Science Meets the Shadow of Myth, Baxter Trautman (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1998).

 

The Stations of Still Creek, Barbara J. Scott (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1999).

 

Still Wild, Always Wild: A Journey Into the Desert Wilderness of California, Susan Zwinger (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997.

 

Talking on the Water: Conversations About Nature and Creativity, Jonathan White (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994).

 

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, John Muir (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991).

 

The Timeless Energy of the Sun for Life and Peace with Nature, Madanjette Stephanie Mills (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997).

 

Turning Away from Technology: A New Vision for the 21st Century, ed. Stephanie Mills (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997).

 

Vulture: Nature's Ghastly Gourmet, Wayne Grady (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997).

 

Walking Softly in the Wilderness: The Sierra Club Guide to Backpacking, John Hart (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1998).

 

Whatever Happened To Ecology?, Stephanie Mills (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1989).

 

Where Vultures Feast: Shell, Human Rights, and Oil in the Niger Delta, Ike Okonta and Oronto Douglas (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2001).

 

Wolf Songs: The Classic Collection of Writings About Wolves, ed. Robert Busch (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1994 [1997])

 

Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her, Susan Griffin (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1978).

 

The World of the Arctic Whales, Stefani Paine (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997.

 

The World of the Caribou, H. John Russell (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1998).

 

The World of the Fox, Rebecca L. Grambo (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1995.

 

The World of the Hummingbird, Harry Thurston (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1999).

 

The World of John Burroughs: The Life and Work of One of America's Greatest Naturalists, Edward Kanze (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1996).

 

The World of the Monarch Butterfly, Eric S. Grace (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1997).

 

The World of the Spider, Adrienne Mason (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1999).

 

The Yosemite, John Muir (San Francisco: Sierra Cub Books, 1988).

 

Harold and Janet Wood 2002

 

Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System, Robert Burnham, Jr. (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1966 [1978]), volume one.

 

Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System, Robert Burnham, Jr. (New York: Dover

Publications, Inc., 1966 [1978], volume two.

 

Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An Observer's Guide to the Universe

Beyond the Solar System, Robert Burnham, Jr. (New York: Dover

Publications, Inc., 1978, volume three.

 

The Cambridge Photograph Atlas of the Planets, G. A. Briggs and F. W. Taylor (London: Cambridge University Press, 1982 [1986]).

 

Dream's Edge: Science Fiction Stories About the Future of the Planet Earth, ed. Terry Carr (San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1980).

 

Earthcare: Global Protection of Natural Areas, ed. Edmund A. Schofield (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1978).

 

An Introduction to The World's Oceans, Alyn C. Duxbury and Alison Duxbury (Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1984).

 

John Muir's America, Dewitt Jones and T. H. Watkins (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1976).

 

The Oxford Children's Book of Science, Charles Taylor and Stephen Pople (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).

 

Sierra Club: 100 Years of Protecting Nature, Tom Turner (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and the Sierra Club, 1991.

 

The Story of the Hubble Telescope: Universe in Focus, Stuart Clark (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1997).

 

A Treasury of the Sierra Nevada, ed. Robert Leonard Reid (Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 1983).

 

The Universe and Beyond, Terence Dickinson (Buffalo, New York: A Firefly Book, 1999, third edition).

 

 

Susan Jaffe - 2003

 

Edible and Useful Plants of California, Charlotte Bringle Clarke (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977).

 

 

Bruce Hiscock - 2003

 

The Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Bruce Hiscock (Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Boyds Mills Press, 2003).

 

 

Anonymous

 

Lewis and Clark And The Image of the American Northwest, John Logan Allen (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1975).

 

 

Bonnie Johanna Gisel - 2003

 

John Muir National Historic Site (Tucson: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 1990).

 

A Kid's Guide To Exploring John Muir National Historic Site, Mary Maruca (Tucson: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 2000).

 

Meetings With Remarkable Trees, Thomas Pakenham (New York: Random House, 1996).

 

 

University of Utah Press - 2003

 

Pia Toya: A Goshute Indian Legend Retold and Illustrated by the Children and Teachers of Ibapah Elementary School The Confederate Tribes of the Goshute (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2000).

 

 

Cherry Good - 2003

 

On The Trail of John Muir, Cherry Good (Edinburgh: Luath Press Limited, 2000).

 

 

Phyllis M. Faber - 2003

 

Introduction To California Mountain Wildflowers (Revised Edition), Philip A. Munz, ed. By Dianne Lake and Phyllis M. Faber (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003).


Information and Donations

For more information, during the summer contact Sierra Club LeConte Memorial Lodges Curator, P.O. Box 755, Yosemite, CA 95389, 1-209-372-4542; e-mail: leconte.curator@sierraclub.org.

During the winter, contact LeConte Lodge Committee Chair, Harold Wood, P.O. Box 3543, Visalia, CA 93278; phone: (559) 697-3525; e-mail: harold.wood@sierraclub.org

Tax deductible donations to support the new exhibits and renovation efforts of the LeConte Memorial can be made to "Sierra Club Foundation," marked for the LeConte Lodge Fund.


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