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Yosemite an American treasure by Kenneth Brower

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Published by National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.)


  • Yosemite National Park (Calif.)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 196) and index.

Statementby Kenneth Brower ; prepared by the Special Publications Division, National Geographic Society.
ContributionsNational Geographic Society (U.S.). Special Publications Division.
LC ClassificationsF868.Y6 B827 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination199 p. :
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1853934M
ISBN 100870447890, 0870447947
LC Control Number90005655

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