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Rise of the Ranges of Light: Landscapes and Change in the Mountains of California Paperback – April 1, 2011


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''A Best Summer Book 2011''--Anneli Rufus, East Bay Express

''Following in John Muir's footsteps, Gilligan endeavors to capture his personal connection to the landscape by employing stunning language to bring the Sierra Nevada to the reader. For anyone with interests in the changing American (and global) landscape, Rise of the Ranges of Light will not only help illustrate and explain these processes but will also provide a starting point of the aesthetic and spiritual experience of witnessing the land.''--Newpages.com

''An engaging book that easily bears comparison to John McPhee's writings on the geology of the U.S. West, Gilligan's volume is an excellent introduction to the dynamic geology of the Golden State's mountains.''--Book News

''Recommended.''--CHOICE

''Reading Rise of the Ranges of Light is like an invigorating climb up one of the mountains it examines. With every step, we gain richer and wider views and a deeper perspective on our intimate connection with the landscape. David Gilligan's remarkable book is thought-provoking, evocative, and inspiring.'' --Gary Noy, Director, Sierra College Center for Sierra Nevada Studies

About the Author

David Gilligan is a naturalist and a writer. He has taught natural history courses and led exploratory wilderness expeditions for Prescott College, the Sierra Institute, and Sterling College, where he is currently a professor. His work and personal interests have taken him far afield to mountain and northern regions around the globe. His other books include The Secret Sierra, In the Years of the Mountains, and I Believe I'll Go Canoeing.
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David Gilligan is a naturalist and a writer. He has taught natural history courses and led exploratory wilderness expeditions for Prescott College, the Sierra Institute, and Sterling College, where he is currently a professor. His work and personal interests have taken him far afield to mountain and northern regions around the globe. His other books include The Secret Sierra, In the Years of the Mountains, and I Believe I'll Go Canoeing.

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