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A Guide to the Giant Sequoias of Yosemite National Park (1949) by James W. McFarland


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Map giving location of the three groves42
Foreword45
Discovery47
The three giant sequoia groves48
Description of the giant sequoia50
Comparison with the coast redwood52
The fossil record and the “dawn redwood”55
The redwood family57
Distribution of the giant sequoia59
Size of the giant sequoias62
The age of the giant sequoias: How they grow62
Enemies of the giant sequoia65
Map of the Mariposa Grove66-67
Uses of the giant sequoia69
Self-guiding auto tour of the Mariposa Grove70
Hikes in the Mariposa Grove84
Picnicking among the big trees88
Chronological history of the Mariposa Grove90
Selected references91

Cover Illustration: The Grizzly Giant in winter. Color photo by Ralph Hopewell Anderson. Unless otherwise specified, all photos are by Mr. Anderson.


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