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California Glaciers

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California Glaciers book coverPhotographs and Text by Tim Palmer

9" x 8"
144 pages

Winner of a Patagonia Inc. Award
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Released in September 2012, California Glaciers is co-published by the Sierra College Press and Heyday Books.

Nestled high in the mountains of California among snowy peaks, alpine forests, and flowing rivers lies an age-old phenomena that is slowly fading from existence: the glaciers of California. This stark world of slow-moving ice has nourished our state’s rivers and habitats, has provided water to our farms and cities, and sustains life as we know it.

A victim to climate change, California’s glaciers are receding at an alarming rate. Award-winning photographer and nature writer Tim Palmer takes us on a trek into the backcountry to experience the remaining glaciers up close, to observe the raw power that for millennia has carved glacial valleys, replenished our lakes, rivers, and streams, and supported a bounty of life that may soon be in jeopardy with the loss of one of the state’s most vital and awe-inspiring natural wonders.

About the Author

Tim Palmer’s Website – www.timpalmer.org

Tim PalmerTim Palmer has written seventeen books about the American landscape, conservation, adventure travel, and rivers. California Wild, a text and photographic book, won the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book on nature and the environment in 2004. Palmer wrote the text for the Yosemite Association’s Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness, which received the Director’s Award from the National Park Service as the best book of the year in 1997. His books include Rivers of America, which features 200 color photos of rivers nationwide, and Luminous Mountains, published by Heyday in collaboration with the Yosemite Association. Palmer has traveled extensively through the Sierra by foot and on skis, with his canoe and whitewater raft, and in his well-equipped van.

Photo by Anthony Clark

Audio Presentation

On October 26, 2012, Tim Palmer and Dick Hilton spoke with Beth Ruyak on Insight on Capitol Public Radio. That weekend was the Sierra College Press and Sierra College Natural History Museum presentations of Glaciers: Going, Going, Gone?

On their web site, http://archive.org/details/Insight-121026 choose the 4th option on the top right navigation section to listen to the segment.

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