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  • 'The Wilderness Warrior' by Douglas Brinkley

    'The Wilderness Warrior' by Douglas Brinkley
    The Wilderness Warrior Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America Douglas Brinkley Harper: 960 pp., $34.99 Reviewing several Roosevelt biographies in 1920, H.L. Mencken reported that he had found more "gush" than "sense." Douglas Brinkley's...
  • 'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan

    'The Big Burn' by Timothy Egan
    The Big Burn Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America Timothy Egan Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 324 pp., $27 During 18 years with the New York Times, many as the paper's Pacific Northwest correspondent, Timothy Egan wrote several nonfiction...
  • 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea' by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

    'The National Parks: America's Best Idea' by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
    Ours is a house divided -- not by red and blue states but by something more essential: our relationship to what's wild. Should we leave it alone? Cherish it and make sure it lasts? Or continue to wall it up, fence it off and take shiny things from it so...
  • Admirers of environmentalist seek a monument 14,242 feet high

    Admirers of environmentalist seek a monument 14,242 feet high
    Mountaineers worldwide consider it the zenith of the Sierra, 14,242 feet of vertigo-inducing walls and saw-toothed ridgelines, the loftiest in a cluster of peaks that guard the eastern flank of Kings Canyon National Park. North Palisade, they will tell...
  • Students get a last chance -- rap

    Students get a last chance -- rap
    Jennifer Murphy knows tough schools. She has been cursed at and threatened, has broken up fights and confiscated weapons. Still, she looks slightly queasy as she sits in her glass-walled principal's office, staring at a huge flat-screen monitor. A...
  • Ban Mylar balloons

    In "What’s helium-filled, foil — and harmless?" Terri Adishian says it's unnecessary to ban helium-filled foil balloons. Tell that to 2,000 residents of Menlo Park. On March 24, they came home to find no power. Why? Because a Mylar balloon...
  • John Muir's botanical pursuits brought to life

    John Muir's botanical pursuits brought to life
    John Muir loved plants. He loved their individual microscopic parts. He loved each one's totality. He understood their essential role in the vast, interconnected web that forms the fabric of our natural universe. Extinguish even the most seemingly minor...
  • Kings Canyon National Park

    Kings Canyon National Park Most people who visit Kings Canyon National Park go no farther than a 10-minute drive inside the entrance. They stop at Grant Grove, behold the stand of sequoias led by the 267-foot General Grant Tree and head home. Not that...
  • Boutique discounts on clothing, jewelry, eyewear, spa treatments

    At the just-opened Rex Boutique in Venice, Angela and Dara Rexroad are committed to stocking clothes that are made locally with organic fabrics or sewn abroad under fair trade guidelines. Their social concerns reflect the Rexroads' heritage as great-...
  • Greenacres tree kept Christmas spirit year-round

    Greenacres tree kept Christmas spirit year-round
    In our eco-challenged world of global warming and deforestation, the holiday tree is struggling to survive as a family tradition. What do we do? Buy the artificial tree that's not biodegradable? Support the sustainable -- but not local -- tree farm?...
  • John Muirs Botanical Legacy

    ‘John Muir’s Botanical Legacy’