KERRY TREMAIN, editor and creative director, is a freelance editor, writer, and designer. His previous ebooks include Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge and Russian California: Hidden Tales from Fort Ross and Beyond.
THE CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, founded in 1871, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make California's richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. CHS sponsors exhibitions and educational events, and supports a research library at the headquarters at 633 Mission Street in San Francisco. Yosemite: A Storied Landscape exhibited at the gallery June 29, 2014-January 25, 2015.
YOSEMITE CONSERVANCY has over 90 years of experience preserving and protecting Yosemite National Park for current and future generations. The Conservancy established an early model for many of today's national park nonprofit partners.
KENNETH BROWER is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling National Geographic book on Yosemite and Hetch Hetchy: Undoing a Great American Mistake (Heyday Books 2013).
JEFF ROGER'S work as a writer and educator has been featured in the New York Times, the Austin-American Statesman, and the Webby-winning educational site Shmoop. He previously collaborated with Kerry Tremain and 36 Views on an interactive history developed for the iPad, Russian California: Hidden Stories From Fort Ross and Beyond (2012). Jeff holds an MA in American History from UC Berkeley.
REBECCA SOLNIT is a writer, historical and activist. She is the author of sixteen books about environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and memory, including two atlases, of San Francisco in 2010 and New Orleans in 2013, Men Explain Things to Me, The Faraway Nearby, and River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, for which he received a Guggenheim, the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism, and the Lannan Literary Award.
SUSAN LANDAUER is a curator and author who specializes in California art and has written books and essays on Nathan Oliveira, Edward Corbett, Clyfford Still, Elmer Bischoff, San Francisco Abstract Expressionists, California Impressionists, and other artists.
DEBORAH VALOMA chairs the textile department at the California Art College and is the author of Scrape the Willow Until It Sings (Heyday Books 2014)
HOMEPAGE COVER: ©2015 Scot Miller, Backcountry View of Half Dome and Cloud’s Rest, from First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite’s Wilderness, 2009, courtesy of Yosemite Conservancy and the photographers.
©2015 Charles Cramer, Detail, Ten Lakes Basin.
EBOOK COVER: Yosemite Valley ©2002 by Tom Killion.
BUFFALO SOLDIER: Photographer unknown, Colonel Charles Young (1864-1922, 9th Cavalry, First Black Superintendent of a National Park), 1903, courtesy of National Park Service HPC-000569.
AHWAHNEE DRAWING: Photograph courtesy of Delaware North Corporation.
AHWAHNEE GREAT LOUNGE: Photograph ©2015 Keith Walklet from The Ahwahnee: Yosemite’s Grand Hotel, published by Yosemite Conservancy.
YOSEMITE FALLS: Evening Glow of Yosemite Waterfall, Yosemite National Park, California, Chiura Obata, 1930, Color woodcut, 15 ¾ x 11 inches, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
UPPER LYELL FORK, Near Lyell Glacier, High Sierra, California, Chiura Obata, 1930, Color woodcut, 15 ¾ x 11 inches, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
ALBERT BIERSTADT (1830–1902), On the Merced, Undated, Oil on canvas, California Historical Society, Collections at the Autry National Center, LT2005_131_1.
JULIA PARKER, from Julia Parker and Lucy Parker in Yosemite National Park, 2010, produced by the Autry National Center for The Art of Native American Basketry: A Living Tradition. Courtesy of the Southwestern Museum of the American Indian.