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Yosemite: A Storied Landscape

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Yosemite: A Storied Landscape (June 29, 2014 – January 25, 2015), this enhanced eBook tells stories of Yosemite in words, pictures, videos, and interactive graphics and games that restore freshness, energy, fun, and intimacy to one of the most beloved places on earth. Part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant—the landmark preservation legislation that created the park—Yosemite: A Storied Landscape is filled with utterly surprising, funny, poignant, tragic, and revealing tales from America's first park. Created by Kerry Tremain of the award-winning digital publisher 36 Views—producer of our popular eBook on the Golden Gate Bridge—this innovative multimedia eBook includes:

  • How Yosemite Valley was formed—an interactive animation
  • Killing the last Grizzly Bear in Yosemite: a hunter's confession (plus: see the bear skin)
  • A breathtaking slideshow and video of the 1960s Golden Age of Yosemite climbing
  • How Queen Elizabeth helped famed Native American basket weaver Julia Parker find her family
  • Why the Rim Fire, the most destructive fire in Sierra history, didn't destroy Yosemite
  • Hippies and the true story of the 1973 riot in Stoneman Meadow
  • The University of California's key role in founding and running Yosemite National Park
  • The fate of the most photographed tree in the Sierra
A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge
A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

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A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

Produced by 36 Views co-founder Kerry Tremain as the companion publication for the California Historical Society's inspiring exhibition of the same name (February 26–October 14, 2012), this interactive multimedia app captures the rich history and amazing story of the Golden Bridge on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. Over 350 historic objects, dozens of photographs and other ephemera from the CHS collection, and special interactive components are featured, including:

  • Photographs by Ansel Adams and Dorthea Lange
  • Paintings by Maynard Dixon, Ray Strong, and Chesley Bonestell