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Stetson, Lee

Overview
Works: 26 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 777 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Biography  Historical drama 
Roles: Speaker, Actor
Classifications: E160, 333.782160973
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The wild Muir : twenty-two of John Muir's greatest adventures by John Muir ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An entertaining collection of John Muir's most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. Each adventure has been selected to show the extent to which Muir courted and faced danger, i.e. lived "wildly," throughout his life. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent riding out a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman's exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying and outrageous.--From publisher description
The story of Yosemite ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the spring of 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt and poet John Muir spent three days together wandering through Yosemite. Out of this brief encounter emerged the philosophies that continue to shape this country's attitude toward the natural environment and its relationship to the human community. This docudrama is more than a contemporary portrait of a place that is arguably the most beautiful in America. It captures the spirit of the early conservation movement by focusing on its two most compelling figures, John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt
The national parks America's best idea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California' Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land's scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir, for whom protecting the land becomes a spiritual calling. In 1864, Congress passes an act that protects Yosemite from commercial development for "public use, resort and recreation" the first time in world history that any government has put forth this idea and hands control of the land to California. Meanwhile, a "wonderland" in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulfur pits. In 1872, Congress passes an act to protect this land as well. Since it is located in a territory, rather than a state, it becomes America' first national park: Yellowstone
The national parks America's best idea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 20th century, America has a dozen national parks, but they are a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. The conservation movement, after failing to stop the Hetch Hetchy dam, pushes the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks, leading to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916. Its first director, Stephen Mather, a wealthy businessman and passionate park advocate who fought vigorously to establish the NPS, launches an energetic campaign to expand the national park system and bring more visitors to the parks. Among his efforts is to protect the Grand Canyon from encroaching commercial interests and establish it as a national park, rather than a national monument
The national parks America's best idea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant, and visitors think nothing of littering or carving their names near iconic sites like Old Faithful. Congress has yet to establish clear judicial authority or appropriations for the protection of the parks. This sparks a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, led by John Muir; the Audubon Society, led by George Bird Grinnell; and the Boone and Crockett Club, led by Theodore Roosevelt. The movement fails, however, to stop San Francisco from building the Hetch Hetchy dam at Yosemite, flooding Muir's "mountain temple" and leaving him broken-hearted before he dies
The national parks America's best idea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following World War II, the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year. A new billion-dollar campaign: Mission 66 is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors. A biologist named Adolph Murie introduces the revolutionary notion that predatory animals, which are still hunted, deserve the same protection as other wildlife. In Florida, Lancelot Jones, the grandson of a slave, refuses to sell to developers his family's property on a string of unspoiled islands in Biscayne Bay and instead sells it to the federal government to be protected as a national monument. In the late 1970s, President Jimmy Carter creates an uproar in Alaska when he sets aside 56 million acres of land for preservation, the largest expansion of protected land in history. In 1995, wolves are re-established in Yellowstone, making the world's first national park a little more like what it once was
Yosemite the storm of beauty ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enjoy the breathtaking imagery of Yosemite National Park as Lee Stetson delivers an emotionally charged narration based on the writings of John Muir
John Muir the spirit of wilderness by John Muir ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yosemite storm of beauty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enjoy the breathtaking imagery of Yosemite National Park as Lee Stetson delivers an emotionally charged narration based on the writings of John Muir
John Muir the spirit of wilderness by Lee Stetson ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Lee Stetson as John Muir in two one-man plays based on Muir's own words
An evening with John Muir conversation with a tramp ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Lee Stetson as mountaineer John Muir. Material presented is taken from Muir's books, articles and journals
The national parks America's best idea by Ken Burns ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This episode tells how, by the end of the 19th century, industrialization had left many Americans worried about whether the country would have any pristine land left. Poachers in the parks were rampant, and visitors were littering or carving their names in wilderness sites. Congress had yet to establish judicial authority or set aside appropriations for protection of the parks. This sparked a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, led by John Muir; the Audubon Society, led by George Bird Grinnell; and the Boone and Crockett Club, led by Theodore Roosevelt. The movement failed to stop San Francisco from building the Hetch Hetchy Dam at Yosemite, flooding Muir's "mountain temple" and leaving him broken-hearted
Yosemite, the 100 year flood movement in tides ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Witness the flood of January 1st through 3rd, 1997 in Yosemite National Park captured on video during the peak flood. Heavy snows and warm tropical storms triggered massive melting and runoff in Yosemite Valley and the Merced River Canyon
The spirit of John Muir by John Muir ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An evening with John Muir by John Muir ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Muir's Stickeen by John Muir ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The national parks. America's best idea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THE NATIONAL PARKS is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved for everyone. The series traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years, chronicling the addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them
The national parks America's best idea ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THE NATIONAL PARKS is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved for everyone. The series traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years, chronicling the addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them
California's gold ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Environmental directions ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lee Stetson discusses John Muir as a man and a conservationist
 
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