This week's book is Yosemite: The Embattled Wilderness by Alfred Runte.
In honor of 4th of July week and our recent jaunt cross country, this week's book is about the formation of the National Parks, specifically Yosemite (a uniquely American idea). If you watched the PBS show about National Parks, this book will cover some familiar ground, but do it a lot more in depth. My husband and I love the National Parks, so we thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Speaking of parks, we went to Pinnacles National Monument yesterday, which is a little south of Gilroy, CA. It was a very cool spot. The geology there is beautiful but bizarre. Lots of conglomerates, but in very strange formations. Tons of wildlife too. We are planning on going back in the near future to do some spelunking!