The following is but a partial list of the many
publications available which deal in whole or in part with the Redwoods.
The five books starred are the only books that deal wholly with
BERRY, EDWARD WILBER. Tree Ancestors (Baltimore,
Williams & Wilkins Co., 1923).
BRYANT, HAROLD CHILD. Outdoor Heritage (Los Angeles,
Powell Publishing Co., 1929).
CHASE, J. SMEATON. Yosemite Trails (Boston, Houghton
Mifflin Co., 1911).
*CLARK, GALEN. The Big Trees of California (Redondo,
Reflex Publishing Co., 1907).
*ELLSWORTH, RODNEY SYDES. The Giant Sequoia (Oakland,
J. D. Berger, 1924).
Encyclopedia Americana. See under Redwood of
California; Sequoia; Sequoia gigantea (1924).
Encyclopedia Britannica. See under Sequoia
Encyclopedia, New International. See under Sequoia
*FRY, WALTER, and WHITE, JOHN R. Big Trees (Stanford
University Press, 1930).
*GUPPY, ESTELLA L. The Story of the Sequoias (San
Franciso, A. M. Robertson, 1925).
JEPSON, WILLIS LINN. The Silva of California (Memoirs
of the University of California, Vol. 2; Berkeley, The University Press,
______. The Trees of California (ed. 2; Associated Students'
Store, University of California, Berkeley, 1923).
______. A Manual of the Flowering Plants of California
(Associated Students' Store, University of California, Berkeley,
MERRIAM, JOHN C. The Living Past (New York, Charles
Scribner's Sons, 1930).
MILLS, ENOS A. Your National Parks (Boston, Houghton
Mifflin Co., 1917).
MUIR, JOHN. Our National Parks (Boston, Houghton
Mifflin Co., 1901).
______. The Mountains of California (Boston, Houghton Mifflin
______. The Yosemite (New York, The Century Co., 1912).
SARGENT, CHARLES SPRAGUE. The Silva of North America
(Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1891-1902; 14 vols.).
______. Manual of the Trees of North America (Boston,
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1926).
*STEWART, GEORGE W. Big Trees of the Giant Forest
(San Francisco, A. M. Robertson, 1930).
SUDWORTH, GEORGE B. Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope
(Washington, U. S. Dept. of Agr., Forest Service, 1908).
TRESIDDER, MARY CURRY, and HOSS, DELLA TAYLOR. Trees
of Yosemite (Stanford University Press, 1932).
PAMPHLETS AND PERIODICALS
BARNES, WILL C. "The Cryptomeria of Nikko," American
Forests, 48:71-92 (February, 1936).
BLACK, S. R. "California's Newest Crop: The Redwood
Tree," Review of Reviews, 71:61-64 (January, 1925).
CHANEY, RALPH W. "Sequoia Forest of Tertiary Age on
St. Lawrence Island," Science, n.s., 72:653-654 (December 26,
DETWILER, SAMUEL B. "The Redwoods: Identification and
Characteristics," American Forestry, 22:323-328 (June, 1916).
FISHER, RICHARD T. "Big Trees of California," World's
Work, 3:1714-1723 (February, 1902).
______. The Redwood, U. S. Bureau of Forestry, Bull. 38
FRITZ, EMANUEL. "Redwood Burls," American Forests,
34:10-11, 48 (January, 1928); "Redwood Vitality," American Forests,
42:551-553 (December, 1936).
GANNETT, HENRY. "The Redwood Forest of the Pacific
Coast," National Geographic Magazine, 10:145 (1899).
GLASSMAN, DON. "The Tree of the Ages," American
Forests, 41:56-58 (February, 1935).
GRAY, ASA. "The Sequoia and Its History," American
Naturalist, 6:577-596 (1872).
HASTINGS, CRISTEL. "Sequoyah: Story of a Cherokee
Indian . . . the Sequoia," American Forests, 34:138-140, 183
______. "Naming the Sequoia," American Forests,
34:202-205 (April, 1928) .
HUNTINGTON, ELLSWORTH. The Secret of the Big Trees
(Washington, U. S. Dept. of Int., Nat. Park Serv., 1920).
HUGHES, GEORGE. "The First Sequoyah," Sunset, 59:25,
64, 66 (September, 1927).
KNAPPEN, THEODORE M. "The Undying Redwood Tree of
Our Western Coast," Review of Reviews, 67:293-298 (March,
METCALF, WOODBRIDGE. Forestry Among the Giants
(pamphlet; Berkeley, Save-the-Redwoods League. Reprinted from American
MUIR, JOHN. "On the Post Glacial History of Sequoia
Gigantea," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science (1876).
______. "The New Sequoia Forests of California," Harper's
Magazine, 57:8/83-827 (November, 1878).
PHILLIPS, WILLIAM A. "Se-Quo-Yah," Harper's Magazine,
41:542-548 (September, 1870).
RHODES, GEORGE H. "Perpetuating the Redwoods,"
American Forests, 29:147-152 (March, 1923).
ROBINSON, C. D. "The Two Redwoods," Californian,
5:481-491 (June, 1882).
SAVE-THE-REDWOODS LEAGUE. Bibliography of the
Redwoods (Berkeley, 1930).
A splendid bibliography arranged under the following
Botanical and General Description
Travel and Recreation in the Redwoods
Sequoia giganteathe Big Tree
The Name Sequoia
Redwoods in Poetry
SHERWOOD, GEORGE H. The Big Tree and Its Story
(leaflet; New York, American Museum of Natural History, 1915).
SOMERS, FRED M. "Forests of the California Coast
Range," Harper's Magazine, 79:652-660 (October, 1889).
STARKER, T. J. "Giant Growers of the Globe,"
American Forests, 41:266-268 (June, 1935).
WHITE, JOHN R. "Among the Big Trees of California,"
National Geographic Magazine, 66:218-232 (August,
ANCIENT AND ALOOF
Seeing them for the first time you are more impressed
with their beauty than their size, their grandeur being in great part
invisible. . . . Perfect specimens, unhurt by running fires or
lightning, are singularly regular and symmetrical in general form,
though not in the least conventionalized, for they show extraordinary
variety in the unity and harmony of their general outline. . . . Except
in picturesque old age, after being struck by lightning or broken by
thousands of snow-storms, the regularity of forms is one of their most
distinguishing characteristics. Another is the simple beauty of the trunk and its
great thickness as compared with its height and the width of the
branches, which makes them look more like finely modeled and sculptured
architectural columns than the stems of trees, while the great limbs
look like rafters, supporting the magnificent dome-head. But though so
consummately beautiful, the big tree always seems unfamiliar, with
peculiar physiognomy, awfully solemn and earnest; yet with all its
strangeness it impresses us as being more at home than any of its
neighbors, holding the best right to the ground as the oldest, strongest
inhabitant. One soon becomes acquainted with new species of pine and fir
and spruce as with friendly people, shaking their outstretched branches
like shaking hands and fondling their little ones, while the venerable
aboriginal sequoia, ancient of other days, keeps you at a distance,
looking as strange in aspect and behavior among its neighbor trees as
would the mastodon among the homely bears and deers.
From THE YOSEMITE, by John
Muir; Chapter VII, "The Big Trees." Copyright. Used by permission of D.
Appleton-Century Co.. publishers, New York, N. Y.