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Field-Days in California

BY

BRADFORD TORREY

With Illustrations from Photographs

BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge
Published February 1913


TO
A. T. S.


NOTE

THE greater number of the sketches in this book originally appeared in the Christian Endeavor World. Of the others two were contributed to the Atlantic Monthly and one to the Boston Evening Transcript. All have been largely revised, and some have received substantial additions. B. T.


Bradford Torrey died at Santa Barbara, California, October 7, 1912, two days before his sixty-ninth birthday. He had sent this book to the Publishers some weeks before, but had not had an opportunity to read the proof. The manuscript had been prepared, however, with that scrupulous care which he always exercised in his literary work, and there is no reason to suppose that he would have made any important alterations, even in detail, if he had lived to see it through the press.

The Publishers have sought to give the volume something of a memorial character by providing a portrait of the Author and illustrations from photographs of localities treated in the book, in two of which Mr. Torrey himself appears.


CONTENTS

A CALIFORNIA BEACH
IN THE ESTERO
AN EXCITING FORENOON
A LONG PROCESSION
A VISITATION OF SWANS
MY FIRST CONDOR
MY FIRST WATER-OUZELS
AN UNSUCCESSFUL HUNT
YELLOW-BILLED MAGPIES
SOME ROCK-HAUNTING BIRDS
UNDER THE REDWOODS
IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS
READING A CHECK-LIST
ON FOOT IN THE YOSEMITE
A BIRD-GAZER AT THE GRAND CAÑON

 


ILLUSTRATIONS


BRADFORD TORREY: 1843-1912.

     Photogravure 
SANTA YNEZ MOUNTAINS FROM SAN MARCOS PASS,
ABOVE SANTA BARBARA,
     Mr. Torrey in foreground

     Photograph by Herbert W. Gleason
THE BEACH AT SANTA BARBARA
     Photograph by George R. King
LAGUNA BLANCA, WITH WATER-FOWL
A GORGE IN THE SIDE OF MOUNT LOWE
     Photograph by Herbert W. Gleason
AN OAK PASTURE NEAR PASO ROBLES
     Photograph by Herbert W. Gleason
MIDWAY POINT, SEVENTEEN-MILE DRIVE,
NEAR PACIFIC GROVE

     Photograph by Herbert W. Gleason
VERNAL FALL, YOSEMITE VALLEY
     Mr. Torrey with a friend on the bridge
     Photograph by Herbert W. Gleason
THE GRAND CAÑON
     Photograph by George R. King

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