The Wild Muir
  • Author : Anonim
  • Release Date : 21 October 2013
  • Publisher : Yosemite Conservancy
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9781930238442
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Book excerpt: Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering 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.

The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Yosemite Conservancy
Genre : History
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Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned ...

John Muir

John Muir

Author : John Muir
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Genre : Alaska
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Features the eight influential books in which John Muir reflects on the beauty of America's wilderness and fights for their protection....

The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Yosemite Conservancy
Genre : History
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Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned ...

Wilderness Essays

Wilderness Essays

Author : John Muir
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Genre : Nature
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Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. ...

Anywhere That Is Wild

Anywhere That Is Wild

Author : Peter Thomas,Donna Thomas
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Nature
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Gathered from John Muir's own writings, this fascinating compilation recounts his historic, first walk from the San Francisco bay to Yosemite....

A Passion for Nature

A Passion for Nature

Author : Donald Worster
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Donald Worster's A Passion for Nature is the most complete account of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club ever written. It is the first to be based on Muir's full private correspondence and to meet modern scholarly standards, yet it is also full of rich detail and ...

The Wilder Muir

The Wilder Muir

Author : Bonnie J. Gisel
Publisher : Yosemite Conservancy
Genre : Nature
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Whether he is cheering for untamed mountain sheep or braving a high-country storm that would sweep away lesser mortals, John Muir—outdoorsman, scientist, author—is forever passionate, often droll, and always inspirational. This collection of his little-known pieces have been culled from private letters, magazine articles, and personal journals from ...

Our National Parks

Our National Parks

Author : John Muir
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Genre : Nature
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The Sierra Club founder offers an extensive overview of America's national parks at the turn of the 20th century, including appraisals of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, and General Grant. Includes vintage photos....

The Wilderness Journeys

The Wilderness Journeys

Author : John Muir
Publisher : Canongate Books
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." —John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born ...

My First Summer in the Sierra

My First Summer in the Sierra

Author : John Muir
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Agriculture
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John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, had not yet become a famed conservationist when he first trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, not long after the Civil War. He was so captivated by what he saw that he decided to devote his life to the glorification and preservation ...

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

Author : John Muir
Publisher : Binker North
Genre : Boys
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John Muir (1838-1914), whose writings about the natural world have shaped the conservation and environmental movements for more than a century, wrote this autobiographical account near the end of his life about his childhood in Dunbar, Scotland, his immigration to America (1849), his adolescence on a pioneer farmstead near Kingston, Wisconsin, ...

John Muir  in His Own Words

John Muir in His Own Words

Author : John Muir
Publisher : Great West Books
Genre : Nature
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The best of John Muir -- 332 quotations, the distillation of his thought, the essence of his beliefs. Muir was the foremost conservationist of his time -- nature writer, social critic, realist, a romantic, a visionary. "A long-needed collection that features an excellent subject index. Painstaking bibliographic references make this an ...