The Cruise of the Corwin

The Cruise of the Corwin

by John Muir
     
 

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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In the spring of 1881, the steamship began a daring voyage of 15,000 nautical miles into treacherous Arctic seas to search for Captain G. W. De Long and his ship The ship was never found, but Muir's account of the expedition captures the magic and mystery of the farthest reaches of the northern frontier. First published in 1917 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Muir, one of the most influential conservationists and nature writers in American history, founded the Sierra Club and was father to the national park system. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781446078877
Publisher:
Read Books Design
Publication date:
07/21/2011
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

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Here he describes a polar sunset at midnight: “At midnight the sun is still above the horizon two diameters; purple to west and east, gradually fading to dark slate color in the south with a few banks of cloud. A bar of gold in the path of the sun lay on the water and across the pack, the large blocks [of ice] in the line burning like huge coals of fire.”

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John Muir (1838-1914) was one of the most influential conservationists and nature writers in American history. He was instrumental in the creation and passage of the National Parks Act, and founder of the Sierra Club, acting as its president until his death. Muir was a spirit so free that all he did to prepare for an expedition was to "throw some tea and bread into an old sack and jump the back fence."
 

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