Steep Trails

Steep Trails

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by John Muir
     
 

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Originally published in 1918, this brilliant collection of letters and magazine articles spans nearly thirty years of Muir's writing and is one of the lesser known gems of the Muir canon. Gathered shortly after Muir's death by family friend William Frederic Bade, these passages are learned, funny, exalted, and quirky in one amazing turn after another. Here is Muir… See more details below

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Originally published in 1918, this brilliant collection of letters and magazine articles spans nearly thirty years of Muir's writing and is one of the lesser known gems of the Muir canon. Gathered shortly after Muir's death by family friend William Frederic Bade, these passages are learned, funny, exalted, and quirky in one amazing turn after another. Here is Muir caught in a snowstorm below the peak of Mount Shasta; interviewing the one remaining miner in a Nevada ghost town; bathing "clean as a saint" in the Great Salt Lake, and sparring with Mormon elders; exploring the forests of Puget Sound, and climbing Mount Rainier; peering into the Grand Canyon, "a collection of stone books covering thousands of miles of shelving, tier on tier." Steep Trails is Muir at his wondering, joyful, ebullient best.

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Reprint of the work originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1918, with a new foreword by Edward Hoagland. It contains some 30 years of letters and magazine articles on Muir's wanderings in the West. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781407623184
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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John Muir (1838-1914), founder of the Sierra Club, is widely regarded as the father of the twentieth-century conservation movement. Edward Hoagland is the author of numerous works of fiction as well as nature and travel literature, including African Calliope, Walking the Dead Diamond River, and Heart's Desire. He lives in Vermont.

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