The Wilderness Journeys: My Boyhood and Youth, First Summer in the Sierra, 1000 Mile Walk

The Wilderness Journeys: My Boyhood and Youth, First Summer in the Sierra, 1000 Mile Walk

by John Muir
     
 

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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 in Dunbar in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of AmericanSee more details below

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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 in Dunbar in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation. This collection, including the rarely-seen Stickeen, presents the finest of Muir's writings, and imparts a rounded portrait of a man whose generosity, passion, discipline, and vision are an inspiration to this day. Combining acute observation with a sense of inner discovery, Muir's writings of his travels though some of the greatest landscapes on Earth, including the Carolinas, Florida, Alaska, and those lands which were to become the great National Parks of Yosemite and the Sierra Valley, raise an awareness of nature to a spiritual dimension. These journals provide a unique marriage of natural history with lyrical prose and often amusing anecdotes, retaining a freshness, intensity, and brutal honesty which will amaze the modern reader. Introduced by Graham White.

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ISBN-13:
9780862415860
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
4.95(w) x 7.67(h) x 1.61(d)

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