A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

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by John Muir
     
 

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Here is the adventure that started John Muir on a lifetime of discovery. Taken from his earliest journals, this book records Muir's walk in 1867 from Indiana across Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Gulf Coast. In his distinct and wonderful style, Muir shows us the wilderness, as well as the towns and people, of the South immediately

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Here is the adventure that started John Muir on a lifetime of discovery. Taken from his earliest journals, this book records Muir's walk in 1867 from Indiana across Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Gulf Coast. In his distinct and wonderful style, Muir shows us the wilderness, as well as the towns and people, of the South immediately after the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395901472
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
559,163
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author


Peter Jenkins, in addition to being a best selling writer, is an award-winning photographer. His books are part of the curriculum in over three thousand schools from coast to coast (to coast). He lives in Tennessee.

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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A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a lively journey through the American South in which Muir encounters great freedom, deep loneliness, the kindness of strangers, a bout of malaria, and most of all, the glory of nature as only a true free-spirit and 'naturalist' can impart in impassioned text.
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I read this book and loved it i llook forward to reading The Yosemite By John Muir
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Then you lost me. I was confudsed most times because it was so sloppy. I dunno.