A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

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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. Founder of the Sierra Club, and its president until his death, Muir was a spirit so free that all he did to prepare for an ...
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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. Founder of the Sierra Club, and 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 over the back Fence." In a world confronting the deterioration of the natural environment and an ever-quickening pace of life, the attraction of Muir's writings has never been greater.

Shows the wilderness, the people and towns of the immediate post Civil War South.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781110621835
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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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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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
I Kentucky Forests and Caves 1
II Crossing the Cumberland Mountains 17
III Through the River Country of Georgia 47
IV Camping among the Tombs 66
V Through Florida Swamps and Forests 83
VI Cedar Keys 123
VII A Sojourn in Cuba 143
VIII By a Crooked Route to California 169
IX Twenty Hill Hollow 192
Index 213
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2002

    A Wonderful Journey

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    you had me...

    Then you lost me. I was confudsed most times because it was so sloppy. I dunno.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!

    I read this book and loved it i llook forward to reading The Yosemite By John Muir

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