A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by John Muir
     
 

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The title of this posthumously published 1916 volume says it all.  Editor William Frederic Bade uses Muir's journals to recount his 1867 walking tour from Indiana to the Gulf Coast just two years after the end of the Civil War.  An extraordinary adventure for a twenty-nine-year old budding naturalist, it marked the beginning of Muir's lifelong commitment to

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The title of this posthumously published 1916 volume says it all.  Editor William Frederic Bade uses Muir's journals to recount his 1867 walking tour from Indiana to the Gulf Coast just two years after the end of the Civil War.  An extraordinary adventure for a twenty-nine-year old budding naturalist, it marked the beginning of Muir's lifelong commitment to wilderness preservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411450639
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
331,886
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist and conservationist.  He founded the Sierra Club.  A fierce advocate of wilderness protection, Muir influenced President Theodore Roosevelt's national park system and, through his passionate, often unabashedly spiritual writings, helped to shape Americans' attitudes toward wilderness preservation and land stewardship.


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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.