Overview

This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.

This classic account of John Muir's adventures and discoveries during three visits to Alaska.

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Travels in Alaska

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Overview

This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.

This classic account of John Muir's adventures and discoveries during three visits to Alaska.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547561677
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/18/1979
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,239,094
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Rains Wallace is the author of fifteen books, including The Turquoise Dragon, The Quetzal and the Macaw, The Monkey's Bridge (a 1997 New York Times Notable Book), and The Klamath Knot,which won the Burroughs Medal in 1984. He was raised in Connecticut and graduated from Wesleyan College. He now lives in Berkeley, California.
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

Biographical Note
Illustrations
Introduction
Pt. I The Trip of 1879
I Puget Sound and British Columbia 3
II Alexander Archipelago and the Home I Found in Alaska 10
III Wrangell Island and Alaska Summers 21
IV The Stickeen River 35
V A Cruise in the Cassiar 44
VI The Cassiar Trail 60
VII Glenora Peak 68
VIII Exploration of the Stickeen Glaciers 75
IX A Canoe Voyage to Northward 87
X The Discovery of Glacier Bay 106
XI The Country of the Chilcats 122
XII The Return to Fort Wrangell 134
XIII Alaska Indians 148
Pt. II The Trip of 1880
XIV Sum Dum Bay 157
XV From Taku River to Taylor Bay 177
XVI Glacier Bay 194
Pt. III The Trip of 1890
XVII In Camp at Glacier Gay 205
XVIII My Sled-Trip on the Muir Glacier 221
XIX Auroras 234
Glossary of Words in the Chinook Jargon 240
Index 241
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