Travels in Alaska (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Travels in Alaska (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by John Muir
     
 

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This 1915 masterpiece of nature writing was based on Muir's personal experiences on long expeditions into the Alaskan wilderness beginning in 1879.  For Muir, encounters with nature were sacred, and his prose combines the meticulous observation of a scientist with the spiritual insights of a holy man—one who worshipped at the altar of the natural world.
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This 1915 masterpiece of nature writing was based on Muir's personal experiences on long expeditions into the Alaskan wilderness beginning in 1879.  For Muir, encounters with nature were sacred, and his prose combines the meticulous observation of a scientist with the spiritual insights of a holy man—one who worshipped at the altar of the natural world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411448377
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
306,444
File size:
308 KB

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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Travels in Alaska 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never realized what a great writer John Muir was. When he describes what hs sees, using very colorful and descriptive words, you really feel like you are looking out over the massive glacier or mountains. I will definately read more of his works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this book so far, you have to know who he is and what he did for the national parks system tho!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very great book. I really really love it.
trflury More than 1 year ago
Remarkably enticing writing. Makes you want to follow in his footsteps on a true adventure just hoping to see all that's described.
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