Wilderness Essays

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Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not explored the American West and wrote about iys beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.

John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, early ...

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Overview

Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not explored the American West and wrote about iys beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.

John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, and founder of The Sierra Club. His letters, essays, and books of his adventures in nature have been read by millions.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781423607120
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 204,333
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.03 (d)

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John Muir was an early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States and founder of The Sierra Club.

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Who was this man John Muirwhose words, written scores of years before, still had the power to move readers to try and appreciate the wonders of the world as he saw them?

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Table of Contents

The Discovery of Glacier Bay 1

The Alaska Trip 35

Twenty Hill Hollow 70

Snow 89

A Near View of the High Sierra 103

Among the Animals of Yosemite 134

The Yellowstone National Park 178

A Great Storm in Utah 220

Wild Wool 227

The Forests of Oregon 243

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