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Wilderness Essays
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Wilderness Essays

by John Muir
 

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This series celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists—writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for

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This series celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists—writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the “other nations” of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423607120
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
27,474
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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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?

Meet the Author

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

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