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In the spring of 1869, John Muir was looking for means of support to fund his explorations of California’s Central Valley region. A ranch owner offered him a job herding sheep in the Sierra Nevada. As he explored the region, he jotted down his keen observations of the scenic countryside, and he eventually became a guide for some of Yosemite’s most famous visitors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Muir documented these experiences in The Yosemite, first published in 1912. It is at once a vivid, accurate description ...
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San Francisco, CA 1988 Soft Cover First Edition, First Pinting New in None as Issued jacket BRAND NEW Copy w/trace edge wear. First published 1912; this is a 1988 reprint with ... Foreword by David Bower. Journal of naturalist and explorer John Muir's (1838-1914) extended journeys through what he called the "marvellous wonderland" of the the Yosemite Valley, which he first laid eyes on in 1868. Illustrated by the distinctive woodgravings of Michael McCurdy. Read more Show Less

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In the spring of 1869, John Muir was looking for means of support to fund his explorations of California’s Central Valley region. A ranch owner offered him a job herding sheep in the Sierra Nevada. As he explored the region, he jotted down his keen observations of the scenic countryside, and he eventually became a guide for some of Yosemite’s most famous visitors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Muir documented these experiences in The Yosemite, first published in 1912. It is at once a vivid, accurate description of the land and a passionate homage to nature.
This Modern Library Paperback Classic is a facsimile of the 1912 edition and includes the original illustrations.

Author Biography: Gretel Ehrlich, a native Californian, is the author of the award-winning The Solace of Open Spaces, as well as John Muir: Nature’s Visionary and This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland, among other books and essays. She lives in Wyoming and California.

Evokes the timeless appeal of wandering through what Muir called his "marvelous wonderland."

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“Not only is [Muir] the author to whom all men turn when they think of the Sierras and Northern glaciers . . . but he was also . . . a man able to influence contemporary thought and action on the subjects to which he had devoted his life.” —Theodore Roosevelt
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  • ISBN-13: 9780871567826
  • Publisher: Sierra Club Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/1988
  • Series: Sierra Club Bks.: John Muir Library
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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Gretel Ehrlich, a native Californian, is the author of the award-winning The Solace of Open Spaces, as well as John Muir: Nature’s Visionary and This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland, among other books and essays. She lives in Wyoming and California.
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    Ok i guess.

    The photography was quite good

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