My First Summer in the Sierra

My First Summer in the Sierra

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My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir, Michael McCurdy

John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, had not yet become a famed conservationist when he first trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, not long after the Civil War. He was so captivated by what he saw that he decided to devote his life to the glorification and preservation of this magnificent wilderness. My First Summer in the Sierra, whose heart is the diary Muir kept while tending sheep in Yosemite country, enticed thousands of Americans to visit this magical place, and resounds with Muir's regard for the "divine, enduring, unwasteable wealth" of the natural world. A classic of environmental literature, My First Summer in the Sierra continues to inspire readers to seek out such places for themselves and make them their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871566003
Publisher: Sierra Club Books
Publication date: 10/03/1989
Edition description: Yolla Bolly Press limited ed
Pages: 208

About the Author

John Muir (1838-1914) was born and raised in Dunbar, East Lothian. When his family emigrated to Wisconsin in 1849, young John was bought up to hard labour on his father's homestead. A natural inventor, he first discovered the joys of walking, and writing, after an industrial accident nearly blinded him. His journals, articles and lectures helped to develop international awareness of the need to preserve and protect the environment, and led to the foundation of the General Grant, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in the US, as well as important conservation areas in his native East Lothian. John Muir has been honoured ever since as the father of the modern environment movement.

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My First Summer in the Sierra 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so beautifully written, you feel as if you are walking with John Muir. You can almost smell the pine, hear the birds and feel the wind on your face. His love of the nature GOD gave us is found throughout this fine book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When nature calls, disconnect your phone and go find it. John Muir takes us back to a pastoral existence as he ascends from Merced into The Yosemite. His insight into plants, animals, and human impact on beautiful California has made me a Yosemite fanatic. He offers wise insight, comparing slow living and making the most of our time on earth, with the strange (from his perspective) activities of humans. The journal entry style of this book may put some off, but the seasons and weather are an important part of this story, and this journal, although spit-shined after going to print, would put anyone's to shame. Muir's passion is contagious and his insight fascinating.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
his knowledge of the plants and trees are amazing.
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For the love of nature
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