My First Summer in the Sierra (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

My First Summer in the Sierra (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by John Muir
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My First Summer in the Sierra (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by John Muir

Published in 1911, this book is derived from John Muir’s journal account of his experiences while herding 2,500 sheep into the High Sierra meadows in the summer of 1869. Muir records his daily activities, discoveries of plants and wildlife, and his eloquent musings on what he calls the “holy wilderness.” Written in a heartfelt, moving style, My First Summer in the Sierra is a classic of environmental literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411464384
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 247,815
File size: 247 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About 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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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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