The Wilderness Journeys: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth: A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf: My First Summer in the Sierra: Travels in Alaska: Stickeen

The Wilderness Journeys: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth: A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf: My First Summer in the Sierra: Travels in Alaska: Stickeen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780862415860
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication date: 02/23/1998
Edition description: Main
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.57(d)

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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