Travels in Alaska

Travels in Alaska

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Travels in Alaska by John Muir

In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914. As Edward Hoagland writes in his Introduction, “A century and a quarter later, we are reading [Muir’s] account because there in the glorious fiords . . . he is at our elbow, nudging us along, prompting us to understand that heaven is on earth—is the Earth—and rapture is the sensible response wherever a clear line of sight remains.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes photographs from the original 1915 edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375760495
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/11/2002
Series: Modern Library Classics Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 224,927
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About 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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never realized what a great writer John Muir was. When he describes what hs sees, using very colorful and descriptive words, you really feel like you are looking out over the massive glacier or mountains. I will definately read more of his works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this book so far, you have to know who he is and what he did for the national parks system tho!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very great book. I really really love it.
trflury More than 1 year ago
Remarkably enticing writing. Makes you want to follow in his footsteps on a true adventure just hoping to see all that's described.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actually next res cuz it is enpty there
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