The Wilderness World of John Muir

The Wilderness World of John Muir

by Edwin Way Teale (Editor), John Muir
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The Wilderness World of John Muir by Edwin Way Teale, John Muir

John Muir's extraordinary vision of America comes to life in these fascinating selections from his personal journals.

As a conservationist, John Muir traveled through most of the American wilderness alone and on foot, without a gun or a sleeping bag. In 1903, while on a three-day camping trip with President Theodore Roosevelt, he convinced the president of the importance of a national conservation program, and he is widely recognized for saving the Grand Canyon and Arizona's Petrified Forest. Muir's writing, based on journals he kept throughout his life, gives our generation a picture of an America still wild and unsettled only one hundred years ago. In The Wildernesss World of John Muir Edwin Way Teale has selected the best of Muir's writing from all of his major works—including My First Summer in the Sierra and Travels in Alaska—to provide a singular collection that provides to be "magnificent, thrilling, exciting, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring" (Kirkus Reviews).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618127511
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 294,329
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


John Muir (1838-1914) was one of the most influential conservationists and nature writers in American history. He was instrumental in the creation and passage of the National Parks Act, and founder of the Sierra Club, acting as its president until his death. Muir was a spirit so free that all he did to prepare for an expedition was to "throw some tea and bread into an old sack and jump the back fence."
 

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