Nature Writings

Nature Writings

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, My First Summer in the Sierra, the Mountains of California, Stickeen, Selected Essays

Book - 1997
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Penguin Putnam
In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir became America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a far-seeing prophet of environmental awareness who founded the Sierra Club in 1892, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the American West. The Library of America's Nature Writings collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume, including: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913), My First Summer in the Sierra (1911), The Mountains of California (1894) and Stickeen (1909). Rounding out the volume is a rich selection of essays—including "Yosemite Glaciers," "God's First Temples," "Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta," "The American Forests," and the late appeal "Save the Redwoods"—highlighting various aspects of his career: his exploration of the Grand Canyon and of what became Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks, his successful crusades to preserve the wilderness, his early walking tour to Florida, and the Alaska journey of 1879.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of Muir's definitive writings is brought together in a volume that includes The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, My First Summer in the Sierra, The Mountains of California, and various other essays on his attempts to preserve the wilderness.

Book News
A collection of Muir's most significant and best-loved works, including an account of his early years, descriptions of his experiences in the Sierra region, an adventure story about an Alaskan dog, and various essays highlighting aspects of his career. Includes b&w illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : The Library of America : distributed to the trade in the U.S. by Penguin Books USA, c1997
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ISBN: 9781883011246
1883011248
Branch Call Number: B MUI
Characteristics: 888 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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