The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir
Author: Anonim
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781930238374
Available:
Release: 2013-03-12
Editor: Yosemite Conservancy
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman’s exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying, and outrageous.

Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:233375235
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Release: 1922
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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John Muir

John Muir
Author: John Muir
Pages: 1030
ISBN: UCR:31210008845552
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Release: 1992
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Features the eight influential books in which John Muir reflects on the beauty of America's wilderness and fights for their protection.

The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir
Author: Fiona King
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1597140937
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Release: 2008-03
Editor: Yosemite Assn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An entertaining collection of John Muir's most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. Each adventure has been selected to show the extent to which Muir courted and faced danger, i.e. lived "wildly," throughout his life. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent riding out a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman's exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying and outrageous.--From publisher description.

John Muir in His Own Words

John Muir  in His Own Words
Author: John Muir
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9780944220023
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Release: 1988
Editor: Great West Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The best of John Muir -- 332 quotations, the distillation of his thought, the essence of his beliefs. Muir was the foremost conservationist of his time -- nature writer, social critic, realist, a romantic, a visionary. "A long-needed collection that features an excellent subject index. Painstaking bibliographic references make this an invaluable addition to one's Muir Library." (Yosemite Association.) If asked for a succinct statement of his beliefs, Muir might have replied:

Our National Parks

Our National Parks
Author: John Muir
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780486844381
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Release: 2019-10-16
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Sierra Club founder offers an extensive overview of America's national parks at the turn of the 20th century, including appraisals of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, and General Grant. Includes vintage photos.

Stickeen

Stickeen
Author: John Muir
Pages: 73
ISBN: 9781465538734
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Release: 1909
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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John Muir

John Muir
Author: John Muir
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9781626980358
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Scottish naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) helped spark the modern environmental movement. Living for months and even years in the wilderness, he experienced a deep communion with the sacred and his contemplations on the natural world are filled with mystical intuitions of God's reality. This volume contributes to a strain of spirituality that finds an echo in today's environmental movements.

A Passion for Nature

A Passion for Nature
Author: Donald Worster
Pages: 535
ISBN: 9780199782246
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Release: 2011-05-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Donald Worster's A Passion for Nature is the most complete account of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club ever written. It is the first to be based on Muir's full private correspondence and to meet modern scholarly standards, yet it is also full of rich detail and personal anecdote, uncovering the complex inner life behind the legend of the solitary mountain man. It traces Muir from his boyhood in Scotland and frontier Wisconsin to his adult life in California right after the Civil War up to his death on the eve of World War I. It explores his marriage and family life, his relationship with his abusive father, his many friendships with the humble and famous (including Theodore Roosevelt and Ralph Waldo Emerson), and his role in founding the modern American conservation movement. Inspired by Muir's passion for the wilderness, Americans created a long and stunning list of national parks and wilderness areas, Yosemite most prominent among them. Yet the book also describes a Muir who was a successful fruit-grower, a talented scientist and world-traveler, a doting father and husband, and a self-made man of wealth and political influence. The winner of numerous book awards, A Passion for Nature was also named a Best Book of 2008 by Washington Post Book World. It is the first comprehensive biography of Muir to appear in six decades.

Wilderness Essays

Wilderness Essays
Author: John Muir
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781423620082
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Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra. This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists—writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the “other nations” of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.

John Muir

John Muir
Author: Mary Colwell,Jonathan Porritt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780745956671
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Release: 2014-11-21
Editor: Lion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

John Muir is regarded as the 'father of America's national parks' and is a towering figure in the history of that country's involvement with ecology. Born into a harsh home in Dunbar, Scotland he would often escape to revel in the birds and wildlife of the area. When his father suddenly uprooted the family and moved to the United States, the oppression he associated with his childhood continued - and so did his involvement with the natural world. Despite the difficulty of his formative years Muir grew up to be a man of great joy - first an inventor and then an explorer, he found his haven in the mountains of Sierra Nevada. He was a fascinating character: on the one hand a recluse, who sought solitude, and on the other a passionate activist, determined to save the places he loved. A strong believer in both God and the essential goodness of humanity, he was the founder and first president of the Sierra Club. This wonderful memoir pays tribute to a giant of ecology and is essential reading for lovers of natural history.

Son of the Wilderness

Son of the Wilderness
Author: Linnie Marsh Wolfe
Pages: 364
ISBN: 0299186342
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Release: 2003
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography is available in an updated paperback edition. Working closely with Muir's family and with his papers, Wolfe was able to create a full portrait of her subject, not only as America's firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system, but also as husband, father, and friend. Illustrations.

The Wilderness World of John Muir

The Wilderness World of John Muir
Author: John Muir
Pages: 332
ISBN: 0618127518
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Release: 2001
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of Muir's finest nature and environmental writings includes excerpts from all his major works, including Travels in Alaska and My First Summer in the Sierra. Reprint.

Son of the Wilderness

Son of the Wilderness
Author: Linnie Marsh Wolfe
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1470820900
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Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All who have admired John Muir's ruggedly individualistic lifestyle, or who desire a greater appreciation of the history of environmental preservation in America, will be enthralled and enlightened by this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. Following Muir from his ancestral home in Scotland, through his early years in the harsh Wisconsin wilderness, to his historic pilgrimage to California, Linnie Marsh Wolfe creates a full and rounded portrait of her subject-not only as America's firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system but as a committed husband, father, and friend. Muir was a multifaceted character, shaped as much by his stern and liberty-loving Scottish heritage as by his love of all things wild and free. His battles against the encroachment of civilization were actually born of his love for it, for he was one of the few to realize that the destruction of the wilderness would diminish man himself. This book, originally published in 1945 and based in large part on Wolfe's personal interviews with people who knew and worked with Muir, is one that could never be written again. It is, and will remain, the standard Muir biography.

The Mountains of California

The Mountains of California
Author: John Muir
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9783842497986
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Release: 2012-02-06
Editor: tredition
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Wilderness

Wilderness
Author: John Muir
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1568463472
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Release: 2020
Editor: Creative Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of some of John Muir's most memorable and inspirational words reminds us of a shared responsibility and inescapable bond--that all inhabitants of this planet "travel the Milky Way together."

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth
Author: John Muir
Pages: 147
ISBN: 9783847211372
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Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: tredition
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

John Muir s Book of Animals

John Muir s Book of Animals
Author: John Muir
Pages: 125
ISBN: 1597143189
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Release: 2015
Editor: Heyday Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A very special original book with quotes from Muirs work about animal encounters and friendships, beautifully illustrated with art especially commisioned for this edition

Essential Muir

Essential Muir
Author: John Muir
Pages: 131
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132080099
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Release: 2006
Editor: California Legacy Book
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Like Muir himself, Essential Muir packs an astounding range of experience into a lithe frame: ecstatic yet scientific descriptions of Yosemite; the heartrending tale of that "wee, hairy, sleekit beastie," Stickeen; reflections on the society of Eskimos;Muir's touching tribute, after a lifetime of wonder, to the mighty baobob trees of Africa; and more. Fred D. White's selection from Muir's writings, and his illuminating commentary, reveal the coherence and drama of a remarkable life: new readers will understand why Muir has become an American icon, and readers who are familiar with his work will be delighted with this fresh look. Muir's fierce love of all of nature, from squirrels to glaciers (but perhaps not sheep), continues to inspire us nearly a century after his death."--Book jacket.

Journeys in the Wilderness

Journeys in the Wilderness
Author: John Muir
Pages: 570
ISBN: 1841586978
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Release: 2009
Editor: Birlinn Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in the east of Scotland in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation, and as the first person to promote the idea of National Parks.