The Wild Muir

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

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.

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.

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

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Meditations of John Muir

Meditations of John Muir
Author: Chris Highland
Pages: 168
ISBN: 0899974961
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Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Wilderness Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Editor Chris Highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips.

The Wild Muir

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

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.

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 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:

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall
Author: Julie Danneberg
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781607347644
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Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Charlesbridge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The now iconic figure John Muir, while living at the base of Yosemite Falls in California, ventures up the trail from his cabin one night and has a harrowing waterfall adventure. Back matter roots the story in Muir’s life’s work as a conservationist and naturalist.

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.

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.

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.

Essential Muir A Selection of John Muir s Best and Worst Writings

Essential Muir  A Selection of John Muir s Best  and Worst  Writings
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1597145505
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Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Heyday Books
Language: en

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John Muir

John Muir
Author: John Muir
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9781626980358
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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.

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.

My First Summer In The Sierra

My First Summer In The Sierra
Author: John Muir
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781473374201
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Release: 2015-05-08
Editor: Read Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Stickeen

Stickeen
Author: John Muir
Pages: 80
ISBN: HARVARD:HN1JAX
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Release: 1900
Editor: Boston ; New York : Houghton, Mifflin Company
Language: en

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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

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: un

Explanation of the Book:

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. All readers who have admired Muir's ruggedly individualistic lifestyle, and those who wish a greater appreciation for the history of environmental preservation in America, will be enthralled and enlightened by this splendid biography. The story follows Muir from his ancestral home in Scotland, through his early years in the harsh Wisconsin wilderness, to his history-making pilgrimage to California. 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.

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: un

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.