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Publisher Comments:

This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.

Synopsis:

John Muir first saw Alaska in 1879, only twelve years after it was purchased from Russia by the United States. Four more times, in 1880, 1881, 1890, and 1899, he was drawn back to this land of rivers and glaciers, sunsets and northern lights, campfires and Arctic stars. Few people have lived so many adventures, yet Muir was not a mere collector of adventure; the hazards he encountered - and many were spine-tingling - came as a result of his intense desire to examine new aspects of the natural world.

About the Author

David Rains Wallace is the author of fifteen books, including The Turquoise Dragon, The Quetzal and the Macaw, The Monkey's Bridge (a 1997 New York Times Notable Book), and The Klamath Knot,which won the Burroughs Medal in 1984. He was raised in Connecticut and graduated from Wesleyan College. He now lives in Berkeley, California.
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."
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395285220
Author:
Muir, John
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Wallace, David Rains
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
monograph no. 12
Publication Date:
19980515
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.81 in 0.8 lb

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Related Subjects


History and Social Science » Americana » Alaska
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Travel » North America » United States » Western States
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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John Muir first saw Alaska in 1879, only twelve years after it was purchased from Russia by the United States. Four more times, in 1880, 1881, 1890, and 1899, he was drawn back to this land of rivers and glaciers, sunsets and northern lights, campfires and Arctic stars. Few people have lived so many adventures, yet Muir was not a mere collector of adventure; the hazards he encountered - and many were spine-tingling - came as a result of his intense desire to examine new aspects of the natural world.
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