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From the photographer who brought Thoreauand#39;s Walden and Cape Cod to life comes a new work combining classic literature with brand-new photography. This time, Scot Miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details Muirand#39;s first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada in what is now Yosemite National Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life. The towering waterfalls, natural rock formations, and abundant plant and animal life helped Muir develop his views of the natural world, views that would eventually lead him to push for the creation of the national parks.

My First Summer in the Sierra is illustrated with Millerand#39;s stunning photographs, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra plus John Muirand#39;s illustrations from the original edition and several previously unpublished illustrations from his 1911 manuscript. The publication of My First Summer in the Sierra inspired many to journey there, and this newly illustrated edition will surely inspire many more.

This book is being published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy and, for each copy sold, Scot Miller is making a donation to Yosemite Conservancy. My First Summer in the Sierra won the National Outdoor Book Award.

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An illustrated editon of John Muir's MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA.

Synopsis:

This beautifully printed paperback original collects Ansel Adams' finest images of the place closest to his heart, Yosemite National Park. "I knew my destiny when I first experienced Yosemite", wrote Adams, who first visited the park at the age of fourteen and returned every year of his life thereafter. This new book presents the essence of Adams' long association with Yosemite: sixty-six memorable photographs of glacial lakes and craggy peaks, cascading waterfalls and granite monoliths, lone trees and sylvan streams. Here are Moon and Half Dome, Clearing Winter Storm, and El Capitan, Winter, Sunrise - images that have become veritable icons of the American wilderness. Selections from Adams' writings about the park and its environment, and an introductory essay that reveals the prescience of Adams' views on park management issues, enhance this majestic photographic portrait of Yosemite National Park by America's foremost landscape photographer.

About the Author

In addition to My First Summer in the Sierra, Muir wrote books on his travels to Alaska, Yosemite, and the Gulf of Mexico. He was instrumental in the creation and passage of the National Parks Act and was founder of the Sierra Club, which continues to be an important conservationist organization.  

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns vii

I. Through the Foothills with a Flock of Sheep 1

II. In Camp on the North Fork of the Merced 20

III. A Bread Famine 49

IV. To the High Mountains 57

V. The Yosemite 76

VI. Mount Hoffman and Lake Tenaya 97

VII. A Strange Experience 117

VIII. The Mono Trail 130

IX. Bloody Caand#241;on and Mono Lake 143

X. The Tuolumne Camp 155

XI. Back to the Lowlands 170

A Statement from Yosemite Conservancy 181

Artistand#8217;s Statement 184

List of Illustrations 188

Product Details

ISBN:
9780821221969
Editor:
Stillman, Andrea G.
Introduction:
Fischer, Michael L.
Introduction:
Fischer, Michael L.
Author:
Fischer, Michael L.
Author:
Adams, Ansel E.
Author:
Miller, Scot
Author:
Muir, John
Author:
Adams, Ansel
Adapted by:
Fischer, Michael L.
Adapted:
Fischer, Michael L.
Author:
Stillman, Andrea G.
Publisher:
Ansel Adams
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Nature & Wildlife
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Yosemite national park (calif.)
Subject:
Yosemite national park
Subject:
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) Pictorial works.
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Photography-Photographers
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 1129
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
90 color photographs
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in 2.09 lb

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An illustrated editon of John Muir's MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA.

"Synopsis" by , This beautifully printed paperback original collects Ansel Adams' finest images of the place closest to his heart, Yosemite National Park. "I knew my destiny when I first experienced Yosemite", wrote Adams, who first visited the park at the age of fourteen and returned every year of his life thereafter. This new book presents the essence of Adams' long association with Yosemite: sixty-six memorable photographs of glacial lakes and craggy peaks, cascading waterfalls and granite monoliths, lone trees and sylvan streams. Here are Moon and Half Dome, Clearing Winter Storm, and El Capitan, Winter, Sunrise - images that have become veritable icons of the American wilderness. Selections from Adams' writings about the park and its environment, and an introductory essay that reveals the prescience of Adams' views on park management issues, enhance this majestic photographic portrait of Yosemite National Park by America's foremost landscape photographer.
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