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In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914. As Edward Hoagland writes in his Introduction, “A century and a quarter later, we are reading [Muirs] account because there in the glorious fiords . . . he is at our elbow, nudging us along, prompting us to understand that heaven is on earth—is the Earth—and rapture is the sensible response wherever a clear line of sight remains.”

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In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914. As Edward Hoagland writes in his Introduction, A century and a quarter later, we are reading Muir's account because there in the glorious fiords . . . he is at our elbow, nudging us along, prompting us to understand that heaven is on earth--is the Earth--and rapture is the sensible response wherever a clear line of sight remains.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes photographs from the original 1915 edition.

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Edward Hoagland is the author of Notes from the Century Before (a Modern Library paperback) and nearly twenty other books on nature and exploration. He lives in Bennington, Vermont.

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I love his descriptions of the aurora borealis.
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ISBN:
9780375760495
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Hoagland, Edward
Introduction by:
Hoagland, Edward
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Muir, John
Author:
John Muir Introduction by Edward Hoagland
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Alaska Description and travel.
Subject:
Naturalists -- United States.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
5J01-02
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.18x.60 in. .44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914. As Edward Hoagland writes in his Introduction, A century and a quarter later, we are reading Muir's account because there in the glorious fiords . . . he is at our elbow, nudging us along, prompting us to understand that heaven is on earth--is the Earth--and rapture is the sensible response wherever a clear line of sight remains.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes photographs from the original 1915 edition.

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