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The Mountains of California (John Muir Library)

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Joining the successful John Muir Library Series, this is an elegant new edition of Muir's enduring celebration of the Sierra Nevada mountains he dedicated his life to saving - a classic work that becomes a model for three generations of nature writers. Muir's ebullient spirit and love of nature infuse these accounts of visiting Yosemite Valley, Kings Canyon, sequoia groves, and Mount Whitney. Also included are visits to two famous Cascades peaks, Mount Shasta and Mount St. Helens.

Blending keen observations of flora, geography, and geology, the natural forces that shape the landscape, and the changing seasons, Muir paints a timeless portrait of the wilderness he called "the Range of Light, the most divinely beautiful of all the mountain chains I have ever seen."

With a naturalist's eye and a poet's sensitivity, he extols "the richness of the life it cherishes, the depth and grandeur of its sculpture, its magnificent forest-crowned ridges, the summit-peaks so clear and high in the sky, glaciers still at work in the shadows of the peaks, thousands of lakes and meadows [that] shine and bloom, canyons to a depth of from 2000 to 5000 feet, in which flow and sing a band of beautiful rivers." He also recalls a variety of adventures, from scaling Mount Ritter to a near-fatal glacier crossing.

Synopsis:

John Muirs ebullient spirit and love of nature infuse these accounts of visiting Yosemite Valley, Kings Canyon, sequoia groves, and Mount Whitney. Blending keen observations of flora, geography, and geology, the natural forces that shape the landscape, and the changing seasons, Muir paints a timeless portrait of the wilderness he called “the Range of Light, the most divinely beautiful of all the mountain chains I have ever seen.” Also included are visits to two famous Cascades peaks, Mount Shasta and Mount St. Helens

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871566638
Editor:
Cohee, J.
Foreword:
Ehrlich, Gretel
Foreword:
Ehrlich, Gretel
Editor:
Cohee, J.
Author:
Muir, John
Author:
Ehrlich, Gretel
Publisher:
Sierra Club Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Mountain ecology
Subject:
Naturalists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Mountains ecology -- Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Subject:
Mountains ecology
Subject:
Mountains
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
General Nature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
John Muir Library
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19890311
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8 oz

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John Muirs ebullient spirit and love of nature infuse these accounts of visiting Yosemite Valley, Kings Canyon, sequoia groves, and Mount Whitney. Blending keen observations of flora, geography, and geology, the natural forces that shape the landscape, and the changing seasons, Muir paints a timeless portrait of the wilderness he called “the Range of Light, the most divinely beautiful of all the mountain chains I have ever seen.” Also included are visits to two famous Cascades peaks, Mount Shasta and Mount St. Helens
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