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The Wilderness World of John Muir

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John Muir's extraordinary vision of America comes to life in these fascinating selections from his personal journals.

 

As a conservationist, John Muir traveled through most of the American wilderness alone and on foot, without a gun or a sleeping bag. In 1903, while on a three-day camping trip with President Theodore Roosevelt, he convinced the president of the importance of a national conservation program, and he is widely recognized for saving the Grand Canyon and Arizona's Petrified Forest. Muir's writing, based on journals he kept throughout his life, gives our generation a picture of an America still wild and unsettled only one hundred years ago. In The Wildernesss World of John Muir Edwin Way Teale has selected the best of Muir's writing from all of his major works—including My First Summer in the Sierra and Travels in Alaska—to provide a singular collection that provides to be "magnificent, thrilling, exciting, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring" (Kirkus Reviews).

Book News Annotation:

A selection of writings by John Muir (1838-1914), the American conservationist. Carefully chosen and introduced by the editor, the 51 excerpts recreate the story of Muir's boyhood, college studies, 1000-mile walk to the Gulf of Mexico, observation of birds and trees, and discovery of glaciers in Yosemite. Originally published in 1954.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Muir's writing, based on journals he kept throughout his life, gives our generation a picture of America only 100 years ago, still wild and unsettled. Edwin Way Teale has preserved the best of Muir's work in selections that show both the age and the man.

About the Author

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:
9780618127511
Introduction:
Teale, Edwin Way
Editor:
Kane, Henry B.
Illustrator:
Kane, Henry B.
Author:
Teale,
Author:
Edwin Way
Author:
Muir, John
Author:
Teale, Edwin Way
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Naturalists/Gardeners
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
United States Description and travel.
Subject:
Naturalists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Gardeners and Naturalists
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 785
Publication Date:
August 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.14x5.78x.94 in. .80 lbs.

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