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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.

Synopsis:

The famed American adventurer, geologist, and naturalist recounts his experiences, impressions, and discoveries during four trips to Alaska between 1879 and 1890.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307758491
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
History : United States - General
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Muir, John
Author:
John, Muir
Subject:
Nature : Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Alaska
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Americana - Alaska
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Audio Books-Americana
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
Outdoors-Camping Guides
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Alaska Description and travel.
Subject:
Naturalists -- United States.
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
Nature Studies-Natural History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020611
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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Product details 272 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307758491 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The famed American adventurer, geologist, and naturalist recounts his experiences, impressions, and discoveries during four trips to Alaska between 1879 and 1890.
"Synopsis" by , 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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