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ISBN13: 9780375760495
ISBN10: 0375760490
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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.”

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

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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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abp, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by abp)
I love his descriptions of the aurora borealis.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760495
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Hoagland, Edward
Introduction by:
Hoagland, Edward
Introduction:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Muir, John
Author:
John Muir Introduction by Edward Hoagland
Author:
Hoagland, Edward
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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