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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).

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:
9780395240830
Other:
Teale, Edwin Way
Author:
Muir, John
Author:
Teale, Edwin Way
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Nature conservation
Subject:
Naturalists
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural Resources
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 18, #1
Publication Date:
1982
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.19x5.33x1.04 in. .92 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Natural History » General

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