The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir
Author: Anonim
Release: 2013-10-21
Editor: Yosemite Conservancy
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781930238442
Language: en
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Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman’s exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying, and outrageous.

John Muir

John Muir
Author: John Muir
Release: 1992
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: 1040
ISBN: UCR:31210008845552
Language: en
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Features the eight influential books in which John Muir reflects on the beauty of America's wilderness and fights for their protection.

The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir
Author: Anonim
Release: 2013-03-12
Editor: Yosemite Conservancy
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9781930238374
Language: en
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Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman’s exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying, and outrageous.

The Wilderness World of John Muir

The Wilderness World of John Muir
Author: John Muir
Release: 1954
Editor: Mariner Books
Pages: 360
ISBN: STANFORD:36105041616405
Language: en
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Selections from each of John Muir's published books.

Our National Parks

Our National Parks
Author: John Muir
Release: 1901
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 370
ISBN: UOM:39015020814888
Language: en
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Wilderness Essays

Wilderness Essays
Author: John Muir
Release: 2020-07-28
Editor: Gibbs Smith
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781423620082
Language: en
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Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra. This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists—writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the “other nations” of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.

Anywhere That Is Wild

Anywhere That Is Wild
Author: Peter Thomas,Donna Thomas
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1930238835
Language: en
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Gathered from John Muir's own writings, this fascinating compilation recounts his historic, first walk from the San Francisco bay to Yosemite.

The Writings of John Muir Our national parks

The Writings of John Muir  Our national parks
Author: John Muir
Release: 1917
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 440
ISBN: WISC:89035478049
Language: en
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John Muir in His Own Words

John Muir  in His Own Words
Author: John Muir
Release: 1988
Editor: Great West Books
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9780944220023
Language: en
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The best of John Muir -- 332 quotations, the distillation of his thought, the essence of his beliefs. Muir was the foremost conservationist of his time -- nature writer, social critic, realist, a romantic, a visionary. "A long-needed collection that features an excellent subject index. Painstaking bibliographic references make this an invaluable addition to one's Muir Library." (Yosemite Association.) If asked for a succinct statement of his beliefs, Muir might have replied:

The Mountains of California

The Mountains of California
Author: John Muir
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 354
ISBN: UCD:31175031206033
Language: en
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John of the Mountains

John of the Mountains
Author: John Muir
Release: 1979
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Pages: 484
ISBN: 0299078809
Language: en
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John Muir, America's pioneer conservationist and father of the national park system, was a man of considerable literary talent. As he explored the wilderness of the western part of the United States for decades, he carried notebooks with him, narrating his wanderings, describing what he saw, and recording his scientific researches. This reprint of his journals, edited by Linnie Marsh Wolfe in 1938 and long out of print, offers an intimate picture of Muir and his activities during a long and productive period of his life. The sixty extant journals and numerous notes in this volume were written from 1867 to 1911. They start seven years after the time covered in The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, Muir's uncompleted autobiography. The earlier journals capture the essence of the Sierra Nevada and Alaska landscapes. The changing appearance of the Sierras from Sequoia north and beyond the Yosemites enthralled Muir, and the first four years of the journals reveal his dominating concern with glacial action. The later notebooks reflect his changes over the years, showing a mellowing of spirit and a deep concern for human rights. Like all his writings, the journals concentrate on his observations in the wilderness. His devotion to his family, his many warm friendships, and his many-sided public life are hardly mentioned. Very little is said about the quarter-century battle for national parks and forest reserves. The notebooks record, in language fuller and freer than his more formal writings, the depth of his love and transcendental feeling for the wilderness. The rich heritage of his native Scotland and the unconscious music of the poetry of Burns, Milton, and the King James Bible permeate the language of his poetic fancy. In his later life, Muir attempted to sort out these journals and, at the request of friends, published a few extracts. A year after his death in 1914, his literary executor and biographer, William Frederick Badè, also published episodes from the journals. Linnie Marsh Wolfe set out to salvage the best of his writings still left unpublished in 1938 and has thus added to our understanding of the life and thought of a complex and fascinating American figure.

A Passion for Nature

A Passion for Nature
Author: Donald Worster
Release: 2011
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780199782246
Language: en
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A definitive biography traces the life of John Muir from his boyhood in Scotland up to his death on the eve of World War I and offers important insights into the passionate nature of America's first great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club.

Essential Muir

Essential Muir
Author: John Muir
Release: 2006
Editor: California Legacy Book
Pages: 131
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132080099
Language: en
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"Like Muir himself, Essential Muir packs an astounding range of experience into a lithe frame: ecstatic yet scientific descriptions of Yosemite; the heartrending tale of that "wee, hairy, sleekit beastie," Stickeen; reflections on the society of Eskimos;Muir's touching tribute, after a lifetime of wonder, to the mighty baobob trees of Africa; and more. Fred D. White's selection from Muir's writings, and his illuminating commentary, reveal the coherence and drama of a remarkable life: new readers will understand why Muir has become an American icon, and readers who are familiar with his work will be delighted with this fresh look. Muir's fierce love of all of nature, from squirrels to glaciers (but perhaps not sheep), continues to inspire us nearly a century after his death."--Book jacket.

Journeys in the Wilderness

Journeys in the Wilderness
Author: John Muir
Release: 2009
Editor: Birlinn Limited
Pages: 570
ISBN: 1841586978
Language: en
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The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in the east of Scotland in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation, and as the first person to promote the idea of National Parks.

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth
Author: John Muir
Release: 1913
Editor: Binker North
Pages: 2
ISBN: STANFORD:36105044947435
Language: en
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John Muir (1838-1914), whose writings about the natural world have shaped the conservation and environmental movements for more than a century, wrote this autobiographical account near the end of his life about his childhood in Dunbar, Scotland, his immigration to America (1849), his adolescence on a pioneer farmstead near Kingston, Wisconsin, and his student years at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth reveals the evolution of Muir's scientific curiosity and the beginnings of his reverential attitude towards nature. Treating his encounters with wildlife as high adventure, he gives especially informed attention to bird life in both Scotland and Wisconsin.

John Muir s Book of Animals

John Muir s Book of Animals
Author: John Muir
Release: 2015
Editor: Heyday Books
Pages: 125
ISBN: 1597143189
Language: en
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A very special original book with quotes from Muirs work about animal encounters and friendships, beautifully illustrated with art especially commisioned for this edition

The Wilderness Journeys

The Wilderness Journeys
Author: John Muir
Release: 1996
Editor: Canongate Books
Pages: 675
ISBN: 9780862415860
Language: en
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The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in the east of Scotland in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation, and as the first person to promote the idea of National Parks. Combining acute observation with a sense of inner discovery, Muir's writings of his travels through some of the greatest landscapes on Earth, including the Carolinas, Florida, Alaska and those lands which were to become the great National Parks of Yosemite and the Sierra Valley, raise an awareness of nature to a spiritual dimension. These journals provide a unique marriage of scientific survey of natural history with lyrical and often amusing anecdotes, retaining a freshness, intensity and brutal honesty which will amaze the modern reader. This collection, including the never-before-published Stickeen, presents the finest of Muir's writings, and imparts a rounded portrait of a man whose generosity, passion, discipline and vision are an inspiration to this day.

Meditations of John Muir

Meditations of John Muir
Author: John Muir
Release: 2001
Editor: Meditations (Wilderness)
Pages: 172
ISBN: CORNELL:31924087288001
Language: en
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Editor Chris Highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips.

The Wilder Muir

The Wilder Muir
Author: Bonnie J. Gisel
Release: 2017-03-20
Editor: Yosemite Conservancy
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781930238794
Language: en
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Whether he is cheering for untamed mountain sheep or braving a high-country storm that would sweep away lesser mortals, John Muir—outdoorsman, scientist, author—is forever passionate, often droll, and always inspirational. This collection of his little-known pieces have been culled from private letters, magazine articles, and personal journals from deep in the archives. In Bonnie Gisel’s able hands, Muir takes the reader on thrilling adventures and remarkable discoveries. His first summit of Half Dome, his great epiphany about the “living glaciers of the Sierra,” and his jolly ode to the giant sequoia are all presented here with awe and affection. A nearly penniless young Muir sleeps under the stars in a Florida graveyard. Muir the father prods his wife in the back with a stick, “helping” her up Yosemite’s Four Mile Trail. And an older yet still adventurous Muir summits Mount Rainier and survives the perilously icy descent. Certain to delight fans of The Wild Muir, these audacious exploits reveal John Muir’s boundless curiosity and love of all things wild.

My First Summer in the Sierra

My First Summer in the Sierra
Author: John Muir
Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 424
ISBN: UOM:39015020058841
Language: en
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John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, had not yet become a famed conservationist when he first trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, not long after the Civil War. He was so captivated by what he saw that he decided to devote his life to the glorification and preservation of this magnificent wilderness. "My First Summer in the Sierra," whose heart is the diary Muir kept while tending sheep in Yosemite country, enticed thousands of Americans to visit this magical place, and resounds with Muir's regard for the "divine, enduring, unwasteable wealth" of the natural world. A classic of environmental literature, "My First Summer in the Sierra" continues to inspire readers to seek out such places for themselves and make them their own.