John Muir

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: UCR:31210008845552
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Alaska

Features the eight influential books in which John Muir reflects on the beauty of America's wilderness and fights for their protection.

Die Berge Kaliforniens

Author: John Muir
Publisher:
ISBN: 3882210508
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)


Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641195502
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.

Our National Parks

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 9781911342052
Release Date: 2018-09-01
Genre: Nature

‘Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away ... God has cared for these trees ... but he cannot save them from fools – only Uncle Sam can do that.’ First published in 1901, Our National Parks is possibly the bestselling book of Muir’s wilderness-discovery titles and was certainly the most influential published in his lifetime, with a strong focus on the preservation of forest reserves. With a strong political tone and shrewd, subtle manoeuvring, Muir uses Our National Parks to persuade his readership of the necessity of nature and national parks for human recreation and more importantly for health and wellbeing, as well as the – in his mind – obvious need for preservation of wild ecosystems. Cannily he counterbalances this with the acknowledgement of the need for timber and irrigation systems, in order that his message is taken seriously; Muir’s passion is portrayed so vividly and flamboyantly that without his learned political and scientific reinforcement, he could be misconstrued as purely a radical and eccentric nonconformist. However, the two combined result in an engaging and convincing argument that these landscapes are our ‘natural home’, and ‘fountains of life’. As Muir expert Terry Gifford observes in the foreword, ‘Muir’s tone can shift in this book from seductive persuasion, to charming details of creatures, flora and landscapes, to scientific information, to trail guide, to religious uplift, to a final political speech of startling ferocity.’ John Muir’s strategic yet genuine and beautiful conservationist essays were a first at the time of publication, and are still highly applicable to our attitudes and lifestyles today in the twenty-first century.

The Mountains of California

Author: John Muir
Publisher:
ISBN: 1911342096
Release Date: 2018-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

‘How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! To behold this alone is worth the pains of any excursion a thousand times over.’ John Muir is known internationally for his dedication to protecting the environment and for founding The Sierra Club in 1892. His first book, as Muir authority Terry Gifford writes in the foreword, ‘became the bible of the fledgling Sierra Club, which is now a major national environmental activists’ organisation with branches in every corner of America’. The Mountains of California not only details Muir’s visits to the magnificent mountains along the Sierra Nevada Range, which he affectionately calls ‘The Range of Light’, but also the stunning glaciers, forests and landscapes that he encounters: ‘Climbing higher, I saw for the first time the gradual dwarfing of the pines in compliance with climate ... patches of the dwarf vaccinium with its round flowers sprinkled in the grass like purple hail; while in every direction the landscape stretched sublimely away in fresh wildness: a manuscript written by the hand of nature alone.’ Throughout the book, Muir’s philosophy of nature’s ability to soothe and amaze is evident. He heart-warmingly discusses at length how his encounters with animals, such as the Douglas squirrel, cheered him so. This is a truly beautiful read; Muir’s writing, embedded with emotion, wit, and at times, humour, will never fail to speak to his reader. The enthusiasm contained within these pages is infectious, and as well as making a powerful read, Muir will inspire you, too, to ‘come and see’ the innumerable delights that nature can offer: ‘The best words only hint at [California’s] charms. Come to the mountains and see.’

Vom Spazieren

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher:
ISBN: 3257234635
Release Date: 2004
Genre:


The Contemplative John Muir

Author: Stephen Hatch
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781105414817
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Religion

John Muir is best known for his work in preserving the great natural areas of America. What is not commonly known is that he was also a great contemplative thinker - a sort of "wilderness mystic" - one who experienced union with the Divine through contact with the great natural areas of the Western United States. Muir's preservation efforts were motivated in large part by his experience of the spiritual dimension of Nature. It was Muir's earthy mysticism that motivated him to work so diligently for the preservation of wild places, which he viewed as "God's First Temples." This book is a sort of "bible" of Muir quotations related to a vibrant and ecstatic spirituality of Nature. It includes a new selection of never-before published selections from original journals contained in the John Muir Papers, as well as passages from his published works. Anyone interested in experiencing a deeper communion with Nature will find this book invaluable.

Kosmos

Author: Alexander von Humboldt
Publisher:
ISBN: UCM:5322149263
Release Date: 1850
Genre:


Steep Trails

Author: John Muir
Publisher:
ISBN: 1911342088
Release Date: 2018-10-25
Genre:

Steep Trails is a mix of Muir's essays and adventure narratives. As Terry Gifford observes in the foreword, 'Most of Steep Trails' chapters are dispatches from Muir as travelling correspondent with a mixture of insights into local cultures, criticism of pollution and enthusiasm for everything wild.'

Coming Home to Earth

Author: Mark Brocker
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781498221733
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Religion

As a young Norwegian Lutheran teenager in rural Wisconsin, Brocker lay awake one night worrying whether he believed in Jesus enough to get to heaven. This getting-to-heaven anxiety reflected an excessive focus on individual salvation and a loss of concern for the well-being of the Earth community. A faith journey that leaves Earth behind is misguided. Ever since those early teen years Brocker has been on a journey to come home to Earth. Coming Home to Earth makes the case that there is no salvation apart from Earth and that Earth care is at the core of our identity and mission as followers of Jesus. The ecological consequences of a loss of concern for the well-being of Earth have been devastating. Brocker is especially concerned to determine what will motivate followers of Jesus to make radical changes in our way of life so that we can participate in the healing of wounded Earth and all of its inhabitants, both human and nonhuman. We are far more likely to make needed sacrifices for our fellow creatures if we share God's delight in and affection for them, and cherish Earth as our home.

Der fliegende Berg

Author: Christoph Ransmayr
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104032542
Release Date: 2014-09-25
Genre: Fiction

Christoph Ransmayrs epischer Roman über die Suche nach dem vermeintlich letzten Weißen Fleck der Weltkarte. Den Geschichten dieses Erzählers zu folgen, bedeutet beispielsweise am Gipfel des Everest die atlantische Brandung zu hören. ›Der fliegende Berg‹ ist die Geschichte zweier Brüder, die von der Südwestküste Irlands in den Transhimalaya, nach dem Land Kham und in die Gebirge Osttibets aufbrechen, um dort, wider besseres (durch Satelliten und Computernavigation gestütztes) Wissen, einen noch unbestiegenen namenlosen Berg zu suchen, vielleicht den letzten Weißen Fleck der Weltkarte. Auf ihrer Suche begegnen die Brüder nicht nur der archaischen, mit chinesischen Besatzern und den Zwängen der Gegenwart im Krieg liegenden Welt der Nomaden, sondern auf sehr unterschiedliche Weise auch dem Tod. Nur einer der beiden kehrt aus den Bergen ans Meer und in ein Leben zurück, in dem er das Rätsel der Liebe als sein und seines verlorenen Bruders tatsächliches, lange verborgenes, niemals ganz zu vermessendes und niemals zu eroberndes Ziel zu begreifen beginnt. Verwandelt von der Erfahrung, ja der Entdeckung der Wirklichkeit, macht sich der Überlebende am Ende ein zweites Mal auf den Weg.

Das Vogelm dchen und der Mann der der Sonne folgte

Author: Velma Wallis
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492968454
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Genre: Fiction

Zwei junge Menschen im eisigen Alaska lehnen sich gegen ihre Sippe auf: Jutthunvaa’, das Vogelmädchen, das besser als alle anderen Vogelstimmen imitieren kann, wird verstoßen, weil sie Jägerin werden will. Während sie allein in die Wildnis zieht, begibt sich ein anderer auf eine lange Wanderung: Daagoo will seinen Stamm in ein Land führen, in dem die Sonne auch im Winter aufgeht. Wie sich das Schicksal dieser beiden verbindet, erzählt Velma Wallis mit einer brillanten, klaren Sprache, indem sie zurückgreift auf den Legendenschatz ihres Volkes, der Athabasken.

The Peace of Nature and the Nature of Peace

Author: Andrew Fiala
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004299597
Release Date: 2015-06-19
Genre: Philosophy

The Peace of Nature and the Nature of Peace is a collection of philosophical essays that provides critical reflection on nonviolence, ecology, environmental ethics, and the philosophy of peace.