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.

John Muir

Author: John Muir
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 089886335X
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

John Muir

Author: John Muir
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898864631
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Contains portions of Muir's autobiography, letters, his lesser known books, and essays

John Muir in His Own Words

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Great West Books
ISBN: 9780944220023
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Nature

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:

A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf With Original Drawings Photographs

Author: John Muir
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026847564
Release Date: 2015-11-29
Genre: Travel

This carefully crafted ebook: “A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (With Original Drawings & Photographs)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. During his numerous travels across the North America John Muir left behind a several travel books and travel reports. In September 1867, Muir undertook a walk of about 1,000 miles from Indiana to Florida, which he recounted in his book A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf. He had no specific route chosen, except to go by the "wildest, leafiest, and least trodden way I could find”. Earlier that year, an accident changed the course of his life when a tool he was using slipped and struck him in the eye. He was confined to a darkened room for six weeks, worried whether he would ever regain his sight. When he did, he saw the world and his purpose in a new light. Muir later wrote, "This affliction has driven me to the sweet fields. God has to nearly kill us sometimes, to teach us lessons." From that point on, he determined to be true to himself and follow his dream of exploration and study of plants. John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.

Journeys in the Wilderness

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Birlinn Limited
ISBN: 1841586978
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. This new collection presents the finest of Muirs writings, and imparts a rounded portrait of a man whose generosity, passion, discipline and vision are an inspiration to this day.

John of the Mountains

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299078841
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

America s Wilderness

Author: Ansel Adams
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762413905
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Photography

2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ansel Adams, whose landmark early photographs of wild America, originally taken for the Works Progress Administration, fill the pages of this splendid volume. Adams's breathtaking images are accompanied by excerpts from the writings of Sierra Club founder John Muir, the renowned conservationist who devoted his life to celebrating and preserving the American wildnerness.

The Mountains of California

Author: John Muir
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044010177285
Release Date: 1894
Genre: California

Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. One of the heroes of America's conservation movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. The mountains of California (1894) is his book length tribute to the beauties of the Sierras. He recounts not only his own journeys by foot through the mountains, glaciers, forests, and valleys, but also the geological and natural history of the region, ranging from the history of glaciers, the patterns of tree growth, and the daily life of animals and insects. While Yosemite naturally receives great attention, Muir also expounds on less well known beauty spots.

The Wilderness Journeys

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781847675705
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Introduced by Graham White. ‘When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.’ John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra 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 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation. This collection, including the rarely seen 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. Combining acute observation with a sense of inner discovery, Muir’s writings of his travels though 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 natural history with lyrical prose and often amusing anecdotes, retaining a freshness, intensity and brutal honesty which will amaze the modern reader.

Travels in Alaska

Author: John Muir
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 9781775457350
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Travel

No armchair naturalist, renowned conservationist John Muir was a rugged explorer who stoked his love for nature with strenuous hikes and demanding expeditions. Travels in Alaska recounts Muir's 1899 journey to the northern frontier with a crew of scientists, as well as some of his subsequent sojourns in the region.

The Yosemite

Author: John Muir
Publisher:
ISBN: 1911342126
Release Date: 2017-10-23
Genre: Nature

John Muir believed that excessive grazing and logging would result in the destruction of the wilderness, so campaigned to designate the area a protected national park. Muir describes the botanicals of the landscape, his enthusiasm infectious. With a new introduction from Terry Gifford, the message in The Yosemite is more pertinent now than ever.

American Earth

Author: Bill McKibben
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598530208
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Nature

A provocative anthology of top-selected American environmental writings from the past two centuries considers their influence on the ways in which people view the natural world and includes pieces by such figures as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John James Audubon. 30,000 first printing.

John Muir Nature Writings

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 9781598533422
Release Date: 1997-04-22
Genre: Nature

In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir became America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a far-seeing prophet of environmental awareness who founded the Sierra Club in 1892, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the American West. The Library of America's Nature Writings collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume, including: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913), My First Summer in the Sierra (1911), The Mountains of California (1894) and Stickeen (1909). Rounding out the volume is a rich selection of essays—including "Yosemite Glaciers," "God's First Temples," "Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta," "The American Forests," and the late appeal "Save the Redwoods"—highlighting various aspects of his career: his exploration of the Grand Canyon and of what became Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks, his successful crusades to preserve the wilderness, his early walking tour to Florida, and the Alaska journey of 1879.