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The Writings of John Muir: Volume I By John Muir
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THIS uniform edition of John Muir's Works is published by arrangement with his family and with Professor William Frederic Bade", who at their request acts as supervising editor of Mr. Muir's... More > published and unpublished writings, and who has written the general Introduction which follows. The completeness of the edition is made possible by the kind cooperation of the Century Company, who have permitted the inclusion of the two books published by them, The Mountains of California and The Yosemite. Most of the illustrations are from photographs by Mr. Herbert W. Gleason, who has tramped with Mr. Muir hi the Sierra and has visited many other places described in these volumes, from the Wisconsin farm which was Muir's first American home to the California ranch where he spent his last years.< Less
The Writings of John Muir: Volume I By John Muir
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THIS uniform edition of John Muir's Works is published by arrangement with his family and with Professor William Frederic Bade", who at their request acts as supervising editor of Mr. Muir's... More > published and unpublished writings, and who has written the general Introduction which follows. The completeness of the edition is made possible by the kind cooperation of the Century Company, who have permitted the inclusion of the two books published by them, The Mountains of California and The Yosemite. Most of the illustrations are from photographs by Mr. Herbert W. Gleason, who has tramped with Mr. Muir hi the Sierra and has visited many other places described in these volumes, from the Wisconsin farm which was Muir's first American home to the California ranch where he spent his last years.< Less
The Contemplative John Muir By Stephen Hatch
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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... More > 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.< Less
Alaska Days With John Muir By S. Hall Young
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.....Standing a little apart from them as the steamboat drew to the dock, his peering blue eyes already eagerly scanning the islands and mountains, was a lean, sinewy man of forty, with waving,... More > reddish-brown hair and beard, and shoulders slightly stooped. He wore a Scotch cap and a long, gray tweed ulster, which I have always since associated with him, and which seemed the same garment, unsoiled and unchanged, that he wore later on his northern trips. He was introduced as Professor Muir, the Naturalist. A hearty grip of the hand, and we seemed to coalesce at once in a friendship which, to me at least, has been one of the very best things I have known in a life full of blessings. From the first he was the strongest and most attractive of these four fine personalities to me, and I began to recognize him as my Master who was to lead me into enchanting regions of beauty and mystery, which without his aid must forever have remained unseen by the eyes of my soul....< Less
Alaska Days with John Muir By S. Hall Young
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IN the summer of 1879 I was stationed at Fort Wrangell in southeastern Alaska,... — very green and very fresh — to do what I could towards establishing the white man's civilization among... More > the Thlinget Indians. I had very many things to learn and many more to unlearn. Thither came by the monthly mail steamboat in July to aid and counsel me in my work three men of national reputation — Dr. Henry Kendall of New York; Dr. Aaron L. Lindsley of Portland, Oregon, and Dr. Sheldon Jackson of Denver and the West.... Standing a little apart from them as the steamboat drew to the dock, his peering blue eyes already eagerly scanning the islands and mountains, was a lean, sinewy man of forty, with waving, reddish-brown hair and beard, and shoulders slightly stooped. He wore a Scotch cap and a long, gray tweed ulster, which I have always since associated with him, and which seemed the same garment, unsoiled and unchanged, that he wore later on his northern trips. He was introduced as Professor Muir, the Naturalist...< Less
The Yosemite: John Muir By Collection e'Vintage
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In The Yosemite John Muir recounts his adventures during the years he sojourned amid the Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery. Muir eloquently portrays the valley he called his "marvelous... More > wonderland," providing detailed descriptions of its natural features--from tiny birds and wildflowers to fierce storms and floods and even an earthquake he experienced. Combining rare literary skills with a passion for discovery, Muir captures moments of breathtaking adventure: peering over the dizzying brink of Yosemite Falls; climbing a hundred feet up into a high, hollow ice-cone; and scaling Half Dome while it is covered with a fresh blanket of snow to see his shadow, a half-mile long, clearly outlined on the sea of clouds beneath him. REVIEWS "If I was not already going to Yosemite, I would have bought a ticket instantly. John Muir is probably one of the most detailed and descriptive writers I've seen yet." Amanda< Less
The John Muir Trail By Matthew Nall
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"222 Miles Via Earth Air Wind & Fire" is a 20 page photo chronicle of a 2008 thru-hike of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Dedicated to Jeffrey Peterson, Woody Wood, Michael Mallery, and... More > Grace Logston for whom this adventure was possible.< Less
Steep Trails By John Muir
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This book chronicles some Mormon activities in the American West of the 19th century.
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth By John Muir
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A fascinating autobiography of John Muir (1838–1914)—founder and first president of the Sierra Club, America’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental... More > organization. This engrossing and highly personal work tells of his early years in his native Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, his stern Scottish religious upbringing, and his first forays into the study of nature—and then the announcement by his father that the family was emigrating to America. Having been transplanted to the New World at the age of 11, Muir describes how he helped his family create a new life in Wisconsin. When not working as a farm laborer, he self-educated himself and invented all manner of clock and calendar-based devices, for which he quickly won great renown throughout the state. At the age of 22, without ever having completed formal schooling, Muir enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, paying his own way for several years and studying botany and chemistry.< Less
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth By John Muir
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A fascinating autobiography of John Muir (1838–1914)—founder and first president of the Sierra Club, America’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental... More > organization. This engrossing and highly personal work tells of his early years in his native Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, his stern Scottish religious upbringing, and his first forays into the study of nature—and then the announcement by his father that the family was emigrating to America. Having been transplanted to the New World at the age of 11, Muir describes how he helped his family create a new life in Wisconsin. When not working as a farm laborer, he self-educated himself and invented all manner of clock and calendar-based devices, for which he quickly won great renown throughout the state. At the age of 22, without ever having completed formal schooling, Muir enrolled at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, paying his own way for several years and studying botany and chemistry.< Less