John Muir My Life with Nature

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ISBN: 9781584694656
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Number of pages: 80
Author: Joseph Cornell
Publisher: Dawn Publications

Download and read online John Muir My Life with Nature in PDF and EPUB This is THE BEST John Muir biography for children, says Jill Harcke, co-producer of the John Muir Tribute CD. Written mostly in the words of Muir, it brims with his spirit and adventures. The text was selected and retold by naturalist Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children, who is well known for his inspiring nature games. The result is a book with an aliveness, a presence of goodness, adventure, enthusiasm, and sensitive love of each animal and plant that will give young adults an experience of a true champion of nature. It is a book that expands your sense of hope, adventure, and awareness. Adults will be just as fond of this book as young readers. Cornell includes numerous explore more activities that help the reader to understand and appreciate the many wonderful qualities of Muir.


John Muir

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ISBN: 9781584691556
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 84
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Dawn Publications

Download and read online John Muir in PDF and EPUB A biography of the man known as "father of America's national parks" and an influential conservationist, told in the first person, using Muir's own words.


A Passion for Nature

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ISBN: 9780199782246
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Number of pages: 535
Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online A Passion for Nature in PDF and EPUB Donald Worster's A Passion for Nature is the most complete account of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club ever written. It is the first to be based on Muir's full private correspondence and to meet modern scholarly standards, yet it is also full of rich detail and personal anecdote, uncovering the complex inner life behind the legend of the solitary mountain man. It traces Muir from his boyhood in Scotland and frontier Wisconsin to his adult life in California right after the Civil War up to his death on the eve of World War I. It explores his marriage and family life, his relationship with his abusive father, his many friendships with the humble and famous (including Theodore Roosevelt and Ralph Waldo Emerson), and his role in founding the modern American conservation movement. Inspired by Muir's passion for the wilderness, Americans created a long and stunning list of national parks and wilderness areas, Yosemite most prominent among them. Yet the book also describes a Muir who was a successful fruit-grower, a talented scientist and world-traveler, a doting father and husband, and a self-made man of wealth and political influence. The winner of numerous book awards, A Passion for Nature was also named a Best Book of 2008 by Washington Post Book World. It is the first comprehensive biography of Muir to appear in six decades.


John Muir

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ISBN: MINN:31951D024419511
Release Date: 2000-11-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Gretel Ehrlich
Publisher: National Geographic

Download and read online John Muir in PDF and EPUB In this definitive photobiography, Ehrlich brings her award-winning grace & insight to the life of one of our nation's most prized environmental heroes--John Muir, a founder of the Sierra Club.


My First Summer in the Sierra

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ISBN: 0547527373
Release Date: 1998-04-15
Number of pages: 204
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online My First Summer in the Sierra in PDF and EPUB From the photographer who brought Thoreau's Walden and Cape Cod to life comes a new work combining classic literature with brand-new photography. This time, Scot Miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details Muir's first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada in what is now Yosemite National Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life. The towering waterfalls, natural rock formations, and abundant plant and animal life helped Muir develop his views of the natural world, views that would eventually lead him to push for the creation of the national parks. My First Summer in the Sierra is illustrated with Miller's stunning photographs, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra plus John Muir's illustrations from the original edition and several previously unpublished illustrations from his 1911 manuscript. The publication of My First Summer in the Sierra inspired many to journey there, and this newly illustrated edition will surely inspire many more. This book is being published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy and, for each copy sold, Scot Miller is making a donation to Yosemite Conservancy. My First Summer in the Sierra won the National Outdoor Book Award.


Son of the Wilderness

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ISBN: 0299186342
Release Date: 2003-06-01
Number of pages: 364
Author: Linnie Marsh Wolfe
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

Download and read online Son of the Wilderness in PDF and EPUB Working closely with Muir's family and with his papers, Wolfe was able to create a full portrait of her subject, not only as America's firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system, but also as husband, father, and friend. All readers who have admired Muir's ruggedly individualistic lifestyle, and those who wish a greater appreciation for the history of environmental preservation in America, will be enthralled and enlightened by this splendid biography. The story follows Muir from his ancestral home in Scotland, through his early years in the harsh Wisconsin wilderness, to his history-making pilgrimage to California. This book, originally published in 1945 and based in large part on Wolfe's personal interviews with people who knew and worked with Muir, is one that could never be written again. It is, and will remain, the standard Muir biography.


Meditations of John Muir

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924087288001
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 145
Author: John Muir
Publisher:

Download and read online Meditations of John Muir in PDF and EPUB 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.


A Passion for Nature

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ISBN: 9780199782246
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Number of pages: 535
Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online A Passion for Nature in PDF and EPUB Donald Worster's A Passion for Nature is the most complete account of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club ever written. It is the first to be based on Muir's full private correspondence and to meet modern scholarly standards, yet it is also full of rich detail and personal anecdote, uncovering the complex inner life behind the legend of the solitary mountain man. It traces Muir from his boyhood in Scotland and frontier Wisconsin to his adult life in California right after the Civil War up to his death on the eve of World War I. It explores his marriage and family life, his relationship with his abusive father, his many friendships with the humble and famous (including Theodore Roosevelt and Ralph Waldo Emerson), and his role in founding the modern American conservation movement. Inspired by Muir's passion for the wilderness, Americans created a long and stunning list of national parks and wilderness areas, Yosemite most prominent among them. Yet the book also describes a Muir who was a successful fruit-grower, a talented scientist and world-traveler, a doting father and husband, and a self-made man of wealth and political influence. The winner of numerous book awards, A Passion for Nature was also named a Best Book of 2008 by Washington Post Book World. It is the first comprehensive biography of Muir to appear in six decades.


Travels in Alaska

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ISBN: 0547561679
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Number of pages: 368
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Travels in Alaska in PDF and EPUB This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.


John Muir

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ISBN: 9780763664701
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Number of pages: 45
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Download and read online John Muir in PDF and EPUB Depicts the life of John Muir--writer, scholar, inventor, shepherd, farmer, explorer, and naturalist--who devoted his life to the land, influenced the first national park in America--Yosemite--and founded the Sierra Club in 1892.


John Muir Nature Writings

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ISBN: 9781598533422
Release Date: 1997-04-22
Number of pages: 928
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Library of America

Download and read online John Muir Nature Writings in PDF and EPUB 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.


John Muir in His Own Words

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ISBN: 9780944220023
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 98
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Great West Books

Download and read online John Muir in His Own Words in PDF and EPUB 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:


John Muir

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ISBN: 068981996X
Release Date: 1998-04-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Montrew Dunham
Publisher: Aladdin

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The Camping Trip that Changed America

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ISBN: 9781101648896
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Number of pages: 32
Author: Barb Rosenstock
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Camping Trip that Changed America in PDF and EPUB Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation's history. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt joined naturalist John Muir on a trip to Yosemite. Camping by themselves in the uncharted woods, the two men saw sights and held discussions that would ultimately lead to the establishment of our National Parks.


John Muir

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ISBN: 089886335X
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 1030
Author: John Muir
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

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