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: 1584690097
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 79
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA)

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.


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: 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.


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 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.


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.


John Muir

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ISBN: 0763638846
Release Date: 2008-08
Number of pages: 41
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

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ISBN: 0826335306
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 281
Author: Sally M. Miller
Publisher: UNM Press

Download and read online John Muir in PDF and EPUB New information on the life of the famed environmentalist presented in 2001 at the John Muir Institute, hosted by the John Muir Center.


My First Summer in the Sierra

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ISBN: 9780486437354
Release Date: 2004-11-01
Number of pages: 146
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online My First Summer in the Sierra in PDF and EPUB Picturesque descriptions and sketches by one of America's most important and influential naturalists describes the author's 1869 stay in California's Yosemite River Valley and the Sierra Mountains. Muir's engaging journal describes majestic vistas, flora and fauna, as well as the region's other breathtaking natural wonders. 21 black-and-white illustrations.


The Wisdom of John Muir

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ISBN: 9780899976952
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Number of pages: 200
Author: Anne Rowthorn
Publisher: Wilderness Press

Download and read online The Wisdom of John Muir in PDF and EPUB The Wisdom of John Muir marries the best aspects of a Muir anthology with the best aspects of a Muir biography. The fact that it is neither, and yet it is both, distinguishes this book from the many extant books on John Muir. Building on her lifelong passion for the work and philosophy of John Muir, author Anne Rowthorn has created this entirely new treatment for showcasing the great naturalist's philosophy and writings. By pairing carefully selected material from various stages of Muir's life, Rowthorn's book provides a view into the experiences, places, and people that inspired and informed Muir's words and beliefs. The reader feels able to join in with Muir's own discoveries and transformations over the arc of his life. Rowthorn is careful not to overstep her role: she stands back and lets Muir's words speak for themselves.


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.


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:


Wilderness Essays

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ISBN: 9781423607120
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 263
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Gibbs Smith

Download and read online Wilderness Essays in PDF and EPUB 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.