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The Wilderness World of John Muir (1954)

by John Muir

Other authors: Edwin Way Teale (Editor)

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During John Muir's extraordinary life as a conservationist, he traveled through most of the American wilderness alone and on foot, without a gun or a sleeping bag. In 1903, while on a three-day camping trip with President Theodore Roosevelt, he convinced the president of the importance of a national conservation program, and he is given major credit for saving the Grand Canyon and Arizona's Petrified Forest. Muir's writing, based on journals he kept throughout his life, gives our generation a picture of an America still wild and unsettled only one hundred years ago. Edwin Way Teale has collected here the best of Muir's writing, selected from all of his major works, including MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA and TRAVELS IN ALASKA. THE WILDERNESS WORLD OF JOHN MUIR provides "reading that is often magnificent, thrilling, exciting, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring" (Kirkus Reviews). (Product Description)
  CollegeReading | Jun 23, 2008 |
This is absolutely the best book to start reading John Muir. It is an annotated collections of selections of Muir's best writings, with an excellent overall introduction, chapter introductions, and arranagement in chronological order by Edwin Way Teale. ( )
  muirpower | Aug 1, 2006 |
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Dedicated to the Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society, the National Parks Association, and all those who are fighting the good fight to preserve what John Muir sought to save
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John Muir was born on April 21, 1838, in Dunbar, Scotland, the third child and the first boy in the family of Daniel and Ann Muir.
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Selections from the writings of naturalist John Muir, with commentary.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618127518, Paperback)

John Muir's extraordinary vision of America comes to life in these fascinating selections from his personal journals.

 

As a conservationist, John Muir traveled through most of the American wilderness alone and on foot, without a gun or a sleeping bag. In 1903, while on a three-day camping trip with President Theodore Roosevelt, he convinced the president of the importance of a national conservation program, and he is widely recognized for saving the Grand Canyon and Arizona's Petrified Forest. Muir's writing, based on journals he kept throughout his life, gives our generation a picture of an America still wild and unsettled only one hundred years ago. In The Wildernesss World of John Muir Edwin Way Teale has selected the best of Muir's writing from all of his major works—including My First Summer in the Sierra and Travels in Alaska—to provide a singular collection that provides to be "magnificent, thrilling, exciting, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring" (Kirkus Reviews).

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Naturalist, Edwin Way Teale brings together 50-odd selections from Muir's writings with excellent black-and-white decorations by Henry B. Kane. Choosen to reflect Muir's life and career, these are chronologically arranged so that they come close to providing a biography of the famous Scot.… (more)

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