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All the World Over: Notes From Alaska

by John Muir

Muir explores into the vast and varied splendors of the natural world in Alaska.

The Cruise of the Corwin

by John Muir

This latest addition to the John Muir Library -- our ongoing program to reissue the complete works of the first great conservationist author -- combines adventures in the Arctic North with Muir's perceptions. Founder of the Sierra Club, Muir did more than any other individual to shape the 20th-century conservation movement.

Kitty Literature: An Illustrated Collection for Cat Lovers

by William Shakespeare L. Frank Baum Rudyard Kipling Miguel De Cervantes Edgar Allan Poe Charles Darwin Emily Dickinson Mark Twain Charles Dickens Louisa May Alcott Alexandre Dumas Lewis Carroll Henry David Thoreau Oscar Wilde John Greenleaf Whittier Sir Walter Scott Washington Irving Anton Chekhov Lafcadio Hearn Beatrix Potter John Keats Bram Stoker Harriet Beecher Stowe H. P. Lovecraft Carl Sandburg E. E. Cummings John Muir Leonardo Da Vinci William Wordsworth W. B. Yeats Charles Baudelaire William Carlos Williams The Brothers Grimm Percy Bysshe Shelley John Richard Stephens Arthur Rackham Vincent Van Gogh John James Audubon Paul Gauguin Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes Teddy Roosevelt Louis Wain Samuel F. B. Morse Goya Ando Hiroshige Pierre-Auguste Renoir Thomas Eakins Henri Rousseau

People have been fascinated by cats for centuries. From the ancient Egyptians, all the way down to today's cat lovers throughout the world, cats have held a special place in people's lives. Cats are unique creatures. It shouldn't be surprising that they have captured the imaginations of many of the world's greatest authors and artists.This book contains 229 illustrations selected from the world's best cat art by 49 great artists, and explores stories, poetry, essays and quotations on cats by 36 of the most acclaimed and classic writers.From Beatrix Potter to Louisa May Alcott to Teddy Roosevelt, this eclectic collection features writings about cats by such great masters as Dickens, Kipling, Chekhov, Poe, Lovecraft, Keats, Shelley, Yeats, Whittier, Audubon, Muir, Thoreau, and Mark Twain, accompanied by fine art museum pieces by Renoir, da Vinci, van Gogh, Rousseau, Hiroshige, Goya, Gauguin, and many others.Kitty Literature is perfect for anyone who lives with one or more cats. It will also make an excellent gift book.(306 pages, 229 illustrations)

Kitty Literature: An Illustrated Collection for Cat Lovers

by William Shakespeare L. Frank Baum Rudyard Kipling Miguel De Cervantes Edgar Allan Poe Charles Darwin Emily Dickinson Mark Twain Charles Dickens Louisa May Alcott Alexandre Dumas Lewis Carroll Henry David Thoreau Oscar Wilde John Greenleaf Whittier Sir Walter Scott Washington Irving Anton Chekhov Lafcadio Hearn Beatrix Potter John Keats Bram Stoker P. G. Wodehouse Harriet Beecher Stowe H. P. Lovecraft Carl Sandburg E. E. Cummings John Muir Leonardo Da Vinci William Wordsworth W. B. Yeats Charles Baudelaire William Carlos Williams The Brothers Grimm Percy Bysshe Shelley John Richard Stephens Arthur Rackham Vincent Van Gogh John James Audubon Paul Gauguin Pierre Bonnard Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes Teddy Roosevelt Louis Wain Samuel F. B. Morse Goya Marc Chagall Ando Hiroshige Pierre-Auguste Renoir Pablo Picasso Thomas Eakins Henri Rousseau

People have been fascinated by cats for centuries. From the ancient Egyptians, all the way down to today's cat lovers throughout the world, cats have held a special place in people's lives. Cats are unique creatures. It shouldn't be surprising that they have captured the imaginations of many of the world's greatest authors and artists.This book contains 242 illustrations selected from the world's best cat art by 58 great artists, and explores stories, poetry, essays and quotations on cats by 37 of the most acclaimed and classic writers.From Beatrix Potter to Louisa May Alcott to Teddy Roosevelt, this eclectic collection features writings about cats by such great masters as Dickens, Kipling, Chekhov, Poe, Lovecraft, Keats, Shelley, Yeats, Whittier, Audubon, Muir, Thoreau, and Mark Twain, accompanied by fine art museum pieces by Renoir, da Vinci, van Gogh, Rousseau, Hiroshige, Goya, Chagall, Gauguin, and Picasso.Kitty Literature is perfect for anyone who lives with one or more cats. It will also make an excellent gift book.(321 pages, 242 illustrations)

Mountaineering Essays

by John Muir

This volume contains eleven mountaineering essays that include both adventurous narrative, joyful exultation, and descriptive features such as alpine soil beds, ancient and living glaciers, and mountain sculpture. In each, Muir maintains a careful and subtle balance between the physical aspects of ascending and the more symbolic observations of the sublimity of his surroundings.

The Mountains of California

by John Muir

A reprint of the Century Co. edition of 1894 with illustrations added from Picturesque California and the region west of the Rockies.

The Mountains of California

by John Muir Edward Hoagland

A stirring tribute to one of America's most remote and beautiful places by one of the first modern preservationists This Penguin Classic-Muir's first book-puts a pioneering conservationist's passion for nature in high relief. With a poet's sensitivity and a naturalist's eye, Muir celebrates the Sierra Nevada, which he dedicated his life to saving, and recounts his breathtaking visits to Yosemite Valley, Kings Canyon, Sequoia Groves, and Mount Whiskey. The Mountains of California is an affecting celebration of raw nature by one of its most ardent defenders.

Muir: Nature Writings

by John Muir William Cronon

In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir made himself 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 visionary prophet of environmental awareness, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the American West. Nature Writings collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913) is Muir's account of growing up by the sea in Scotland, of coming to America with his family at age eleven, and of his early fascination with the natural world. My First Summer in the Sierra (1911) is his famous account of the spiritual awakening he experienced when, 1869, he first encountered the mountains and valleys of central California. The Mountains of California (1894) draws on half a lifetime of exploration of the high Sierra country to celebrate and evoke the region's lakes, forests, flowers, and animals in a masterpiece of observation and poetic description. Also included are the widely popular "Stickeen" (1909), Muir's affectionate story of an adventure with a dog in Alaska, and 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 what became Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks and the Grand Canyon, his successful crusades to preserve the wilderness, his early walking tour to Florida, and the Alaska journey of 1879.

My First Summer in the Sierra

by John Muir Mike Davis Herbert W. Gleason

John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, had not yet become a famed conservationist when he first trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, not long after the Civil War. He was so captivated by what he saw that he decided to devote his life to the glorification and preservation of this magnificent wilderness. My First Summer in the Sierra, whose heart is the diary Muir kept while tending sheep in Yosemite country, enticed thousands of Americans to visit this magical place, and resounds with Muir's regard for the "divine, enduring, unwasteable wealth" of the natural world. A classic of environmental literature, My First Summer in the Sierra continues to inspire readers to seek out such places for themselves and make them their own.From the Trade Paperback edition.

My First Summer in the Sierra

by John Muir Scot Miller

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 anniversary edition will surely inspire many more. My First Summer in the Sierra won the National Outdoor Book Award.

My First Summer in the Sierra

by John Muir Galen Rowell

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.Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the book's original publication by Houghton Mifflin Company, 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 anniversary 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 Sierras

by John Muir

Muir kept this journal on his first extended trip to Yosemite in 1869. Here he faithfully recorded his impressions of the dazzling animal and plant life he encountered in the magnificent Sierra.

Stickeen

by John Muir

A great dog story, a well-told tale -- the naturalist and adventurer John Muir recounts how he and his companion, a dog named Stickeen, each, alone, confronted and conquered their fears of an icy Alaskan glacier in 1880.

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

by John Muir

John Muir details the "fun and pain" of his boyhood in Scotland, his love for nature, his immigration to America, and the hardships of farm life that put him "to the plough at the age of twelve, when my head reached but a little above the handles."

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

by John Muir William Frederic Bade

Taken from Muir's earliest journals, this book records his walk in 1867 from Indiana across Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida to the Gulf Coast. In his distinct and wonderful style, Muir shows us the wilderness, as well as the towns and people, of the South immediately after the Civil War. Foreword by Peter Jenkins.

Travels in Alaska

by John Muir Edward Hoagland

In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914. As Edward Hoagland writes in his Introduction, "A century and a quarter later, we are reading [Muir's] account because there in the glorious fiords . . . he is at our elbow, nudging us along, prompting us to understand that heaven is on earth--is the Earth--and rapture is the sensible response wherever a clear line of sight remains."This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes photographs from the original 1915 edition.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Travels in Alaska

by David Rains Wallace John Muir

This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.

The Wild, Wild West: Thrilling Tales by Famous Authors

by Rudyard Kipling Mark Twain Ralph Waldo Emerson O. Henry Max Brand Charles Dickens Bret Harte Jack London Sir Arthur Conan Doyle James Fenimore Cooper Henry David Thoreau Stephen Crane Robert Louis Stevenson Oscar Wilde Washington Irving Zane Grey Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Ambrose Bierce Walt Whitman John Muir John Richard Stephens

A town that had a man for breakfast every morning.That's how Tombstone, Arizona was described in the late-1800s, bolstering the myth that a corpse would be found cooling in the town's dusty streets each sunrise. The reality was quite different and much less violent, of course, but that hasn't kept the fanciful folklore of the Wild West from being retold in the years since, across America and around the world.This book captures the quick-trigger temper and savage spirit of America's frontier days in The Wild, Wild West, an exciting compilation of factual and fictional stories about the Wild West by famous authors.This is a collection of works on the Wild West by many of the world's most famous authors from the 1800s, including Dickens, Wilde, Emerson, Whitman, Longfellow, Muir, Irving, Thoreau, Twain, Kipling, Bierce, London, James Fenimore Cooper, O. Henry, Bret Harte, Zane Grey, Max Brand, Stephen Crane, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson. The selections involve gunfights, outlaws, gold mining, the Pony Express, stagecoach robberies, cowboys, card sharks, vigilantes, lynchings, ghost towns, and sheep, along with tributes to Custer and to the Native Americans who did him in.In a Max Brand tale, a town offers to reward a gunslinger for bringing in a stage robber dead or alive, leading to a battle of wits in the outlaw's canyon hideout. A story by Stephen Crane involves four men who play a card game for fun which ends in death, while Jack London tells of a deadly struggle between a hard-working prospector and an opportunistic murderer over a load of gold. Then there's the very first story that introduced the Cisco Kid to the world, along with the jumping frog story that made Mark Twain famous.The vivid personalities and the stories they give rise to in The Wild, Wild West reveal the truth behind the embroidered legends of the Old West, even as they add to them.(300 pages, 62 illustrations)

The Yosemite

by John Muir

Reprint of the Houghton Mifflin edition of 1914.

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