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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.

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.

My First Summer in the Sierra

by Mike Davis Herbert W. Gleason John Muir

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 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 Edward Hoagland John Muir

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 Yosemite

by John Muir

Reprint of the Houghton Mifflin edition of 1914.

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