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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.

Author: John Muir

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423607120

Category: Nature

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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.
2011 By John Muir

It was a period during which the nature essay was gaining in popularity: during the 1860s, collections of Thoreau's essays had come into print and John Burroughs was beginning to write his essays about familiar birds, animals and plants ...

Author: John Muir

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423620082

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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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.
2020-07-28 By John Muir

... A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf, Save the Redwoods, The Cruise of the Corwin and more John Muir. JOHN MUR willinessessms ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, MEMOIRS 5 LETTERS John Muir JOHN MUIR: Wilderness Essays, Environmental Studies, ...

Author: John Muir

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788075838155

Category: Travel

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This carefully edited collection of John Muir has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all device. Table of Contents: Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in the Sierra Articles and Speeches: The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado Autobiographical: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth Letters to a Friend Tribute: Alaska Days with John Muir by Samuel Hall Young John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.
2017-07-04 By John Muir

Curt Meine , “ The Utility of Preservation and the Preservation of Utility : Leopold's Fine Line , ” in The Wilderness Condition : Essays on Environment and Civilization , ed . Max Oelschlaeger ( San Francisco : Sierra Club Books ...

Author: Michael L. Johnson

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ISBN: UVA:X030112643

Category: History

Page: 533

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Americans have had an enduring yet ambivalent obsession with the West as both a place and a state of mind. Michael L. Johnson considers how that obsession originated, how it has determined attitudes toward and activities in the West, and how it has changed over the centuries.

Using Wilderness: Essays on the Evolution Of Youth Camping in Ontario, including the essay by Bruce W. Hodgins and Seana Irvine, “Temagami Youth Camping 1903–1973,” 143–56, Peterborough: Frost Centre, Trent University, 1992.

Author: Bruce W. Hodgins

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770702943

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Carol and Bruce Hodgins began leading canoe trips in 1957 for Camp Wanapitei on Lake Temagami in Northern Ontario, initially to the great rivers of that region and on into Quebec. Their first venture north of 60 found them on the South Nahanni, soon to be followed by the Coppermine River, and by the 1990s their annual tripping took them to the Soper River on Baffin Island. included with their richly descriptive accounts of wilderness travel with groups of people, are kayak adventures in Baja California, Mexico, and the Queen Charlottes, paddling in and near the Everglades and explorations on Heritage rivers in the Maritimes and along the coast of Newfoundland. Few have personally experienced the breadth of wilderness travel in Canada as have the Hodgins husband-and-wife team. Their fifty years as "paddling partners," a legendary achievement, is a story of shared joys, challenges, triumphs and mishaps, delightfully told and augmented by excerpts from daily logs, historical insights and the tidbits of experience gleaned over the years.
2008-02-08 By Bruce W. Hodgins

Muir was a prolific writer of wilderness essays, served on many conservation commissions, and in 1891 helped organize the Sierra Club for the purpose of wilderness preservation. He served as its president until his death in 1914.

Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781607106807

Category: Humor

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From electric cars to recycling to organic food--it's all here! Uncle John puts a green spin on its fun facts, figures and trademark trivia. Only Uncle John could make the Green Movement this much fun! This timely edition takes an even-handed look at the trials and tribulations (and downright goofiness) of environmentalism. You’ll learn how landfills operate, where plastic goes to die, how to understand food labels, how to save some green around the house, and the lowdown on all the alternative forms of energy currently being bandied about (even beer power). And we cover the really important stuff, such as: Who has the bigger carbon footprint--Fred Flintstone or George Jetson? And lots more, including… * Lady Bird Johnson’s quest for a prettier nation * Whatever happened to the electric car? * Paper vs. plastic: A fight to the death * Not-so-green Hollywood movies * The true meaning of “organic” * Ancient environmentalists * Living on an Amish farm * NOISE POLLUTION! * Animals that recycle * The power of poo And much, much more!

New York , NY : Vintage Books . 91 pp . Muir , John . 1980. Wilderness Essays . Salt Lake City , UT : Peregrine Smith . Nash , Roderick . 1982. Wilderness and the American Mind ( 3rd Ed . ) . New Haven , CONN : Yale University Press .

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924087273094

Category: Forests and forestry

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I confess to a certain fondness for them myself ( and not entirely because The Wilderness Society and Roberts Rinehart have just published one — The World of Wilderness : Essays on the Power and Purpose of Wild Country , $ 24.95 ) .

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ISBN: UOM:39015046519107

Category: Natural history

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Waymarks in the Wilderness ; Essays on Prophecy , Christian Doctrine , Hope , and History . St. Louis , 1857 . S ° . - Elements of PoBoston , 1843 . " Waymarks in the Wilderness . " Ed . by James Inglis . v.1-3 . N.Y. , 1864-6 . in 6v .

Author: St. Louis Public School Library

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044080252158

Category: Classified catalogs

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Waymarks in the Wilderness ; Essays 16 ° ... 31el on Prophecy , Christian Doctrine , Watson , J. W. Beautiful Snow , and Hope , and History . St. Louis , 1857 . other Poems . Phila . , 1869. 12 ° ..... 67b 8o . 11 Watson , Rich .

Author: St. Louis Public Schools (Saint Louis, Mo.). Library

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ISBN: UCAL:B4523850

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