Selected Writings

Selected Writings - Everyman's Library

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Synopsis

This volume of John Muir's selected writings chronicles the key turning points in his life and study of the American wilderness. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth is Muir's account of his childhood on a Wisconsin farm, where his interest in nature was first piqued; in The Mountains of California, The Yosemite, and Travels in Alaska we follow him on long journeys into stunning mountain ranges and valleys, where he records native flora and fauna and finds proof of his theories of the effect of glaciers on landscape formation. These four full-length works--along with a selection of important essays also included here--helped galvanize American naturalists, leading to the founding of the Sierra Club and several national parks. In these pages, written with meticulous thoroughness and an impassioned lyricism, we witness Muir's awakening to the incredible beauty of our planet, and the honing of an eye turned as acutely toward the scientific as the spiritual.

Book information

ISBN: 9781841593777
Publisher: Everyman
Imprint: Everyman
Pub date:
DEWEY: 333.720922
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxxi, 784
Weight: 830g
Height: 214mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 43mm