Muir of the mountains by William O. Douglas

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Published by Sierra Club Books for Children in San Francisco .

Written in English

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  • Muir, John, -- 1838-1914 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Conservationists -- Juvenile literature,
  • Naturalists -- Juvenile literature

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A biography of John Muir revealing the events and ideas that shaped America"s pioneer conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club.

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Statementby William O. Douglas ; illustrations by Daniel San Souci.
GenreJuvenile literature
ContributionsSan Souci, Daniel.
The Physical Object
Pagination105 p. :
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23261667M
ISBN 100871565056
LC Control Number93013680
OCLC/WorldCa28499892

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When John Muir traveled to California inhe found the pristine mountain ranges that would inspire his life’s work. The Mountains of California is the culmination of the ten years Muir spent in the Sierra Nevadas, studying every crag, crook, and valley with great care and contemplation.

John Muir, America's pioneer conservationist and father of the national park system, was a man of considerable literary talent. As he explored the wilderness of the western part of the United States for decades, he carried notebooks with him, narrating his wanderings, describing what he saw, and recording his scientific researches.

This reprint of his journals, edited by Linnie 5/5(1). Muir felt that his task was more than just recording "phenomena," but also to "illuminate the spiritual implications of those phenomena," writes Williams. For Muir, mountain skies, for example, seemed painted with light, and came to " symbolize divinity.": 45 He often described his observations in terms of : ApDunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.

Works of John Muir: The Mountains of California, The Grand Canon of the Colorado, Stickeen, The Yosemite, The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, Travels in Alaska and Steep Trails. by John Muir. Alaska Days With John Muir This book Brand: MobileReference.

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InMuir created this book by assembling his essays.?The primary figure of the book is not a person, but the mountains themselves; rather than emphasize the relationship between human beings and nature, Muir underscores the mountains. John Muir (–) was one of the first modern preservationists.

His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, and wildlife, especially in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, were read by millions and are still popular today.

The book begins with Muir's rough and tumble childhood in the Scottish Highlands, and runs chronologically to slightly past his early 20th century death in Los Angeles. It focuses its lens tightly on Muir as adventurer, inventor, conservationist, scholar, writer, geologist, and political organizer, while mostly ignoring the world events 4/5(1).

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The mountains of California () is his book length tribute to the beauties of the Sierras.5/5(1). John Muir, America's pioneer conservationist and father of the national park system, was a man of considerable literary talent. As he explored the wilderness of the western part of the United States for decades, he carried notebooks with him, narrating his wanderings, describing what he saw, and recording his scientific researches.

Reissued in in a handsome commemorative volume to celebrate the Sierra Club's centennial, William O. Douglas's classic children's biography of John Muir reveals the events and ideas that shaped America's pioneer conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club.

‎This John Muir Mountain Adventure Collection features “My First Summer in the Sierra” plus added adventure excerpts from selected Muir works: “A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf”, “Steep Trails”, “The Mountains of California” and “The Yosemite”.

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One of the heroes of America's conservation movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and.

John Muir (Ap - Decem ) also known as "John of the Mountains", 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.

: The Mountains of California.: First edition. 53 illustrations. 8vo, an extraordinarily bright copy with the original light brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and green. A little foxing to endpapers. Inscribed affectionately by Muir in May at Martinez to his great friend and fellow conservationist William Dallam Armes () who was Associate Professor of American Book Edition: 1st Edition.

Generally speaking, books and articles published prior to are in the public domain; however, note that some of Muir's most-quoted passages come from the book John of the Mountains - The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, first published incopyright renewed by John Muir Hanna and Ralph Eugene Wolfe.

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The cold mineral air of the mountains and the resiny reek of coniferous forests lift bracingly off his pages. No other writer is so ceaselessly astonished by the natural world as Muir, or communicates that astonishment more urgently.

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