Our National Parks

John Muir (Author)
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Description

For every person who has experienced the beauty of the mountains and felt humbled by comparison.


John Muir's Our National Parks--reissued to encourage, and inspire travelers, campers, and contemporary naturalists--is as profound for readers today as it was in 1901.


Take in John Muir's detailed observations of the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and forest reservations of the West. Be reminded (as Muir sagely puts), "Wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life."


John Muir's warmth, humor, and passionate advocacy for these public lands is enough to spur any reader on to plan a National Parks adventure of their own.

John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, and founder of The Sierra Club. His letters, essays, and books of his adventures in nature have been read by millions.

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Gibbs Smith
Publish Date
July 17, 2018
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781423650393

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About the Author

Born in 1838, John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and ahead-of-his-time advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. Muir's works tell of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada of California. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other exquisite wilderness areas. He founded The Sierra Club, and petitioned the US Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite National Park. The 211-mile John Muir Trail - a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada - was named in his honour, as was the John Muir Way in Scotland, and many other places including a beach, college and glacier. Muir married Louisa Strentzel and they had two daughters together, living on a fruit orchard in California. Today he is referred to as the 'Father of the National Parks' and has a legacy as one of the most influential naturalists in America.