The Wilderness World of John Muir

John Muir (Author) Edwin Way Teale (Editor)
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John Muir's extraordinary vision of America comes to life in these fascinating selections from his personal journals.

As a conservationist, John Muir traveled through most of the American wilderness alone and on foot, without a gun or a sleeping bag. In 1903, while on a three-day camping trip with President Theodore Roosevelt, he convinced the president of the importance of a national conservation program, and he is widely recognized for saving the Grand Canyon and Arizona's Petrified Forest. Muir's writing, based on journals he kept throughout his life, gives our generation a picture of an America still wild and unsettled only one hundred years ago. In The Wildernesss World of John Muir Edwin Way Teale has selected the best of Muir's writing from all of his major works--including My First Summer in the Sierra and Travels in Alaska--to provide a singular collection that provides to be magnificent, thrilling, exciting, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring (Kirkus Reviews).

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
August 20, 2001
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780618127511
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About the Author

John Muir (1838-1914) was a naturalist, author, environmental activist, and one of the earliest advocates for the preservation and protection of wilderness lands in the United States. Thanks to Muir's relentless activism, some of California's most beloved national parks have been protected and maintained throughout the years, including Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park, and much of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Muir also founded the Sierra Club in 1892, an influential environmental organization still in existence today. A prolific writer, Muir used his talents of rhetorical persuasion to help enact other key legislation that was integral to the preservation of natural resources throughout our land.

Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980) was an environmental writer and photographer best known for his four-book series, The American Seasons.