The Yosemite

John Muir (Author) Gretel Ehrlich (Introduction by)
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Description

In the spring of 1869, John Muir was looking for means of support to fund his explorations of California's Central Valley region. A ranch owner offered him a job herding sheep in the Sierra Nevada. As he explored the region, he jotted down his keen observations of the scenic countryside, and he eventually became a guide for some of Yosemite's most famous visitors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Muir documented these experiences in The Yosemite, first published in 1912. It is at once a vivid, accurate description of the land and a passionate homage to nature.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is a facsimile of the 1912 edition and includes the original illustrations.

Product Details

Price
$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Modern Library
Publish Date
January 14, 2003
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.06 X 0.69 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812967012

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About the Author

Gretel Ehrlich, a native Californian, is the author of the award-winning The Solace of Open Spaces, as well as John Muir: Nature's Visionary and This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland, among other books and essays. She lives in Wyoming and California.

Reviews

"Not only is [Muir] the author to whom all men turn when they think of the Sierras and Northern glaciers . . . but he was also . . . a man able to influence contemporary thought and action on the subjects to which he had devoted his life." --Theodore Roosevelt