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The Resource Journeys in the wilderness : a John Muir reader, introduced by Graham White

Journeys in the wilderness : a John Muir reader, introduced by Graham White

Label
Journeys in the wilderness : a John Muir reader
Title
Journeys in the wilderness
Title remainder
a John Muir reader
Statement of responsibility
introduced by Graham White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Muir was born at Dunbar, Scotland in 1838, and emigrated to America in 1849, where he is still revered as 'Father of the National Parks' and 'Herald of the Conservation Movement'. A true Renaissance man, Muir was: inventor, mountaineer, explorer, botanist, geologist, nature-writer and environmental campaigner; many would add: Christian-mystic, visionary and wilderness-sage. His writings are the fountain-head from which the American conservation movement erupted, setting the agenda, the ethos and the argument for the creation of a vast National Park system. Muir did more than simply describe the grizzly bears, the giant redwoods and luminous landscapes of California's High Sierra; as the founder of the Sierra Club, his endless campaigns saved them for all posterity. This new selection includes Muir's finest autobiographical books: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth and My First Summer in the Sierra along with the best of his climbing and conservation essays from: The Mountains of California, Our National Parks, The Yosemite and Steep Trails. It offers a rounded portrait of Muir as a giant of American letters; of a visionary, whose passionate defence of 'everything that is Wild', still reverberates through today's environmental movement, inspiring new generations of activists and all who love the natural world."--Publisher's description
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLE
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH31.M9
LC item number
M85 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Journeys in the wilderness : a John Muir reader, introduced by Graham White
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The story of my boyhood and youth -- My first summer in the Sierra -- The mountains of California -- Our national parks -- The Yosemite -- Stickeen - Steep trails
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vi, 570 p.
Isbn
9781841586977
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn495438213
  • (OCoLC)ocn520046452
Label
Journeys in the wilderness : a John Muir reader, introduced by Graham White
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The story of my boyhood and youth -- My first summer in the Sierra -- The mountains of California -- Our national parks -- The Yosemite -- Stickeen - Steep trails
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vi, 570 p.
Isbn
9781841586977
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn495438213
  • (OCoLC)ocn520046452

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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