Muir, John 1838-1914
Most widely held works about John Muir
Most widely held works by John Muir
My first summer in the Sierra by John Muir ( Book )
107 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,948 libraries worldwide
Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. 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 for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. My first summer in the Sierra (1911) is based on Muir's original journals and sketches of his 1869 stay in the Sierras. Hired to supervise a San Joaquin sheep owner's flock at the headwaters of the Merced and Tulomne Rivers, Muir sets out for the mountains in June, returning to the Valley in September. He describes the flora and fauna of the mountains as well as his visits to Yosemite and his climbs of Mt. Hoffman and other peaks in the range.
Nature writings: The story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays by John Muir ( Book )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,920 libraries worldwide
"In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir made himself America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a visionary prophet of environmental awareness, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the American West. Nature Writings collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume." "The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913) is Muir's account of growing up by the sea in Scotland, of coming to America with his family at age eleven, and of his early fascination with the natural world. My First Summer in the Sierra (1911) is his famous account of the spiritual awakening he experienced when, 1869, he first encountered the mountains and valleys of central California. The Mountains of California (1894) draws on half a lifetime of exploration of the high Sierra country to celebrate and evoke the region's lakes, forests, flowers, and animals in a masterpiece of observation and poetic description." "Also included are the widely popular "Stickeen" (1909), Muir's affectionate story of an adventure with a dog in Alaska, and a rich selection of essays - including "Yosemite Glaciers," "God's First Temples," "Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta," "The American Forests," and the late appeal "Save the Redwoods" - highlighting various aspects of his career: his exploration of what became Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks and the Grand Canyon, his successful crusades to preserve the wilderness, his early walking tour to Florida, and the Alaska journey of 1879."--BOOK JACKET.
The mountains of California by John Muir ( Book )
99 editions published between 1894 and 2008 in English and held by 1,692 libraries worldwide
Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. 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 for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. The mountains of California (1894) is his book length tribute to the beauties of the Sierras. He recounts not only his own journeys by foot through the mountains, glaciers, forests, and valleys, but also the geological and natural history of the region, ranging from the history of glaciers, the patterns of tree growth, and the daily life of animals and insects. While Yosemite naturally receives great attention, Muir also expounds on less well known beauty spots.
Our national parks by John Muir ( Book )
51 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and held by 1,625 libraries worldwide
Reproduction of the 1909 edition of John Muir's classic work.
The story of my boyhood and youth by John Muir ( Book )
62 editions published between 1913 and 2007 in English and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
John Muir (1838-1914), whose writings about the natural world have shaped the conservation and environmental movements for more than a century, wrote this autobiographical account near the end of his life about his childhood in Dunbar, Scotland, his immigration to America (1849), his adolescence on a pioneer farmstead near Kingston, Wisconsin, and his student years at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth reveals the evolution of Muir's scientific curiosity and the beginnings of his reverential attitude towards nature. Treating his encounters with wildlife as high adventure, he gives especially informed attention to bird life in both Scotland and Wisconsin.
Travels in Alaska by John Muir ( Book )
98 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,515 libraries worldwide
Record of author's 1st and 2nd journeys to Alaska in 1879 and 1880, and part of 3rd trip in 1890. Contains notes on various Tlingit tribes.
The wilderness world of John Muir by John Muir ( Book )
17 editions published between 1954 and 2001 in English and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
Selections from each of John Muir's published books.
The Yosemite by John Muir ( Book )
37 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 1,178 libraries worldwide
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. -Amazon.com.
Steep trails by John Muir ( Book )
16 editions published between 1918 and 2006 in English and held by 1,157 libraries worldwide
A thousand-mile walk to the Gulf by John Muir ( Book )
48 editions published between 1916 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
E-text of the book "A Thousand mile walk to the Gulf", which chronicles John Muir's journey from Indianapolis to the Gulf of Mexico.
To Yosemite and beyond writings from the years 1863 to 1875 by John Muir ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 1,052 libraries worldwide
John Muir : his Life and letters and other writings by John Muir ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 810 libraries worldwide
"The Life and Letters of John Muir (originally published in 1923), the biography of the world's most celebrated and influential conservationist, forms the principal book in this omnibus of Muir's writings. The Life and Letters, compiled posthumously by Muir's literary executor, William Frederic Bade, was originally published in 1924 in two volumes. It combines elements of John Muir's unfinished autobiography with letters selected from the voluminous correspondence between Muir and his many collaborators and admirers, all linked by Bade's restrained but perceptive commentary. The result is a vivid portrayal of John Muir the explorer, naturalist, correspondent, polemicist, writer, lobbyist, geographer, and family man. It shows clearly how his crusading passion for the outdoors projected him to the forefront of the American conservation movement and formed a critical element that led to the establishment of the first National Parks."--pub. desc.
American forests by John Muir ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
John Muir's last journey : south to the Amazon and east to Africa : unpublished journals and selected correspondence by John Muir ( Book )
16 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
John of the mountains : the unpublished journals of John Muir by John Muir ( Book )
10 editions published between 1938 and 1979 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
The Yosemite : the original John Muir text by John Muir ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
South of Yosemite by John Muir ( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
Muir among the animals : the wildlife writings of John Muir by John Muir ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
Stickeen by John Muir ( Book )
39 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and French and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Letters from Alaska by John Muir ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Preliminary pages bound at end of vol.
Africa Alaska Anecdotes Arctic Regions Biography Botany Boys California California--Hetch Hetchy Valley California--Mount Shasta (Mountain) California--Yosemite National Park California--Yosemite Valley Carson, Rachel,--1907-1964 Conference proceedings Conservationists Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cuba Diaries Dogs Environmentalism Families Fiction Forests and forestry Frontier and pioneer life Glaciers History Juvenile works Literature Manners and customs Mountain ecology Mountaineering Muir, John,--1838-1914 Muir family National parks and reserves Natural history Naturalists Naturalists--Biography Nature Nature conservation Pictorial works Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919 South America Southern States Stickeen (Dog) Travel United States United States--Sierra Nevada West (U.S.) Wilderness areas Wisconsin
John Muir 1838-1914
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