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John Muir and the ice that started a fire : how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America

Author: Kim Heacox
Publisher: Guildford, Connecticut : LP, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Lyons paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"Delves deeply here into the impact his state's glacial beauty had upon wilderness advocate John Muir. With a deft touch, the narrative wanders with ease from natural history, to biography, to travelogue and an exploration of how Muir's adventures in Alaska infused his later literary and conservation accomplishments. Muir is hardly an unknown figure, but Heacox finds much in his Alaska experiences worthy of further  Read more...
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Named Person: John Muir; John Muir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Heacox
ISBN: 9781493009329 149300932X
OCLC Number: 910728191
Description: xvii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue : the gospel of glaciers --
pt. I. 1879-1880 --
1. The heaven right here --
2. A skookum-house of ice --
3. It is not a sin to go home --
4. We must risk our lives in order to save them --
pt. II. 1888-1898 --
5. Old friends, new friends --
6. No lowland grippe microbe --
7. Moneyfest destiny --
8. That masterful grasp of material things --
pt. III. 1899-1906 --
9. Author and student of glaciers --
10. Bully --
pt. IV. 1906-1980 --
11. A temple drowned --
12. In perpetuity --
Epilogue : 2012-2014 --
Blue ice and brown bears.
Responsibility: Kim Heacox.

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A dual biography of both the glaciers of Alaska and John Muir, the man responsible for teaching America to embrace its wilderness.  Read more...

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[This] subject certainly found its match in Kim Heacox of Gustavus. There's no writer living today better suited to telling the story of -- as the book's subtitle promises -- "how a visionary and the Read more...

 
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