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John Muir : family, friends, and adventures

Author: Sally M Miller; Daryl Morrison
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ruth Sutter explores the friendship between John Muir and his neighbor, John Swett, the innovative California educator. Daryl Morrison considers the role Muir played in the lives of children and they in his. Ronald Limbaugh provides two essays: one describes the dispute about the publication of some of Muir's most personal correspondence, while the other presents the friendship of Muir and landscape painter William  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Muir; John Muir; Muir, John <Geologe>
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally M Miller; Daryl Morrison
ISBN: 0826335306 9780826335302
OCLC Number: 60514919
Description: xii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Meeting John Muir's family, friends, and adventures : between the Calypso borealis and the Araucaria imbricata / Bonnie Johanna Gisel --
John Muir and the John Swett family / Ruth E. Sutter --
John Muir and the bairns : Muir and his relationship with children / Daryl Morrison --
California's kindred spirits : John Muir and William Keigh / Ronald H. Limbaugh --
Pride, prejudice, and patrimony : the dispute between George Wharton James and the family and friends of John Muir / Ronald H. Limbaugh --
"Wealth and beauty" : John Muir and forest conservation / Ronald Eber --
With friends like these : John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the drama of environmental politics / Char Miller --
Domesticity, tourism, and the national parks in John Muir's late writings / Daniel J. Philippon --
If trees are us : a relativity theory showing the genius of John Muir's domestic vision of nature for public policy and the national ethos / Barbara Mossberg --
Near and far : Burroughs and Muir on the Harriman Alaska expedition / James Perrin Warren --
"Those who walk apart but ever together are true companions" : Jeanne Carr and John Muir in the high Sierra / Bonnie Johanna Gisel --
Meeting Muir's mountains / Corey Lewis --
John Muir's travels to South America and Africa / Michael P. Branch.
Responsibility: Sally M. Miller and Daryl Morrison, editors.
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Since 1980 California's University of the Pacific has hosted the John Muir Institute dedicated to promoting the legacy of the famed environmentalist. These essays are papers presented at the  Read more...

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"This new collection of essays, "John Muir: Family, Friends, and Adventures," manages to break fresh ground in discussing the great naturalist."

 
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