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Author: John Muir
Publisher: New York : Library of America, ©1997.
Series: Library of America, 92.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Muir; John Muir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Muir
ISBN: 1883011248 9781883011246
OCLC Number: 228666449
Notes: Includes index.
"William Cronon selected the contents and wrote the notes for this volume"--5th prelim page.
Description: 888 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: The story of my boyhood and youth --
My first summer in the Sierra --
The mountains of California --
Stickeen --
Selected essays.
Series Title: Library of America, 92.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: John Muir.

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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. This book collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume.

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