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A passion for nature : the life of John Muir

Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A definitive biography traces the life of John Muir from his boyhood in Scotland up to his death on the eve of World War I and offers important insights into the passionate nature of America's first great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Worster, Donald, 1941-
Passion for nature.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)768077675
Named Person: John Muir; John Muir; John Muir; John Muir, Geologe.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Worster
ISBN: 9780195166828 0195166825 9780199782246 0199782245
OCLC Number: 191090285
Awards: Winner of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards: Non-Ficiton 2010
Winner of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards: Book of the Year 2010
Winner of Winner of the Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award Winner of the Saltire Society Homecoming Award Winner of the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year Award.
Description: 535 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Muir's trail --
The Scottish lowlands --
"That glorious Wisconsin wilderness" --
Climbing the ice mountain --
Border crossings --
The long walk --
Paradise found --
The higher peaks --
Coming in from the cold --
The shores of Alaska --
Husbandry --
A call to lead --
The company of green men --
Earthquakes --
The troubled nature of wealth --
"Slight progress heavenward."
Responsibility: Donald Worster.
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In Worster's magisterial biography, John Muir's "special self" is fully explored as is his extraordinary ability, then and now, to get others to see the sacred beauty of the natural world. Based on  Read more...

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