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A passion for nature : the life of John Muir

Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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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: Biography
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, Geologe.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Worster
ISBN: 9780195166828 0195166825
OCLC Number: 191090285
Awards: Winner of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards: Book of the Year 2010.
Winner of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards: Non-Ficiton 2010.
Description: 535 p. : ill., 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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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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John Muir's life has almost been written into the ground, but Donald Worster's excellent volume..now has pride of place. Frank Mclynn, Literary Review. Donald Worster is a peerless guide to Muir, and Read more...

 
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