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A passion for nature : the life of John Muir

Autore: Donald Worster
Editore: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Worster, Donald, 1941-
Passion for nature.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)768077675
Persona incaricata: John Muir; John Muir, Geologe.; John Muir
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Donald Worster
ISBN: 9780195166828 0195166825
Numero OCLC: 191090285
Riconoscimenti: Winner of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards: Non-Ficiton 2010.
Winner of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards: Book of the Year 2010.
Descrizione: 535 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: 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."
Responsabilità: 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 Per saperne di più…

 
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