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To Yosemite and beyond : writings from the years 1863 to 1875

Author: John Muir; Robert Engberg; Donald Wesling
Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1999.
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"When John Muir died in 1914, the pre-eminent American naturalist, explorer, and conservationist had not yet written the second volume of his autobiography, in which he had planned to cover his Yosemite years, 1863 to 1875. Working with a variety of sources - Muir's letters, journals, articles, and unpublished manuscripts, as well as selections drawn from biographical pieces written about Muir by people who met him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Muir, John, 1838-1914.
To Yosemite and beyond.
Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98006137
(OCoLC)38535913
Named Person: John Muir; John Muir
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Muir; Robert Engberg; Donald Wesling
ISBN: 0585112401 9780585112404
OCLC Number: 43476304
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 171 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Events in Muir's Life, 1863-1875 --
Introduction: The Emergence of John Muir --
pt. 1. To Yosemite (1863-1869) --
pt. 2. Among the Folds and Mazes of Yosemite's Falls (1869-1871) --
pt. 3. A Magical Person: Views of John Muir in Yosemite by Several Travelers (1870-1872) --
pt. 4. Visionary Science (1871-1872) --
pt. 5. Taking Leave (1873-1875).
Responsibility: John Muir ; edited by Robert Engberg and Donald Wesling.

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"When John Muir died in 1914, the pre-eminent American naturalist, explorer, and conservationist had not yet written the second volume of his autobiography, in which he had planned to cover his Yosemite years, 1863 to 1875. Working with a variety of sources - Muir's letters, journals, articles, and unpublished manuscripts, as well as selections drawn from biographical pieces written about Muir by people who met him in Yosemite in the early 1870s - editors Engberg and Wesling have assembled what they term a "composite autobiography." They provide brief interpretive and transitional passages throughout the book and a short biographical/critical piece on Muir."--Jacket.

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