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The young John Muir : an environmental biography

Author: Steven J Holmes
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Muir stands as a powerful symbol of connection with the natural world. In this interpretation of the formative years Holmes reveals the agony as well as the elation of Muir's earliest experience  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Holmes, Steven J. (Steven Jon), 1960-
Young John Muir.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607175008
Named Person: John Muir; John Muir; John (Geologe) Muir
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Holmes
ISBN: 0299161501 9780299161507 0299161544 9780299161545
OCLC Number: 40076592
Awards: Modern Language Association prize for independent scholars, 1999.
Description: xv, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Reimagining Muir, Remapping Biography --
1. Fostered Alike by Beauty and by Fear: Scotland and Wisconsin, 1838-1856 --
2. Adrift on This Big Sinny World: Wisconsin, 1856-1863 --
3. Where Many a Moss & Fern Find Home: Canada West, Indiana, and Wisconsin, 1863-1867 --
4. Strange Plants of a Strange Kingdom: The South, 1867-68 --
5. These Pure Mansions of Crystal Foam & Purple Granite: California, 1868-1872 --
Conclusion: The Bonds That Open Our Hearts to the World --
Appendix A. The Journal of the "First Summer" --
Appendix B. The Journal of the Southern Walk --
Appendix C. Theoretical Frameworks for Environmental Biography: Toward an Object Relations Approach.
Responsibility: Steven J. Holmes.

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"A landmark in the scholarship about John Muir and the developmental power of wilderness."--John C. Elder, editor of "American Nature Writers"

 
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