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The Resource John Muir : apostle of nature, by Thurman Wilkins

John Muir : apostle of nature, by Thurman Wilkins

Label
John Muir : apostle of nature
Title
John Muir
Title remainder
apostle of nature
Statement of responsibility
by Thurman Wilkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nearly a century after John Muir's death, his works remain in print, his name is familiar, and his thought is much with us. How Muir's life made him a leader and brought him insights destined to resonate for decades is the central question underlying this biography by Thurman Wilkins. Born in Scotland, Muir came from a stern background of religious fundamentalism. Life grew sterner yet when the family immigrated to the United States and undertook the backbreaking task of developing a farm in Wisconsin, but Muir's fertile mind enabled him to escape farm drudgery by means of bizarre inventions. Armed with a university introduction to geology and botany, he became a consummate walker, tramping the Canadian forests, the southeastern woodlands, the Sierra Nevada, and several Alaskan glaciers until he had learned about wilderness at nature's own knee. Profoundly attached to dramatic wild places and plants, and to the Sierra and the redwoods in particular, Muir spearheaded efforts to protect forest areas and have some designated as national parks. Muir's wilderness ethic, as revealed in his books, letters, and journals, rests on his conception of the proper relationship between human culture and wild nature as one of humility and respect for all life. In the last decades of his life, John Muir was committed to preserving wild places for their own sake, because of their spiritual and aesthetic values. He became the acknowledged leader of the preservation wing of the conservation movement, and today the half-million-strong Sierra Club that he founded for mountain advocacy and headed until his death continues to shape legislation and public opinion regarding the wilds. John Muir's views seem scarcely to have aged; he is a vivid continuing presence in preservationism and remains its chief apostle. - Jacket flap
  • Documenting his efforts on behalf of conservation and preservation, this biography of naturalist John Muir reveals why he remains a major figure in American environmental history nearly a century after his death
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkins, Thurman
Dewey number
  • 333.7/2/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.M78
LC item number
W54 1995
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH31.M78W54
NAL item number
1995
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Oklahoma western biographies
Series volume
volume 8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muir, John
  • Muir, John
  • Muir, John (Geologe)
  • Muir, John
  • Naturalists
  • Conservationists
  • Conservationists
  • Naturalists
  • United States
  • Conservationists
  • Naturalists
Label
John Muir : apostle of nature, by Thurman Wilkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dunbar days -- Fountain Lake and Hickory Hill -- Madison years -- Canada and Indianapolis -- The thousand-mile walk -- First summer in the Sierra -- Incomparable valley -- The sage of Concord -- Mountaineer-glaciologist of the Sierra -- "Studes in the Sierra" -- King Sequoia -- New directions -- First trip to Alaska -- Stickeen -- The cruise of the Corwin -- Fruit grower -- Yosemite National Park -- The Sierra Club -- The National Forestry Commission -- The Harriman-Alaska expedition -- Roosevelt, round the world, and recession -- The contest for Hetch Hetchy -- Home-going -- Lore of a literary naturalist
Control code
ocm32167309
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780806127125
Lccn
95011426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)32167309
Label
John Muir : apostle of nature, by Thurman Wilkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dunbar days -- Fountain Lake and Hickory Hill -- Madison years -- Canada and Indianapolis -- The thousand-mile walk -- First summer in the Sierra -- Incomparable valley -- The sage of Concord -- Mountaineer-glaciologist of the Sierra -- "Studes in the Sierra" -- King Sequoia -- New directions -- First trip to Alaska -- Stickeen -- The cruise of the Corwin -- Fruit grower -- Yosemite National Park -- The Sierra Club -- The National Forestry Commission -- The Harriman-Alaska expedition -- Roosevelt, round the world, and recession -- The contest for Hetch Hetchy -- Home-going -- Lore of a literary naturalist
Control code
ocm32167309
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780806127125
Lccn
95011426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)32167309

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