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The Resource My first summer in the Sierra, by John Muir ; with illustrations from drawings made by the author in 1869, and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason

My first summer in the Sierra, by John Muir ; with illustrations from drawings made by the author in 1869, and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason

Label
My first summer in the Sierra
Title
My first summer in the Sierra
Statement of responsibility
by John Muir ; with illustrations from drawings made by the author in 1869, and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. One of the heroes of America's conservation movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. My first summer in the Sierra (1911) is based on Muir's original journals and sketches of his 1869 stay in the Sierras. Hired to supervise a San Joaquin sheep owner's flock at the headwaters of the Merced and Tulomne Rivers, Muir sets out for the mountains in June, returning to the Valley in September. He describes the flora and fauna of the mountains as well as his visits to Yosemite and his climbs of Mt. Hoffman and other peaks in the range
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  • Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • Also issued online.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • 16607
  • II, page 447
Citation source
  • Rocq, M.M. California local history (2nd ed.)
  • Cowan & Cowan. Bibliography of the history of California, 1510-1930
Dewey number
917.94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • F868.S5
  • QH31.M9
LC item number
  • M9
  • A3 1911
Literary form
non fiction
Label
My first summer in the Sierra, by John Muir ; with illustrations from drawings made by the author in 1869, and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm01861775
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 353 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates
Lccn
11014183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1861775
Terms governing use
No known restrictions on publication.
Label
My first summer in the Sierra, by John Muir ; with illustrations from drawings made by the author in 1869, and from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm01861775
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 353 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates
Lccn
11014183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1861775
Terms governing use
No known restrictions on publication.

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