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The Resource Nature writings : the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays, John Muir

Nature writings : the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays, John Muir

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Nature writings : the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays
Title
Nature writings
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the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays
Statement of responsibility
John Muir
Title variation
  • Story of my boyhood and youth
  • My first summer in the Sierra
  • Mountains of California
  • Stickeen
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a lifetime of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir made himself America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a visionary prophet of environmental awareness, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the American West. Nature Writings collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume." "The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913) is Muir's account of growing up by the sea in Scotland, of coming to America with his family at age eleven, and of his early fascination with the natural world. My First Summer in the Sierra (1911) is his famous account of the spiritual awakening he experienced when, 1869, he first encountered the mountains and valleys of central California. The Mountains of California (1894) draws on half a lifetime of exploration of the high Sierra country to celebrate and evoke the region's lakes, forests, flowers, and animals in a masterpiece of observation and poetic description." "Also included are the widely popular "Stickeen" (1909), Muir's affectionate story of an adventure with a dog in Alaska, and a rich selection of essays - including "Yosemite Glaciers," "God's First Temples," "Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta," "The American Forests," and the late appeal "Save the Redwoods"--Highlighting various aspects of his career: his exploration of what became Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks and the Grand Canyon, his successful crusades to preserve the wilderness, his early walking tour to Florida, and the Alaska journey of 1879"--Jacket
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A collection of Muir's definitive writings is brought together in a volume that includes The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, My First Summer in the Sierra, The Mountains of California, and various other essays on his attempts to preserve the wilderness
Biography type
autobiography
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236227
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DLC
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1838-1914
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Muir, John
Dewey number
  • 508.74/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.M9
LC item number
A3 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
508.74 M953n
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True
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
92
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  • Muir, John
  • Muir, John
  • Muir, John
  • Natural history
  • Naturalists
  • Conservationists
  • Conservationists
  • Natural history
  • Naturalists
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of my boyhood and youth, my first summer in the Sierra, the mountains of California, Stickeen, selected essays
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Nature writings : the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays, John Muir
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The story of my boyhood and youth
  • My first summer in the Sierra
  • The mountains of California
  • Stickeen
  • Selected essays. Yosemite glaciers ; Yosemite Valley in flood ; A geologist's winter walk ; Wild wool ; Flood-storm in the Sierra ; Living glaciers of California ; God's first temples : how shall we preserve our forests? ; Snow-storm on Mount Shasta ; Alaska ; Features of the proposed Yosemite National Park ; The American forests ; The wild parks and forest reservations of the West ; The Yellowstone National Park ; The forests of the Yosemite Park ; The Grand Canon of the Colorado ; Hetch Hetchy Valley ; Cedar Keys ; Save the redwoods
Control code
ocm35018110
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
888 pages
Isbn
9781883011246
Lccn
96009664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35018110
Label
Nature writings : the story of my boyhood and youth ; My first summer in the Sierra ; The mountains of California ; Stickeen ; Selected essays, John Muir
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • The story of my boyhood and youth
  • My first summer in the Sierra
  • The mountains of California
  • Stickeen
  • Selected essays. Yosemite glaciers ; Yosemite Valley in flood ; A geologist's winter walk ; Wild wool ; Flood-storm in the Sierra ; Living glaciers of California ; God's first temples : how shall we preserve our forests? ; Snow-storm on Mount Shasta ; Alaska ; Features of the proposed Yosemite National Park ; The American forests ; The wild parks and forest reservations of the West ; The Yellowstone National Park ; The forests of the Yosemite Park ; The Grand Canon of the Colorado ; Hetch Hetchy Valley ; Cedar Keys ; Save the redwoods
Control code
ocm35018110
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
888 pages
Isbn
9781883011246
Lccn
96009664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35018110

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