Journeys in the Wilderness: A John Muir Reader

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A true Renaissance man, Muir was: inventor, mountaineer, explorer, botanist, geologist, nature-writer and environmental campaigner; many would add: Christian-mystic, visionary and wilderness-sage. His writings are the fountain-head from which the American conservation movement erupted, setting the agenda, the ethos and the argument for the creation of a vast National Park system. Muir did more than simply describe the grizzly bears, the giant redwoods and luminous landscapes of California's High Sierra; as the founder of the Sierra Club, his endless campaigns saved them for all posterity. This new selection includes Muir's finest autobiographical books: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth and My First Summer in the Sierra along with the best of his climbing and conservation essays from: The Mountains of California, Our National Parks, The Yosemite and Steep Trails. It offers a rounded portrait of Muir as a giant of American letters; of a visionary, whose passionate defence of 'everything that is Wild', still reverberates through today's environmental movement, inspiring new generations of activists and all who love the natural world.

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John Muir, born in Scotland, emigrated to America at the age of eleven, where he developed his talent as a young naturalist. The series of books based on his epic journeys were to become the basis of the American conservation movement, and Muir's ideas and writings continue to contribute to debates on environmental matters.

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'It is fascinating...the memoirs have beguiling warmth and immediacy.' - --Glasgow Herald

'It was after reading John Muir that I fell under his spell. The quality of the man...came out in his writing.' - --Elisabeth Inglis, Scotsman Weekend

'It was after reading John Muir that I fell under his spell. The quality of the man...came out in his writing.' - --Elisabeth Inglis, Scotsman Weekend

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