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Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering JOHN MUIR'S Botanical Legacy * S I G N E D *: Gisel, ... Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering JOHN MUIR'S Botanical Legacy * S I G N E D *: Gisel, ... Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering JOHN MUIR'S Botanical Legacy * S I G N E D *: Gisel, ... Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering JOHN MUIR'S Botanical Legacy * S I G N E D *: Gisel, ...

Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering JOHN MUIR'S Botanical Legacy * S I G N E D *

Gisel, Bonnie J.

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ISBN 10: 1597141267 / ISBN 13: 9781597141260
Published by Heyday Books, 2008
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FIRST Edition (no other dates noted) with full number line in place. * SIGNED * by author on title page (signature only). Illustrated oversize wraps (softbound) - approx. 9" x 12" tall, with flaps. No 'reader creases', appears unread. A large volume and FLAWLESS. LAID-IN is event flier where author lectured and is also SIGNED. A fabulous volume, filled with illustrated botanical specimens throughout, in full color.A must for any naturalist. Protected in a mylar slip. (Priority postage at cost due to weight). Bookseller Inventory # 001861

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Title: Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering JOHN ...

Publisher: Heyday Books

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Photography by Stephen J. Joseph

Book Condition:As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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John Muir's botanical legacy

Stunned into awe by the orchid Calypso borealis, John Muir wrote: ''I never before saw a plant so full of life, so perfectly spiritual, it seemed pure enough for the throne of its Creator.''

Muir was blessed throughout his life with a love of plants. He tucked away interesting specimens from wherever he traveled, sent them to herbariums all over the country, and wrote passionately of them to friends and colleagues. Skilled in the technical aspects of botany, Muir also found in plants ''pleasure so deep, so pure, so endless.'' The revelatory beauty of plants provided inspiration that suffused his career as a writer, adventurer, and environmental advocate.

In this opulently produced book, photographer Stephen J. Joseph presents images of plants collected directly by Muir, while scholar Bonnie J. Gisel richly lays before us the life and words of a man at once familiar and surprising, a towering figure forever smitten with ''nature's irresistible, divine beauty.''

Foreword by David Rains Wallace.

About the Author:

Bonnie Johanna Gisel is an environmental historian and the curator at the Sierra Club's LeConte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite National Park. She is the editor of Kindred and Related Spirits: The Letters of John Muir and Jeanne C. Carr (University of Utah Press, 2001), and Nature Journaling with John Muir (Poetic Matrix Press, 2006), and she has lectured extensively and published articles on Muir as well as on issues of environmental literacy.

Stephen J. Joseph has been a photographer for more than forty years. His work has been exhibited at the Oakland Museum, the San Francisco Legion of Honor, the Ansel Adams Gallery, and elsewhere, and he was selected as the Centennial Photographer for the Muir Woods National Monument and as an artist in residence for Yosemite's LeConte Memorial Lodge.

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