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Wilderness Essays

John Muir

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ISBN 10: 1423607120 / ISBN 13: 9781423607120
Published by Gibbs Smith, Layton, UT, 2011
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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HB book in VG+ condition. White boards printed in black and red. Book is clean, undamaged and unmarked. Binding very tight. Interior features bright red endpapers and bright white pages printed in black. No markings or damage. Extremely nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 00917Mu-kk

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Title: Wilderness Essays

Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Layton, UT

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists―writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the “other nations” of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.

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Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not explored the American West and wrote about iys beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.

John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, and founder of The Sierra Club. His letters, essays, and books of his adventures in nature have been read by millions.

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