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The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir
Twenty-Two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Yosemite Conservancy
  • Release : 2013-10-21
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1930238444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman’s exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying, and outrageous.

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דער ליגנער
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1922
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Wilderness World of John Muir

The Wilderness World of John Muir
A Book

by John Muir

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9780618127511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of Muir's finest nature and environmental writings includes excerpts from all his major works, including Travels in Alaska and My First Summer in the Sierra. Reprint.

The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir
Twenty-two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures

by Fiona King

  • Publisher : Yosemite Assn
  • Release : 2008-03
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781597140935
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An entertaining collection of John Muir's most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. Each adventure has been selected to show the extent to which Muir courted and faced danger, i.e. lived "wildly," throughout his life. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent riding out a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman's exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying and outrageous.--From publisher description.

Journeys in the Wilderness

Journeys in the Wilderness
A John Muir Reader

by John Muir

  • Publisher : Birlinn Limited
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN : 9781841586977
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in the east of Scotland in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation, and as the first person to promote the idea of National Parks.

Son of the Wilderness

Son of the Wilderness
The Life of John Muir

by Linnie Marsh Wolfe

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9780299186340
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning biography is available in an updated paperback edition. Working closely with Muir's family and with his papers, Wolfe was able to create a full portrait of her subject, not only as America's firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system, but also as husband, father, and friend. Illustrations.

Wilderness World Of John Muir

Wilderness World Of John Muir
A Book

by John Muir

  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release : 2001-08-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780613915991
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During John Muir's extraordinary life as a conservationist, he traveled through most of the American wilderness alone and on foot, without a gun or a sleeping bag. In 1903, while on a three-day camping trip with President Theodore Roosevelt, he convinced the president of the importance of a national conservation program, and he is given major credit for saving the Grand Canyon and Arizona's Petrified Forest. Muir's writing, based on journals he kept throughout his life, gives our generation a picture of an America still wild and unsettled only one hundred years ago. Edwin Way Teale has collected here the best of Muir's writing, selected from all of his major works, including MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA and TRAVELS IN ALASKA. THE WILDERNESS WORLD OF JOHN MUIR provides "reading that is often magnificent, thrilling, exciting, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring" (Kirkus Reviews).

Wilderness Essays

Wilderness Essays
A Book

by John Muir

  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 1423607120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

John Muir

John Muir
Saving the Wilderness

by Corinne J. Naden,Rose Blue,Rose J. Blue

  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions
  • Release : 1992-03-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781562947972
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A biography of John Muir, early proponent of wilderness preservation and founder of the Sierra Club.

John Muir

John Muir
The Eight Wilderness Discovery Books

by John Muir

  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 1030
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Features the eight influential books in which John Muir reflects on the beauty of America's wilderness and fights for their protection.

A Passion for Nature

A Passion for Nature
The Life of John Muir

by Donald Worster

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 535
  • ISBN : 0199782245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Donald Worster's A Passion for Nature is the most complete account of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club ever written. It is the first to be based on Muir's full private correspondence and to meet modern scholarly standards, yet it is also full of rich detail and personal anecdote, uncovering the complex inner life behind the legend of the solitary mountain man. It traces Muir from his boyhood in Scotland and frontier Wisconsin to his adult life in California right after the Civil War up to his death on the eve of World War I. It explores his marriage and family life, his relationship with his abusive father, his many friendships with the humble and famous (including Theodore Roosevelt and Ralph Waldo Emerson), and his role in founding the modern American conservation movement. Inspired by Muir's passion for the wilderness, Americans created a long and stunning list of national parks and wilderness areas, Yosemite most prominent among them. Yet the book also describes a Muir who was a successful fruit-grower, a talented scientist and world-traveler, a doting father and husband, and a self-made man of wealth and political influence. The winner of numerous book awards, A Passion for Nature was also named a Best Book of 2008 by Washington Post Book World. It is the first comprehensive biography of Muir to appear in six decades.

Lessons of the Wild

Lessons of the Wild
Learning from the Wisdom of Nature

by Edwin L. Andersen

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2009-05-13
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 1606083465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lessons of the Wild creates an awareness of the essential lessons that Nature teaches us, and provides a guidebook for men and women--particularly those in their forties, fifties, and sixties--who are seeking greater significance in their lives. This book traces the traditional meaning of wilderness, blended with deep reflections and fascinating stories told by ordinary--and some extraordinary--people, whose lives were dramatically altered by their experiences in wild places. In Lessons of the Wild, Ed Andersen proposes that we have become estranged from the Source of our being and that the wilderness is our place of deep belonging. He calls for a rediscovery of our densely embedded affiliation with the Earth and its inhabitants. In support of this call, he offers five paired paths to wisdom, called Habits of Wholeness, which ultimately lead the reader to the consideration of a radical personal freedom. The book is unique in the way that it captures the elusive relationship between the outer wilderness of Nature and the inner wilderness of the human spirit. Lessons of the Wild is also a book about transitions--particularly in the major passages from boyhood to manhood and from the middle years to an age of wisdom. Lessons of the Wild is grounded in the profound conviction that wisdom can be drawn out of the wilderness and into everyday experience. And that, through Nature, we can begin to recover some of what's missing from our lives.

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall
A Book

by Julie Danneberg

  • Publisher : Charlesbridge
  • Release : 2015-03-10
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1607347644
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The now iconic figure John Muir, while living at the base of Yosemite Falls in California, ventures up the trail from his cabin one night and has a harrowing waterfall adventure. Back matter roots the story in Muir’s life’s work as a conservationist and naturalist.

The Insurgency of the Spirit

The Insurgency of the Spirit
Jesus's Liberation Animist Spirituality, Empire, and Creating Christian Protectors

by Robert Shore-Goss

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1793623198
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is an animist Christian liberation theology and a call to insurrection against the fossil fuel empires that have created the climate catastrophe. As such, it retrieves the animist Jesus to inspire resistance to anti-ecological, contemporary settler colonization of the Earth. --John Grim, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Yale Divinity School

Wilderness in National Parks

Wilderness in National Parks
Playground or Preserve

by John C. Miles

  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780295990392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wilderness in National Parks casts light on the complicated relationship between the National Park Service and its policy goals of wilderness preservation and recreation. By examining the overlapping and sometimes contradictory responsibilities of the park service and the national wilderness preservation system, John C. Miles finds the National Park Service still struggling to deal with an idea that lies at the core of its mission and yet complicates that mission, nearly one hundred years into its existence. The National Park Service's ambivalence about wilderness is traced from its beginning to the turn of the twenty-first century. The Service is charged with managing more wilderness acreage than any government agency in the world and, in its early years, frequently favored development over preservation. The public has perceived national parks as permanently protected wilderness resources, but in reality this public confidence rests on shaky ground. Miles shows how changing conceptions of wilderness affected park management over the years, with a focus on the tension between the goals of providing recreational spaces for the American people and leaving lands pristine and undeveloped for future generations.

John Muir

John Muir
The Scotsman who saved America's wild places

by Mary Colwell,Jonathan Porritt

  • Publisher : Lion Books
  • Release : 2014-11-21
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 074595667X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Muir is regarded as the 'father of America's national parks' and is a towering figure in the history of that country's involvement with ecology. Born into a harsh home in Dunbar, Scotland he would often escape to revel in the birds and wildlife of the area. When his father suddenly uprooted the family and moved to the United States, the oppression he associated with his childhood continued - and so did his involvement with the natural world. Despite the difficulty of his formative years Muir grew up to be a man of great joy - first an inventor and then an explorer, he found his haven in the mountains of Sierra Nevada. He was a fascinating character: on the one hand a recluse, who sought solitude, and on the other a passionate activist, determined to save the places he loved. A strong believer in both God and the essential goodness of humanity, he was the founder and first president of the Sierra Club. This wonderful memoir pays tribute to a giant of ecology and is essential reading for lovers of natural history.

John Muir

John Muir
A Book

by EPUB 2-3

  • Publisher : Infobase Learning
  • Release : 2013-07-18
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1438148216
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire
How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America

by Kim Heacox

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2014-04-01
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1493008684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A dual biography of two of the most compelling elements in the narrative of wild America, John Muir and Alaska. John Muir was a fascinating man who was many things: inventor, scientist, revolutionary, druid (a modern day Celtic priest), husband, son, father and friend, and a shining son of the Scottish Enlightenment -- both in temperament and intellect. Kim Heacox, author of The Only Kayak, bring us a story that evolves as Muir’s life did, from one of outdoor adventure into one of ecological guardianship---Muir went from impassioned author to leading activist. The book is not just an engaging and dramatic profile of Muir, but an expose on glaciers, and their importance in the world today. Muir shows us how one person changed America, helped it embrace its wilderness, and in turn, gave us a better world. December 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Muir’s death. Muir died of a broken heart, some say, when Congress voted to approve the building of Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park. Perhaps in the greatest piece of environmental symbolism in the U.S. in a long time, on the California ballot this November is a measure to dismantle the Hetch Hetchy Dam. Muir’s legacy is that he reordered our priorities and contributed to a new scientific revolution that was picked up a generation later by Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, and is championed today by influential writers like E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond. Heacox will take us into how Muir changed our world, advanced the science of glaciology and popularized geology. How he got people out there. How he gave America a new vision of Alaska, and of itself.

For the Wild

For the Wild
Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism

by Sarah M. Pike

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0520294955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For the Wild explores the ways in which the commitments of radical environmental and animal-rights activists develop through powerful experiences with the more-than-human world during childhood and young adulthood. The book addresses the question of how and why activists come to value nonhuman animals and the natural world as worthy of protection. Emotions and memories of wonder, love, compassion, anger, and grief shape activists’ protest practices and help us understand their deep-rooted dedicaztion to the planet and its creatures. Drawing on analyses of activist art, music, and writings, as well as interviews and participant-observation in activist communities, Sarah M. Pike delves into the sacred duties of these often misunderstood and marginalized groups with openness and sensitivity.

John Muir

John Muir
Magnificent Tramp

by Rod Miller

  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2013-05-28
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1466846011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1849, 11-year-old John Muir immigrated from Scotland to America. Here, he rose from farmer and sawmill worker to become a noted authority on the botany, glaciers, and forestry of the nation's wilderness. Best known for his long association with the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Muir also explored, mostly afoot, the southern States, Alaska, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert. His studies of nature took him around the world and generated volumes of poetic, evocative writings. As America expanded relentlessly westward, Muir witnessed the plunder and exploitation of the land and became a driving force in efforts to protect the natural world. A modest and private man, married and father of two doting daughters, his conservationist views forced him into battle with powerful political and industrial interests. Some battles he won, influencing four US Presidents to sponsor legislation that protected forests and established or expanded America's national parks. Muir lost his last, and perhaps most personal battle. He fought until near the end of his life to prevent the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park from becoming a reservoir for the city of San Francisco. Some of his conservationsist friends believed the conflict so sapped his physical, emotional, and spiritual strength that it contributed to his death. Remembered as the founder of the Sierra Club, father of America's conservation movement, and architect of a still growing wilderness ethic, Muir set an example many still follow, fighting today's threats to the environment. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.