Essential Muir

"Like Muir himself, Essential Muir packs an astounding range of experience into a lithe frame: ecstatic yet scientific descriptions of Yosemite; the heartrending tale of that "wee, hairy, sleekit beastie," Stickeen; reflections on the ...

Author: John Muir

Publisher: California Legacy Book

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132080099

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"Like Muir himself, Essential Muir packs an astounding range of experience into a lithe frame: ecstatic yet scientific descriptions of Yosemite; the heartrending tale of that "wee, hairy, sleekit beastie," Stickeen; reflections on the society of Eskimos;Muir's touching tribute, after a lifetime of wonder, to the mighty baobob trees of Africa; and more. Fred D. White's selection from Muir's writings, and his illuminating commentary, reveal the coherence and drama of a remarkable life: new readers will understand why Muir has become an American icon, and readers who are familiar with his work will be delighted with this fresh look. Muir's fierce love of all of nature, from squirrels to glaciers (but perhaps not sheep), continues to inspire us nearly a century after his death."--Book jacket.

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall

Learn More John Muir's essay about his waterfall experience can be found online by searching for its title: “A Perilous ... New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012. ... Essential Muir: A Selection of John Muir's Best Writings.

Author: Julie Danneberg

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 9781607347644

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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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.

100 Most Popular Scientists for Young Adults

John Muir and His Legacy : The American Conservation Movement . ... Study history , ecology , and basic biology . ... Muir , John . Mountains of California . New York : Penguin Books , 1985 ( reprint ) . ( Considered by many to be ...

Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563086743

Category: Education

Page: 526

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Biographical sketches of 100 twentieth-century scientists give information on career highlights, important contributions, key dates, and advice for young people considering careers in science.

National Parks

THIS FALL, TWO NEW BOOKS focused attention on John Muir's legacy, and it should come as no surprise that both titles ... to his failed battle to preserve California's Hetch Hetchy Valley (Oxford University Press, 512 pp., $34.95).





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The flagship publication of the National Parks Conservation Association, National Parks Magazine (circ. 340,000) fosters an appreciation of the natural and historic treasures found in the national parks, educates readers about the need to preserve those resources, and illustrates how member contributions drive our organization's park-protection efforts. National Parks Magazine uses images and language to convey our country's history and natural landscapes from Acadia to Zion, from Denali to the Everglades, and the 387 other park units in between.

Notable American Philanthropists

The foundation of this organization remains Muir's greatest contribution to what would later become known as the ... of a healthy natural environment for the physical and psychological well-being necessary for a thriving democracy.

Author: Robert T. Grimm

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573563406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

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From Jane Addams, the founder of Hull House, to John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, this work profiles 78 individuals or families who have gained some historical reputation for voluntary service or charitable giving. Brief biographies are accompanied by assessments of philanthropic contributions. The entries are nearly uniformly laudatory, suggesting that all of the profilees acted solely out of the goodness of their hearts, even when ample historical evidence suggests otherwise. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

John Muir

For Muir's life during the decade of the 1880s, see his Travels in Alaska; The Cruise of the Corwin (Boston, New York, ... On the history of the public domain, by far the best single work remains Roy M. Robbins, Our Landed Heritage: The ...

Author: Frederick Turner

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781782114314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Immigrant, inventor, botanist, writer and pioneering conservationist, Muir is one of the great Scots of the nineteenth century. From his humble origins in Dunbar, John Muir has risen to the status of an American icon as the father of American conservation. While others dreamed of becoming the archetypal New World Man, escaping into the wilderness beyond the confines and comfits of civilisation, very few actually lived the dream as Muir did, fully and deeply. Frederick Turner's monumental work is the definitive biography on Muir.

The American Conservation Movement

John Muir and His Legacy Stephen R. Fox ... More than anything else , the nature craze drew from basic human instincts . Muir's own career fed , and fed ... The Century published his first book , The Mountains of California , in 1894.

Author: Stephen R. Fox

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299106349

Category: History

Page: 436

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John Muir and His Legacy is at once a biography of this remarkable man--the first work to make unrestricted use of all of Muir's manuscripts and personal papers--and a history of the century-old fight to save the natural environment. Stephen Fox traces the conservation movement's diverse, colorful, and tumultuous history, from the successful campaign to establish Yosemite National Park in 1890 to the movement's present day concerns of nuclear waste and acid rain. Conservation has run a cyclical course, Fox contends, from its origins in the 1890s when it was the province of amateurs, to its takeover by professionals with quasi-scientific notions, and back, in the 1960s to its original impetus. Since then man's view of himself as "the last endangered species" has sparked an explosion of public interest in environmentalism. First published in 1981 by Little, Brown, this book was warmly received as both a biography of Muir and a history of the American conservation movement. It is now available in this new Wisconsin paperback edition.

A History of California Literature

For much of his career, Jeffers was friends with the photographer Ansel Adams, whose work reflects the legacy and ... to create Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks through the photographic book Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail, ...

Author: Blake Allmendinger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316299074

Category: Literary Criticism


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Blake Allmendinger's A History of California Literature surveys the paradoxical image of the Golden State as a site of dreams and disenchantment, formidable beginnings and ruinous ends. This history encompasses the prismatic nature of California by exploring a variety of historical periods, literary genres, and cultural movements affecting the state's development, from the colonial era to the twenty-first century. Written by a host of leading historians and literary critics, this book offers readers insight into the tensions and contradictions that have shaped the literary landscape of California and also American literature generally.

Lonely Planet Experience USA

Making It Happen Most hikers tackle the John Muir Trail (JMT) north–south (Yosemite to Mt Whitney). ... of John Muir (Cherry Good; 2000) An investigation of the man behind the hike; looks at Muir's life and work, as well as his legacy.

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787019638

Category: Travel


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Inside Lonely Planet's Experience USA you'll travel through sprawling cities, small towns, great plains, snow-capped mountains and redwood forests, road-tripping down the Pacific Coast Highway, learning how to spot a bear in the wild, and discovering where to find the country's best music, bourbon, barbeque and more.

The Wilderness Condition

30 With reinforcement from the deep ecology movement , Muir's contemporary biographers have led the way in reappraising his work . See Stephen Fox , John Muir and His Legacy : The American Conservation Movement ( Boston : Little , Brown ...

Author: Max Oelschlaeger

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559631902

Category: Nature

Page: 345

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Essays explore the increasingly tense relationship between nature and man, offering insight into why this relationship has become adversarial and suggesting ways to remedy the situation