Library of america is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. A crucial figure in the creation of our national parks system and a far-seeing prophet of environmental awareness who founded the Sierra Club in 1892, he was also a master of natural description who evoked with unique power and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the American West.
John Muir: Nature Writings LOA #92: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth / My First Summer in the Sierra / The Mountains of California / Stickeen / essays Library of America #ad - The library of america series includes more than 300 volumes to date, feature cloth covers, 000 pages in length, authoritative editions that average 1, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries. The library of america's nature writings collects his most significant and best-loved works in a single volume, including: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth 1913, My First Summer in the Sierra 1911, The Mountains of California 1894 and Stickeen 1909.
In a lifetime of exploration, and passionate political activism, writing, John Muir became America's most eloquent spokesman for the mystery and majesty of the wilderness.
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John MuirOxford University Press #ad - A man for whom mountaineering was "a pathway to revelation and worship. For anyone wishing to more fully understand america's first great environmentalist, and the enormous influence he still exerts today, Donald Worster's biography offers a wealth of insight into the passionate nature of a man whose passion for nature remains unsurpassed.
A passion for nature is the most complete account of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club ever written. Yet it is also full of rich detail and personal anecdote, uncovering the complex inner life behind the legend of the solitary mountain man. Civilization and fever and all the morbidness that has been hooted at me has not dimmed my glacial eye, and I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness.
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir #ad - My own special self is nothing. In donald worster's magisterial biography, john Muir's "special self" is fully explored as is his extraordinary ability, then and now, to get others to see the sacred beauty of the natural world. It explores his marriage and family life, his many friendships with the humble and famous including Theodore Roosevelt and Ralph Waldo Emerson, his relationship with his abusive father, and his role in founding the modern American conservation movement.
I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer, " John Muir wrote. Yet the book also describes a muir who was a successful fruit-grower, a doting father and husband, a talented scientist and world-traveler, a self-made man of wealth and political influence. 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.
Henry David Thoreau: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; Walden; The Maine Woods; Cape CodHeritage Publishing #ad - Henry david thoreau wrote four full-length works, collected here for the first time in a single digital volume. Subtly interweaving natural observation, they reveal his brilliance not only as a writer, but as a naturalist, personal experience, poet, and historical lore, scholar, historian, and philosopher.
A week on the concord and merrimack rivers" 1849 is based on a boat trip taken with his brother from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire. Walden, voyage of spiritual discovery, manual of self-reliance, social experiment, is at once a personal declaration of independence, " 1854 one of America's greatest books, and masterpiece of style.
Henry David Thoreau: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers; Walden; The Maine Woods; Cape Cod #ad - The maine woods" 1864 combines close observation of the unexplored Maine wilderness with a far-sighted plea for conservation. Cape cod" 1865 is a brilliant and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay. This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original texts.
Wilderness Essays Peregrine Smith Literary NaturalistsPeregrine Smith Books #ad - John muir was one of our first and finest writers on the wilderness of the American West. Part of muir's attractiveness to modern readers is the fact that he was an activist. The sum of what passed between me and the Land". He not only explored the West and wrote about its beauties-- he fought for their preservation.
Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce. Their literary terrain maps the intimate connections between the human and natural worlds, a subject defined by Mary Austin in 1920 as "a third thing. This series, celebrates both a wonderful body of work and a fundamental truth: that nature counts as a model, then, a guide to how we can live in the world.
Wilderness Essays Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists #ad - Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet. His successes dot the landscape in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, trails, lakes, glaciers. Here collected are some of his finest wilderness essays, ranging from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the Range of Light-- the High Sierra.
This series celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists-- writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences.
Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple Meditations WildernessWilderness Press #ad - Editor chris highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips.
A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf by John Muir | A Travel Adventure Classic about Hiking#ad - The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John muirjohn muir, one of America’s great environmentalists, has inspired nature lovers for generations with his writings. A thousand mile walk to the Gulf by John Muir is the adventure that started it all. Walk with john from indiana through Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida.
A story that is sure to inspire your own adventures and love for nature and the off beaten path. The mountains are calling and I must go. John Muir.
The Portable Thoreau Portable LibraryPenguin Classics #ad - Edited by noted Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society. An updated edition of thoreau's most widely read worksSelf-described as "a mystic, and a natural philosopher to boot, a transcendentalist, " Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and as an artist.
Heedless of his friends' advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent-that of a poet-philosopher-in prose and verse. Cramer, this edition promises to be the new standard for those interested in discovering the great thinker's influential ideas about everything from environmentalism to limited government.
The Portable Thoreau Portable Library #ad - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Our National Parks: A campaign for the preservation of wilderness John Muir: The Eight Wilderness-Discovery Books Book 5Vertebrate Digital #ad - But he cannot save them from fools – only Uncle Sam can do that. First published in 1901, our national parks is possibly the bestselling book of Muir’s wilderness-discovery titles and was certainly the most influential published in his lifetime, with a strong focus on the preservation of forest reserves.
With a strong political tone and shrewd, muir uses our national parks to persuade his readership of the necessity of nature and national parks for human recreation and more importantly for health and wellbeing, subtle manoeuvring, as well as the – in his mind – obvious need for preservation of wild ecosystems.
Cannily he counterbalances this with the acknowledgement of the need for timber and irrigation systems, in order that his message is taken seriously; Muir’s passion is portrayed so vividly and flamboyantly that without his learned political and scientific reinforcement, he could be misconstrued as purely a radical and eccentric nonconformist.
Our National Parks: A campaign for the preservation of wilderness John Muir: The Eight Wilderness-Discovery Books Book 5 #ad - God has cared for these trees. However, the two combined result in an engaging and convincing argument that these landscapes are our ‘natural home’, and ‘fountains of life’. As muir expert terry gifford observes in the foreword, to scientific information, to trail guide, flora and landscapes, to religious uplift, to charming details of creatures, ‘Muir’s tone can shift in this book from seductive persuasion, to a final political speech of startling ferocity.
John muir’s strategic yet genuine and beautiful conservationist essays were a first at the time of publication, and are still highly applicable to our attitudes and lifestyles today in the twenty-first century. They cannot run away.
Race and the Politics of Deception: The Making of an American CityNYU Press #ad - While these development plans are described as socially inclusive and economically revitalizing, Mele asserts that political leaders and real estate developers intentionally exclude certain types of people—most often, low-income people of color. Race and the politics of deception provides a revealing look at how our ever-changing landscape is being strategically divided along lines of class and race.
Like many cities throughout the United States, Chester is experiencing post-industrial decline. Mele focuses on chester, pennsylvania—a small city comprised of primarily low-income, black residents, roughly twenty miles south of Philadelphia. What is the relationship between race and space, and how do racial politics inform the organization and development of urban locales?In Race and the Politics of Deception, Christopher Mele unpacks America’s history of dealing with racial problems through the inequitable use of public space.
Race and the Politics of Deception: The Making of an American City #ad - A development plan touted as a way to “save” the city, proposes to turn one section into a desirable waterfront destination, while leaving the rest of the struggling residents in fractured communities. Dividing the city into spaces of tourism and consumption versus the everyday spaces of low-income residents, Mele argues, segregates the community by creating a racialized divide.
English Romantic Verse PoetsPenguin #ad - English romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. In an excellent introduction David Wright discusses the Romantics as a historical phenomenon, and points out their central ideals and themes. Naturally most space has been given over to the major romantics - Blake, Clare and Keats - although their successors, poets such as Beddoes and Poe, Byron, Wordsworth, Shelley, are included too, Coleridge, as well as early poems by Tennyson and Browning.
As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological order, Cowper, beginning with eighteenth-century precursors such as Gray, and their poems in order of composition, Burns and Chatterton. Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here - 'Intimations of Immortality', 'The Ancient Mariner', 'The Tyger', excerpts from 'Don Juan' - as well as some less familiar poems.