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. 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". Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet.
Wilderness Essays Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists #ad - Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce. 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. John muir was one of our first and finest writers on the wilderness of the American West.
He not only explored the West and wrote about its beauties-- he fought for their preservation.
Our National Parks: A campaign for the preservation of wilderness John Muir: The Eight Wilderness-Discovery Books Book 5Vertebrate Digital #ad - Any fool can destroy 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, flora and landscapes, to religious uplift, to trail guide, to scientific information, 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. God has cared for these trees. But he cannot save them from fools – only Uncle Sam can do that.
Our National Parks: A campaign for the preservation of wilderness John Muir: The Eight Wilderness-Discovery Books Book 5 #ad - 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, subtle manoeuvring, 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, 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.
They cannot run away.
My First Summer in the Sierra Illustrated EditionMadison & Adams Press #ad - My first summer in the sierra describes two years period of Muir's life during which he lived in a cabin in Californian mountains. Seeing it for the first time, whooping and howling at the vistas, Muir noted that "He was overwhelmed by the landscape, scrambling down steep cliff faces to get a closer look at the waterfalls, jumping tirelessly from flower to flower.
He climbed a number of mountains, including Cathedral Peak and Mount Dana, and hiked the old Indian trail down Bloody Canyon to Mono Lake. When he came to california and finally settled in San Francisco, John Muir immediately left for a visit to Yosemite, a place he had only read about.
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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.
Canoeing in the wilderness#ad - You may find it for free on the web. This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
My First Summer in the Sierra: Illustrated EditionHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - This time, scot miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details muir's first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada in what is now Yosemite National Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life. From the photographer who brought Thoreau's Walden and Cape Cod to life comes a new work combining classic literature with brand-new photography.
My first summer in the sierra is illustrated with miller's stunning photographs, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra plus John Muir's illustrations from the original edition and several previously unpublished illustrations from his 1911 manuscript. This book is being published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy and, for each copy sold, Scot Miller is making a donation to Yosemite Conservancy.
My First Summer in the Sierra: Illustrated Edition #ad - The publication of my first summer in the Sierra inspired many to journey there, and this newly illustrated edition will surely inspire many more. The towering waterfalls, and abundant plant and animal life helped Muir develop his views of the natural world, natural rock formations, views that would eventually lead him to push for the creation of the national parks.
. My first summer in the Sierra won the National Outdoor Book Award.
The Yosemite#ad - This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. You may find it for free on the web.
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John MuirOxford University Press #ad - 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 is the first to be based on Muir's full private correspondence and to meet modern scholarly standards. I am hopelessly and forever a mountaineer, " John Muir wrote.
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 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: The Life of John Muir #ad - 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. 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.
Yet it is also full of rich detail and personal anecdote, uncovering the complex inner life behind the legend of the solitary mountain man. A passion for nature is the most complete account of the great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club ever written.
A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf by John Muir | A Travel Adventure Classic about Hiking#ad - 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 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 is the adventure that started it all. Walk with john from indiana through Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.
Nature and Other Essays Dover Thrift EditionsDover Publications #ad - He was an ordained minister, renowned orator, philosophy, and beloved author and poet whose ideas on nature, and religion influenced authors such as Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. This soul-satisfying anthology of twelve favorite essays is a treasure. In the title essay, emerson writes about the extraordinary power of nature as a way of bringing the divine into our lives.
In "gifts, " he reminds us that flowers and gold may be acceptable to those we love, but "the only gift is a portion of thyself. Spiritual laws" points out that because a higher law than our own rules the world, there is no need for struggle. Other essays include "character, " "beauty, " "Intellect, " "Love, " "Prudence, " "The American Scholar" address and others.
Nature and Other Essays Dover Thrift Editions #ad - Through his writings, resisting the comfort of conformity, Emerson ardently professed the importance of being an individual, and creating an art of living in harmony with nature. Readers of all ages will want to keep this volume on hand to inspire and refresh the spirit.