Item description for Our National Parks by John Muir...
A key founder of the modern conservation movement, John Muir was a champion of the preservation of the unspoiled wilderness and of the careful guardianship of the environment. This 1901 work, a collection of essays first published in the Atlantic Monthly, is Muir's valentine to the national parks of the American West. He introduces us to: . the glacier meadows and wild geysers of Yellowstone . the "magnificent mirror for the woods and mountains and sky" that is Yellowstone Lake . the coniferous forests of the Sierra Nevada, including the beautiful giant sequoia . the grizzly bears of the mountain ranges . and much more. Scottish-American naturalist, explorer, and writer JOHN MUIR (1838-1914) helped found the Sierra Club in 1892, and served as its first president. He wrote numerous articles for such publications as Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and the New York Tribune; among his many books are The Mountains of California (1894), The Yosemite (1912), and Travels in Alaska (1915). __________________________________ ALSO FROM COSIMO: Muir's Steep Trails, Letters to a Friend, and Studies in the Sierra
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.72" Width: 6.06" Height: 1.03" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Publisher Ross & Perry,
ISBN 1931839212 ISBN13 9781931839211
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-->John Muir--> (1838-1914) was one of the most influential conservationists and nature writers in American history. He was?instrumental in the creation and passage of the National Parks Act, and founder of?the Sierra Club, acting as its?president until his death.?Muir was a spirit so free that all he did to prepare for an expedition was to "throw some tea and bread into an old sack and jump the back fence."?
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