John Muir My Life With Nature

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Dawn Pubns
ISBN: 1584690097
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This is THE BEST John Muir biography for children, says Jill Harcke, co-producer of the John Muir Tribute CD. Written mostly in the words of Muir, it brims with his spirit and adventures. The text was selected and retold by naturalist Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children, who is well known for his inspiring nature games. The result is a book with an aliveness, a presence of goodness, adventure, enthusiasm, and sensitive love of each animal and plant that will give young adults an experience of a true champion of nature. It is a book that expands your sense of hope, adventure, and awareness. Adults will be just as fond of this book as young readers. Cornell includes numerous explore more activities that help the reader to understand and appreciate the many wonderful qualities of Muir.

My First Summer In The Sierra

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 0395353513
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In the summer of 1869, John Muir made his first long trip to Yosemite. When a friend offered him the chance to accompany his flock of sheep and a shepherd to the high pastures of the Sierra, it was an opportunity Muir could not resist. My First Summer in the Sierra is the journal he kept of those summer days, of the wildlife and plant life, and of his explorations into the magical places of the mountains.

The Story Of My Boyhood And Youth Canongate Classics

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: B004V31J3O
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Introduced by Frank Tindall.

Unknown in his native Scotland, John Muir is renowned in America as the father of conservation. A friend of presidents and founder of National Parks, Muir was inspired by a love and a vision of nature as remarkable today as it was last century.

Born in mid-19th-century Scotland, Muir was eleven when his fanatically religious father took the family to build a new life in America’s vast wilderness. He recalls his childhood and youth with startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination are already emerging. The pioneering years in Wisconsin powerfully anticipate the extraordinary career which was to follow. They reveal a free spirit who perceived bonds between man and nature that were subtle and far reaching for both.

Collected Works Of John Muir Naturalist Complete And Unabridged Including The Mountains Of California Illustrated In Bw Stickeen The Story The Story Of My Boyhood And Yo

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Benediction Classics
ISBN: 1781393540
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John Muir (1838- 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and the modern day "patron saint of ecology". His writings on his adventures in the various wildernesses of America have been enjoyed by millions. His ecological activism helped to preserve many of the national parks, enabling others to enjoy nature. He founded the Sierra Club, which is one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. Although his upbringing put him off religion for life he was an immensely spiritual man, and this quality and enthusiasm pervades all his writings, inspiring his readers, including politicians to preserve the natural landscapes. For this reason he is known as the "Father of the National Parks". Author William Anderson, said that Muir exemplified "the archetype of our oneness with the earth", and biographer Donald Worster said he believed his mission was "...saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism." The Mountains of California (1894) draws on his many, decades of exploration, describing with poetic beauty and awe the lakes, mountains, plants and animals. Stickeen (1909) is Muir's most popular book, describing his adventures in Alaska with a dog. My First Summer in the Sierra (1911) is Muir's description of his spiritual awakening when he first encountered the mountains and valleys of central California. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913) is Muir's autobiography, detailing his strict upbringing in Scotland, his emigration with his family to America, aged eleven, and of his first delight with the natural world. Travels in Alaska (1915), In the late 1800s, Muir made several trips to the pristine, unspoilt territory of Alaska, drawn to its beauty and purity, its glaciers and its wild animals - bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. The Cruise of the Corwin (1917), In 1881, the steamship Thomas Corwin voyaged into the treacherous Arctic seas to search for the lost ship Jeannette, which had been lost. The ship was not found, but Muir's account of this expedition is poetic and magical, describing the glaciers, vegetation and seas of this mysterious land. Steep Trails(1919), This book was derived from letters, articles and local publications written by John Muir, arranged in roughly chronological sequence. The chapters describing Nevada, San Gabriel and Utah were written in the field, and have great immediacy, describing Muir's first impressions. The Yosemite(1920), In this book Muir recounts his adventures during the years he lived in the Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery. Muir captures the breath-taking beauty of the area alongside his most ambitious adventures; looking over the brink of Yosemite Falls, climbing a hundred feet up into a high, hollow ice-cone, and climbing to the top of Half Dome, covered with a fresh blanket of snow.

The Story Of My Boyhood And Youth An Early Years Biography Of A Pioneering Environmentalist John Muir The Eight Wilderness Discovery Books

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Vertebrate Digital
ISBN: B01NBMOZU9
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The Story of my Boyhood and Youth is the affecting memoir of the now internationally renowned John Muir, a Scottish-American boy subject to a most unusual upbringing, his transition into adulthood, and the path that led him to petition for the concept of protected national parks.

Born in East Lothian, Scotland in 1838, Muir was raised by a fanatically strict, religious father with his numerous brothers and sisters and loving mother. From an early age, a shy Muir showed fascination with the natural world, and at aged eleven, his father announced the family were to move to an American wilderness in Wisconsin – Muir had a new playground.

His adolescence is spent labouring on the family’s grassroots farm. Working seventeen-hour days, an exhausted yet inquisitive Muir desperately snatches moments to himself, yearning to explore the environment around him, secretly studying books on topics other than religion, and rising at 1 a.m. to pursue his hobby of inventing intricate time and energy-saving devices – much to his father’s disapproval and everyone else’s admiration.

At age twenty-two, Muir takes it upon himself to apply to university, and does so without financial or moral support from his father. He makes his way to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study chemistry and botany, and though never graduating with a degree, he is satisfied that he had learned all he wanted to there, before completing the rest of his nature education in ‘the university of the wilderness’.

The Story of my Boyhood and Youth includes a new foreword by Terry Gifford, and offers insight into the development of Muir’s spiritual connection with the natural world, and suggests an explanation for his passion for freedom in the wilderness, a stark contrast to the forced rigidity of his early years.


Gods Of The Morning A Bird S Eye View Of A Highland Year

Author: Sir John Lister-Kaye
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782114173
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Winner of the Richard Jefferies Society Writers' Prize

'No one writes more movingly, or with such transporting poetic skill, about encounters with wild creatures. Its pages course with sympathy, humility, and wisdom' Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk

From his home deep in a Scottish glen, John Lister-Kaye has watched and come to understand intimately the movements and habits of the animals, and in particular the birds, that inhabit the wild and magnificent Highlands. Drawing on a lifetime of observation, Gods of the Morning is his wise and affectionate celebration of the British countryside and the birds that come and go through the year. It is also a lyrical reminder of the relationship we have lost with the seasons and a call to look afresh at the natural world around us.


Letters To A Friend Written To Mrs Ezra S Carr 1866 1879

Author: John Muir
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ISBN: B010O6HMLE
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John Muir (1838 – 1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions.

To all who know and love our glorious Sierra these letters from their greatest friend make special appeal. Whenever our thoughts turn toward Yosemite Valley, home of John Muir, our hearts shall rise in thanksgiving, Valley and friend, what delight to have known them together!

As a young man at the University of Wisconsin, John Muir met one who was to mean much to him in life. Mrs. Ezra S. Carr took a friendly interest in his love for botany and in his ambitions for life. That sympathetic appreciation and understanding which he was entitled to enjoy in his own home, but destined to receive elsewhere, was offered by this large souled woman, whom he soon came to regard as his "spiritual mother."

His was a sensitive soul, one often to be misunderstood, and to find at first few friends. He writes to this one true friend:

"I have thought of you hundreds of times in my seasons of deepest joy amid the flower purple and gold of the plains, the fern fields in gorge and canon, the sacred waters, tree columns, and the eternal unnameable sublimities of the mountains. Of all my friends you are the only one that understands my motives and enjoyments."

On leaving college, Muir travels afoot around the country as a botanist, finally setting out for South America by way of Florida; but, directed by that divine Providence which ever overrules our life's adventure, his feet turn toward that most glorious of God's gardens— our California. In a letter dated July 1868, he writes,

"Fate and flowers have carried me to California, and I have reveled and luxuriated amid its plants and mountains nearly four months."

Soon he finds his chosen field in Yosemite and the high Sierra Nevada, where he is to spend the next decade in deepest study of rock and flower. So, as he wanders alone throughout this land of pure delight, his soul flows out in these letters.

This book originally published in 1915 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the reformatting.

My First Summer In The Sierra

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Nabu Press
ISBN: 1287889824
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

B Is For Badger A Wisconsin Alphabet Discover America State By State

Author: Kathy-jo Wargin
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: B00ARB895A
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The intriguing facts and faces, history and places of Wisconsin are revealed to readers young and old in B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet. From its leaders in fine arts and architecture (Georgia O'Keefe and Frank Lloyd Wright) to its pioneers in nature conservation (John Muir and Aldo Leopold), Wisconsin has been an influence on major movements in education, industry, and use of natural resources. Brought to life with lyric rhymes and expressive, original artwork, B is for Badger showcases for natives and visitors alike the splendors of Wisconsin.Born in Tower, Minnesota, Kathy-jo Wargin has spent a great deal of time in the upper Midwest. Previously, she teamed up with illustrator Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen on the award-winning Legend series, including The Legend of the Lady's Slipper (Upper Midwest Bookseller's Favorite). B is for Badger is her fourth state alphabet book. She lives with her family in Petoskey, Michigan.Renee Graef is new to the Sleeping Bear Press family but is very well known as a children's book illustrator for the American Girls collection with Pleasant Company. She has also illustrated for Boyd's Bears and is the illustrator of HarperCollin's My First Little House series. Renee attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Madison; she lives in Milwaukee with her family.

John Muir My Life With Nature

Author: Joseph Cornell
Publisher: Dawn Publications
ISBN: 1584694653
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This is THE BEST John Muir biography for children, says Jill Harcke, co-producer of the John Muir Tribute CD. Written mostly in the words of Muir, it brims with his spirit and adventures.

John Muir

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA)
ISBN: 9781584690092
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This is THE BEST John Muir biography for children, says Jill Harcke, co-producer of the John Muir Tribute CD. Written mostly in the words of Muir, it brims with his spirit and adventures.

A Passion For Nature

Author: Donald Worster
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199782245
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Yet the book also describes a Muir who was a successful fruit-grower, a talented scientist and world-traveler, a doting father andhusband, and a self-made man of wealth and political influence.

My First Summer In The Sierra

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486437353
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Muir's engaging journal describes majestic vistas, flora and fauna, as well as the region's other breathtaking natural wonders. 21 black-and-white illustrations.

The Wisdom Of John Muir

Author: Anne Rowthorn
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976956
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BIographIes of John muIr Turner, Frederick, John Muir: Rediscovering America.
Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 1985. ... John muIr for ChIldren Cornell,
Joseph, John Muir: My Life with Nature. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications,
2000.

John Muir Nature Writings

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598533428
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Rounding out the volume is a rich selection of essays—including "Yosemite Glaciers," "God's First Temples," "Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta," "The American Forests," and the late appeal "Save the Redwoods"—highlighting various aspects of ...

Meditations Of John Muir

Author: Chris Highland
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899974965
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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.

John Muir

Author: Sally M. Miller
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826335302
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Several children's books on John Muir have also been published. They include
Joseph Cornell, John Muir: My Life with Nature (Nevada City, CA: Dawn
Publications, 2000); Karen Clemens Warrick, John Muir: Crusader for the
Wilderness ...

John Muir

Author: Montrew Dunham
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439113734
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John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

The Camping Trip That Changed America

Author: Barb Rosenstock
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101648899
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Caldecott medalist Mordicai Gerstein captures the majestic redwoods of Yosemite in this little-known but important story from our nation's history.