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  • Published: 3 March 1987
  • ISBN: 9780140255706
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $23.99

My First Summer in the Sierra




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  • Published: 3 March 1987
  • ISBN: 9780140255706
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $23.99

About the author

John Muir

John Muir (April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada, have been read by millions. His activism has helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he co-founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.

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Praise for My First Summer in the Sierra

“As more and more of us grow aghast at what we have done to the world we started with, Muir’s reverence and devotion will seem keenly germane, and our regret may be transmuted into a fight for the future.” —Edward Hoagland

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