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  • Published: 29 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781598531114
  • Imprint: Library of America
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99
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My First Summer in the Sierra and Selected Essays

A Library of America Paperback Classic



Describing his spiritual awakening amid the mountains and valleys of central California, John Muir's My First Summer in the Sierra is, like Walden, one of the seminal texts in the literature of the American environment. It is presented here with an introduction by writer and activist Bill McKibben and related essays about Yosemite, the Hetch Hetchy Valley, and other wonders of the Sierra Nevada.

  • Published: 29 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781598531114
  • Imprint: Library of America
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

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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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