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  • Published: 25 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143105251
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

The Mountains of California




A stirring tribute to one of America's most remote and beautiful places by one of the first modern preservationists

This Penguin Classic-Muir's first book-puts a pioneering conservationist's passion for nature in high relief. With a poet's sensitivity and a naturalist's eye, Muir celebrates the Sierra Nevada, which he dedicated his life to saving, and recounts his breathtaking visits to Yosemite Valley, Kings Canyon, Sequoia Groves, and Mount Whiskey. The Mountains of California is an affecting celebration of raw nature by one of its most ardent defenders.

  • Published: 25 March 2008
  • ISBN: 9780143105251
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

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 The Mountains of California

"Mr. Muir is a nature-lover of a fine type, one of the best the country has produced." --John Burroughs

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