The Mountains Of California (Legacy Edition): Journals Of Alpine Exploration And Natural History Study In The West - Muir, John
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John Muir's Natural History Journal of The Sierras and Cascade Ranges This deluxe, unabridged reprint Legacy Edition of John Muir's 1898 The Mountains Of California is part study of natural history, part celebration of Muir's favorite land: the California mountains, the Sierra range, and the Yosemite Valley. Take a walk with Muir as he travels along the high trails and shares his unique views of the natural world. Muir describes the gorgeous California mountain ranges in great detail. In addition, he spends some time sharing his observations of the Cascade range spanning from Northern…mehr

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John Muir's Natural History Journal of The Sierras and Cascade Ranges This deluxe, unabridged reprint Legacy Edition of John Muir's 1898 The Mountains Of California is part study of natural history, part celebration of Muir's favorite land: the California mountains, the Sierra range, and the Yosemite Valley. Take a walk with Muir as he travels along the high trails and shares his unique views of the natural world. Muir describes the gorgeous California mountain ranges in great detail. In addition, he spends some time sharing his observations of the Cascade range spanning from Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and up into Canada and Alaska. Within its pages, this book share's Muir's characteristic perspective on the glaciers, snow, lakes, forests, creatures, and weather of alpine life. Included are vivid descriptions of the common trees of the high lands, as well as its inhabitants: the squirrels, the sheep, and mountain bees. This book makes a perfect gift for backpacking, camping, and nature lore enthusiasts who want to reflect on the grandeur that is the Western mountain ranges. Muir's keen eyes and poetic pen capture the thousands of species of wildlife, plants, and trees that call the western mountains their home. Teach yourself how to see the world like a naturalist and appreciate the sheer multitude of life that the wilderness hosts! This book represents the rich history of the American outdoors, natural history, and camping tradition, and belongs on the bookshelf of every outdoors enthusiast. A part of the Doublebit John Muir Collection: Volume 4 This Doublebit Legacy Edition reprint of The Mountains Of California is professionally restored and presented from the original source with the highest degree of fidelity possible. Available in both paperback and hardcover, readers can enjoy this Legacy Edition for generations and learn from its timeless knowledge for years to come. About the Doublebit Press Library of Legacy Edition Reprints Sometimes we need to remember our history to move forward. Sometimes, remembering our heritage is just fun or inspirational. With technology playing a major role in everyday life, sometimes we need to take a step back in time to find those basic building blocks used for gaining mastery - the things that we have luckily not completely lost and has been recorded in books over the last two centuries. These skills aren't forgotten, they've just been shelved. It's time to unshelve them once again and reclaim the lost knowledge of self-sufficiency! As a part of the Doublebit John Muir Collection, this unabridged Legacy Edition volume is reprinted in the exact form as it was presented in the original publication. Both important and minor details have equally both been accounted for by our publishing staff, down to the cover, font, layout, and images. It is the goal of Doublebit Legacy Edition series to preserve outdoors heritage, but also be cherished as collectible pieces, worthy of collection in any outdoorsperson's library and that can be passed to future generations.
  • Produktdetails
  • The Doublebit John Muir Collec Nr.4
  • Verlag: LIGHTNING SOURCE INC
  • Legacy
  • Seitenzahl: 398
  • Erscheinungstermin: 27. Januar 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 581g
  • ISBN-13: 9781643890944
  • ISBN-10: 1643890948
  • Artikelnr.: 58598698
Autorenporträt
John Muir (April 21, 1838 - December 24, 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. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. The 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, a hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada, was named in his honor.[2] Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier. In Scotland, the John Muir Way, a 130 mile long distance route, was named in honor of him. In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the Western forests. He petitioned the U.S. Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite National Park. The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings inspired readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas. He is today referred to as the "Father of the National Parks" and the National Park Service has produced a short documentary about his life. Muir has been considered 'an inspiration to both Scots and Americans'. Muir's biographer, Steven J. Holmes, believes that Muir has become "one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity," both political and recreational. As a result, his writings are commonly discussed in books and journals, and he is often quoted by nature photographers such as Ansel Adams. "Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world," writes Holmes. Muir was noted for being an ecological thinker, political spokesman, and religious prophet, whose writings became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name "almost ubiquitous" in the modern environmental consciousness. According to author William Anderson, Muir exemplified "the archetype of our oneness with the earth",[ while biographer Donald Worster says he believed his mission was "...saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism.":403 On April 21, 2013, the first ever John Muir Day was celebrated in Scotland, which marked the 175th anniversary of his birth, paying homage to the conservationist.