The Mountains of California (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 25, 2008 - Nature - 304 pages
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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.


  

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User Review  - John Nelson - Goodreads

This book contains John Muir's descriptions of his favorite place in the world - the mountains of California. He also devotes a chapter to describing what he called the "bee pastures" of California's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rollie Reid - Goodreads

The Mountains of California is John Muir's 179 page (in my free eBook edition) purpose poem in praise of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The book is filled with glorious facts and descriptions of the ... Read full review

Contents

PRIMARY TEXTS
SNOWBANNERS
SHADOW LAKE
ORANGE LAKE
LAKE STARR KING
HANGING MEADOWS
THE NUT PINE
SUGAR PINE
MAGNIFICENT SILVER FIR OR RED FIR
BIG TREE
TWOLEAVED OR TAMARACK PINE
MOUNTAIN PINE
JUNIPER OR RED CEDAR
HEMLOCK SPRUCE
DWARF PINE
WHITE PINE

YELLOW OR SILVER PINE
DOUGLAS SPRUCE
INCENSE CEDAR
WHITE SILVER FIR
NEEDLE PINE
NUT PINE
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About the author (2008)

John Muir (1838-1914) was born in Scotland. In 1849 he emigrated with his family to the United States, where he later enrolled in courses in chemistry, geology, and botany at the University of Wisconsin. Muir made extended journeys throughout America, observing both scientifically and enthusiastically the beauties of the wilderness. The Mountains of California, his first book, was published in 1894. He eventually settled in California, where he became an impassioned leader of the forest conservation movement. His writings include Our National Parks (1901), My First Summer in the Sierra (1911), The Yosemite (1912), Travels in Alaska (1915), A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (1916), and Steep Trails (1918).


Edward Hoagland's books include The Courage of Turtles, Walking the Dead Diamond River, Red Wolves and Black Bears, and Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia.
Edward Hoagland's books include The Courage of Turtles, Walking the Dead Diamond River, Red Wolves and Black Bears, and Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia.

John Muir (1838-1914) was born in Scotland. In 1849 he emigrated with his family to the United States, where he later enrolled in courses in chemistry, geology, and botany at the University of Wisconsin. Muir made extended journeys throughout America, observing both scientifically and enthusiastically the beauties of the wilderness. The Mountains of California, his first book, was published in 1894. He eventually settled in California, where he became an impassioned leader of the forest conservation movement. His writings include Our National Parks (1901), My First Summer in the Sierra (1911), The Yosemite (1912), Travels in Alaska (1915), A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (1916), and Steep Trails (1918).


Edward Hoagland's books include The Courage of Turtles, Walking the Dead Diamond River, Red Wolves and Black Bears, and Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia.
Edward Hoagland's books include The Courage of Turtles, Walking the Dead Diamond River, Red Wolves and Black Bears, and Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia.

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