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The Resource Essential Muir, edited with an introduction by Fred D. White

Essential Muir, edited with an introduction by Fred D. White

Label
Essential Muir
Title
Essential Muir
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Fred D. White
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Like Muir himself, Essential Muir packs an astounding range of experience into a lithe frame: ecstatic yet scientific descriptions of Yosemite; the heartrending tale of that "wee, hairy, sleekit beastie," Stickeen; reflections on the society of Eskimos; Muir's touching tribute, after a lifetime of wonder, to the mighty baobob trees of Africa; and more. Fred D. White's selection from Muir's writings, and his illuminating commentary, reveal the coherence and drama of a remarkable life: new readers will understand why Muir has become an American icon, and readers who are familiar with his work will be delighted with this fresh look. Muir's fierce love of all of nature, from squirrels to glaciers (but perhaps not sheep), continues to inspire us nearly a century after his death"--Book jacket
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
508.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH31.M9
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A California legacy book
Label
Essential Muir, edited with an introduction by Fred D. White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Part one. The visionary inventor: "Knowledge and inventions," from The story of my boyhood and youth -- "The world and the university," from The story of my boyhood and youth -- Part two. The wandering minstrel: "Through the Cumberland Mountains, the river country of Georgia, and across Florida to Cedar Keys," from A thousand-mile walk to the gulf -- Part three. The nature scribe and rhapsode: "A near view of the High Sierra," from The mountains of California -- "A wind-storm in the forests," from The mountains of California -- "Yosemite falls at midnight," from The life and letters of John Muir -- "Nut time in Squirrelville," from The life and letters of John Muir -- "Yosemite glaciers," New York Tribune, Dec. 5, 1871 -- Part four. The global adventurer: "Eskimos and walrus," from The cruise of the Corwin -- "Stickeen vs. the glacier," from Stickeen -- Part five. The planet steward: "God's first temples: how shall we preserve our forests?" Sacramento Daily Union, Feb. 5, 1876 -- "The wild parks and forest reservations of the West," Atlantic Monthly, August 1897
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 131 p.
Isbn
9781597140270
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006002511
System control number
  • OCM63187463
  • (OCoLC)63187463
Label
Essential Muir, edited with an introduction by Fred D. White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Part one. The visionary inventor: "Knowledge and inventions," from The story of my boyhood and youth -- "The world and the university," from The story of my boyhood and youth -- Part two. The wandering minstrel: "Through the Cumberland Mountains, the river country of Georgia, and across Florida to Cedar Keys," from A thousand-mile walk to the gulf -- Part three. The nature scribe and rhapsode: "A near view of the High Sierra," from The mountains of California -- "A wind-storm in the forests," from The mountains of California -- "Yosemite falls at midnight," from The life and letters of John Muir -- "Nut time in Squirrelville," from The life and letters of John Muir -- "Yosemite glaciers," New York Tribune, Dec. 5, 1871 -- Part four. The global adventurer: "Eskimos and walrus," from The cruise of the Corwin -- "Stickeen vs. the glacier," from Stickeen -- Part five. The planet steward: "God's first temples: how shall we preserve our forests?" Sacramento Daily Union, Feb. 5, 1876 -- "The wild parks and forest reservations of the West," Atlantic Monthly, August 1897
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xx, 131 p.
Isbn
9781597140270
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006002511
System control number
  • OCM63187463
  • (OCoLC)63187463

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