The Mountains of California

Century Company
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Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. One of the heroes of America's conservation movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. The mountains of California (1894) is his book length tribute to the beauties of the Sierras. He recounts not only his own journeys by foot through the mountains, glaciers, forests, and valleys, but also the geological and natural history of the region, ranging from the history of glaciers, the patterns of tree growth, and the daily life of animals and insects. While Yosemite naturally receives great attention, Muir also expounds on less well known beauty spots.
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Century Company
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Published on
Dec 31, 1907
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Pages
381
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Language
English
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 John Muir was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays and books concern his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada, California; Muir’s activism has helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas. This comprehensive eBook presents Muir’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Muir’s life and works

* Concise introductions to the books

* All the nature books, with individual contents tables

* Features rare works appearing for the first time in digital publishing 

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork

* Features Muir’s Overland articles

* Includes Muir’s autobiographies - spend hours following the author’s adventures

* Special ‘Contextual Pieces’ section, with contemporary articles, reviews and essays evaluating Muir’s works

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


Please note: the biography by William Frederic Badè cannot appear in the edition due to copyright.


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CONTENTS:


The Books

PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA

THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA

STICKEEN: AN ADVENTURE WITH A DOG AND A GLACIER

OUR NATIONAL PARKS

EDWARD HENRY HARRIMAN

THE YOSEMITE

TRAVELS IN ALASKA

LETTERS TO A FRIEND

A THOUSAND-MILE WALK TO THE GULF

THE CRUISE OF THE CORWIN

STEEP TRAILS


Newspaper Articles

OVERLAND MONTHLY ARTICLES


The Autobiographies

MY FIRST SUMMER IN THE SIERRA

THE STORY OF MY BOYHOOD AND YOUTH


Contextual Pieces

JOHN MUIR: CONTEXTUAL ARTICLES, ESSAYS AND REVIEWS

ZANITA: A TALE OF THE YO-SEMITE by Thérèse Yelverton

THE MOUNTAIN TRAIL AND ITS MESSAGE by Albert W. Palmer

ALASKA DAYS WITH JOHN MUIR by S. Hall Young


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