John Muir: His Life and Letters and Other Writings (Hardcover)

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By John Muir, Terry Gifford (Editor)
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Includes Studies in the Sierra; Picturesque California; Cruise of the Corwin; Stickeen; and more.

About the Author

John Muir (1838-1914) was one of the most influential conservationists and nature writers in American history. Founder of the Sierra Club, and its president until his death, Muir was a spirit so free that all he did to prepare for an expedition was to "throw some tea and bread into an old sack and jump the back fence."

Terry Gifford is an ecocritic and poet, the author of Ted Hughes (Routledge, 2009), Reconnecting With John Muir: Essays in Post-Pastoral Practice (University of Georgia Press, 2006), Pastoral (Routledge, 1999) and Green Voices: Understanding Contemporary Nature Poetry (Manchester University Press, 1995; second edition CCC Press, 2011), together with six chapters in books on Ted Hughes. His seventh collection of poems is (with Christopher North) Al Otro Lado del Aguilar (Oversteps Books, 2011). Author of The Joy of Climbing (Whittles, 2004), he is also a trustee of the UK's Mountain Heritage Trust.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780898864632
ISBN-10: 0898864631
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Publication Date: August 1996
Pages: 912
Language: English