My First Summer in the Sierra (Paperback)

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By John Muir, Robert MacFarlane (Introduction by)
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The classic, best-loved book by the founding father of modern conservation

In the summer of 1869, John Muir set out from California's Central Valley with a flock of sheep and trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. His journals describe the summer he spent in what would become Yosemite National Park. Celebrating the Sierra's lizards and mountain lions, tall trees and waterfalls, fierce thunderstorms and bears, Muir introduces a spiritual dimension to our awareness of nature. John Muir is internationally acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of modern conservation and his vision, passion, and integrity continue to inspire readers today.

About the Author


John Muir (1836-1914) is America's most famous naturalist and conservationist. He is the founder of the Sierra Club; an activist whose work helped to preserve such areas as the Grand Canyon, Mt. Rainier, Sequoia National Park, and Yosemite Valley; and the author of books and essays which have been read my millions.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782114437
ISBN-10: 1782114432
Publisher: Canongate Books
Publication Date: January 2015
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Canons