My First Summer in the Sierra (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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By John Muir, Mike Davis (Introduction by), Herbert W. Gleason (Photographs by)
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John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, had not yet become a famed conservationist when he first trekked into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, not long after the Civil War. He was so captivated by what he saw that he decided to devote his life to the glorification and preservation of this magnificent wilderness. My First Summer in the Sierra, whose heart is the diary Muir kept while tending sheep in Yosemite country, enticed thousands of Americans to visit this magical place, and resounds with Muir’s regard for the “divine, enduring, unwasteable wealth” of the natural world. A classic of environmental literature, My First Summer in the Sierra continues to inspire readers to seek out such places for themselves and make them their own.

About the Author

Mike Davis is the author of City of Quartz, Magical Urbanism, and, most recently, Dead Cities, and co-author of Under the Perfect Sun: The San Diego Tourists Never See. A MacArthur Fellow, he lives in San Diego.

Praise For…

“As more and more of us grow aghast at what we have done to the world we started with, Muir’s reverence and devotion will seem keenly germane, and our regret may be transmuted into a fight for the future.” —Edward Hoagland
Product Details
ISBN: 9780812968651
ISBN-10: 0812968654
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: November 11th, 2003
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics