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By John Muir,William Cronon

In a life of exploration, writing, and passionate political activism, John Muir grew to become America's such a lot eloquent spokesman for the secret and majesty of the wasteland. an important determine within the construction of our nationwide parks process and a far-seeing prophet of environmental knowledge who based the Sierra membership in 1892, he used to be additionally a grasp of common description who evoked with targeted strength and intimacy the untrammeled landscapes of the yankee West. The Library of America's Nature Writings collects his most important and best-loved works in one quantity, together with: The tale of My Boyhood and Youth (1913), My First summer season within the Sierra (1911), The Mountains of California (1894) and Stickeen (1909). Rounding out the amount is a wealthy collection of essays—including "Yosemite Glaciers," "God's First Temples," "Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta," "The American Forests," and the overdue attraction "Save the Redwoods"—highlighting numerous features of his occupation: his exploration of the Grand Canyon and of what turned Yosemite and Yellowstone nationwide parks, his profitable crusades to maintain the desolate tract, his early strolling journey to Florida, and the Alaska trip of 1879.

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