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By Bonnie J. Gisel

Whether he's cheering for untamed mountain sheep or braving a high-country typhoon that may sweep away lesser mortals, John Muir—outdoorsman, scientist, author—is perpetually passionate, usually droll, and consistently inspirational. This number of his little-known items were culled from deepest letters, journal articles, and private journals from deep within the documents. In Bonnie Gisel’s capable arms, Muir takes the reader on exciting adventures and memorable discoveries. His first summit of part Dome, his nice epiphany in regards to the “living glaciers of the Sierra,” and his jolly ode to the enormous sequoia are all awarded right here with awe and affection. a virtually penniless younger Muir sleeps below the celebs in a Florida graveyard. Muir the daddy prods his spouse within the again with a stick, “helping” her up Yosemite’s 4 Mile path. And an older but nonetheless adventurous Muir summits Mount Rainier and survives the perilously icy descent. guaranteed to satisfaction enthusiasts of The Wild Muir, those audacious exploits exhibit John Muir’s boundless interest and love of all issues wild.

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