My First Summer in the Sierra (Modern Library Classics)

By: Muir, John

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Close to new, faint stray ink mark on front cover. Text clean. Vertical crease on covers near spine, spine itself uncreased. A 5th printing of a Modern Library facsimile reprint of the 1911 Houghton Miifflin edition. Muir recounts his yiouthful experiences of exploring Yosemite area of California. Introduction by Mike Davis. A classic in environmental literature.


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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.

Title: My First Summer in the Sierra (Modern Library Classics)

Author Name: Muir, John

Illustrator: Muir, John and Gleason, Herbert (photog)

Categories: Historical,

Publisher: NY, Modern Library: 2003

ISBN Number: 0812968654

ISBN Number 13: 9780812968651

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall

Seller ID: 503003941

Keywords: Nature. California. Yosemite. Conservation.