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Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir's Botanical Legacy

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: Bonnie Gisel and Stephen Joseph

256 pages, 150 photos

Heyday Books

Hardback | Jan 2009 | #182144 | ISBN-13: 9781597141062
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John Muir (1838-1914) was one of the world's most important environmentalists. His direct activism saved the Yosemite Valley (now the National Park) from development, he founded the Sierra Club - one of the most influential conservation organizations in the world, and his writings and philosophy greatly influenced the formation of modern environmentalism.

This book offers readers a never-before-seen glimpse into Muir's constantly evolving relationship with the natural world - touching on his childhood in Scotland and in Wisconsin, his sojourn in Canada, his thousand-mile walk from Kentucky to the Gulf of Mexico and his journeys of discovery through California's Sierra Nevada.

Accompanied by prints of Muir's botanical specimens.

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Bonnie Gisel is an environmental historian and the curator of the Sierra Club's LeConte Memorial Lodge in Yosemite National Park. Stephen Joseph has been a professional photographer for more than 40 years. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.

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