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The Mountains of California

Nature Writing

Series: Penguin Nature Classics Series

By: John Muir(Author), Bill McKibben(Introduction By)

264 pages, illustrations

Modern Library

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #152245 | ISBN: 0375758194
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NHBS Price: £11.99 $16/€14 approx
Paperback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 2 | #71983 | ISBN: 0140266615
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About this book

When John Muir traveled to California in 1868, he found the pristine mountain ranges that would inspire his life's work. The Mountains of California is the culmination of the ten years Muir spent in the Sierra Nevadas, studying every crag, crook, and valley with great care and contemplation.

Bill McKibben writes in his Introduction that Muir "invents, by sheer force of his love, an entirely new vocabulary and grammar of the wild . . . a language of ecstasy and exuberance."

The Mountains of California is as vibrant and vital today as when it was written over a century ago. This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes the photographs and line drawings from the original 1898 edition.


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