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The Yosemite

Nature Writing

Series: The John Muir Bibliography [NHBS list]

By: John Muir

284 pages, 1 b/w illus

Modern Library

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #152258 | ISBN: 0812967011
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NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx

About this book

In the spring of 1869, John Muir was looking for means of support to fund his explorations of California's Central Valley region. A ranch owner offered him a job herding sheep in the Sierra Nevada. As he explored the region, he jotted down his keen observations of the scenic countryside, and he eventually became a guide for some of Yosemite's most famous visitors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Muir documented these experiences in The Yosemite, first published in 1912. It is at once a vivid, accurate description of the land and a passionate homage to nature.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is a facsimile of the 1912 edition and includes the original illustrations.


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