Essential Muir

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Heyday
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"Like Muir himself, Essential Muir packs an astounding range of experience into a lithe frame: ecstatic yet scientific descriptions of Yosemite; the heartrending tale of that "wee, hairy, sleekit beastie," Stickeen; reflections on the society of Eskimos;Muir's touching tribute, after a lifetime of wonder, to the mighty baobob trees of Africa; and more. Fred D. White's selection from Muir's writings, and his illuminating commentary, reveal the coherence and drama of a remarkable life: new readers will understand why Muir has become an American icon, and readers who are familiar with his work will be delighted with this fresh look. Muir's fierce love of all of nature, from squirrels to glaciers (but perhaps not sheep), continues to inspire us nearly a century after his death."--Book jacket.

John Muir Wrestles A Waterfall

Author: Julie Danneberg
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607347644
Size: 16.45 MB
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The now iconic figure John Muir, while living at the base of Yosemite Falls in California, ventures up the trail from his cabin one night and has a harrowing waterfall adventure. Back matter roots the story in Muir’s life’s work as a conservationist and naturalist.

National Parks

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The flagship publication of the National Parks Conservation Association, National Parks Magazine (circ. 340,000) fosters an appreciation of the natural and historic treasures found in the national parks, educates readers about the need to preserve those resources, and illustrates how member contributions drive our organization's park-protection efforts. National Parks Magazine uses images and language to convey our country's history and natural landscapes from Acadia to Zion, from Denali to the Everglades, and the 387 other park units in between.

Notable American Philanthropists

Author: Robert T. Grimm
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573563406
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This book provides substantial profiles of individuals and families who made significant contributions to the American philanthropic tradition from the 1600s to the present. The volume encompasses men and women who significantly shaped American life by their dedication to voluntary service or charitable donations. The 78 entries describe 110 individuals (a number of essays describe entire families, such as the Rockefellers, Booths, and Guggenheims). Most essays are 1,500-2,500 words in length, but family entries range from 2,500-9,000 words. Each essay examines a philanthropist's early years, education, and career, and then focuses upon his or her philanthropic philosophy and actions. Particular attention is paid to an individual's motivations and justifications for philanthropy. Short samples of each philanthropist's writings are included, and the important societal contributions of each individual's philanthropic activity are assessed. All entries are cross-referenced and include a bibliographic list of references (print and nonprint sources). Many feature photos, and some describe the location of personal papers and other manuscript sources. This book also includes a preface, introduction, timeline, and lists of videos and children's books on American philanthropy. Sixty scholars contributed to this volume, each of who is notable for work on certain individuals or in the broad field of American philanthropy. These contributors did a great deal of original research, making this book the only source for detailed information on many of the included individuals.

A History Of California Literature

Author: Blake Allmendinger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052092
Size: 41.68 MB
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This History explores the historical periods, literary genres, and cultural movements of California.

Lonely Planet Experience Usa

Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787019632
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Inside Lonely Planet’s Experience USA you’ll travel through sprawling cities, small towns, great plains, snow-capped mountains and redwood forests, road-tripping down the Pacific Coast Highway, learning how to spot a bear in the wild, and discovering where to find the country’s best music, bourbon, barbeque and more.

Terrain

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The Wilderness Journeys

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847675700
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“Spellbinding stories of childhood and change in voices so vibrant they leave you speechless.”—Sunday Herald From a little girl who wants to look “subtle” for her father's funeral, to a child who has an email pen pal on Jupiter, to an old lady who becomes a star through “zimmerobics,” these witty, tender short stories introduce us to a unique cast of characters in a collection centered around the Scottish city of Glasgow. From the author of Being Emily and Buddha Da, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread and Orange Prizes, Hieroglyphics and Other Stories is an “excellent debut collection” (Daily Telegraph).