The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir

Twenty-two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures

Book - 2013
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Here is an entertaining collection of John Muirs most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsmans exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying, and outrageous.
Publisher: [Yosemite National Park, Calif.] : Yosemite Conservancy, 2013
ISBN: 9781930238374
1930238371
Characteristics: x, 211 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: King, Fiona (Illustrator)
Stetson, Lee

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CarleeMcDot
Aug 16, 2017

John Muir is one crazy cat! He was a naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. This book is a collection of some of his adventures. I love how they are introduced and explained at the beginning (giving background information, dates, etc) and then it is all Muir all the time. Reading about his explorations amaze me. I love that the hubby and I have seen many of the sights he references (although not as up close and personal as he observed them). The only issue I had was some of the language/ spelling is a bit outdated (seeing as he lived in the 1800s), but it's really no big deal. I would give it an 8 out of 10.

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