John Muir's Last Journey: South To The Amazon And East To by John Muir,Michael P. Branch

By John Muir,Michael P. Branch

"I am now writing up a few notes, but if they are going to be prepared for ebook i don't know... it will likely be many years sooner than something is prepared in booklet form." those phrases of John Muir, written in June 1912 to a chum, proved prophetic. The journals and notes to which the good naturalist and environmental determine used to be referring have languished, unpublished and nearly untouched, for almost a century. earlier. the following edited and released for the 1st time, John Muir's commute journals from 1911-12, together with his linked correspondence, ultimately let us learn in his personal phrases the extraordinary tale of John Muir's final nice journey.

Leaving from Brooklyn, ny, in August 1911, John Muir, on the age of seventy-three and touring by myself, launched into an eight-month, 40,000-mile voyage to South the US and Africa. The 1911-12 journals and correspondence reproduced during this quantity let us go back and forth with him up the good Amazon, into the jungles of southern Brazil, to snowline within the Andes, via southern and valuable Africa to the headwaters of the Nile, and throughout six oceans and seas that allows you to succeed in the infrequent forests he had see you later needed to review. even though this epic trip has obtained virtually no realization from the various commentators on Muir's paintings, Muir himself thought of it one of the most vital of his existence and the success of a decades-long dream.

John Muir's final Journey presents a unprecedented glimpse of a Muir whose pursuits as a naturalist, tourist, and conservationist prolonged way past the mountains of California. It additionally is helping us to determine John Muir as a unique form of hero, one whose patience and highbrow interest carried him into a long way fields of experience while he elderly, and as a personal individual and relations guy with actual affections, targets, and fears, not only an iconic consultant of yank wilderness.

With an advent that units Muir's journey within the context of his existence and paintings, besides bankruptcy introductions and a wealth of explanatory notes, the ebook provides very important dimensions to our appreciation of 1 of America's maximum environmentalists. John Muir's final Journey is a needs to analyzing for college kids and students of environmental historical past, American literature, common historical past, and comparable fields, in addition to for naturalists and armchair tourists everywhere.

Show description

Read or Download John Muir's Last Journey: South To The Amazon And East To Africa: Unpublished Journals And Selected Correspondence (Pioneers of Conservation) PDF

Best fishing & outdoors reference books

The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Wheatgrass (Back-To-Basics)

Wheatgrass, that easy eco-friendly plant you spot turning out to be above the counter on your favourite smoothie retailers, is without doubt one of the such a lot flexible, intrinsically helpful vegetable issues on hand to you. it may be combined into virtually whatever, grows in any temperate or hot weather, and is chock choked with such a lot of supplements and fiber that it could take where of as much as or 3 servings of greens on a daily basis if used adequately.

Weeds and Wildflowers in Winter

The assistance you wish deciding upon the dormant yet obvious vestiges of spring and summer time wildflowers and different vegetation. whilst it used to be first released, Roger Tory Peterson stated of Weeds and Wildflowers in iciness (originally released as Wildflowers and wintry weather Weeds), "this booklet might be a pleasure to these wood-walkers and strollers who've been questioned via the skeletal continues to be of herbaceous crops that they see in iciness.

Mit Volldampf Nichtraucher * Tabakfrei in 48 Stunden: Elektrisch geht's (German Edition)

Nichtraucher in forty eight Stunden? intestine, das ist etwas übertrieben, wenn Sie Freitags nach 13:00h auf die Idee kommen sollten. Am Wochenende kommt halt in der Regel kein Paketbote mehr. Aber sobald Sie sich für die E-Zigarette entschieden haben, geht es praktisch sofort. Vorausgesetzt, Sie haben dieses Buch gelesen, oder eine Ehefrau mit einem starken Willen.

Birds Nearby: Getting to Know 45 Common Species of Eastern North America

This new fowl consultant collects Eastman's writings targeting the birds we see round us in our yards, parks, and neighborhoods each day, and comprises wonderful new colour photos.

Extra resources for John Muir's Last Journey: South To The Amazon And East To Africa: Unpublished Journals And Selected Correspondence (Pioneers of Conservation)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 23 votes