Wilderness Essays (Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists)

Wilderness Essays (Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists)

John Muir Frank Buske / Jun 18, 2019

Wilderness Essays Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists John Muir was one of our first and finest writers on the wilderness of the American West Part of Muir s attractiveness to modern readers is the fact that he was an activist He not only explored the We

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  • John Muir was one of our first and finest writers on the wilderness of the American West Part of Muir s attractiveness to modern readers is the fact that he was an activist He not only explored the West and wrote about its beauties he fought for their preservation His successes dot the landscape in all the natural features that bear his name forests, lakes, trails, gJohn Muir was one of our first and finest writers on the wilderness of the American West Part of Muir s attractiveness to modern readers is the fact that he was an activist He not only explored the West and wrote about its beauties he fought for their preservation His successes dot the landscape in all the natural features that bear his name forests, lakes, trails, glaciers Here collected are some of his finest wilderness essays, ranging from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the Range of Light the High Sierra This series celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences Their literary terrain maps the intimate connections between the human and natural worlds, a subject defined by Mary Austin in 1920 as a third thing the sum of what passed between me and the Land Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus they speak for what Henry Beston called the other nations of the planet Their message acquires weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce This series, then, celebrates both a wonderful body of work and a fundamental truth that nature counts as a model, a guide to how we can live in the world.

    Wilderness Essays John Muir Books Wilderness Essays John Muir on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Part of John Muir s appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name forests Wilderness Essays Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists Wilderness Essays Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists Kindle edition by John Muir Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Wilderness Essays Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists. Frightful s Mountain Summary Study Guide BookRags Frightful s Mountain is a young adult novel by Jean Craighead George which serves as the final installment in a trilogy which includes her novels My Side of the Mountain and On the Far Side of the Mountain In Frightful s Mountain , Frightful, the female peregrine falcon The Existential Theme in Jack London s To Build A Fire Jack London s short story, To Build a Fire, is the tragic tale of a man who decides to travel alone through the hostile environment of the Yukon in sub freeing temperatures and falls victim to the unrelenting and unforgiving power of nature. Environmental Ethics Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Environmental ethics is the discipline in philosophy that studies the moral relationship of human beings to, and also the value and moral status of, the environment and its non human contents. My Side of the Mountain My Side of the Mountain is a children or young adult adventure novel written and illustrated by American writer Jean Craighead George published by E P Dutton in It features a boy who learns about courage, independence, and the need for companionship Fly Fishing For Arctic Char in Nunavut Across Abroad Apr , Fly Fishing for Arctic Char in Nunavut is the Ultimate Adventure for the Angler David Webb davidebwebb Orion Magazine Dark Ecology Mr Kingsworth, you have quite the ability to give me goosebumps and make me question everything I do As a college student studying forestry, while engaging myself in environmental and sustainability movements, your essays have often sent me into crises of Twitpic Dear Twitpic Community thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state. of Literary Magazines NewPages top of page A Minor Magazine fiction, poetry, art The A Review fiction, poetry, cross genre, art, photography Able Muse A semiannual review of poetry prose and art With fe

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        John Muir 1838 1914 was a Scottish American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States One of the best known hiking trails in the U.S the 211 mile 340 km John Muir Trail, was named in his honor Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier.In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the Western forests He petitioned the U.S Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings inspired readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas He is today referred to as the Father of the National Parks and the National Park Service has produced a short documentary about his life.Muir s biographer, Steven J Holmes, believes that Muir has become one of the patron saints of twentieth century American environmental activity, both political and recreational As a result, his writings are commonly discussed in books and journals, and he is often quoted by nature photographers such as Ansel Adams Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world, writes Holmes Muir was noted for being an ecological thinker, political spokesman, and religious prophet, whose writings became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name almost ubiquitous in the modern environmental consciousness According to author William Anderson, Muir exemplified the archetype of our oneness with the earth.Muir was extremely fond of Henry David Thoreau and was probably influenced by him than even Ralph Waldo Emerson Muir often referred to himself as a disciple of Thoreau He was also heavily influenced by fellow naturalist John Burroughs.During his lifetime John Muir published over 300 articles and 12 books He co founded the Sierra Club, which helped establish a number of national parks after he died and today has over 1.3 million members Author Gretel Ehrlich states that as a dreamer and activist, his eloquent words changed the way Americans saw their mountains, forests, seashores, and deserts He not only led the efforts to protect forest areas and have some designated as national parks, but his writings gave readers a conception of the relationship between human culture and wild nature as one of humility and respect for all life, writes author Thurman Wilkins.His philosophy exalted wild nature over human culture and civilization Turner describes him as a man who in his singular way rediscovered America an American pioneer, an American hero Wilkins adds that a primary aim of Muir s nature philosophy was to challenge mankind s enormous conceit, and in so doing, he moved beyond the Transcendentalism of Emerson and Thoreau to a biocentric perspective on the world In the months after his death, many who knew Muir closely wrote about his influences.


    1. This is an excellent compilation of writings by John Muir - essential reading for anyone fascinated by the wildness to be found in Alaska and the Sierras. My favorite essays in this volume were "The Discovery of Glacier Bay" "Among the Animals of the Yosemite" and "The Yellowstone National Park". I enjoyed the Discovery of Glacier Bay particularly because I have not been there at all, and with Muir's writings so vivid and descriptive, I could just about see it, in all it's grandeur, and hear the [...]

    2. Rating: 3.4 - calculated from belowAs a collection, I really enjoyed this. I picked this up in the Muir Woods gift shop, because I felt I couldn't leave without it. I worried about whether or not I would enjoy it since I'm not really the target audience, but I largely enjoyed the experience. While it was often too detailed for my personal tastes, I think this is a wonderful collection for those interested in forestry and nature. On a publication level, the book is stunning. I love how Gibbs Smit [...]

    3. A glimpse into the mind of John Muir through his observations. This type of writing may not be for everyone but through his raw observations you get a true feeling of being in the wilderness. The Alaska stories are particularly detailed to the point where you feel the surroundings. I felt Yellowstone was a bit forced and that Muir spent far too little time there compared to his other adventures and was my least favorite essay. When he writes as a journal he is at his best.

    4. Muir sure does have a knack for words. He is very articulate and so passionate in his description and love for nature that it captures you attention, holding you hostage as you envision the scenery he is describing.

    5. How can you not enjoy reading an essay by a person who loves nature this much? It makes you want to find your hiking shoes and get out into the forest.

    6. I had this book in my Kindle for more than six months, the last read status stuck to 14%. When I opened it a couple of days back, I was not sure why I had stopped reading it. I suppose I found the initial chapter not that interesting. But, when I picked it up from the second chapter, I instantly fell in love with Muir's writing, mostly with the way he described Nature by choosing perfectly lovely simile. The writing was so engrossing in certain chapters that it almost felt as if I was walking be [...]

    7. I absolutely loved reading the different essays in this book while I was doing my first road trip in the West. It made my trip even more fulfilling. John Muir is one of those people that wants you to enjoy nature and science as much as they do. In addition to that last sentence this is the kind of thing you read while you are in a cabin or on a road trip through the mountains. They are the perfect collection of essays to read. Especially if you decide to read this books while hiking in Californi [...]

    8. Poetic and beautiful but painfully detailed at times Beautifully written but it could be a slow read. His observations of the surrounding environment is immense and if you could get past how painfully detailed and time consuming his accounts of something so mundane are, then you will find yourself completely immersed in the environments he describes.

    9. Less cohesive than My First Summer in the Sierra or Travels in Alaska-I'd start with one of those. That said, I always get something from John Muir's essays, so it's totally worthwhile, just not quite the cohesive read provided by some of his other books. (Couldn't come up with a better word than cohesive.)

    10. This was my first time reading more than a quote by John Muir. His writing is engaging and enjoyable. He describes landscapes with beautiful, oftentimes poetic, language. His admiration for nature and his attention to detail is so plainly obvious. His writing can help soothe the soul.

    11. As I am not native English speaker, some of the adjectives I did not understand. But what I understood, it was great journey to Alaska. Using Google maps, it felt really vivid.

    12. I'm not done with this - I'm reading it slowly, piece by piece. Muir is one of my favorite writers of all time.

    13. To me there is no one more enthusiastic about the outdoors than John Muir. In this collection of wonderful and descriptive essays, we follow him through wild and unchartered landscapes, and within each sentence can hear him breathlessly trying to make permanent his travels, invigorated and beaming with respect.

    14. I received the book for free through Giveaways, and am so grateful for it! :)For some reason I misplaced this book a lot while I was reading it. So much so, that I would joke that I couldn't find it because Muir had wandered off again. It did take me quite awhile to read it, but I feel like this book was meant to be read in spurts. A little here and there, not all at once. Mr. Muir is a great nature writer, he makes you feel like you're walking beside him, experiencing everything he is. I so ba [...]

    15. This little treasure is part of the Peregrine Smith Library of American Wilderness Literature series. It includes some of naturalist Muir's better writing, with some of them being made available for the first time in book form in 1980 in their unabridged versions.I especially liked the essays "Discovery of Glacier Bay," "Alaska Trip," "Yellowstone National Park," and "Forests of Oregon," since I have visited those places. "Among the Animals of Yosemite" was of interest since I am planning a trip [...]

    16. My Boyhood & Youth: It was a little slow to start, but it picked up. It is truely amazing what Muir was able to do with such little formal education. 1000 Mile Walk to the Gulf: So far this one is much harder to get through. It is written like a journal so it is somewhat hard to follow. Very choppy. And only half the book is actually him walking from the north to Florida. He then gets on a boat and goes to Cuba, then New York, then California.First Summer in the Sierra: Again written like a [...]

    17. I mean, wow. This is a fantastically reflective and adventurous book. His writing is sonorous with big juicy words that roll on and on. Deeply visceral writing that puts you right in the thick of nature. In a way, nature descriptions read like JRR Tolkien in LOR/Hobbitt. I mean that in a vague and sonorous sense. Kind of like, "If you had to compare, this is how you would do so." Find somewhere nice, nature preferably, and just let the words work their magic. Eat a steak afterwords or juicy tofu [...]

    18. As a strong environmentalist, I figured it would be interesting to check out the writings of John Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club, one of the fathers of conservation in the US, and also the individual who supported the preservation side of the debate over the Hech-Hechy debate against Gifford Pinchot, another great conservationist. The book contains several stories from his youth on. So far I don't think he's the greatest writer who ever lived, but the passion he feels for the beauty of the [...]

    19. **I received this book for free through the giveaway program but that in no way affects my honest review** I wasn't sure how i much i would enjoy naturalist writing but man was i pleasantly surprised. I love nature and everything about it and this compilation of essays definitely quenched my thirst for the outdoors. It definitely isn't the the greatest writing i've ever come across but Muir's ability to instill his spirit and passion for the earth is inspiring. Highly recommend for anyone with a [...]

    20. I haven't finished this yet, since I've been dipping into it and other nature writing. The essay "The Discovery of Glacier Bay" is exciting and poetic. Also, a rather amazing chronicle of John Muir's energy and magnetism as he convinces his gloomy companions that the weather will change for the better and that his 10 years of wandering the high Sierra country have convinced him that he is blessed with good luck. (They believe him, and the weather does change. Everyone returns home safely.)

    21. This was a nice autumn read, as I've been trying to get outdoors and hike more. Most stories would be 3 stars, but his essays on Alaska and Yellowstone were 5-star to me. He has some great ways of describing the landscape and the emotion of being out in the wilderness and you can lose yourself in the book a bit.

    22. I've never read any of John Muir's work before. I liked Wilderness Essays (though I could only read one, maybe two essays at a time). Surprisingly relevant, well over a century after they were written. Poetic, inspiring, just a lot of fun.Also, John Muir was a bad-ass. I had no idea how comfortable he was in the wilderness -- pretty cool guy.

    23. A collection of essays that were run in various magazines and newspapers of his time, Wilderness Essays is an engaging read. Reading anything from Muir is a joy, as he injects profound poetic insight into his descriptions of the natural world. I bought this book because:Content: 74%Cover: 26%

    24. Naturalist writing is not necessarily my cup of tea, but that does not keep me from seeing that this is a work of great power in that field (or rather, a series of works). I was particularly fond of the essay Wild Wool. I will be passing my tattered paperback copy of this book along to my mountaineering and wildman type friends. I'm sure they will love it to further affectionate ruin.

    25. I liked My First Summer in the Sierra better, but Muir's love of nature as expressed in these essays is profoundly moving.

    26. Phenomenal book. John Muir's writings are a national treasure. He describes Pacific West geography in the most unique, soul inspiring, and beautiful way.

    27. As much as I appreciate all John Muir has done for conservation, and his beautiful descriptive writing, I would much rather see the things he's talking about than read about them.

    28. John Muir was a gifted, but highly underrated writer. Some of the best nature writing you'll find, at a time when the American West was truly pristine.

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