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Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth / My First Summer in the Sierra / The Mountains of California / Stickeen / Essays

Nature Writings The Story of My Boyhood and Youth My First Summer in the Sierra The Mountains of California Stickeen Essays The library of America is dedicated to publishing America s best and most significant writing in handsome enduring volumes featuring authoritative texts Hailed as the finest looking longest lasting

  • Title: Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth / My First Summer in the Sierra / The Mountains of California / Stickeen / Essays
  • Author: John Muir William Cronon
  • ISBN: 9781883011246
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Barrett Brassfield on said:

      Essential in every respect. Instead of vacation bible schools where we indoctrinate kids with writings and contradictory practices built upon a foundation of supernatural codswallop there should be vacation John Muir schools. Our species would advance farther and quicker over time than ever before.

    2. Jennifer on said:

      I read this before I went backpacking in the Minarets and rock climbing in Yosemite in 1999. Great book. Took big to put in the backpack though. How did he function on less than 4 hours of sleep a night. And he'd go hiking with some bread and cheese, and that's all. I looked at my 70+ lb backpack with all my modern, technical gear. He was oil cloth and wool and he was fine. What was wrong with me? He didn't need ropes and "pro" when climbing mountains. Why did I need it? How things have changed [...]

    3. Mandy E on said:

      Notes: •the extraordinary shaking loose of conventional prose and movement toward a freer expression when Muir begins to write of what birdsong means to him•Muir the whimsical inventor of hand chiseled mechanisms•on the retention of innocence, the ability to be joyful, to be freshly delighted again and again•Muir the supplicant to wilderness•constant disappointment in humanity•Muir spending the night on top of a mossy "flood boulder" set in the middle of the stream "like an altar," o [...]

    4. Chava on said:

      I love John Muir's breathtaking experiences of the Divine in Nature. He discovered that, "going out was really going in." (rough paraphrase). Reading Muir is like discovering a whole new prayer book; one that immediately engages you in real world experience; seeing yourself as part of one huge, magical, web of life.

    5. William Schram on said:

      Nature Writings by John Muir is a collection of writings by John Muir. From discussing his childhood in Scotland to moving to the United States and being in Wisconsin for a time, Muir was a man enamored with the Natural World and its wonders. With a keen eye and a skill for drawing, Muir was a founder of the Sierra Club and did his best to introduce others to the beauty of nature. So this collection includes The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, My First Summer in the Sierra, The Mountains of Calif [...]

    6. Terry Gallagher on said:

      We were out in the Sequoia National Park a couple of weeks ago, and maybe it was because we walked in the Muir Woods, and to the Muir Grove, and not far from the John Muir Trail, which crosses the John Muir Wilderness. John Muir this, John Muir that, everywhere you go.So I picked up the Library of America anthology of his nature writings, and read the first two books in it, "The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" and "My First Summer in the Sierra."There's a lot of botany in it--he was a botany majo [...]

    7. Mont on said:

      The National Parks came into being in large part due to the efforts of a Scottish immigrant. Sierra Club-founder John Muir’s spiritual dispatches from Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada (and camping trips with the wealthy and powerful) brought eastward the magnificence of the ranges and sites threatened by westward-creeping industry, agriculture, and development, giving the preservationist movement the extra oomph it needed to bring about the founding of the National Parks.

    8. Barbara Mauceri on said:

      What an amazing read! I am saddened by the fact it is overEvery page was better than the next. Although Muir was not a literary genius, his words are full of life and meaning.

    9. Richard Needham on said:

      This is a New American Library collection of John Muir’s writings: born in Scotland in 1838, raised on a farm in Wisconsin, educated as a botanist, and transformed by his encounters with nature in the American West, particularly Yosemite and the Sierras. He thirsted for knowledge in his younger days, and invented an apparatus to push him out of bed at 1 AM so he could study to supplement his basic schooling before the heavy labor of farm work in the mid 1800’s (“The Story of My Boyhood and [...]

    10. Karen on said:

      Maybe it's because every other book I was reading had to do with war or politics. There's inherent drama in war and politics. Where there are more than two people in any given situation there is bound to be conflict. But f**k if it doesn't wear one down after awhile.That's when it's time to escape to the forests with John Muir. Hardly a mention of man is made in this entire 700-something page collection except for some essays about the author's youth in Scotland and some very general observation [...]

    11. Teri Stich on said:

      John Muir, naturalist and one of the founders of the Sierra Club, was a truly exceptional person. His intellect and curiousity seemed to be without limit. I was quite aware of his intensive travel especially throughout the Sierra Neveda and Alaska, what I found interesting was his many inventions including Barometers, Thermometers, and Clocks. While he is rather wordy (I think he out words Michener!!) and it was slow going, if you are at all interested in Nature, Botany, and the exploration of o [...]

    12. Andrew on said:

      This will be the first time I've ever read anything by Muir. I'm only a few pages in and this man's prose is breathtaking. The only reason I'm slightly apprehensive about reading this is the fear that I will yearn even more for a hike on the West Coast of America. There are various things limiting me at the moment and I already want to go there pretty badly. Oh, well. Escapism will suffice for now. Hopefully. I'll update this to an actual review of the book when I'm done.

    13. Chris Cooper on said:

      I love Muir's enthusiasm about nature, this why I grabbed this book before I went to Yosemite Valley. But Muir's writing is pretty dry & boring. I tried reading "My First Summer in the Sierra," but just couldn't stick with it. I have admiration for Mr. Muir, but I don't plan on trying to read anymore of his works.

    14. Paul on said:

      Muir's writing was much better than I anticipated. Lyrical and poetic about nature without being purple, he took me along on great adventures making keen observations throughout about the Sierras. Muir brought along as a connoisseur of our great California mountains.

    15. Oriana on said:

      This book is a breath of fresh air. It is already a favorite of mine. I even have my dad reading it which is unprecedented. While John Muir speaks what I have always felt in my heart about nature, but didn't know how to put into words.

    16. Michael Cummings on said:

      I stumbled on this book completely by accident, and feel all the better for doing so. Large parts of the text were written a century or more ago, yet Muir's writing resonates with a modernity and freshness that made this book a joy and a pleasure.

    17. Megan on said:

      Wish I could have finished it but three weeks on loan from the local library just wasn't enough for this mammoth of a book. What I did read though was beautiful and made me long to wander through the mountains.

    18. Ebailey97 on said:

      This collection is where I read my first summer in the sierra. I read every word of this book and essay compilation.

    19. Jenna on said:

      This fits my interest in nature writing, while also giving me an introduction to Muir's writings and to my new ecological home.

    20. Sage on said:

      The Story of My Boyhood and Youth gets five stars, fantastic stuff.

    21. Sarah on said:

      Read John Muir! As my undergrad adviser said, "it's good for your soul."

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