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  • Travels in Alaskaby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    No armchair naturalist, renowned conservationist John Muir was a rugged explorer who stoked his love for nature with strenuous hikes and demanding expeditions. Travels in Alaska recounts Muir's 1899 journey to the northern frontier with a crew of scientists, as well as some of his subsequent sojourns in the region. more...

  • Steep Trailsby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Through a striking set of coincidences and circumstances, Scottish-born naturalist John Muir emerged as a powerful voice advocating for a renewed connection with nature and the preservation of America's natural resources and forests. In this collection of stirring essays and observations, Muir recounts the factors that spurred his affinity for... more...

  • The Yosemiteby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Renowned naturalist John Muir is widely credited as being one of the important early figures in the conservation movement. In this series of essays, Muir introduces readers to the wonders of the majestic Yosemite region, a place he visited as soon as he arrived in America in 1868. The beauty of the area's mountains, lakes, and vistas inspired Muir... more...

  • The Story of my Boyhood and Youthby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Although Sierra Club founder and important early environmentalist John Muir was born in Scotland, he spent much of his life traipsing through the wonders of the American wilderness -- and fighting to protect what he regarded as the country's greatest resource. This engaging autobiography tells the tale of how Muir made his way to the United States... more...

  • Life and Letters in the Ancient Greek Worldby John Muir

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    From the first ?deadly signs? scratched on a wooden tablet instructing the recipient to kill the one who delivered it, to the letters of St Paul to the early Church, this book examines the range of letter writing in the Ancient Greek world. Containing extensive translated examples from both life and fiction, it provides a glimpse into the lives of... more...

  • The Story of My Boyhood and Youthby John Muir

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 9.96

    Introduced by Frank Tindall. Unknown in his native Scotland, John Muir is renowned in America as the father of conservation. A friend of presidents and founder of National Parks, Muir was inspired by a love and a vision of nature as remarkable today as it was last century. Born in mid-19th-century Scotland, Muir was eleven when his fanatically religious... more...

  • The Wilderness Journeysby John Muir

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 15.79

    Introduced by Graham White. ?When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.? John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American... more...

  • My First Summer In The Sierraby John Muir

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 12.46

    ?No other writer is so ceaselessly astonished by the natural world as he.? Robert Macfarlane The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in 1838, Muir is famed as a pioneer of conservation, and his passion, discipline and vision are still inspirational today. Combining... more...

  • Growing Up In The Westby John Muir

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29

    Edwin Muir - POOR TOM, J.F. Hendry - FERNIE BRAE, Gordon M. Williams - FROM SCENES LIKE THESE, Tom Gallacher - APPRENTICE. Introduced by Liam McIlvanney. Growing Up in the West presents four very different and memorably vivid accounts of what it was to be young and growing up in Glasgow and the west of Scotland, from the 1930s to the 1960s. Poor... more...

  • Journeys in the Wildnernessby John Muir

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 7.28

    The name of John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in the east of Scotland in 1838, Muir is famed as the father of American conservation, and as the first person to promote the idea of National Parks. Combining acute observation with a sense of inner discovery, Muir's... more...