The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Yosemite Conservancy
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN: 1930238444
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wild Muir Book Excerpt:

Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s 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 outdoorsman’s exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying, and outrageous.

Son of the Wilderness The Life of John Muir

Son of the Wilderness  The Life of John Muir
Author: Linnie Marsh Wolfe
Publsiher: Plunkett Lake Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Son of the Wilderness The Life of John Muir Book Excerpt:

First published in 1945, this biography won the Pulitzer Prize in 1946. Its author worked for twenty-two years on John Muir, including as secretary of the John Muir Association and as editor of Muir’s unpublished papers. She interviewed many family members and people who knew and worked with John Muir to produce this account of Muir’s life. She recounts Muir’s Scottish origins, his early years in the harsh Wisconsin wilderness, his remarkable mechanical aptitude and interest in botany and geology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he spent two and a half years before traveling to the Canadian wilderness, and then to California where he spent most of his life. “[A] well-balanced, informative and rewarding biography.” — Kirkus Reviews “Into this biography of John Muir, Mrs. Wolfe has packed an amazing amount of factual information which she has illuminated with a sober critical judgment that gives us a convincing portrait of the whole man.” — Francis P. Farquhar, Pacific Historical Review “Linnie Marsh Wolfe almost singlehandedly restored John Muir to the respectability and stature he always deserved... [Son of the Wilderness] should be on the reference shelves of anyone seriously interested in American environmental history.” — John Opie, Environmental History Review “[A]n interesting personal biography... [Wolfe] creates Muir as a living personality — mystical but athletic, enthusiastic about nature but socially abrupt — a sort of middle-aged Thoreau.” — Alexander Kern, Journal of American History “By immersing herself in Muir’s life, for example, by soaking in his correspondence and journals, [Wolfe] was able to craft what amounts to a first-person narrative, the autobiography he never wrote for himself.” — Char Miller, John Muir Newsletter

Hunger for the Wild

Hunger for the Wild
Author: Michael L. Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunger for the Wild Book Excerpt:

Americans have had an enduring yet ambivalent obsession with the West as both a place and a state of mind. Michael L. Johnson considers how that obsession originated, how it has determined attitudes toward and activities in the West, and how it has changed over the centuries.

Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1922
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wilderness World of John Muir

The Wilderness World of John Muir
Author: John Muir
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780618127511
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wilderness World of John Muir Book Excerpt:

A collection of Muir's finest nature and environmental writings includes excerpts from all his major works, including Travels in Alaska and My First Summer in the Sierra. Reprint.

The Wild Muir

The Wild Muir
Author: Fiona King
Publsiher: Yosemite Assn
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-03
ISBN: 9781597140935
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wild Muir Book Excerpt:

An entertaining collection of John Muir's most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. Each adventure has been selected to show the extent to which Muir courted and faced danger, i.e. lived "wildly," throughout his life. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent riding out a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman's exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying and outrageous.--From publisher description.

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall
Author: Julie Danneberg
Publsiher: Charlesbridge
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 1607347644
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall Book Excerpt:

The now iconic figure John Muir, while living at the base of Yosemite Falls in California, ventures up the trail from his cabin one night and has a harrowing waterfall adventure. Back matter roots the story in Muir’s life’s work as a conservationist and naturalist.

The Insurgency of the Spirit

The Insurgency of the Spirit
Author: Robert Shore-Goss
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1793623198
Category: Ecotheology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Insurgency of the Spirit Book Excerpt:

This book is an animist Christian liberation theology and a call to insurrection against the fossil fuel empires that have created the climate catastrophe. As such, it retrieves the animist Jesus to inspire resistance to anti-ecological, contemporary settler colonization of the Earth. --John Grim, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Yale Divinity School

Wilderness in National Parks

Wilderness in National Parks
Author: John C. Miles
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 0295990392
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wilderness in National Parks Book Excerpt:

Wilderness in National Parks casts light on the complicated relationship between the National Park Service and its policy goals of wilderness preservation and recreation. By examining the overlapping and sometimes contradictory responsibilities of the park service and the national wilderness preservation system, John C. Miles finds the National Park Service still struggling to deal with an idea that lies at the core of its mission and yet complicates that mission, nearly one hundred years into its existence. The National Park Service's ambivalence about wilderness is traced from its beginning to the turn of the twenty-first century. The Service is charged with managing more wilderness acreage than any government agency in the world and, in its early years, frequently favored development over preservation. The public has perceived national parks as permanently protected wilderness resources, but in reality this public confidence rests on shaky ground. Miles shows how changing conceptions of wilderness affected park management over the years, with a focus on the tension between the goals of providing recreational spaces for the American people and leaving lands pristine and undeveloped for future generations.

John Muir

John Muir
Author: EPUB 2-3
Publsiher: Infobase Learning
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 1438148216
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Walking with Muir Across Yosemite

Walking with Muir Across Yosemite
Author: Thomas R. Vale,Geraldine R. Vale
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780299156947
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walking with Muir Across Yosemite Book Excerpt:

Can today's visitor to Yosemite National Park still find what John Muir encountered a century ago? Thomas and Geraldine Vale retrace Muir's path, based upon journals of his first summer in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Illustrated with drawings by Muir and photographs and drawings by the Vales, Walking with Muir across Yosemite shows that current visitors to Yosemite can still find much of the solitude and wildness Muir experienced. The Vales suggest, however, that a national parks policy promoting nature study could encourage a more profound interaction between humans and the natural world.

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire
Author: Kim Heacox
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 1493008684
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire Book Excerpt:

A dual biography of two of the most compelling elements in the narrative of wild America, John Muir and Alaska. John Muir was a fascinating man who was many things: inventor, scientist, revolutionary, druid (a modern day Celtic priest), husband, son, father and friend, and a shining son of the Scottish Enlightenment -- both in temperament and intellect. Kim Heacox, author of The Only Kayak, bring us a story that evolves as Muir’s life did, from one of outdoor adventure into one of ecological guardianship---Muir went from impassioned author to leading activist. The book is not just an engaging and dramatic profile of Muir, but an expose on glaciers, and their importance in the world today. Muir shows us how one person changed America, helped it embrace its wilderness, and in turn, gave us a better world. December 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Muir’s death. Muir died of a broken heart, some say, when Congress voted to approve the building of Hetch Hetchy Dam in Yosemite National Park. Perhaps in the greatest piece of environmental symbolism in the U.S. in a long time, on the California ballot this November is a measure to dismantle the Hetch Hetchy Dam. Muir’s legacy is that he reordered our priorities and contributed to a new scientific revolution that was picked up a generation later by Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, and is championed today by influential writers like E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond. Heacox will take us into how Muir changed our world, advanced the science of glaciology and popularized geology. How he got people out there. How he gave America a new vision of Alaska, and of itself.

For the Wild

For the Wild
Author: Sarah M. Pike
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 0520294955
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Wild Book Excerpt:

For the Wild explores the ways in which the commitments of radical environmental and animal-rights activists develop through powerful experiences with the more-than-human world during childhood and young adulthood. The book addresses the question of how and why activists come to value nonhuman animals and the natural world as worthy of protection. Emotions and memories of wonder, love, compassion, anger, and grief shape activists’ protest practices and help us understand their deep-rooted dedicaztion to the planet and its creatures. Drawing on analyses of activist art, music, and writings, as well as interviews and participant-observation in activist communities, Sarah M. Pike delves into the sacred duties of these often misunderstood and marginalized groups with openness and sensitivity.

Our Limits Transgressed

Our Limits Transgressed
Author: Bob Pepperman Taylor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Limits Transgressed Book Excerpt:

Is democracy hazardous to the health of the environment? Addressing this and related questions, Bob Pepperman Taylor analyzes contemporary environmental political thought in America. He begins with the premise that environmental thinking is necessarily political thinking because environmental problems, in both their cause and effect, are collective problems. They are also problems that signal limits to what the environment can tolerate. Those limits directly challenge orthodox democratic theory, which encourages expanding individual and political freedoms and is predicated on growth and abundance in our society. Balancing the competing needs of the natural world and the polity, Taylor asserts, must become the heart of the environmental debate. According to Taylor, contemporary environmental thinking derives from two well-established traditions in American political thought--the pastoral and the progressive. Any satisfactory resolution of the tension between the garden and the machine must draw upon the best of both. His analysis covers such classical environmental thinkers as Thoreau, Muir, and Pinchot, as well as contemporary thinkers including Christopher Stone, Mark Sagoff, William Ophuls, J. Baird Callicott, Holmes Rolston, Paul Taylor, Barry Commoner, and Murray Bookchin.

John Muir

John Muir
Author: Rod Miller
Publsiher: Forge Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN: 1466846011
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Muir Book Excerpt:

In 1849, 11-year-old John Muir immigrated from Scotland to America. Here, he rose from farmer and sawmill worker to become a noted authority on the botany, glaciers, and forestry of the nation's wilderness. Best known for his long association with the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Muir also explored, mostly afoot, the southern States, Alaska, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert. His studies of nature took him around the world and generated volumes of poetic, evocative writings. As America expanded relentlessly westward, Muir witnessed the plunder and exploitation of the land and became a driving force in efforts to protect the natural world. A modest and private man, married and father of two doting daughters, his conservationist views forced him into battle with powerful political and industrial interests. Some battles he won, influencing four US Presidents to sponsor legislation that protected forests and established or expanded America's national parks. Muir lost his last, and perhaps most personal battle. He fought until near the end of his life to prevent the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park from becoming a reservoir for the city of San Francisco. Some of his conservationsist friends believed the conflict so sapped his physical, emotional, and spiritual strength that it contributed to his death. Remembered as the founder of the Sierra Club, father of America's conservation movement, and architect of a still growing wilderness ethic, Muir set an example many still follow, fighting today's threats to the environment. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

John Muir

John Muir
Author: Sally M. Miller,Daryl Morrison
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780826335302
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Muir Book Excerpt:

"Ruth Sutter explores the friendship between John Muir and his neighbor, John Swett, the innovative California educator. Daryl Morrison considers the role Muir played in the lives of children and they in his. Ronald Limbaugh provides two essays: one describes the dispute about the publication of some of Muir's most personal correspondence, while the other presents the friendship of Muir and landscape painter William Keith."--Jacket.

Ecological Identity

Ecological Identity
Author: Mitchell Thomashow
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1996-07-25
ISBN: 9780262700634
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Identity Book Excerpt:

Through theoretical discussion as well as hands-on participatory learning approaches, Thomashow provides concerned citizens, teachers, and students with the tools needed to become reflective environmentalists. Mitchell Thomashow, a preeminent educator, shows how environmental studies can be taught from different perspective, one that is deeply informed by personal reflection. Through theoretical discussion as well as hands-on participatory learning approaches, Thomashow provides concerned citizens, teachers, and students with the tools needed to become reflective environmentalists. What do I know about the place where I live? Where do things come from? How do I connect to the earth? What is my purpose as a human being? These are the questions that Thomashow identifies as being at the heart of environmental education. Developing a profound sense of oneself in relationship to natural and social ecosystems is necessary grounding for the difficult work of environmental advocacy. In this book he provides a clear and accessible guide to the learning experiences that accompany the construction of an "ecological identity": using the direct experience of nature as a framework for personal decisions, professional choices, political action, and spiritual inquiry. Ecological Identity covers the different types of environmental thought and activism (using John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, and Rachel Carson as environmental archetypes, but branching out into ecofeminism and bioregionalism), issues of personal property and consumption, political identity and citizenship, and integrating ecological identity work into environmental studies programs. Each chapter has accompanying learning activities such as the Sense of Place Map, a Community Network Map, and the Political Genogram, most of which can be carried out on an individual basis. Although people from diverse backgrounds become environmental activists and enroll in environmental studies programs, they are rarely encouraged to examine their own history, motivations, and aspirations. Thomashow's approach is to reveal the depth of personal experience that underlies contemporary environmentalism and to explore, interpret, and nurture the learning spaces made possible when people are moved to contemplate their experience of nature.

The Wilder Muir

The Wilder Muir
Author: Bonnie J. Gisel
Publsiher: Yosemite Conservancy
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-03-20
ISBN: 1930238797
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wilder Muir Book Excerpt:

Whether he is cheering for untamed mountain sheep or braving a high-country storm that would sweep away lesser mortals, John Muir—outdoorsman, scientist, author—is forever passionate, often droll, and always inspirational. This collection of his little-known pieces have been culled from private letters, magazine articles, and personal journals from deep in the archives. In Bonnie Gisel’s able hands, Muir takes the reader on thrilling adventures and remarkable discoveries. His first summit of Half Dome, his great epiphany about the “living glaciers of the Sierra,” and his jolly ode to the giant sequoia are all presented here with awe and affection. A nearly penniless young Muir sleeps under the stars in a Florida graveyard. Muir the father prods his wife in the back with a stick, “helping” her up Yosemite’s Four Mile Trail. And an older yet still adventurous Muir summits Mount Rainier and survives the perilously icy descent. Certain to delight fans of The Wild Muir, these audacious exploits reveal John Muir’s boundless curiosity and love of all things wild.

Reading for Liberalism

Reading for Liberalism
Author: Stephen J. Mexal
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN: 1496211340
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading for Liberalism Book Excerpt:

Founded in 1868, the Overland Monthly was a San Francisco–based literary magazine whose mix of humor, pathos, and romantic nostalgia for a lost frontier was an immediate sensation on the East Coast. Due in part to a regional desire to attract settlers and financial investment, the essays and short fiction published in the Overland Monthly often portrayed the American West as a civilized evolution of, and not a savage regression from, eastern bourgeois modernity and democracy. Stories about the American West have for centuries been integral to the way we imagine freedom, the individual, and the possibility for alternate political realities. Reading for Liberalism examines the shifting literary and narrative construction of liberal selfhood in California in the late nineteenth century through case studies of a number of western American writers who wrote for the Overland Monthly, including Noah Brooks, Ina Coolbrith, Bret Harte, Jack London, John Muir, and Frank Norris, among others. Reading for Liberalism argues that Harte, the magazine’s founding editor, and the other members of the Overland group critiqued and reimagined the often invisible fabric of American freedom. Reading for Liberalism uncovers and examines in the text of the Overland Monthly the relationship between wilderness, literature, race, and the production of individual freedom in late nineteenth-century California.

Play the Man

Play the Man
Author: Mark Batterson
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 1493409220
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play the Man Book Excerpt:

Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no man's land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man. In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.