From the photographer who brought Thoreau's Walden and Cape Cod to life comes a new work combining classic literature with brand-new photography. This time, Scot Miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details Muir's first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada in what is now Yosemite National Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life. The towering waterfalls, natural rock formations, and abundant plant and animal life helped Muir develop his views of the natural world, views that would eventually lead him to push for the creation of the national parks.
Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the book's original publication by Houghton Mifflin Company, My First Summer in the Sierra is illustrated with Miller's stunning photographs, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra plus John Muir's illustrations from the original edition and several previously unpublished illustrations from his 1911 manuscript. The publication of My First Summer in the Sierra inspired many to journey there, and this newly illustrated anniversary edition will surely inspire many more.
This book is being published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy and, for each copy sold, Scot Miller is making a donation to Yosemite Conservancy.
A Look Inside My First Summer in the Sierra
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|Sunset ceremony||Summer shower Tuolumne Meadows|
|Cathedral Peak after the storm||Nevada Fall and Liberty Cap|
This book had water damage I was not told about. The pages are glossy so no real damage or stains. I just wish I had been told. So I would rate this purchase fair.Published 5 days ago by Michael
writs just like poetry mams you want to make this trip now. Of course things have made great changes but you cannot beat God when it comes to naturePublished 1 month ago by xina stone
I have read this book twice. The first time I was overwhelmed by the evocative and rhapsodical description of Muir’s first summer in the Sierra. I felt the same way rereading it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by TahoeKay
Just took a road trip to Eastern Sierras...reading this book along the way!Published 3 months ago by True
Perhaps Muir's greatest book, and that's saying a lot considering all the fine books he wrote. It reads like a man in religious ecstasy who just saw God Almighty. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hugh Maguire