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dramatic landscape of the High Sierra plus John Muir's illustrations from the original edition and several previously unpublished illustrations from his 1911 manuscript.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|
Can you imagine going to Yosemite Valley almost before there were any humans there? This book will give you an idea of how it was.Published 11 days ago by George Magladry
I started reading this book with a friend, and instantly fell head over heals in love with John Muir. Great and engaging stories and his take on the Sierras is inspiring.Published 3 months ago by Dana Cash
John Muir is a personal hero of mine. What he's done for hikers and climbers is to great to put into words. However, this book is dull and hard to follow. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Critic222
This is one of the best books I have ever read--and I've read a lot. Muir writes about nature on such an elevated, inspired and inspiring level, it transports the reader if the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Elaine Douglass
John Muir is truely an amazing man with many many talents..however the book is a hard read. It goes into great detail regarding botany information. Read morePublished 10 months ago by monica bouwers
This is a beautiful book! John Muir is positively poetic and bursting with joy about the wonders and beauty of his beloved (and mine) Sierras! Wonderful photos! Read morePublished 15 months ago by penny
I enjoyed this book. The pictures really bring home the beauty of the writing.
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Great book for Christmas gifts. This man embodies what we Americans are (or were) all about. Everybody should read it.Published 17 months ago by margarita matlis
Muir never seizes to amaze me, his wit and charm are one of a kind and his knowledge is something we should all strive for!Published 18 months ago by Chris