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Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar (August 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142642213X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426422133
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,752,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Sierra Club founder Muir, pioneering conservationist who a century ago fought to establish Yosemite National Park, wrote timelessly of his travels through this High Sierra wilderness. In a new edition of Muir's classic, Rowell ( Mountain Light ) offers a complementary vision in color photographs of the monumental region. Celebrating the purity of the landscape Muir loved, he unveils bare mountain peaks, snow- and mist-filled realms and the pristine particularity of nature on a smaller scale in green and scarlet dogwood foliage and a snug cache of primroses sprouting among massive rocks. An ideal accompaniment to Muir's verbal tour, the photographs, like the prose, verify that "everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike."
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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“Not only is [Muir] the author to whom all men turn when they think of the Sierras and Northern glaciers . . . but he was also . . . a man able to influence contemporary thought and action on the subjects to which he had devoted his life.” —Theodore Roosevelt --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Never knew how amazing a writer John Muir was!!
Scott Bell
A very nice read, and I can say that I have become a fan of his writing.
Patrick Gillmore
Almost like being there, wonderfully descriptive of the flora and fauna.
steverino

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Donald Dwoske on November 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
I have not had the pleasure of visiting Yosemite, not yet. Muir wrote this book when he was 73 years old and recollects his experiences over may years in the valley. I found the most interesting sections to be descriptions of personal events - riding an avalanche, passing behind Yosemite Falls, the people he knew during those years. I simply wish more of the book had a similar content, I feel we have only been exposed to the tip of the iceberg, and there is so much more he could have offered. I have several of his other books, yet to read, so perhaps they will expand on his personal adventures.

There are lengthy sections on the landscape, flowers, trees and other physical characteristics of the valley. It is these latter sections that drop me to a four star rating. I have a version without any pictures, and I believe that photographs would have done many sections of this book more justice than words. Some information on the trees may be unique and interesting, but I found myself skimming over several sections due to a lingering over latin names and taxonomy.

This book should simply not be missed by those with a love for the outdoors, but keep in mind there may be some sections lacking the personal touch I was expecting for the whole book.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By topchef on February 11, 2012
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To fully experience the magic that is The Yosemite they should give this out in the park. Understanding the history of what you see will bring the park to life in an entirely new way.

I highly recommend reading this, and then joining the Sierra Club.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Baron of LA on September 14, 2012
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I read the kindle version and enjoyed it but as other reviews mentioned it didn't have the pictures that the print version has. I felt the lack of pictures took away from it a bit as some of the things that were described really needed a picture to go along with it. Overall, good book but would have like it a lot more with the pictures.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wildlife Biologist on October 22, 2013
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It was free. What more can you ask for. Easy to read and a very good story for the price.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By quilter on August 28, 2012
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This is a wonderful book, and anyone who has ever visited this great park should enjoy it. I would have liked it better if Muir's drawings had been included, as it would make the experience even better.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 23, 1999
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A great book and a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Yosemite. Rowell's photographs are wonderful, and are set to John Muir's observations and memories of the Valley.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By reviewer7 on June 28, 2014
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Got this for my Father's 85th birthday. My Dad loves Yosemite. This is an out of print book with wonderful photographs by Galen Rowell. and words of John Muir. A great purchase!
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It's Muir as the unstoppable force that he was know to be. Bridled by God, Muir shows that his effort to discover was to be matched only by his drive to preserve Yosemite's existence forever. Muir's determination lead him on walks of over a thousand miles...... most of the time without uttering a word to anyone unless it was absolutely necessary. Truly a soul experienced only once in a millennium. Great read. Very inspiring!!
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