- File Size: 2100 KB
- Print Length: 79 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1986655830
- Publisher: Musaicum Books (June 3, 2019)
- Publication Date: June 3, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07SQG7DCR
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,553,789 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
Terry Gifford is a rock climber, author and editor of poetry and academic books on the subject of literature and the environment, with titles including The Joy of Climbing, The Rope, Pastoral and the complete works of John Muir in two volumes: John Muir: The Eight Wilderness-Discovery Books and John Muir: His Life and Letters and Other Writings. He was founding director of the annual International Festival of Mountaineering Literature for twenty-one years, and is former chair of the Mountain Heritage Trust. Today he is visiting scholar at Bath Spa University's Centre for Writing and Environment and professor honorifico at the University of Alicante in Spain. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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1 The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette
2 A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf (Illustrated) (1916)
3 Muir & Burroughs: Literary Heroes of the Early Conservation Movement (1917)
4 A Journal of Ramblings through the High Sierras of California
5 The Alaska Trip (1897)
6 The Gospel of Nature (1908) (Illustrated)
7 Travels Through North and South Carolina (1791)
8 The Wild Sheep of the Sierrra (1881)
9 The Boyhood of a Naturalist [Illustrated] (1913)
10 Letters to a Friend Written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr, 1866-1879
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Muir's father was a deeply religious man but probably few Kindle owners will agree with his assertion, quoted here by his son, that 'The bible is the only book human beings can possibly require.'
The book is well presented for Kindle with both a navigable contents page and a good navigable index. Two glitches: In the first chapter some blocks of text have been transposed making several pages difficult to follow but past the first chapter there are no more such faults. And it is a bit disappointing that although there is a navigable list of illustrations the actual illustrations have not been included.
An enjoyable and recommended read.
It also shows his studious side, one led by creating physical artefacts for jobs to get through university and early employment, to be able to do what he really wanted to do.
Inspirational and moving.
A well written book which gave me hours of pleasure as I read it.
Leaving the bits of occasional out-of-date vocabulary aside, what an object lesson Muir is for many of today's English-teachers with their inadequate acquaintance with grammar and the paucity of their vocabulary and think of the effect on the school children.
Critique by Philip Maton.