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Emigrating from Scotland as an eleven-year-old in 1849, John Muir spent a harsh boyhood working on his family's farm in Wisconsin. After a factory accident in his early twenties left him temporarily blind, Muir left behind what he saw as the degradations of cities and farms and set out for unspoiled territory. And the rest, as they say, is ecological and conservation history.
The untouched lands of the Sierra Nevada, which he christened the "Range of Light", became Muir's lifelong passion. As the nation's most revered spokesman for the wilderness and a founder of the Sierra Club, Muir made immeasurable contributions to the beauty and preservation of our continent. And this exquisite book captures as never before the extraordinary nature of his life. Prize-winning photographer Lynn Johnson brings the matchless vitality of this bearded warrior to thrilling life. The visual odyssey is further enriched by reproductions of Muir's own drawings as well as the rarely seen and recently rediscovered images of Carleton Watkins. Showcasing its legendary subject's own rhapsodic writings, John Muir: Nature's Visionary bears powerful witness to Muir's enduring contributions to the American landscape.
Title: John Muir: Nature's Visionary
Edition: 1st Edition
Publisher: National Geographic Society: 2000
ISBN Number: 0792279549
ISBN Number 13: 9780792279549
Book Condition: Like New
Jacket Condition: as new Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 390
Description: Signed (with inscription) by Ehrlich on title page, this copy of the hardcover first edition is clean and pristine, in a perfect dustjacket in mylar. Illustrated with historic and contemporary photographs.