A key founder of the modern conservation movement, John Muir was a champion of the preservation of the unspoiled wilderness and of the careful guardianship of the environment. This 1901 work, a collection of essays first published in the Atlantic Monthly, is Muir's valentine to the national parks of the American West. He introduces us to:
. the glacier meadows and wild geysers of Yellowstone
. the "magnificent mirror for the woods and mountains and sky" that is Yellowstone Lake
. the coniferous forests of the Sierra Nevada, including the beautiful giant sequoia
. the grizzly bears of the mountain ranges
. and much more.
Scottish-American naturalist, explorer, and writer JOHN MUIR (1838-1914) helped found the Sierra Club in 1892, and served as its first president. He wrote numerous articles for such publications as Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and the New York Tribune; among his many books are The Mountains of California (1894), The Yosemite (1912), and Travels in Alaska (1915).
ALSO FROM COSIMO:
Muir's Steep Trails, Letters to a Friend, and Studies in the Sierra