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Travels in alaska

This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights.

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  • "Record of author's 1st and 2nd journeys to Alaska in 1879 and 1880, and part of 3rd trip in 1890."
  • "Based on John Muir's journals during his visits to Alaska between 1879 and 1899."
  • "This book describes Alaska in the late nineteenth century and Muir's early adventures in an untamed land of glaciers and northern lights."@en
  • "Record of author's 1st - 3rd journeys to Alaska in 1879, 1880, and 1890."
  • "Record of author's 1st and 2nd journeys to Alaska in 1879 and 1880, and part of 3rd trip in 1890. Contains notes on various Tlingit tribes."@en
  • "Record of author's 1st and 2nd journeys to Alaska in 1879 and 1880, and part of 3rd trip in 1890. Contains notes on various Tlingit tribes."
  • "An account of Muir's journey into the Alaska wilderness."
  • "An account of Muir's journey into the Alaska wilderness."@en
  • "No armchair naturalist, renowned conservationist John Muir was a rugged explorer who stoked his love for nature with strenuous hikes and demanding expeditions. Travels in Alaska recounts Muir's 1899 journey to the northern frontier with a crew of scientists, as well as some of his subsequent sojourns in the region."@en
  • "This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display."@en
  • "John Muir first saw Alaska in 1879, only twelve years after it was purchased from Russia by the United States. Four more times, in 1880, 1881, 1890, and 1899, he was drawn back to this land of rivers and glaciers, sunsets and northern lights, campfires and Arctic stars. Few people have lived so many adventures, yet Muir was not a mere collector of adventure; the hazards he encountered - and many were spine-tingling - came as a result of his intense desire to examine new aspects of the natural world."@en
  • "John Muir first saw Alaska in 1879, only twelve years after it was purchased from Russia by the United States. Four more times, in 1880, 1881, 1890, and 1899, he was drawn back to this land of rivers and glaciers, sunsets and northern lights, campfires and Arctic stars. Few people have lived so many adventures, yet Muir was not a mere collector of adventure; the hazards he encountered - and many were spine-tingling - came as a result of his intense desire to examine new aspects of the natural world."
  • "In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in 'Travels in Alaska', a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914."
  • "Récit des aventures de l'auteur à travers l'Alaska et les dangers d'un voyage dans cette région: froid, glaciers, tempêtes, loups."
  • "This 1915 masterpiece of nature writing was based on Muir's personal experiences on long expeditions into the Alaskan wilderness beginning in 1879. For Muir, encounters with nature were sacred, and his prose combines the meticulous observation of a scientist with the spiritual insights of a holy man—one who worshipped at the altar of the natural world."
  • "In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914. As Edward Hoagland writes in his Introduction, "A century and a quarter later, we are reading [Muir's] account because there in the glorious fiords . . . he is at our elbow, nudging us along, prompting us to understand that heaven is on earth'is the Earth'and rapture is the sensible response wherever a clear line of sight remains." This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes photographs from the original 1915 edition. From the Trade Paperback edition."
  • "In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914. -Amazon.com."@en
  • "John Muir was born in Scotland on April 21st, 1838. His Father wanted his children to have a stricter Religious upbringing and therefore moved the family to the United States. John Muir is perhaps known today as the most pre-eminent naturalist and advocate for the preservation of much of the western United States. Today being an environmentalist is laudable but in Muir's days the country was there to be exploited but by hard work and lobbying Muir did much to turn such beautiful areas as Yosemite into protected National Parks. His writing is not only an invaluable guidebook to these unspoilt places but also a hymn to their spirituality. As a keen scientific mind he helped to push the understanding of nature forward by observing and writing upon the glaciers and their actions in eroding and shaping much of the land. Muir helped to also create The Sierra Club, which he led for many years, on projects to preserve these and other areas of outstanding natural beauty. He was equally adept at persuading politicians, from Presidents to local State officials, and the common man to come together in the defence of Nature."@en

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  • "Viajes por Alaska"@es
  • "Viajes por Alaska"
  • "Vuajes por Alaska"@es
  • "Travels in Alaska : Illustr"
  • "Travels in alaska"@en
  • "Voyages en Alaska"
  • "Travels in Alaska"@en
  • "Travels in Alaska"
  • "Travels in Alaska ... With illustrations. [With a preface by William F. Badé.]"@en

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