Travels in Alaska
By (author) John Muir
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Travels in Alaska by John Muir
Book DescriptionIn 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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375760495
(180mm x 132mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - John Muir
Edward Hoagland is the author of "Notes from the Century Before" (a Modern Library paperback) and nearly twenty other books on nature and exploration. He lives in Bennington, Vermont.
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