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Our National Parks

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  4 reviews
This collection of ten essays extols the beauty, grandeur, and importance of Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone, and other national parks of the American West and urges the preservation of these natural areas. It was this book, published in 1901, that brought John Muir to the attention of his future friend and fellow conservationist President Theodore Roosevelt.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 13th 1991 by Sierra Club Books (first published December 31st 1900)
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Wonderful book to help us appreciate what God has created for us. His writing is poetic.
Lydia Tomlinson
"None of Nature's landscapes ware ugly so long as they are wild."
Love Muir, but not in a nature mood now.
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John Muir (/mjʊər/; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park a ...more
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