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The Mountains of California by John Muir
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Aug 25, 11

Who else to capture the sculptural beauty of these mountains and the shimmering lakes and verdant meadows therein than accomplished geologist, botanist, and lover of nature: John Muir. This man learned and mapped the massive, 500 mile-long corridor that comprises the eastern part of California. As much a geological history and botanical catalog as an ode to a beloved, Muir's love and reverence for the natural beauty of the earth and of this country SHINE through. How could this book not give me a boner?! Adventurer and poet, Muir was a steward, a fierce protector, who was instrumental in the preservation of vast tracts of exceptional wilderness such as Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks in California, Mt. Rainier in Washington, and Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. I consider Muir to be a true American hero!

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