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John Muir in His Own Words: A Book of Quotations

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"Earth has no sorrow that earth cannot heal."
The best of John Muir: 332 quotations, the distillation of his thought, the essence of his beliefs. Muir was the foremost conservationist of his time: nature writer, social critic, realist, a romantic, a visionary. A long-needed collection that features an excellent subject index. Painstaking bibliographic references make this a
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 15th 1988 by Great West Books (first published April 1st 1988)
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Nathan Albright
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: challenge-2018
Those who are familiar with the environmental movement in the Western United States will likely know John Muir for his work in preserving Yosemite and in his unsuccessful efforts to save the Hetch Hetchy Valley from being dammed to create San Francisco's water supply.  This book is mercifully short at under 100 pages and will likely be seen in one of two ways.  Those who approve of the author's environmentalist worldview and his preachy attitude (I do not) will find a lot in here that likely ech ...more
Harry
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Editor arranged Muir’s quotes chronologically from when they were written (if known) as opposed to when they were published; giving the reader a sense of Muir’s natural and journalistic development. While digesting all the quotes the Editor had selected, I realized that my appetite for John Muir was not satiated and began to seek what the Editor has missed.
Rebekah
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: memoirs, nonfiction
I was inspired by his Travels in Alaska, which I read while on a cruise there. This collection left quite a bit out. It also exposed an elitist attitude and condemnation of the common people. Such a shame that Muir couldn't love people as much as nature.
Patty Hankins
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Wonderful way to read the words of environmentalist John Muir - selected quotes from his writings throughout his life
Aubrey
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Muir wrote a lot worth quoting and this is an especially good collection.
Brandon Van Nuys
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great reference to use while reading other John Muir books.
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John Muir (1838 – 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 and other wilderness areas. The S ...more
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