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    DescriptionThe name John Muir has come to stand for the protection of wild land and wilderness in both America and Britain. Born in Dunbar in 1838, Muir is famed as a pioneer of conservation, and his passion, discipline and vision are still inspirational today. Combining acute observation with a sense of inner discovery, Muir's description of the summer he spent in what would become Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada mountains raises an awareness of nature to a spiritual dimension. His journal provides a unique weaving of natural history, lyrical prose and amusing anecdote, retaining a freshness, intensity and honesty which will amaze the modern reader.

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    My First Summer in the Sierra
    The Journal of a Soul on Fire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Muir, Introduction by Robert Macfarlane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 170 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841957586
    ISBN 10: 1841957585

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    Edition statement
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Publication date
    20 September 2007
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    Author Information
    JOHN MUIR (1838-1914) was born and raised in Dunbar, East Lothian. When his family emigrated to Wisconsin in 1849, young John was bought up to hard labour on his father's homestead. A natural inventor, he first discovered the joys of walking, and writing, after an industrial accident nearly blinded him. His journals, articles and lectures helped to develop international awareness of the need to preserve and protect the environment, and led to the foundation of the General Grant, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in the US, as well as important conservation areas in his native East Lothian. John Muir has been honoured ever since as the 'father' of the modern environment movement.
    Review quote
    "The richness of his writing roots deeper into the terrain than any other wilderness writer known to me." Los Angeles Times "Muir's book continues to inspire... it stands among the enduring classics of environmental literature." Gregory McNamee "As more and more of us grow aghast at what we have done to the world we started with, Muir's reverence and devotion will seem keenly germane, and our regret may be transmuted into a fight for the future." Edward Hoagland"