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    DescriptionWhen John Muir died in 1914, the pre-eminent American naturalist, explorer, and conservationist had not yet written the second volume of his autobiography, in which he planned to cover his Yosemite years. Editors Robert Engberg and Donald Wesling have here provided a remedy.Their account begins in 1863, the year Muir left the University of Wisconsin for what he termed the "University of the Wilderness." Following an accident in 1867 that nearly left him blind, he vowed to turn from machines and continue to study nature. That led, in 1868, to his first visit to Yosemite Valley, where he began his glacier studies. Muir spent much time exploring the Yosemite region, Tuolumne, and both the southern and northern Sierras, publishing articles, and keeping extensive journals through 1875, when he began to write for the San Francisco Bulletin and expanded his travels to areas throughout the west.Mining a rich vein of sources--Muir's letters, journals, articles, and unpublished manuscripts, as well as selections drawn from biographical pieces written about Muir by people who met him in Yosemite in the early 1870s--Engberg and Wesling have assembled what they term a "composite autobiography," providing brief interpretive and transitional passages throughout the book. This work is especially valuable because it documents Muir's formative years, when he is maturing away from "conventional cultural paradigms of work and materialism toward new ways of thinking about nature and its impact on human development."


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    Title
    To Yosemite and beyond
    Subtitle
    Writings from the Years 1863-1875
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Muir, By (author) Robert Engberg, By (author) Donald Wesling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 171
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780874805802
    ISBN 10: 0874805805
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGA, WN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24270
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: NAT024000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A60320000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MOUNTN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO012000, BIO000000
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    DC21: 508.79447
    DC22: 508.794/47
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 508.79447
    LC classification: QH31.M9 A3 1998, QH31.M9 A3
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    Publisher
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    15 January 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Salt Lake City
    Author Information
    Robert Engberg is a teacher at Mission Bay High School in San Diego.Donald Wesling is professor of English at the University of California, San Diego.
    Review quote
    "This beautifully edited work...is a fine contribution to Western American history about a man who helped form the Sierra Club.""--Journal of the West"