Wilderness Essays

Author: John Muir
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423607120
Category: Nature
Page: 263
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Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists--writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.


Essays in Honour of Frances Young
Author: Frances Margaret Young,R. S. Sugirtharajah
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567041425
Category: Religion
Page: 209
View: 4138
This celebratory volume in honour of Frances Young draws on and develops the multifarious hermeneutical interests evident in the body of her work. Its overall thematic motif, to highlight concerns which impacted on her work, is the symbolic use of 'wilderness.' This multi-disciplinary volume begins with an in-depth analysis of her work by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. The first part of the volume has biblical and early Christian literature as the focus, and deals with, among other topics, Jesus' encounter with people of impairment, biblical figures such as Miriam, gospel portrayals of mountains, experience of wilderness in the lives of Maori and Jewish people, the temptation of Jesus as interpreted at different times, and the redefinition of asceticism in Syrian Christianity. The second part of the volume addresses theological concerns, with essays which advocate wisdom as a potential mode for doing theology, engage with the radical Christian writings of 17th and 18th centuries, revisit the problem of sin, highlight the latent Christological motifs in the novels of Tolkien, and draw attention to the significance of the Quranic Jesus.

An artificial wilderness

essays on 20-century literature
Author: Sven Birkerts
Publisher: David R Godine Pub
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 430
View: 3215
A celebration in text and art of the many facets of English country life, from bee-keeping to cider-making. With thirty-three wood engravings of exquisite detail.

JOHN MUIR: Wilderness Essays, Environmental Studies, Memoirs & Letters (With Original Illustrations)

Picturesque California, The Treasures of the Yosemite, Our National Parks, Steep Trails, Travels in Alaska, A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf, Save the Redwoods, The Cruise of the Corwin and more
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075838157
Category: Travel
Page: 2680
View: 4591
This carefully edited collection of John Muir has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all device. Table of Contents: Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in the Sierra Articles and Speeches: The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado Autobiographical: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth Letters to a Friend Tribute: Alaska Days with John Muir by Samuel Hall Young John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher 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 Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness

Essays on the Problem of Science and World Affairs
Author: Bernard Taub Feld
Publisher: Pergamon
Category: Science
Page: 310
View: 688

The Wilderness Condition

Essays On Environment And Civilization
Author: Max Oelschlaeger
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559631907
Category: Nature
Page: 345
View: 7237
Essays explore the increasingly tense relationship between nature and man, offering insight into why this relationship has become adversarial and suggesting ways to remedy the situation

Meditations of John Muir

Author: Chris Highland
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899974965
Category: Nature
Page: 168
View: 2668
Editor Chris Highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips.

New Wilderness Voices

Collected Essays from the Waterman Fund Contest
Author: Christine Woodside
Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 1512600857
Category: Nature
Page: 200
View: 6586
Guy and Laura Waterman spent a lifetime reflecting on and writing about the mountains of the Northeast. The Waterman Fund seeks to further their legacy of stewardship through an annual essay contest that celebrates and explores issues of wilderness, wildness, and humanity. Since 2008, the Waterman Fund has partnered with the journal Appalachia in seeking out new and emerging voices on these subjects, and in publishing the winning essay in the journal. Part of the contest's mission is to find and support such emerging writers, and a number of them have gone on to publish other work in Appalachia or their own books. The contest has succeeded admirably in fulfilling its mission: new writers have brought fresh perspectives to these timeless issues of wilderness and wildness. In New Wilderness Voices these winning essays are collected for the first time, along with the best runners-up. Together, they make up an important and celebratory addition to the growing body of environmental literature, and shed new light on our wild spaces.

High and Wild

Essays and Photographs on Wilderness Adventure
Author: Galen A. Rowell
Publisher: Spotted Dog PressInc
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
View: 7226
Galen Rowell has visited some of the most beautiful and least trampled parts of Alaska, made some breathtaking new ascents, including a reckless speed climb of Mount McKinley . . . High & Wild is a book to be read again and again and to feast on in times of despair. Charles S. Houston, M.D., Leader 1938, 1953 American K2 Expeditions Galen Rowell is the best among those who now chronicle mountaineering expeditions. By perceptively viewing the mountains not only in the historical context of those who sought them, but also in their ecological setting, the landscapes, peoples, wild animals, he imbues the remote summits with lasting life. George Schaller author of The Stones of Silence . . . Hetch Hetchy . . . Half Dome . . . Alaska . . .The Cirque of the Unclimbables . . . in all these places he took stunning pictures, pictures of the inaccessible and the fabulously picturesque. Accompanying these gorgeous shots, composed with a heroic eye on precipices and polar air, are his compelling narratives of the climbs that made them possible. New York Times He is a superb photographer . . . [High and Wild] admits us to an extraordinary world of great expanse and significance as few books do. San Francisco Chronicle The impeccable photojournalism of Galen Rowell makes wilderness exploration seem even more majestic. Publishers Weekly Few photographers capture the spirit and substance of high and wild places the way Galen Rowell does. He earned fame first as a climber, and now . . . hes possibly the worlds best-known photojournalist. Outside Magazine

The Character of Meriwether Lewis

Explorer in the Wilderness : Essays on One of the Most Remarkable Men in American History
Author: Clay Jenkinson
Publisher: Dakota Inst
ISBN: 9780982559734
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 456
View: 7587
This bold new study of the character of Meriwether Lewis attempts to make sense of one of the most fascinating and perplexing heroes of American history. Clay Jenkinson's Lewis is not a cheerful explorer in buckskins, but a complex, tightly-wound, ambitious and self-conscious man who led one of the great adventures in American history, but had severe re-entry problems and never wrote the book that would have served as the capstone of his explorations.

The World of wilderness

essays on the power and purpose of wild country
Author: Tom H. Watkins,Patricia Byrnes,Wilderness Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
Category: Nature
Page: 284
View: 8471
A collection of essays published in Wilderness magazine illuminate the role of wilderness in American life.

America's Wilderness

The Photographs of Ansel Adams with Writings by John Muir
Author: Ansel Adams,John Muir,Elaine M. Bucher
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 9780762413904
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 9144
2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ansel Adams, whose landmark early photographs of wild America, originally taken for the Works Progress Administration, fill the pages of this splendid volume. Adams's breathtaking images are accompanied by excerpts from the writings of Sierra Club founder John Muir, the renowned conservationist who devoted his life to celebrating and preserving the American wildnerness.

The Unforeseen Wilderness

Kentucky's Red River Gorge
Author: Wendell Berry,Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 9781593760922
Category: Nature
Page: 111
View: 3699
A celebratory collection of essays and photographs, originally published as part of an effort to preserve Red River Gorge from plans to build a dam and a man-made lake, shares the T. S. Eliot Award-winning writer's perspectives on the gorge's wild beauty and the nature of rivers. Reprint.

John Muir

The Eight Wilderness Discovery Books
Author: John Muir
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898863352
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1030
View: 3274
Features the eight influential books in which John Muir reflects on the beauty of America's wilderness and fights for their protection.

Mountaineering Essays

Author: John Muir
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780874805444
Category: Nature
Page: 175
View: 4721
Presents essays from the famous naturalist on his journeys to the High Sierra, Mount Shasta, Mount Rainer, and Glenora Peak

The Natural History Essays

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423622286
Category: Nature
Page: 262
View: 4286
Celebrate the tradition of literary naturalists and writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce. HENRY DAVID THOREAU was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. His writings on natural history and philosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism.

The Hour of Land

A Personal Topography of America's National Parks
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
ISBN: 0374712263
Category: Nature
Page: 416
View: 5813
America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.