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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Muir Narrator: Brett Barry Publisher: Silver Hollow Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It was June of 1869 when John Muir reluctantly accepted a job herding sheep from the central valley of California to the headwaters of the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers, high into the Sierra Nevadas and deep into the Yosemite region. He felt ill equipped for the work, and yet the opportunity thrilled his adventurous spirit. With a notebook tied to his belt, he set out for a summer he would never forget.

My First Summer in the Sierra is Muir's classic account of that extraordinary journey. It was not published until 1911, by which time he had become well known for his work as a naturalist and conservationist. One hundred years later, we can still experience Muir's transcendent joy, as he climbed the mountains, explored the lakes and streams, and studied the region's flowers and trees. His words have since beckoned countless travelers to Yosemite National Park.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lswinakur | 2/6/2014

    " Started reading this in order to look for quotations to use in an artist's book commissioned by a friend. And I for into it and had to keep reading. Very repetitive in a lot of areas, but still a beautiful description of one man's relationship with nature. Definitely worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by K.c. | 2/5/2014

    " So. This is a nature book. Actually it's not dreadfully boring. Also, it's exquisitely well-written. It sometimes makes me think I ought to care about nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by sdw | 2/5/2014

    " My First Summer is a classic "Nature Writing" text from the founder of the Sierra Club. Please note that the founder of the Sierra Club was a Scottish Immigrant. The book is notable for its figurative language, use of the pathetic fallacy, spirituality in nature, and general exuberience in extolling Yosemite. I would also recommend this text to examine representations of Native Americans in relation to Nature at this period. Muir is quite negative about Native Americans - the opposite direction of a noble savage trope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan | 1/31/2014

    " This just made me want to go back and sleep in the mts. "

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