John Muir: Rediscovering America

Read [Frederick Turner Book] # John Muir: Rediscovering America Online ! PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. John Muir: Rediscovering America Mind-opening and fascinating I finished this book about a week ago. Despite moving on to subsequent reading material, I find that there are parts of Turners book that I simply cant stop thinking on. For me, they are what makes John Muirs life and legacy so important.There is about a three or four page segment at the end of the chapter entitled Civilization and Its Discontents, in which Turner presents what appears to be a sea change in Americas conception of itself. The change is fundament

John Muir: Rediscovering America

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Rating : 4.73 (983 Votes)
Asin : 0738203750
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 432 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-08-30
Language : English

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"An imaginative, beautifully written biography." -- New York Times"Splendid and passionately writtena tour de force." -- Library Journal

Immigrant, inventor, botanist, and founder of the conservation movement, John Muir (1838-1914) truly led those of his time-and now ours-to rediscover the natural beauty of this land. Turner's biography is every bit as monumental and inspiring as its subject.. From his harsh childhood in Scotland and on a Wisconsin pioneer farm, to his rugged, solitary explorations all over America and especially in the Sierras, to his passionate battle, in person and in his writings, to save and celebrate our wilderness, Muir was a heroic figure. In his stirring biography, Frederick Turner, the distinguished writer and cultural historian, captures the legendary scale of the life of an American icon

He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.. Frederick Turner is the author of Spirit of Place: The Making of an American Literary Landscape, Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness, and many other books and essays on cultural history, literature, and landscape

Mind-opening and fascinating I finished this book about a week ago. Despite moving on to subsequent reading material, I find that there are parts of Turner's book that I simply can't stop thinking on. For me, they are what makes John Muir's life and legacy so important.There is about a three or four page segment at the end of the chapter entitled "Civilization and Its Discontents," in which Turner presents what appears to be a sea change in America's conception of itself. The change is fundamental in that it consists of a shift from the intellectual and human promise of America as seen through. doomsdayer5"Excellent Biography and Environmental Treatise" according to doomsdayer520. I've often been fascinated by John Muir, ever since I started visiting many different national parks out west and seeing his name cited everywhere as an inspiration. If you are interested in environmental ethics and theory (as opposed to simplistic tree-hugging and other poorly-considered theories), and if you have a primal love for the outdoors, then John Muir is your man. Here Frederick Turner has written a solid biography of the man, with all the research and articulation that should be expected. Turner also includes a large dose of Muir's opinions and theories,. 0 said Excellent Biography and Environmental Treatise. I've often been fascinated by John Muir, ever since I started visiting many different national parks out west and seeing his name cited everywhere as an inspiration. If you are interested in environmental ethics and theory (as opposed to simplistic tree-hugging and other poorly-considered theories), and if you have a primal love for the outdoors, then John Muir is your man. Here Frederick Turner has written a solid biography of the man, with all the research and articulation that should be expected. Turner also includes a large dose of Muir's opinions and theories,. Insightful and beautifully written I enjoyed this book very much. Until now I've only read short articles about Muir, so I am not qualified to comment on Turner's accuracy or how comprehensive his book is. But I can tell you it is beautifully written, evoking the world that Muir inhabited or better yet, the worlds. Because Turner follows the boy John Muir from Scotland to Wisconsin, and then takes us along on all the adult John Muir's extensive travels. We learn about this majestic life that's as full of crags and crannies as the mountains he so loved. And we are left with no doubt about his genius

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