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.
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Wilderness

Essays in Honour of Frances Young

Author: Frances Margaret Young,R. S. Sugirtharajah

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567041425

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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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.
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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: e-artnow

ISBN: 8075838157

Category: Travel

Page: 2680

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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.
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Henry James Against the Aesthetic Movement

Essays on the Middle and Late Fiction

Author: David Garrett Izzo,Daniel T. O'Hara

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786425784

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 246

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"These 11 essays, along with an introduction and an afterword, examine the middle and late phases of James's work. Topics include the Henry James revival of the 1930s; three of James's male aesthetes; women in his works; literary forgery; parallels with t
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An artificial wilderness

essays on 20-century literature

Author: Sven Birkerts

Publisher: David R Godine Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 430

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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.
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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

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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.
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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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 284

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A collection of essays published in Wilderness magazine illuminate the role of wilderness in American life.
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Wilderness Forever

Howard Zahniser And The Path To The Wilderness Act

Author: Mark W. T. Harvey

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295985329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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