( from the publisher's press release; received 1996 September )
John Muir -- His Life and Letters and Other Writings
edited by Terry Gifford
Seattle: Mountaineers Books, and London: Baton Wicks
New John Muir collection includes personal correspondence and rare writings of acclaimed conservationist
John Muir -- His Life and Letters and Other Writings is a new collection which combines selected letters written by the noted conservationist to his numerous collaborators and admirers with portions of Muir's unfinished autobiography.
Also included in this omnibus are some of Muir's lesser-known books, including The Cruise of the Corwin , which describes the search for a ship lost in Alaskan waters in 1876; Stickeen , a loving portrait of a dog that accompanied Muir on a glacier exploration trip; and Edward Henry Harriman , a tribute to a railroad magnate who was one of Muir's most unlikely political allies. Other works included are taken from Muir's rarely seen and published pamphlets and essays, such as The Discovery of Glacier Bay , Picturesque California , and several scientific papers.
Terry Gifford is a noted climbing writer and poet, and is currently Senior Lecturer in English at Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds .
His collections include The Stone Spiral , Ten Letters to John Muir , Outcrops , and John Muir: Eight Wilderness-Discovery Books . He lives in England.
John Muir - His Life and Letters and Other Writings (ISBN 0-89886-463-1) retails for $35.00, and is available through most bookstores and outdoor retailers, directly from The Mountaineers by phone (800-553-4453) with VISA or MasterCard, or may be ordered by mail with a check, money order, or credit card. All orders must be prepaid. Book rate shipping and handling charges vary; please call for information.
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