- Essayist, author of 15 books, many essays, and several introductions
to modern editions of books by John Muir. He writes about people, places,
and the natural world.
- Hoagland's essay, ``In Praise of John Muir,'' can be found in his
collection of essays Balancing Acts. In his essay, Hoagland
compares Thoreau and Muir. ``Henry Thoreau lived to write, but Muir
lived to hike,'' he wrote.
- Hoagland is the author, of introductions to Muir's books, Steep
Trails (Sierra Club Books), Travels in Alaska (Random
House Modern Library)
Mountains of California (Penguin Nature Library).
- Hoagland is the general editor of the Penguin Nature Library, a collection
of classics including four volumes by John Muir, two by Henry David
Thoreau and many other nature writers, some famous and others less
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