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The Mountains of California

By John Muir


  1. The Sierra Nevada
  2. The Glaciers
  3. The Snow
  4. A Near View of the High Sierra
  5. The Passes
  6. The Glacier Lakes
  7. The Glacier Meadows
  8. The Forests
  9. The Douglas Squirrel
  10. A Wind-Storm in the Forests
  11. The River Floods
  12. Sierra Thunder-Storms
  13. The Water-Ouzel
  14. The Wild Sheep
  15. In the Sierra Foot-Hills
  16. The Bee-Pastures

The Mountains of California

John Muir

New York
The Century Co.

[Hoofed Locusts (Frontispiece)]
Hoofed Locusts.

Copyright, 1894, by The Century Co.
The De Vinne Press.

List of Illustrations

Bibliographic Information

The Mountains of California,
Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Call Number
F866 .M95

The Mountains of California, by John Muir: a machine-readable transcription. Collection: "California as I Saw It": First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900; American Memory, Library of Congress. Selected and converted. American Memory, Library of Congress . AMRvr-vr04.

Washington, 1993 (Place and date of transcription only). This transcription is intended to be 99.95% accurate.

Library of Congress Catalog Number rc 01-874. Selected from the collections of the Library of Congress . Copyright status not determined.

Translated by Dan Anderson from SGML from the Library of Congress : "The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920" , American Memory Collection.

Note from American Memory Collection, Library of Congress

Famed naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) came to Wisconsin as a boy and studied at the University of Wisconsin. He first came to California in 1868 and devoted six years to the study of the Yosemite Valley. After work in Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, he returned to California in 1880 and made the state his home. One of the heroes of America's conservation movement, Muir deserves much of the credit for making the Yosemite Valley a protected national park and for alerting Americans to the need to protect this and other natural wonders. The Mountains of California (1894) is his book length tribute to the beauties of the Sierra. He recounts not only his own journeys by foot through the mountains, glaciers, forests, and valleys, but also the geological and natural history of the region, ranging from the history of glaciers, the patterns of tree growth, and the daily life of animals and insects. While Yosemite naturally receives great attention, Muir also expounds on less well known beauty spots.

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