Our National Parks

by John Muir Author

(From Amazon): A key founder of the modern conservation movement, John Muir was a champion of the preservation of the unspoiled wilderness and of the careful guardianship of the environment. This 1901 work, a collection of essays first published in the Atlantic Monthly, is Muir's valentine to the national parks of the American West. He introduces us to:. the glacier meadows and wild geysers of Yellowstone. the "magnificent mirror for the woods and mountains and sky" that is Yellowstone Lake. the coniferous forests of the Sierra Nevada, including the beautiful giant sequoia. the grizzly bears of the mountain ranges. and much more.Scottish-American naturalist, explorer, and writer JOHN MUIR (1838-1914) helped found the Sierra Club in 1892, and served as its first president. He wrote numerous articles for such publications as Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and the New York Tribune; among his many books are The Mountains of California (1894), The Yosemite (1912), and Travels in Alaska (1915).__________________________________ALSO FROM COSIMO: Muir's Steep Trails, Letters to a Friend, and Studies in the Sierra

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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
11th - 12th
Cosimo Classics


  • 1 The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West
  • 2 The Yellowstone National Park
  • 3 The Yosemite National Park
  • 4 The Forests of the Yosemite Park
  • 5 The Wild Gardens of the Yosemite Park
  • 6 Among the Animals of the Yosemite
  • 7 Among the Birds of the Yosemite
  • 8 The Fountains and Streams of the Yosemite National Park
  • 9 The Sequoia and General Grant National Parks
  • 10 The American Forests
  • 11 Appendix
  • 12 Index

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