Son of the Wilderness The Life of John Muir by Linnie Marsh Wolfe

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Published by University of Wisconsin Press .

Written in English

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  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography: general,
  • General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • 1838-1914,
  • Biography,
  • Muir, John,
  • Muir, John,,
  • Naturalists,
  • United States,
  • Biography/Autobiography

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages364
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9681991M
ISBN 100299077349
ISBN 109780299077341

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The story follows Muir from his ancestral home in Scotland, through his early years in the harsh Wisconsin wilderness, to his history-making pilgrimage to California.

This book, originally published in and based in large part on Wolfe’s personal interviews with people who knew and worked with Muir, is one that could never be written by: A true son of the wilderness, Floyd Kielczewski, hunter, fisherman, trapper, white water expert, and licensed Ontario guide was born and raised in the unsettled wilderness of Northern Ontario.

For Floyd and his family, living off the land was a matter of survival.5/5(3). I purchased Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir while vacationing in Northern California. I found it in the gift shop at Muir Woods National Park, a place I recommend everyone visit. The book is a well-written, thoughtful biography of one of America's greatest conservationists/5(36).

Well, Wilderness is all those things, and as Lance Weller is suffering (and maybe reveling in) comparisons with Cormac McCarthy, and Wm. Faulkner, I suppose the book is "literary." This is an extravagant, thoughtful, graphic, and hugely entertaining book/5. Roman Dial hoped his son would be his outdoor partner for life.

But that dream ended when his son disappeared in a Central American wilderness. Dial's new book is The Adventurer's Son. Son of the Wilderness. First published in and praised in the New York Times Book Review as "full of beauty and vigor and bite", A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land.

This classic work remains as relevant today as.

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