Picture of author.

John Muir (1) (1838–1914)

Autor(a) de My First Summer in the Sierra

Para outros autores com o nome John Muir, ver a página de desambiguação.

121+ Works 6,704 Membros 97 Críticas 15 Favorited

About the Author

The naturalist John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland. When he was 11 years old, he moved to the United States with his family and lived on a Wisconsin farm, where he had to work hard for long hours. He would rise as early as one o'clock in the morning in order to have time to study. At the urging mostrar mais of friends, he took some inventions he had made to a fair in Madison, Wisconsin. This trip resulted in his attending the University of Wisconsin. After four years in school, he began the travels that eventually took him around the world. Muir's inventing career came to an abrupt end in 1867, when he lost an eye in an accident while working on one of his mechanical inventions. Thereafter, he focused his attention on natural history, exploring the American West, especially the Yosemite region of California. Muir traveled primarily on foot carrying only a minimum amount of food and a bedroll. In 1880 Muir married Louie Strentzel, the daughter of an Austrian who began the fruit and wine industry in California. One of the first explorers to postulate the role of glaciers in forming the Yosemite Valley, Muir also discovered a glacier in Alaska that later was named for him. His lively descriptions of many of the natural areas of the United States contributed to the founding of Yosemite National Park in 1890. His urge to preserve these areas for posterity led to his founding of the Sierra Club in 1892. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: George Grantham Bain Collection,
LoC Prints and Photographs Division

Obras por John Muir

My First Summer in the Sierra (1911) 931 exemplares
Travels in Alaska (1915) 649 exemplares
The Mountains of California (1894) 581 exemplares
Nature Writings (1997) 521 exemplares
The Yosemite (1962) 468 exemplares
The Wilderness World of John Muir (1954) 384 exemplares
Wilderness Essays (1980) 371 exemplares
A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (1916) 349 exemplares
Stickeen (1909) — Autor — 254 exemplares
Our National Parks (1901) 239 exemplares
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913) 232 exemplares
John Muir: My Life With Nature (2000) 139 exemplares
Steep Trails (1918) 110 exemplares
The Cruise of the Corwin (1917) 82 exemplares
Mountaineering Essays (1984) 68 exemplares
Selected Writings (2017) 29 exemplares
West of the Rocky Mountains (1976) 28 exemplares
John Muir's Book of Animals (2016) 27 exemplares
Letters from Alaska (1993) 22 exemplares
Journeys in the Wilderness (2009) 21 exemplares
Studies in the Sierra (1950) 18 exemplares
Yellowstone National Park (1978) 18 exemplares
John Muir Summering in the Sierra (1984) 15 exemplares
The Grand Cañon of the Colorado (1902) 15 exemplares
Wilderness (2021) 13 exemplares
Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada (1948) 11 exemplares
Edward Henry Harriman (2011) 9 exemplares
Wild Sheep (1977) 7 exemplares
The boyhood of a naturalist (1913) 5 exemplares
Discovery of Glacier Bay (1978) 5 exemplares
Climb the mountains (1995) 5 exemplares
Quotations of John Muir (2018) 5 exemplares
Cuaderno de montaña (2018) 5 exemplares
Our Yosemite National Park (1980) 4 exemplares
Treasures of the Yosemite (1970) 4 exemplares
Pitkä kävely Meksikonlahdelle (2011) 4 exemplares
Sierra Big Trees (1981) 4 exemplares
The World of John Muir (1981) 3 exemplares
Works of John Muir (2009) 2 exemplares
Short Shorts & Longer Tales (2014) 2 exemplares
John Muir Notecards (2017) 2 exemplares
Muir 1 exemplar
Célébrations de la nature (2011) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 782 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 416 exemplares
Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog (1998) — Original author — 288 exemplares
The New Junior Classics Volume 07: The Animal Book (1938) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Storm: Stories of Survival from Land and Sea (2000) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Unknown California (1985) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Travelers Tales of Old Cuba (2002) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Conservation in the Progressive Era: Classic Texts (2004) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Where the Silence Rings: A Literary Companion to Mountains (2007) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Alaska Reader: Voices from the North (2005) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
America's Great Wilderness (1976) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 10, June 1978 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 11, July 1978 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



I am so new and, well, what about John Muir? em Legacy Libraries (Junho 2011)


A beautiful slog. Thoreau's influence is clear the whole way through.
Blanket_Dragon | 1 outra crítica | Jan 23, 2024 |
So! Many! Superlatives! That's what the bulk of this book consists of. As rich and rewarding as Muir's prose is, I believe it might best be enjoyed in small doses rather than all in one go.
[Audiobook note: The reader was okay, but suffers greatly in comparison with the Scottish-accented actor that Ken Burns used as Muir's voice in his National Parks documentary. This reader just somehow failed to bring across the deeply spiritual tone that Muir's words call for.]
Treebeard_404 | 10 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
I've decided that, for me, Muir is an author whose work is best savored in small batches. Taken too rapidly, one after another, the pieces become like too much candy. So I'm moving on, with this book half-finished. I'll return to it to enjoy the essays singly at later dates when I'm again in the mood.
Treebeard_404 | 4 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |
have picked this up now and then since 2007 - I remember reading it since I moved here in 2011 - it could healline by Natural History books for 2024
Overgaard | 5 outras críticas | Dec 15, 2023 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by
Marcado como favorito

Tabelas & Gráficos