My First Summer in the Sierra

My First Summer in the Sierra

The 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic

Book - 2011
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From the photographer who brought Thoreau's Walden and Cape Cod to life comes a new work combining classic literature with brand-new photography. This time, Scot Miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details Muir's first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada in what is now Yosemite National Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life. The towering waterfalls, natural rock formations, and abundant plant and animal life helped Muir develop his views of the natural world, views that would eventually lead him to push for the creation of the national parks.

My First Summer in the Sierra is illustrated with Miller's stunning photographs, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra plus John Muir's illustrations from the original edition and several previously unpublished illustrations from his 1911 manuscript. The publication of My First Summer in the Sierra inspired many to journey there, and this newly illustrated edition will surely inspire many more.

This book is being published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy and, for each copy sold, Scot Miller is making a donation to Yosemite Conservancy. My First Summer in the Sierra won the National Outdoor Book Award.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
ISBN: 9780618988518
Branch Call Number: ANF 508.7944 MUI 2011
ANF 508.7944 MUI 2011
Characteristics: x, 188 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Miller, Scot


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Jul 23, 2020

This is sometimes available for free through Amazon: (search other editions as well).

Given that it's in the public domain, it's a bit mystifying that there are only a limited number of ebook copies available from the library.

Jul 22, 2019

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