Travels in Alaska
John Muir first saw Alaska in 1879, only twelve years after it was purchased from Russia by the United States. Four more times, in 1880, 1881, 1890, and 1899, he was drawn back to this land of rivers and glaciers, sunsets and northern lights, campfires and Arctic stars. Few people have lived so many adventures, yet Muir was not a mere collector of adventure; the hazards he encountered - and many were spine-tingling - came as a result of his intense desire to examine new aspects of the natural world.
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|author||Muir, John, 1838-1914.|
|detailed_location_arlington||Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction|
|display_description||In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914. As Edward Hoagland writes in his Introduction, "A century and a quarter later, we are reading [Muir's] account because there in the glorious fiords . . . he is at our elbow, nudging us along, prompting us to understand that heaven is on earth—is the Earth—and rapture is the sensible response wherever a clear line of sight remains."|
This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes photographs from the original 1915 edition.
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|series||Modern Library Classics|
|series_with_volume||Modern Library Classics||
|subject_facet||Alaska -- Description and travel|
|title_display||Travels in Alaska|
|title_full||Travels in Alaska|
Travels in Alaska / John Muir ; with an introduction by Richard Nelson
|title_short||Travels in Alaska|