The Mountains of California (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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By John Muir, Bill McKibben (Introduction by)
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When John Muir traveled to California in 1868, he found the pristine mountain ranges that would inspire his life’s work. The Mountains of California is the culmination of the ten years Muir spent in the Sierra Nevadas, studying every crag, crook, and valley with great care and contemplation.

Bill McKibben writes in his Introduction that Muir "invents, by sheer force of his love, an entirely new vocabulary and grammar of the wild . . . a language of ecstasy and exuberance."

The Mountains of California
is as vibrant and vital today as when it was written over a century ago.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes the photographs and line drawings from the original 1898 edition.

About the Author

Bill McKibben is the author of The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information, and Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously, among other books. He lives in upstate New York.

Praise For…

"Mr. Muir is a nature-lover of a fine type, one of the best the country has produced."
--John Burroughs

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375758195
ISBN-10: 0375758194
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: September 11th, 2001
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics