Book Reviews of My First Summer in the Sierra (Nature Library, Penguin)

My First Summer in the Sierra (Nature Library, Penguin)
My First Summer in the Sierra - Nature Library, Penguin
Author: John Muir
ISBN-13: 9780140170016
ISBN-10: 0140170014
Publication Date: 3/3/1987
Pages: 290
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed My First Summer in the Sierra (Nature Library, Penguin) on + 48 more book reviews
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Naturalist, John Muir, takes us on his first journey through the Sierra's, including his beloved Yosemite. If you're interested in a first hand account of what is was like before all the weekend travellers settled in, you'll enjoy Muir's story.
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Classic Muir . one of his best
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John Muir's account of his first summer in the Sierra was a good read. Muir does reference a lot of the plant life using their common and scientific names. Thankfully, I had taken a botany class and, thus, this added to my enjoyment of the book. Also, it did help that I had been to Yosemite Valley. Throughout this journal, Muir also include his thoughts and impressions about man's relationship to nature. It was as if I had taken the trip all over again, but with a tour guide, a guide who truly loves the beauty of the Sierra.