Search - List of Books by John Muir

"The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual." -- John Muir
John Muir (21 April 1838 – 24 December 1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to save the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. One of the most well-known hiking trails in the U.S., the 211-mile John Muir Trail, was named in his honor. Other places named in his honor are Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier.

In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the Western forests. He petitioned the U.S. Congress for the National Park Bill that was passed in 1899, establishing both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Because of the spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings, he was able to inspire readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas. He is today referred to as the "Father of the National Parks,"and the National Parks Service produced a short documentary on his life.

Muir's biographer, Steven Holmes, states that Muir has become "one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity," both political and recreational. As a result, his writings are commonly discussed in books and journals, and he is often quoted in books by nature photographers such as Ansel Adams. "Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world," writes Holmes. Muir was noted for being an ecological thinker, political spokesman, and religious prophet, whose writings became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name "almost ubiquitous" in the modern environmental consciousness. According to author William Anderson, Muir exemplified "the archetype of our oneness with the earth", while biographer Donald Wooster says he understood his mission to be, "Saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism."

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Total Books: 554
Selected Writings
2017 - Selected Writings (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781101907627
ISBN-10: 1101907622
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math
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The Cruise of the Corwin Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in Search of de Long and the Jeannette
The Mountains of California
2016 - The Mountains of California (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781539903413
ISBN-10: 1539903419
Genre: Science & Math
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Articles by John Muir Published in the Century Magazine Atlantic Monthly The Outlook 1890 to 1912
2016 - Articles By John Muir Published in the Century Magazine Atlantic Monthly the Outlook 1890 to 1912 [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781333736866
ISBN-10: 133373686X
Genre: Science & Math
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A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf
2016 - A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781537429496
ISBN-10: 1537429493
Genre: Travel
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Our national parks By John Muir John Muir  also known as John of the Mountains was a Scottish-American  of wilderness in the United States
Travels in Alaska
2016 - Travels in Alaska (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781423644743
ISBN-10: 1423644743
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Travel, Science & Math
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John Muirs Last Journey South to the Amazon and East to Africa
2016 - John Muirs Last Journey South to the Amazon and East to Africa (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781522673446
ISBN-10: 152267344X
Genres: Travel, Science & Math
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John Muir's Book of Animals
2015 - John Muir's Book of Animals (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781597143189
ISBN-10: 1597143189
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math
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The Yosemite
2015 - The Yosemite (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781512064810
ISBN-10: 1512064815
Genre: Travel
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Plough Quarterly No 4 Earth
2015 - Plough Quarterly No 4 Earth (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780874866681
ISBN-10: 0874866685
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Science & Math
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My First Summer in the Sierra
2015 - My First Summer in the Sierra [Canons] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781782114437
ISBN-10: 1782114432
Genre: Science & Math
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Stickeen
2014 - Stickeen (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780991376735
ISBN-10: 0991376730
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The Story of My Boyhood and Youth On Coming of Age Invention and Ecology
My First Summer in the Sierra - Primary Source Edition
Travels in Alaska Illustrated Edition
2014 - Travels in Alaska Illustrated Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781940777139
ISBN-10: 1940777135
Genre: Science & Math
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My First Summer in the Sierra with Illustrations
2013 - My First Summer in the Sierra with Illustrations (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781940777023
ISBN-10: 194077702X
Genre: Science & Math
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The Yosemite Illustrated Edition
2013 - The Yosemite Illustrated Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781940777016
ISBN-10: 1940777011
Genres: Travel, Science & Math
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John Muir Spiritual Writings
2013 - John Muir Spiritual Writings [Modern Spiritual Masters] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781626980358
ISBN-10: 1626980357
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference, Religion & Spirituality
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Collected Works of John Muir Naturalist  including The Mountains of California  Stickeen The Story  The Story of My Boyhood and Yo
2012 - Collected Works of John Muir Naturalist Including the Mountains of California Stickeen the Story the Story of My Boyhood and Yo [complete and unabridged - illustrated in B&W] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781781393543
ISBN-10: 1781393540
Genre: Science & Math
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Steep Trails - California Utah Nevada Washington Oregon The Grand Canyon
2011 - Steep Trails - California Utah Nevada Washington Oregon the Grand Canyon (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781849022835
ISBN-10: 1849022836
Genre: Science & Math
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2010 - The Writings of John Muir [Volume 10] (Paperback)
2010 - Mountains of California [Conrad Anker - Essential History of Exploration & Mountaineering Series] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Studies in the Sierra [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2009 - Voyages En Alaska [French Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Burns at Galston and Ecclefechan [1896 - Legacy Reprints] (Paperback)
2008 - Life and Letters in the Ancient Greek World [Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - Journal De Voyage Dans L'arctique [French Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - John Muir My Life with Nature [Sharing Nature With Children Book] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Writing the Western Landscape [Concord Library Book] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1998 - Musicals [The Collins Guide to ...] (Hardcover)
1997 - Mountaineering Essays [Peregrine Smith Literary Naturalists] (Paperback)Paperback
1996 - All the World Over Notes From Alaska [Sierra Club Pathstone Editions Series] (Paperback)
1992 - A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf [Nature Library, Penguin] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1980 - Wilderness Essays [Literature of the American wilderness] (Paperback)Paperback
Mountaineering Essays John Muir [Literature of the American wilderness] (Paperback)Paperback
Sierra Bears [Gleniffer Miniature Books] (Hardcover)
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive a Manual of Step-by-step Procedures for the Complete Idiot [For the Beetle, Bus, Karmann Ghia, Square\Fastback Safari and 411 - 412] (Paperback)Paperback