Natural History Essays

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Gibbs Smith #ad - His writings on natural history and philosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the “other nations” of the planet. Celebrate the tradition of literary naturalists and writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences.

These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce. Henry david thoreau was an american author, historian, surveyor, abolitionist, development critic, tax resister, naturalist, poet, philosopher and leading transcendentalist.

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Wilderness Essays

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Gibbs Smith #ad - Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists―writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences.

His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the “other nations” of the planet.

Wilderness Essays #ad - Here collected are some of muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra. John muir wilderness essays - 9781423607120 Part of john muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation.

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Roughing It

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Gibbs Smith #ad - Writing under the pen name mark twain, life on the mississippi River, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, he authored many beloved works, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Twain's esteemed wit, paired with the contemporary cover design, makes this a classic that book lovers won't be able to resist.

John muir wilderness essays - 9781423607120 . Gibbs Smith. Travel via stagecoach through woods, hills, as Twain spins yarn after yarn on the people he meets, plains, and gorges, and the towns they explore. Roughing It: Mark Twain. Part fact, mark twain’s roughing it takes readers on a high-spirited journey from Missouri to Nevada, part fiction, California to Hawaii.

Roughing It #ad - Originally published in 1872, this semi-autobiographical semi-prequel to Innocents Abroad satirizes American and Western society in a way that only Mark Twain knows how. For modern-day adventurers exploring the roots of the old west. Born samuel langhorne clemens in 1835, a miner, a river pilot, the literary icon worked as a printer’s apprentice, a newspaper reporter, and even as a confederate volunteer though he disbanded after only two weeks.

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Travels in Alaska

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Gibbs Smith #ad - John muir wilderness essays - 9781423607120 . John muir’s strength lies in delicately mapping the intimate connection between the person and natural world, and awakening his readers to that reality. Gibbs smith john muir travels In Alaska - 9781423644743. His letters, essays, and books of his adventures in nature have been read by millions.

John muir was a scottish-born american naturalist, author, early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, and founder of The Sierra Club. Considered one of the patron saints of twentieth-century environmental activity, John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West but also fought for its preservation.

Travels in Alaska #ad - In this collection, originally published in 1915, John Muir captures the beauty and intensity of Alaskan wilderness and its people from his travels between 1879 and 1890 Gibbs Smith. Roughing It: Mark Twain. With an increasing global focus on the environment, and humans’ role in protecting it, there’s never been a finer time to reacquaint oneself with John Muir’s writings.

Travels in alaska is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists―writers who embrace the natural world.

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Our National Parks

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Gibbs Smith #ad - John muir our national parks - 9781423650393. For every person who has experienced the beauty of the mountains and felt humbled by comparison. Roughing It: Mark Twain. Be reminded as muir sagely puts, “wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.

John muir’s warmth, humor, and passionate advocacy for these public lands is enough to spur any reader on to plan a National Parks adventure of their own. John muir’s our national parks—reissued to encourage, campers, and inspire travelers, and contemporary naturalists—is as profound for readers today as it was in 1901.

Our National Parks #ad - Gibbs smith john muir travels In Alaska - 9781423644743. His letters, essays, and books of his adventures in nature have been read by millions. John muir was a scottish-born american naturalist, author, early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, and founder of The Sierra Club. John muir wilderness essays - 9781423607120

Take in john muir’s detailed observations of the sights, sounds, and textures of Yosemite, Yellowstone, scents, and forest reservations of the West. Gibbs Smith.

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Canoeing in the Wilderness

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Gibbs Smith #ad - Thoreau’s famous trip through the Maine Woods reissued to entertain, encourage, and inspire contemporary naturalists. Henry david thoreau was an american author, historian, abolitionist, naturalist, poet, development critic, tax resister, surveyor, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. Thoreau paints the woods and waterways of maine with the same loving hand that described his Walden home, Joseph Polis, and entertains with the successes and difficulties of the trip and the quirks of his companion and their guide, told with a wit and insight that can only be found in Thoreau.

His writings on natural history and philosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism. Gibbs Smith. Gibbs Smith. Gibbs smith john muir travels In Alaska - 9781423644743. John muir wilderness essays - 9781423607120 John muir our national parks - 9781423650393. Roughing It: Mark Twain. Canoeing in the Wilderness: Henry David Thoreau.

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My First Summer in the Sierra

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Gibbs Smith #ad - Gibbs Smith. Gibbs smith john muir summer in the Sierra - 9781423649120 His letters, essays, and books of his adventures in nature have been read by millions. John muir our national parks - 9781423650393. John muir wilderness essays - 9781423607120 . Canoeing in the Wilderness: Henry David Thoreau. John muir’s beloved adventure in the Sierra reissued to entertain, encourage, and inspire contemporary naturalists.

My first summer in the sierra is muir’s account of his adventures and observations while working as a shepherd in the Yosemite Valley, which later became Yosemite National Park as a direct result of Muir’s writings and activism. Gibbs smith john muir travels In Alaska - 9781423644743. Roughing It: Mark Twain.

My First Summer in the Sierra #ad - John muir was a scottish-born american naturalist, early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States, author, and founder of The Sierra Club. Considered one of the patron saints of twentieth-century environmental activity, John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West but also fought for its preservation.

Gibbs Smith. Muir’s heartfelt and often humorous descriptions of his first summer spent in the Sierra will captivate and inspire long-time fans and novice naturalists alike.

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Walden

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Macmillan Collector's Library #ad - It recounts the author’s experiences living in a small house in the woods around Walden Pond near Concord in Massachusetts. John muir wilderness essays - 9781423607120 Canoeing in the Wilderness: Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau constructed the house himself, with the help of a few friends, and one of the reasons why he moved into it was in an attempt to see if he could live independently and away from society.

Gibbs Smith. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Thoreau’s wooden shack has won a place for itself in the collective American psyche, a remarkable achievement for a book with such modest and rustic beginnings.

The result is an intriguing work which blends natural history with philosophical insights and includes many illuminating quotations from other authors. John muir our national parks - 9781423650393. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Walden #ad - Gibbs smith john muir travels In Alaska - 9781423644743. Gibbs smith john muir summer in the Sierra - 9781423649120 Henry thoreau is considered, along with edgar allan poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, as one of the leading figures in early American literature, Walt Whitman and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walden is without doubt his most influential book.

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Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass 150th Anniversary Edition

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Oxford University Press #ad - Macmillan collectors library. John muir wilderness essays - 9781423607120 Today's readers get a sense of the "ur-text" of Leaves of Grass, the first version of this historic volume, before Whitman made many revisions of both format and style. Gibbs smith john muir travels In Alaska - 9781423644743. As featured in amc's breaking bad, given by Gale Boetticher to Walter White and discovered by Hank Schrader.

I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease. Observing a spear of summer grass. So begins leaves of grass, the first great American poem and indeed, to this day, the greatest and most essentially American poem in all our national literature.

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass 150th Anniversary Edition #ad - Oxford university Press USA. There is also an appendix containing the early responses to the volume, Whitman's three self-reviews, including Emerson's letter, and the twenty other known reviews published in various newspapers and magazines. This special volume will be a must-have keepsake for fans of Whitman and lovers of American poetry.

Ralph waldo emerson judged the book "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed. Nothing like the volume had ever appeared before.

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The Call of the Wild and White Fang Sterling Unabridged Classics

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Sterling #ad - Gibbs smith john muir summer in the Sierra - 9781423649120 John muir our national parks - 9781423650393. Each. Also set in alaska, the powerful White Fang follows the often savage life of the magnificent title character, a mix of wolf and dog. Canoeing in the Wilderness: Henry David Thoreau. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.

Scott created these drawings in scratchboard ­ an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Call of the wild tells a compelling tale of adventure during the Yukon Gold Rush, and fully captures the unquenchable spirit of Buck, a kidnapped dog trying to survive in the harshest of environments.

The Call of the Wild and White Fang Sterling Unabridged Classics #ad - Macmillan collectors library. Gibbs Smith. Gibbs smith john muir travels In Alaska - 9781423644743. John muir wilderness essays - 9781423607120 The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, who, operates Punch & Judy Inc. A company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts.

The finished drawings are then scanned and the color is added digitally. Two of jack london’s best-loved masterpieces, in their entirety.

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The Grand Canyon Expedition: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

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Gibbs Smith #ad - Powell’s detailed descriptions of the rocks, and his team’s interactions with native groups of the area and mishaps along the trail allow readers to feel the thrill, the awe, the geography of the area, plants, and animals seen in the canyon, and the humility of standing on the canyon’s edge. Join john wesley powell’s expedition to explore one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, and one of the last unmapped portions of the continental United States.

Powell’s account of his groundbreaking expedition on the Colorado and Green rivers joins Gibbs Smith’s best-selling Wilderness series, Mark Twain, John Muir, standing beside the works of Henry David Thoreau, and Jack London. John wesley powell 1834–1902 was a soldier, professor, explorer, geologist, and director of the U.

The Grand Canyon Expedition: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons #ad - S. Explore one of the nation’s greatest natural wonders and celebrate the 100th birthday of Grand Canyon National Park with this grand voyage. Macmillan collectors library. Gibbs smith john muir summer in the Sierra - 9781423649120 In 1869, he embarked on a three-month journey down the Colorado River, which would become the first recorded voyage through the Grand Canyon.

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