ISBN10: 0812967011 ISBN13: 9780812967012 Contributors: Ehrlich, Gretel (Introduction) Publisher: Modern Library Published: Jan 1 2003 Pages: 284 Weight: 0.58lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In the spring of 1869, John Muir was looking for means of support to fund his explorations of California's Central Valley region. A ranch owner offered him a job herding sheep in the Sierra Nevada. As he explored the region, he jotted down his keen observations of the scenic countryside, and he eventually became a guide for some of Yosemite's most famous visitors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Muir documented these experiences in The Yosemite, first published in 1912. It is at once a vivid, accurate description of the land and a passionate homage to nature.This Modern Library Paperback Classic is a facsimile of the 1912 edition and includes the original illustrations.