The Wild Muir

Twenty-Two of John Muir's Greatest Adventures
Author: N.A
Publisher: Yosemite Conservancy
ISBN: 1930238444
Category: History
Page: 224
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Here is an entertaining collection of John Muir’s most exciting adventures, representing some of his finest writing. From the famous avalanche ride off the rim of Yosemite Valley to his night spent weathering a windstorm at the top of a tree to death-defying falls on Alaskan glaciers, the renowned outdoorsman’s exploits are related in passages that are by turns exhilarating, unnerving, dizzying, and outrageous.

Die Berge Kaliforniens

Author: John Muir
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783882210507
Category: Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)
Page: 352
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Bergsteigen - Das große Handbuch

Das weltweit erfolgreichste Buch für den Bergsport. Über 1 Mio. verkaufte Exemplare
Author: Die Mountaineers
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3959717253
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 624
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Von Bergsteigern für Bergsteiger. Von Kletterern für Kletterer. Bergsteigen ist das internationale Standardwerk für Bergsportler. Das umfassende Handbuch informiert und begeistert Einsteiger genauso wie erfahrene Kletterer. Von der Auswahl der richtigen Ausrüstung bis zur Planung einer Expedition, von Abseiltechniken bis zu Knotenkunde – Bergsteiger erfahren alles, was sie zur sicheren und erfolgreichen Besteigung ihres Traumgipfels in Fels, Eis und Schnee wissen müssen. ·Mit über 400 detaillierten Illustrationen zur Darstellung von Ausrüstung, Kletter- und Seiltechnik ·Herausgegeben und verfasst vom Expertenteam von The Mountaineers, einer traditionsreichen Organisation für Bergsport und Naturschutz ·Einzelne Abschnitte geprüft von Experten des American Alpine Club (AAC), der American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) und des American Institutes for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) "Man kann ohne Übertreibung sagen, dass Bergsteigen der ultimative Wegweiser für Bergsteiger und Kletterer ist." Conrad Anker "Ein Standardwerk für Kletterer und andere Outdoor-Begeisterte!" Lynn Hill "Ein Muss für jeden, den es in die Berge zieht." Ed Viesturs

John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall

Author: Julie Danneberg
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607347644
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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The now iconic figure John Muir, while living at the base of Yosemite Falls in California, ventures up the trail from his cabin one night and has a harrowing waterfall adventure. Back matter roots the story in Muir’s life’s work as a conservationist and naturalist.

Out of the Strange Silence

The Challenge of Being Christian in the 21st Century
Author: Mark David Baker,Brad Thiessen,Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (Fresno, Calif.)
Publisher: Kindred Productions
ISBN: 9781894791052
Category: Christian leadership
Page: 219
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John Muir and the Brave Little Dog
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA)
ISBN: 9781883220785
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Relates the naturalist's experiences with the courageous, adventurous dog who helped him battle a storm on Alaska's Taylor Glacier.

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641195500
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 560
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Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.


Author: Sara Benson
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9783829716499
Category: Travel
Page: 880
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Regionalführer zum äGolden Stateä Kalifornien in der eingeführten Lonely-Planet-Reihe mit einer Fülle von Hintergrundinformationen, reisepraktischen Tipps und kommentierten Adressen für aktive, unternehmungslustige Traveller.

John Muir

Naturalist and Explorer
Author: Charles W. Maynard
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823962914
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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A short biography of man who founded the Sierra Club, from his Scottish roots to his boyhood in the Wisconsin wilderness, his travels to California, and his work as a naturalist.

Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783473461608
Category: Birds
Page: 384
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Falling for Snow

A Naturalist's Journey Into the World of Winter
Author: Jamie Bastedo
Publisher: Calgary : Red Deer Press
Category: Nature
Page: 255
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ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year finalist - Nature Books, 2003 Alberta Book Cover Design of the Year Nominee In this spirited mix of humor, science and adventure, naturalist Jamie Bastedo takes you on an uncommon romp through snow. Share in the quest of early snow scientists to unravel snow's many riddles: Meet a madcap balloonist who risked it all to inspect snowstorms five miles up. Join snow ecologists as they gauge the importance of snow in shaping the lives of plants and animals. Pull your hair out with urban leaders, road crews, and train engineers as they do battle with paralyzing piles of snow. Discover the imprint of snow on native languages and some of our best art and literature. Explore the outer limits of snow-based recreation. And follow in Bastedo's foot, ski and snowshoe tracks as he guides you across creaking glaciers, through hushed evergreen forests and over frozen arctic seas in a playful exploration of the many facets and meanings of snow. As inspirational as it is informative, this light-hearted book will appeal to anyone with even the slightest curiosity about that white stuff you will never again call "plain old snow."

My First Summer in the Sierra

Illustrated Edition
Author: John Muir
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547548710
Category: Nature
Page: 204
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From the photographer who brought Thoreau's Walden and Cape Cod to life comes a new work combining classic literature with brand-new photography. This time, Scot Miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details Muir's first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada in what is now Yosemite National Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life. The towering waterfalls, natural rock formations, and abundant plant and animal life helped Muir develop his views of the natural world, views that would eventually lead him to push for the creation of the national parks. My First Summer in the Sierra is illustrated with Miller's stunning photographs, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra plus John Muir's illustrations from the original edition and several previously unpublished illustrations from his 1911 manuscript. The publication of My First Summer in the Sierra inspired many to journey there, and this newly illustrated edition will surely inspire many more. This book is being published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy and, for each copy sold, Scot Miller is making a donation to Yosemite Conservancy. My First Summer in the Sierra won the National Outdoor Book Award.

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

Author: John Muir,William Frederic Badè
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395901472
Category: Nature
Page: 217
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The American naturalist recounts his 1867 trip from Indiana to Florida and describes the effects of the Civil War on the fields, forests, and people he encountered along the way

The Wisdom of John Muir

100+ Selections from the Letters, Journals, and Essays of the Great Naturalist
Author: Anne Rowthorn
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976956
Category: Nature
Page: 200
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The Wisdom of John Muir marries the best aspects of a Muir anthology with the best aspects of a Muir biography. The fact that it is neither, and yet it is both, distinguishes this book from the many extant books on John Muir. Building on her lifelong passion for the work and philosophy of John Muir, author Anne Rowthorn has created this entirely new treatment for showcasing the great naturalist's philosophy and writings. By pairing carefully selected material from various stages of Muir's life, Rowthorn's book provides a view into the experiences, places, and people that inspired and informed Muir's words and beliefs. The reader feels able to join in with Muir's own discoveries and transformations over the arc of his life. Rowthorn is careful not to overstep her role: she stands back and lets Muir's words speak for themselves.

Follow Me

Peter Lays Down His Net
Author: Erik Rottmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780758606310
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Reviews events from the Apostle Peter's life that demonstrate Peter's devotion to his Savior Jesus and of how Peter answered Jesus' call to "Follow me."