The Eight Wilderness Discovery BooksBook - 1992
* Muir is perhaps the nation's greatest conservationist
* His books reveal why he devoted his life to preserving the West's greatest natural treasures
The name John Muir (1838-1914) has come to stand for the protection of wilderness both in the United States and abroad. This is a collection of his eight most influential works in a single volume. The collection represents the lifelong relationship between the landscape and an inspirational architect of the conservation movement. Arranged in the order of Muir's life are: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, My First Summer in the Sierra, The Mountains of California, Our National Parks, The Yosemite, Travels in Alaska, and Steep Trails.