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John Muir

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 089886335X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Features the eight influential books in which John Muir reflects on the beauty of America's wilderness and fights for their protection.

Die Berge Kaliforniens

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 3882210508
Genre : Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)
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Our National Parks

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 9781911342052
Genre : Nature
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‘Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away ... God has cared for these trees ... but he cannot save them from fools – only Uncle Sam can do that.’ First published in 1901, Our National Parks is possibly the bestselling book of Muir’s wilderness-discovery titles and was certainly the most influential published in his lifetime, with a strong focus on the preservation of forest reserves. With a strong political tone and shrewd, subtle manoeuvring, Muir uses Our National Parks to persuade his readership of the necessity of nature and national parks for human recreation and more importantly for health and wellbeing, as well as the – in his mind – obvious need for preservation of wild ecosystems. Cannily he counterbalances this with the acknowledgement of the need for timber and irrigation systems, in order that his message is taken seriously; Muir’s passion is portrayed so vividly and flamboyantly that without his learned political and scientific reinforcement, he could be misconstrued as purely a radical and eccentric nonconformist. However, the two combined result in an engaging and convincing argument that these landscapes are our ‘natural home’, and ‘fountains of life’. As Muir expert Terry Gifford observes in the foreword, ‘Muir’s tone can shift in this book from seductive persuasion, to charming details of creatures, flora and landscapes, to scientific information, to trail guide, to religious uplift, to a final political speech of startling ferocity.’ John Muir’s strategic yet genuine and beautiful conservationist essays were a first at the time of publication, and are still highly applicable to our attitudes and lifestyles today in the twenty-first century.

Alexander Von Humboldt Und Die Erfindung Der Natur

Author : Andrea Wulf
ISBN : 9783641195502
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

The Mountains Of California

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 1911342096
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! To behold this alone is worth the pains of any excursion a thousand times over.’ John Muir is known internationally for his dedication to protecting the environment and for founding The Sierra Club in 1892. His first book, as Muir authority Terry Gifford writes in the foreword, ‘became the bible of the fledgling Sierra Club, which is now a major national environmental activists’ organisation with branches in every corner of America’. The Mountains of California not only details Muir’s visits to the magnificent mountains along the Sierra Nevada Range, which he affectionately calls ‘The Range of Light’, but also the stunning glaciers, forests and landscapes that he encounters: ‘Climbing higher, I saw for the first time the gradual dwarfing of the pines in compliance with climate ... patches of the dwarf vaccinium with its round flowers sprinkled in the grass like purple hail; while in every direction the landscape stretched sublimely away in fresh wildness: a manuscript written by the hand of nature alone.’ Throughout the book, Muir’s philosophy of nature’s ability to soothe and amaze is evident. He heart-warmingly discusses at length how his encounters with animals, such as the Douglas squirrel, cheered him so. This is a truly beautiful read; Muir’s writing, embedded with emotion, wit, and at times, humour, will never fail to speak to his reader. The enthusiasm contained within these pages is infectious, and as well as making a powerful read, Muir will inspire you, too, to ‘come and see’ the innumerable delights that nature can offer: ‘The best words only hint at [California’s] charms. Come to the mountains and see.’

The Mountains Of California

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 191134210X
Genre : Nature
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The Mountains of California not only details Muir's visits to the magnificent mountains along the Sierra Nevada Range, but also the stunning glaciers, forests and wildlife he encounters; the enthusiasm contained within these pages is infectious.

Steep Trails

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 1911342088
Genre : History
File Size : 38. 50 MB
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Steep Trails is a mix of Muir's essays and adventure narratives. As Terry Gifford observes in the foreword, 'Most of Steep Trails' chapters are dispatches from Muir as travelling correspondent with a mixture of insights into local cultures, criticism of pollution and enthusiasm for everything wild.'

Um Die Welt Mit Tante Mame

Author : Patrick Dennis
ISBN : 3442459621
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Kosmos

Author : Alexander von Humboldt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105116274965
Genre : Astronomy
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A Thousand Mile Walk To The Gulf

Author : John Muir
ISBN : 1911342142
Genre : History
File Size : 44. 23 MB
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It is within A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf that we are really given strong clues toward Muir's future trailblazing movement for environmental conservation, and teaches us as much about Muir himself as it does the ecosystems in the wilderness across those 1,000 miles.

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