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The Wilderness Journeys
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Learn more - opens in a new window or tab Postage: Doesn't post to Germany See details. Item location: South East, United Kingdom. Only, Muir's last trip to Alaska, which disappointed him as, even then, erosion and destruction of the landscape took its visible toll, is much shorter, and was written on and off for many years, a large part in the final year of his life.
So, especially, Muir's description of the first two trips, in and the following year, , are brimming with his enthusiasm for the wild in the north. Muir's writing style is always easy to follow. Most plants and trees are described using their English names, and only for some rarer species of herbs and mosses are sometimes Latin names introduced, but sparsely.
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Muir's language is poetic, but never baroque, making his descriptions as rich and pure as the phenomena he observed. There are some moments of real excitement, as, for instance his encounters with bears. In all three reports about Alaska, Muir writes about the tribes of Native Americans he met on his travels, describing their culture and customs, making Travels in Alaska also of special interest to anthropologists and readers with an interest in the Native American Indians.
Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 9 37, 3. Half-poet and half-geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska , a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in As Edward Hoagland writes in his Introduction, "A century and a quarter later, we are reading [Muir's] account because there in the glorious fiords. Top Five Books of No current Talk conversations about this book. Kimes Very readable first person account of travel in Alaska , including comprehensive exploration of Glacier Bay.
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DramMan Apr 15, For readers who enjoy reading in the genre of natural history and travel, John Muir is a classic. Un de ses meilleurs, nous fait partager avec lui cette grande nature sauvage. Status John Muir — primary author all editions calculated Hoagland, Edward Introduction secondary author some editions confirmed Wallace, David Rains Foreword secondary author some editions confirmed.
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