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The Yosemite | [John Muir]

The Yosemite

John Muir, who was born in Scotland and emigrated to America in 1849, was an advocate of U.S. forest conservation and was largely responsible for the establishment of Sequoia and Yosemite national parks in California. Muir has emerged as perhaps the greatest prophet of an era which finds itself suddenly aware of the urgent need to care for our planet.

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Publisher's Summary

The Yosemite is one of the most beautiful areas on Earth, bringing all those who come across it to reevaluate their relationship with nature. However, it is also a place in danger of destruction by the modern world. John Muir, charter member of the Sierra Club, has emerged as perhaps the greatest prophet of an era which finds itself suddenly aware of the urgent need to care for our planet. This audio program, based on Muir's The Yosemite ,was created in cooperation with the Sierra Club on the occasion of the Yosemite Centennial.

Recording (P)1990 by Audio Literature

What the Critics Say

"As often as Yosemite has been written about, no one has come close to Muir, the consummate naturalist, in expressing the sheer joy of the place." (National Geographic)

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    Darkcoffee Allen, TX, United States 09-02-10
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    "Muir at his descriptive best"

    John Muir provides a wonderful description of the Yosemite valley and paints a picture between the lines of the delightful and adventurous time he spent living there. The high point of the essay is his description of Yosemite Falls in different seasons. Love his claim to have seen a "moon-bow" hovering in the spume! A great portrait of a place, a time, and a very unusual, perceptive, athletic and fearless writer.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine 06-19-14
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    "Great story; horrible abridgment"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you like spending half of a book's market value for a tenth of the content, then this book would be for you. I'd also happily sell you one bite of my burger for the cost of the meal. This is an ideal title for someone looking for a rip-off.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Yosemite?

    It's an awesome book. J.Muir charging a bear in open meadow is one of a multitude of great parts of the books this abridgment lacks.


    What three words best describe Michael Zebulon’s voice?

    Handsome, crisp, and speedy.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. It's like enjoying someone's favorite three clips for a great movie. The clips are great, but I feel like a dope for having paid for them.


    Any additional comments?

    Forget Audible. They are getting greedy with an increase of 1.5hr recordings. Wait to purchase a full book or, better, just download free books from audiovox and wait until Audible changes their pricing. Look up Colbert and Amazon for a perspective or why this company is becoming too much of a pain and drain on customers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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