Wilderness Essays

By: John Muir
Narrated by: Steven Brand
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Part of John Muir's appeal to modern audiences is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.

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Good narrator and excellent selection of writings

Now I want to go to all the places! Very much enjoyed listening to this.

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Beautiful writing, but fairly shallow narrative

Writing is often beautiful and provided an astonishingly detailed catalogue of the natural world but there is much less philosophical depth than someone like Thoreau. With occasional exceptions, Muir writes like a literary salesmen for America's natural monuments

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Love Muir's description of wild

I just recently returned from a national park excursion and I had hear what Muir says about them. I love the way he describes the trees and glaciers. He makes me feel as if I'm there again.

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Amazing writer

Great imagery! I just wish I had been there so I could have a better grasp of the concepts and verbiage he uses.