Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir

Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir

作者:Wolfe, Linnie Marsh/ Holmes, Steven J. (FRW), 出版社:Baker & Taylor Books, 出版日期:2003-03-24

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商品條碼:9780299186340, ISBN:0299186342
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Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir
    Working closely with Muir’s family and with his papers, Wolfe was able to create a full portrait of her subject, not only as America’s firebrand conservationist and founder of the national park system, but also as husband, father, and friend. All readers who have admired Muir’s ruggedly individualistic lifestyle, and those who wish a greater appreciation for the history of environmental preservation in America, will be enthralled and enlightened by this splendid biography.
    The story follows Muir from his ancestral home in Scotland, through his early years in the harsh Wisconsin wilderness, to his history-making pilgrimage to California.
    This book, originally published in 1945 and based in large part on Wolfe’s personal interviews with people who knew and worked with Muir, is one that could never be written again. It is, and will remain, the standard Muir biography.

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