My First Summer in the Sierra (Paperback)
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This antiquarian volume contains John Muir's 1911 travel book, "My First Summer in the Sierra." After the American Civil War, John Muir assembled a group of shepherds to drive a large flock of sheep to Yosemite National Park. In 1911 he published this account of the experience, which would encourage many people to visit the Yosemite region and become a seminal piece of environmentalist literature. The contents include: Through the Foothills with a Flock of Sheep, In Camp on the North Fork of the Merced, A Bread Famine, To the High Mountains, The Yosemite, Mount Hoffman and Lake Tenaya, A Strange Experience, The Mono Trail, etcetera. John Muir (1838 - 1914), was a Scottish-American writer, naturalist, and pioneering advocate of American wilderness preservation. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.