The Mountains of California (Modern Library)

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Since 1917 The Modern Library prides itself as The modern Library of the world s Best Books . Its paperback series feature treasured classics, major translations of great works, and rediscoveries of keen literary and historical merit. Featuring introductions by leading writers, stunning translations, scholarly endnotes and reading group guides. Production values emphasize superior quality and readability. Competitive prices, coupled with exciting cover design make these an ideal gift to be cherished by the avid reader. When John Muir traveled to California in 1868, he found the pristine mountain ranges that would inspire his life s work. The Mountains of California is the culmination of the ten years Muir spent in the Sierra Nevadas, studying every crag, crook, and valley with great care and contemplation. The Mountains of California is as vibrant and vital today as when it was written over a century ago. This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes the photographs and line drawings from the original 1898 edition

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"Mr. Muir is a nature-lover of a fine type, one of the best the country has produced."
--John Burroughs

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John Muir spent ten years in the Sierra Nevadas, studying the terrain and recording his findings with great care and contemplation. Contains sketches and photographs by the author.

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