Nature Writings by John Muir

Essential reading from one of the foremost writers on nature. The collection of four novels and 18 essays is Muir’s love letter to the wild landscapes of America, from High Sierra country to the Grand Canyon. Hardcover, 888 pages. (more info)

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Written during the expansion of the American West, this collection chronicles the travels of conservationist, explorer and author John Muir. Whether describing his time as a boy growing up in Scotland, or his adventures in Alaska many years later, Muir writes about the natural world with a deep poetic wonder. A fervent supporter of the creation of America’s National Parks system, including Yosemite and Yellowstone, he founded the Sierra Club in 1892.

Flip through Nature Writing for inspired reading breaks while you’re hiking the trails – or curled up in a reading chair on a rainy day. As Muir noted, “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

This volume is number 92 in The Library of America series, an authoritative selection of the country’s best-loved and most significant texts. With black-and-white illustrations and maps, a chronology of Muir’s life and an appendix, Nature Writing is the most comprehensive collection of the iconic environmentalist’s work.

The book includes:
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth
My First Summer in the Sierra
The Mountains of California
Selected Essays (18)

Read more about John Muir in our Field Notes section.


5 inches wide x 8 ¼ inches long x 1 ½ inches thick
(12.7 x 21 x 3.8 cm)

Hardcover, 888 pages

Published by
The Library of America

10-point Linotron Galliard

Acid-free light-weight opaque

Woven rayon cloth made in Holland
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