Our National Parks

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Our National Parks by John Muir

For every person who has experienced the beauty of the mountains and felt humbled by comparison.  John Muir’s Our National Parks—reissued to encourage, and inspire travelers, campers, and contemporary naturalists—is as profound for readers today as it was in 1901.  Take in John Muir’s detailed observations of the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and forest reservations of the West. Be reminded (as Muir sagely puts), “Wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir’s warmth, humor, and passionate advocacy for these public lands is enough to spur any reader on to plan a National Parks adventure of their own.

Essays Included: The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West, The Yellowstone National Park, The Yosemite National Park, The Forests of the Yosemite Park, The Wild Gardens of the Yosemite Park, Among the Animals of Yosemite, Among the Birds of the Yosemite, The Fountains and Streams of the Yosemite National Park, The Sequoia and General Grand National Parks, and The American Forests.

Product Format: Hardback

Text and image courtesy of Gibbs Smith

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