My First Summer in the Sierra

In the great Central Valley of California there are only two seasons-spring and summer.

By John Muir Read by Barry Press Biographies & Memoirs / Environmental & Agriculture / Nonfiction / Outdoors & Nature English, Unabridged 6h 49m Sell Sheet
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6 Audio CDs June 27, 2017 $39.99 $29.99 9781520077949 Add to Cart
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							In the summer of 1869, John Muir, a young Scottish immigrant, joined a crew of shepherds in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The diary he kept while tending sheep formed the heart of this book, which was first published in 1911 and which eventually lured thousands of Americans to visit Yosemite country.  My First Summer in the Sierra incorporates the lyrical accounts and sketches Muir produced during his four-month stay in the Yosemite River Valley and the High Sierra. His daily records track his memorable experiences, describing in picturesque terms the majestic vistas, flora and fauna, and other breathtaking natural wonders of the area. Today, Muir is recognized as one of the most important and influential naturalists and nature writers in America. This book, the most popular of the author's works, will delight environmentalists and nature lovers with its exuberant observations.

"Narrator Barry Press delivers a fresh reading of an early work by famed naturalist John Muir. Though Muir’s poetic prose is of a very different era, Press instills enough humor and playfulness to make the account sound modern." - AudioFile