John Muir

John Muir (1838 - 1914), known as both "John of the Mountains" and "The Father of the National Parks," was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books, which tell of his adventures in nature, have been read by millions. His activism, including founding The Sierra Club, has helped to preserve natural areas such as the Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park.

  • My First Summer in the Sierra

    By John Muir

    Read by Barry Press

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

    "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

    Released June 27, 2017
    English, Unabridged