John Muir and the Ice That Started A Fire

John Muir and the Ice That Started A Fire

How A Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America

Book - 2014
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"Kim Heacox, author of The Only Kayak, bring us a story that evolves as [John] Muir's life did, from one of outdoor adventure into one of ecological guardianship... He would popularize glaciers unlike anybody else, and be to glaciers what Jacques Cousteau would be to the oceans and Carl Sagan to the stars. The book also offers an environmental caveat on global climate change and the glaciers' retreat alongside a beacon of hope: Muir shows us how one person changed America, helped it embrace its wilderness, and in turn, gave us a better world."-- From publisher's description.
Publisher: Guildford, Connecticut :, Lyons Press, An Imprint of Globe Pequot Press,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780762792429
Call Number: B M896he
Characteristics: xvii, 245 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm


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CRRL_EdwardDeButts Jul 27, 2015

"As Muir saw it, you had to be open-minded, unblinded by rigid doctrine. Science and faith were inseparable. The best science... demanded head knowledge, to be sure, but also heart and - most important - imagination. Alaska provided the natural laboratory and wild church of John Muir's dreams..." Inspirational, this book.

Jun 24, 2015

This is a wonderful book about the founder of the Sierra Club, "a kind of ecstatic holy man" who found God in nature and goodness in people. John Muir saw "Vigorous Economic Growth Forever" becoming the great American secular religion. He wrote that "nothing dollarable is safe," and worked to protect wilderness areas in a National Park system.


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