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by John Muir
Photographs by Scot Miller
Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns
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From the photographer who brought Thoreau’s Walden and Cape Cod to life comes a new work combining classic literature with brand-new photography.
This time, Scot Miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details Muir’s first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada in what is now Yosemite National Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life. The towering waterfalls, natural rock formations, and abundant plant and animal life helped Muir develop his views of the natural world, views that would eventually lead him to push for the creation of the national parks.
Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the book’s original publication, and published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy, My First Summer in the Sierra: 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition features seventy-two of Miller’s stunning photos, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the high Sierra. Twenty-one illustrations by John Muir that were in the original edition are also included in the book. The book also contains five photographs taken by Miller of John Muir's hand-written journal pages, including several Muir illustrations that have never been published before. The publication of My First Summer in the Sierra inspired thousands to journey there, and this newly illustrated anniversary edition will surely inspire thousands more. Find out about BOOK SIGNINGS, VIDEO PRESENTATIONS & more,
Hardcover: 204 pages • List Price: $30.00 • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
AVAILABLE AT BOOK STORES AND ONLINE. • ISBN-10: 0618988513 • ISBN-13: 978-0618988518