The Mountains of California by John Muir

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Journeys and Journals from the World's Great Explorers. In a new kind of "choose your own adventure," series, enjoy original accounts of 18th and 19th century pioneers that make up The Essential History of Exploration & Mountaineering. This unique historical collection is presented by Conrad Anker, a modern-day explorer whose own expeditions and adventures have spanned the globe. Written in a time before computers, GPS, and Wikipedia, these meticulous treatments of voyaging, mountaineering, and nature create a living image of what it is like to truly appreciate the unknown. A JOURNEY TOWARDS THE SOUTH POLE and ROUND THE WORLD - VOLUME TWO The second volume of Captain James Cook's A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World chronicles the discovery of uncharted islands in the South Pacific as well as Cook's intimate knowledge of the native people and their language, including an extensive vocabulary and pronunciation guide. This volume allows readers to map the journey along with Cook and learn about indigenous cultures of the South Pacific as he detailed them. With a foreword by Conrad Anker, this volume includes the account of Cook's expedition partner, Captain Furneaux, after his ship is separated from Cook's, and concludes the voyage of the Resolution and the Adventure. James Cook captained three voyages into the South Pacific in the mid to late 1800s, mapping uncharted territory in search of Antarctica. Conrad Anker is a modern-day explorer whose own expeditions and adventures have spanned the globe.

About John Muir

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Gretel Ehrlich, a native Californian, is the author of the award-winning The Solace of Open Spaces, as well as John Muir: Nature's Visionary and This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland, among other books and essays. She lives in Wyoming and California.
Published August 6, 1985 by Penguin Classics. 187 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Travel, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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Born in Scotland in 1838, John Muir (aka "John o' the Mountains") was one of the first conservationists, the founding president of the Sierra Club and the man who saved Yosemite Valley for the American nation.

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