John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa: Unpublished Journals and Selected Correspondence

John Muir, Author, Michael Branch, Editor
John Muir, Author, Michael Branch, Editor Island Press $35 (350p) ISBN 978-1-55963-640-7
Reviewed on: 05/01/2001
Release date: 05/01/2001
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In 1911, at the age of 73 (just three years before he died), John Muir embarked alone on a 40,000-mile journey to South America and Africa, during which he kept extensive journals and wrote considerable correspondence none of which has been published until now. Edited by Muir scholar Michael P. Branch, associate professor of literature and environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa Unpublished Journals and Selected Correspondence is a rich and fitting tribute. The revelation of Muir's aspirations as a world traveler and, in particular, his fascination with the Amazon, asserts Branch, completes the understanding of a naturalist best known for his founding of the Sierra Club and his conservation efforts in the American West. B&w illus. (July 24)
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