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Muir Wilderness-Discovery Books Series Now Available Digitally for the First Time

Monday, 15th October 2018

(John Muir in the big Arroyo Camp, Kern Canyon, 1908. Photo: Walter L. Huber. Reproduced with kind permission from Sierra Club Bulletin, vol. 10, #1, January 1916.)

This autumn sees Vertebrate Publishing complete the John Muir Wilderness-Discovery Series in eBook format with the final four titles, Our National Parks, The Mountains of California, Travels in Alaska and Steep Trails, now available to purchase.

Famous for being ‘Father of the National Parks’, John Muir was an influential conservationist who dedicated much of his life to studying, exploring and protecting wildness. His legacy is continued through The Sierra Club, a leading large-scale conservationist organisation which he founded in 1892.

Following the release of The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, The YosemiteMy First Summer in the Sierra and A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in eBook formatthe four newly published titles continue to showcase the power of Muir’s words – embedded with stunning metaphors, vivid descriptions and an infectious love of Mother Nature, they continue to be impactful throughout generations.

Muir expert Terry Gifford, who provided the forewords for each title, said of the series: ‘We have never needed nature more than now. At a time when our relationship with our home planet is under stress, the positive words of John Muir can help us to reconnect, retune, and readjust what it is that we should value for the survival of our species’ 

Detailed information on each individual title can be found over on our What’s New Blog and the complete eBook series is now available to purchase here.

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