My First Summer in the Sierra (Hardcover)

By John Muir, Scot Miller (Photographer)

Houghton Mifflin, 9780618988518, 204pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2011

List Price: 30.00*
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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.

"My First Summer in the Sierra" is illustrated with Miller's stunning photographs, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra plus John Muir's illustrations from the original edition and several previously unpublished illustrations from his 1911 manuscript. The publication of "My First Summer in the Sierra" inspired many to journey there, and this newly illustrated edition will surely inspire many more.

This book is being published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy and, for each copy sold, Scot Miller is making a donation to Yosemite Conservancy. "My First Summer in the Sierra" won the National Outdoor Book Award.