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Muir and more : John Muir, his life and walks


Publication Type
General Interest Book
Ronald Turnbull
Date Published
168 x 124
Number of Pages
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John Muir: inspired visionary and tiresome tree-hugger - the exiled Scot who invented the American outdoors. In Muir and More Ronald Turnbull takes a look at the man and his legacy while exploring two very different John Muir walks: California's John Muir Trail and East Lothian's John Muir Way. He's the first and probably the only person to have done both in a single season and his witty, thoughtful account makes an engrossing read.

Beside the cold grey waters of the Forth and on the sunlit rock-slabs of California, Turnbull muses on Muir, the paradoxes inherent in the preservation of wilderness, and the fascination of 200 miles of granite. He tastes both the huckleberry and the deep-fried haggis, and contemplates the sexiness of pebbles. Most of all, he considers John Muir himself - the inventor of a clockwork self-awakening bed and the American national park system, and East Lothian's Man of the Millennium (despite the fact that he left Scotland for ever at the age of eleven). For in this world of wind farms, nuclear power stations and big people-crusher cars, Muir matters.

Paths Covered by this Publication:

211 km / 131 miles

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