"The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" vividly recreates the formative years of America's premier conservationist and nature writer. John Muir details the "fun and pain" of his boyhood in Scotland, his awakening love for nature, his immigration to America, and the hardships of farm life that put him "to the plough at the age of twelve, when my head reached but a little above the handles." This classic work testifies to Muir's indomitable spirit--the "wildness" and natural inquisitiveness his zealot father discouraged with rules and thrashings. Muir rejoiced in the paradise of birds, beasts, and flowers surrounding the family farm, and his account brims with encounters with the natural world.From the Publisher:
This memoir of the early years of John Muir details his boyhood in Scotland, his awakening love for nature, emigration to America, the hardships endured on a 19th-century farm, and his final break to begin a life of wilderness adventure.
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Descripción Sierra Club Books, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0871567490
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97808715674991.0