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John Muir, prophet among the glaciers.

Robert Silverberg

John Muir, prophet among the glaciers.

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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Muir, John, 1838-1914 -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Muir, John, 1838-1914.,
  • Naturalists.

  • About the Edition

    A biography of the nineteenth-century naturalist who devoted his life to studying American wildlife, climate, and geology.

    Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 250-251.

    SeriesLives to remember
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH31.M9 S55
    The Physical Object
    Pagination255 p.
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5110861M
    LC Control Number74183391

    The darkness grows, and all of their finer sculpture dims. In order, therefore, to prevent confusion, I would state here that in giving numbers, I include none less than yards in circumference. His grandson Ross Hanna lived untilwhen he died at age Toward May, the lake begins to open. To these fresh soil-beds come many a waiting plant.

    But winter had come, and the freezing of its fiords was an insurmountable obstacle. Inafter he returned from a trip to Alaska, Muir and Strentzel married. With the exception of a few castled piles John Muir broken domes upon its east banks, its basin is rather smooth and lake-like, but it has charming meadows, most interesting in their present flora and glacier history, and noble forest of the two silver firs Picea Amabilis and P. The lake-line is of course still rising, its present elevation being about feet above sea-level; somewhat higher than this toward the southern extremity of the range, lower toward the northern, on account of the difference in time of the withdrawal of the glaciers, due to difference in climate.

    Other New York Tribune articles. Later I penned a novella imagining the wondering naturalist meeting a youthful, wandering Nazarene. The Muir Glacier in the Seventies, showing Prophet among the glaciers. book Cliffs and Stranded Icebergs When we arrived at the Hoona hunting-camp, men, women, and children came swarming out to welcome us. Here its days come and go, and the hiding glacier lives and works. Dancing down the mountain to camp, my mind glowing like the sunbeaten glaciers, I found the Indians seated around a good fire, entirely happy now that the farthest point of the journey was safely reached and the long, dark storm was cleared away.


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John Muir, prophet among the glaciers. by Robert Silverberg Download PDF Ebook

The glaciers were a powerful inspiration. He later relied on his friendship with Harriman to pressure Congress to pass conservation legislation. A few hardy sedges, frost-pinched every night, prophet among the glaciers. book occasionally found making soft sods along the sun-touched portions of their shores, and when their northern banks slope openly to the south, and are soil-covered, no matter how coarsely, they are sure to be brightened with flowers.

Most of the lower lakes vanished thousands of years before those now brightening the alpine landscapes were born. I had not sufficient bread, besides I felt sure that I should also have to explore the Tamarac basin, and, following westward among John Muir fainter, most changed, and covered glacier pathways, I might probably be called as far John Muir the end of the Pilot Peak Ridge.

While camp was being made. The lakelets, which a few miles down the valley were so richly broidered with meadows, had here, at an elevation of about 10, feet above the sea, only small prophet among the glaciers. book of carex, leaving bare glaciated rocks around more than half their shores.

Indeed, most of the miracles we hear of are infinitely less wonderful than the commonest of natural phenomena, when fairly seen. I first discovered this charming lake in the autumn ofwhile on my way to the glaciers at the head of the river.

His innate skepticism is time and again revealed in a careful choice of words, though he often uses religious terms familiar to his readers.

But I think more. Yet it was hard to leave the delicious music of the water, and still more the intense loveliness of the light. It was hard prophet among the glaciers.

book, as always. The Whitney Glacier, discovered by Clarence King, is John Muir on the north side of Mount Shasta, and descends to feet above the sea, which is the lowest point reached by any glacier within the limits of California.

That these residual glaciers are wearing the rocks on which they flow is shown by the fact that all the streams prophet among the glaciers. book out John Muir beneath them are turbid with finely ground rock mud.

This ran contrary to the theories of California Geological Survey head Josiah Whitney, who believed that the valley was the result of a major earthquake. The surface of the glacier was still further characterized by dirt bands and the outcropping edges of blue veins that swept across from side to side in beautiful concentric curves, showing the laminated structure of the mass of the glacier ice.

About noon I came to the basin of the third ice tributary of the west rim, a place of domes which had long engaged my attention, and as I was anxious to study their structure, and the various moraines, etc. None but a shepherd could make such a track, and after tracing it a few minutes I began to fear that he might be seeking pasturage; for what else could he be seeking?

I would have kept straight down the bay from here, but the guide had to be taken home, and the provisions we left at the bark hut had to be got on board. As the sun advanced, rocks were loosened on shattered portions of the walls, and came bounding down gullies and coulairs in smoky, spattering avalanches, echoing wildly from crag to crag.

It must have been one of the smallest ice streams that entered the valley, being only about four miles in length by three in width. A few small lakes unfortunately situated are extinguished suddenly by a single swoop of an avalanche, carrying down immense numbers of trees, together with the soil they were growing upon.

Read this book and be inspired! Wild sheep and deer may occasionally be seen on the meadows, and very rarely a bear. Goodnight to my two logs and two lakes, and to my two domes high and black on the sky, with a cluster of stars between. I had read Mountains of California while snowshoeing in Hope Valley above Lake Tahoe and thumbed through his reproduced journals like secular scripture while climbing trees in the watershed near my home across the bay from San Francisco.

Muir's writings and enthusiasm were the chief forces that inspired the movement. He wrote, "I never tried to abandon creeds or code of civilization; they went away of their own accord A few ducks are usually seen sailing on the lake, apparently more for pleasure than anything else, and the ouzels at the head of the rapids sing always; while robins, grosbeaks, and the Douglas squirrels are busy in the groves, making delightful company, and intensifying the feeling of grateful sequestration without ruffling the deep, hushed calm and peace.

Thus a small rapid stream with abundance of loose transportable material within its reach may fill up an extensive basin in a few centuries, while a large perennial trunk stream, flowing over clean, enduring pavements, though ordinarily a hundred times larger, may not fill a smaller basin in thousands of years.

Therefore, instead of finding the lakes of the present day at the foot of the range, we find them at the top. Thus protected, these fossil icebergs remain unmelted for many years, some of them for a century or more, as shown by the age of trees growing above them, though there are no trees here as yet.

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