My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir


Photographer 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.

This hardcover book features seventy-two of Miller’s stunning photos, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the high Sierra. Twenty-one illustrations by John Muir that were in the original edition are also included in the book. The book also contains five photographs taken by Miller of John Muir’s hand-written journal pages, including several Muir illustrations that have never been published before.

This book was the 2011 National Outdoor Book Awards Winner!

Foreword by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns

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