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Alaska Days with John Muir

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ISBN-10: 0882409433

ISBN-13: 9780882409436

Edition: N/A

Authors: Samuel Hall Young, Richard F. Fleck

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Samuel Hall Young, a Presbyterian clergyman, met John Muir when the great naturalist's steamboat docked at Fort Wrangell, in southeastern Alaska, where Young was a missionary to the Stickeen Indians. In Alaska Days With John Muir he describes this 1879 meeting: "A hearty grip of the hand and we seemed to coalesce in a friendship which, to me at least, has been one of the very best things in a life full of blessings."This book, first published in 1915, describes two journeys of discovery taken in company with Muir in 1879 and 1880. Despite the pleas of his missionary colleagues that he not risk life and limb with "that wild Muir," Young accompanied Muir in the exploration of Glacier Bay.…    
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: West Margin Press
Publication date: 8/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 190
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.41" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Richard F. Fleck is author of Desert Rims to Mountains High, and also the foreword writer for the WestWinds Press Literary Naturalist Series. A professor of American literature for some fifty years, Fleck earned a PhD from the University of New Mexico (1970), and taught at the University of Wyoming, Osaka University, Japan, as well as Prescott College, the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Bologna, Italy. At age seventy-five he remains active by climbing mountains and guiding Sierra Club hikes in Colorado and Utah and teaches occasional classes for Colorado Heights University. At age seventy-five he remains active by climbing mountains and guiding Sierra Club hikes in…