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Our National Parks

by John Muir


Contents

  1. The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West
  2. The Yellowstone National Park
  3. The Yosemite National Park
  4. The Forests of the Yosemite Park
  5. The Wild Gardens of the Yosemite Park
  6. Among the Animals of the Yosemite
  7. Among the Birds of the Yosemite
  8. The Fountains and Streams of the Yosemite National Park
  9. The Sequoia and General Grant National Parks
  10. The American Forests

List of Illustrations


[Woodcut from book cover.]
[Woodcut from
book cover]




[Sequoias, Mariposa Grove (Page 134)]
Sequoias, Mariposa Grove (Page 134)


OUR NATIONAL
PARKS

BY JOHN MUIR

TOUT BIEN
OU RIEN

BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
The Riverside Press, Cambridge


COPYRIGHT, 1901, BY JOHN MUIR
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Published November, 1901.



TO
CHARLES SPRAGUE SARGENT
STEADFAST LOVER AND DEFENDER
OF OUR COUNTRY'S FORESTS
THIS LITTLE BOOK
Is Affectionately Dedicated
·


Preface

In this book, made up of sketches first published in the Atlantic Monthly, I have done the best I could to show forth the beauty, grandeur, and all-embracing usefulness of our wild mountain forest reservations and parks, with a view to inciting the people to come and enjoy them, and get them into their hearts, that so at length their preservation and right use might be made sure.

Martinez, California
September, 1901


Source

The electronic text for Our National Parks was acquired from the Library of Congress web server under the Evolution of the Conservation Movement section of their American Memory Web site. It has been corrected for the John Muir Exhibit.

Corrections were made in 1997 by webmaster from a copy of the c. 1909 reprint borrowed from the UCSD Library; the appendix (in the c. 1909 reprint) and illustrations were also added. The c. 1909 reprint, is not identified as such from the title pages, but can be identified from the dates in the appendix.


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