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Our National Parks - cover

Our National Parks

John Muir

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

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Summary

Our National Parks, reissued to encourage, and inspire travelers, campers, and contemporary naturalists, is as profound for readers today as it was in 1901. Take in John Muir’s detailed observations of the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and forest reservations of the West. Be reminded, “Wildness is a necessity.”  

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