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John Muir
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Since 1980 the John Muir Center at California's University of the Pacific has hosted the John Muir Institute dedicated to promoting the legacy of the famed environmentalist. These essays were papers presented at the John Muir Center's institute in 2001.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments [Includes Image Plate]
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Meeting John Muir’s Family, Friends, and Adventures: Between the Calypso borealis and the Araucaria imbricata
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. PART I: Family and Friends
  2. p. 13
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  1. 1: John Muir and the John Swett Family
  2. pp. 15-29
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  1. 2: John Muir and the Bairns: Muir and His Relationship with Children
  2. pp. 31-63
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  1. 3: California’s Kindred Spirits: John Muir and William Keith
  2. pp. 65-80
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  1. PART II: Controversies
  2. p. 81
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  1. 4: Pride, Prejudice, and Patrimony: The Dispute Between George Wharton James and the Family and Friends of John Muir
  2. pp. 83-103
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  1. 5: “Wealth and Beauty”: John Muir and Forest Conservation
  2. pp. 105-119
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  1. 6: With Friends Like These: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Drama of Environmental Politics
  2. pp. 121-146
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  1. PART III: Literary Aspects
  2. p. 147
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  1. 7: Domesticity, Tourism, and the National Parks in John Muir’s Late Writings
  2. pp. 149-168
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  1. 8: If Trees Are Us: A Relativity Theory Showing the Genius of John Muir’s Domestic Vision of Nature for Public Policy and the National Ethos
  2. pp. 169-200
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  1. PART IV: Adventures
  2. p. 201
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  1. 9: Near and Far: Burroughs and Muir on the Harriman Alaska Expedition
  2. pp. 203-214
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  1. 10: “Those Who Walk Apart but Ever Together Are True Companions”: Jeanne Carr and John Muir in the High Sierra
  2. pp. 215-233
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  1. 11: Meeting Muir’s Mountains
  2. pp. 235-247
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  1. 12: John Muir’s Travels to South America and Africa
  2. pp. 249-265
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 267-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-281
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  1. Back Cover
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