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The Resource John Muir and the ice that started a fire : how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America, Kim Heacox

John Muir and the ice that started a fire : how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America, Kim Heacox

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John Muir and the ice that started a fire : how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America
Title
John Muir and the ice that started a fire
Title remainder
how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America
Statement of responsibility
Kim Heacox
Title variation
Ice that started a fire
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire takes two of the most compelling elements in the narrative of wild America, John Muir and Alaska, and combines them into a brisk and engaging biography. John Muir was a fascinating man who was many things: inventor, scientist, revolutionary, druid (a modern day Celtic priest), husband, son, father and friend, and a shining son of the Scottish Enlightenment -- both in temperament and intellect. Kim Heacox, author of The Only Kayak, bring us a story that evolves as Muir's life did, from one of outdoor adventure into one of ecological guardianship. Muir went from impassioned author to leading activist. He would popularize glaciers unlike anybody else, and be to glaciers what Jacques Cousteau would be to the oceans and Carl Sagan to the stars. The book also offers an environmental caveat on global climate change and the glaciers' retreat alongside a beacon of hope: Muir shows us how one person changed America, helped it embrace its wilderness, and in turn, gave us a better world. In 2005, Californians had to choose a design for its commemorative quarter. Hundreds of submissions - the iconic Hollywood sign above Hollywood Hills, the 1849 Gold Rush, the Golden Gate Bridge, etc. - fell away until one remained: an image of John Muir. 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Muir's death. Muir's legacy is that he reordered our priorities and contributed to a new scientific revolution that was picked up a generation later by Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson, and is championed today by influential writers like E.O. Wilson and Jared Diamond. Heacox takes us into how Muir changed our world, advanced the science of glaciology and popularized geology. How he got people out there. How he gave America a new vision of Alaska, and of itself. "--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Heacox, Kim
Dewey number
333.7209798
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH76.5.A4
LC item number
H43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nature conservation
  • Glaciers
  • Muir, John
  • Climatic changes
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John Muir and the ice that started a fire : how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America, Kim Heacox
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue : The gospel of glaciers -- Part One: 1879-1880. The heaven right here ; A skookum-house of ice ; It is not a sin to go home ; We must risk our lives in order to save them -- Part Two: 1888-1898. Old friends, new friends ; No lowland grippe microbe ; Moneyfest destiny ; That masterful grasp of material things -- Part Three: 1899-1906. Author and student of glaciers ; Bully -- Part Four: 1906-1980. A temple drowned ; In perpetuity -- Epilogue : 2012-1014. Blue ice and brown bears
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780762792429
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
John Muir and the ice that started a fire : how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America, Kim Heacox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue : The gospel of glaciers -- Part One: 1879-1880. The heaven right here ; A skookum-house of ice ; It is not a sin to go home ; We must risk our lives in order to save them -- Part Two: 1888-1898. Old friends, new friends ; No lowland grippe microbe ; Moneyfest destiny ; That masterful grasp of material things -- Part Three: 1899-1906. Author and student of glaciers ; Bully -- Part Four: 1906-1980. A temple drowned ; In perpetuity -- Epilogue : 2012-1014. Blue ice and brown bears
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780762792429
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013050235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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