The Yosemite is one of the most beautiful areas on Earth, bringing all those who come across it to reevaluate their relationship with nature. However, it is also a place in danger of destruction by the modern world. John Muir, charter member of the Sierra Club, has emerged as perhaps the greatest prophet of an era which finds itself suddenly aware of the urgent need to care for our planet. This audio program, based on Muir's The Yosemite ,was created in cooperation with the Sierra Club on the occasion of the Yosemite Centennial.More
"As often as Yosemite has been written about, no one has come close to Muir, the consummate naturalist, in expressing the sheer joy of the place." (National Geographic)
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Muir at his descriptive best
How Small We All Are In Nature's Wake...
I found both to have good merit. Narrated versions tend to take your own voice out of the descriptions and open up a fuller view of a scene.
The descriptive cloud formations going through the valley in a spectral entity enchanted me. I especially loved it because I have had a the personal pleasure of Yosemite's charms.
When Muir talked about the earthquakes and his tossing about on the Earth in the moonlight. When he said "it was like nature was holding its breath." I found, so was I at that moment...
The glorious collective work had me in every moment caught in picture painted for the listener and the reader. Several times my eyes welled up and I swallowed hard in the thought of what was seen and heard.
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