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The Cruise of the Corwin (The John Muir Library)

The Cruise of the Corwin (The John Muir Library) by John Muir 0871565234 9780871565235
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The Cruise of the Corwin is the story of a voyage John Muir took in 1881 on the steamer Thomas Corwin, which set sail from San Francisco for arctic waters off the coast of Alaska in search of the Jeannette, a ship tragically lost two years before. The Jeannette was never found, but Muirs account of his voyage conveys the excitement of far and little-known horizons. Here we find Muir sketching glaciers and examining rare flora; discovering Wrangell Island off the coast of Siberia and claiming it for the United States; observing seal, walrus, whale, and reindeer; exploring the wind-swept islands of the Bering sea; and investigating a village of the dead, where whole clans perished of starvation in the unforgiving landscape. Pieced together by Muirs literary executor, William F. Badegrave;, from newspaper correspondence, published scientific articles, and unpublished journals after Muirs death in 1914, The Cruise of the Corwin is a vivid account of the last stretches of the American frontier.

Author: John Muir

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Sierra Club Books

Publication Date: 1989-03-11

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ISBN: 0871565234

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