In My First Summer in the Sierra John Muir recounts his early travels in the Sierra while working as a shepherd. In the summer of 1869,
In his classic essay on walking, Henry David Thoreau, the famous naturalist and philosopher, extols the virtues of immersing ourselves daily in nature.
The Compleat Angler, Izaak Walton’s fishing classic, is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing.
Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf is a novel of adventure, brutality, and survival at sea. Humphrey van Weyden, rescued from a shipwreck, is forced into service aboard the Ghost, a sealing ship under the command of the violent and powerful Wolf Larsen.
Jack London’s White Fang is the tale of a wolf-dog and its coming of age amongst the violence of the wild northern frontier.
In this classic essay, Ralph Waldo Emerson presents the foundations of Transcendentalism, the belief system in which the divine permeates nature and in which reality is understood through nature.
The Call of the Wild is the story of Buck, who starts the tale as a domesticated dog living a life of luxury on a Californian estate. However, when Buck is kidnapped to work as a sled dog in the Yukon, he must learn to survive in the harsh, unforgiving wilderness.
In this classic memoir, Henry David Thoreau has written both a manual and a testimony to living a simple life amongst the physical and sacred beauty of nature.
The Yosemite is John Muir’s classic guidebook to Yosemite. In passionate and vivid prose, Muir describes the geology, flora, fauna, weather, seasons, and human history of Yosemite.