John Muir: Bibliography
Books by John Muir
• Studies in the Sierra (1950 reprint of serials from 1874)
• Picturesque California (1888-1890)
• The Mountains of California (1894)
• Our National Parks (1901)
- “Stickeen: An Adventure with a Dog and a Glacier" 1915
- “Stickeen: The Story of a Dog” 1909 with annotations
• My First Summer in the Sierra (1911)
• Edward Henry Harriman (1911)
• The Yosemite (1912)
• The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (1913)
• Letters to a Friend (1915)
• Travels in Alaska (1915)
• A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf (1916)
• The Cruise of the Corwin (1917)
• Steep Trails (1919)
• The Life and Letters of John Muir by William Frederic Badè (1924)
• John of the Mountains (1938) letters edited by Linnie Marsh Wolfe.
Books About John Muir
Branch, Michael P. (ed.) John Muir’s Last Journey. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2001.
Brinkley, Douglas. The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom, 1879-1960. New York: Harper, 2011.
____. The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America. New York: Harper, 2009.
Carr, Jeanne & John Muir. Kindred and Related Spirits. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2001.
Cohen, Michael P. The Pathless Way: John Muir and American Wilderness. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1986.
Engberg, Robert and Bruce Merrell. Letters from Alaska: John Muir. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1993.
Erlich, Gretel. John Muir: Nature’s Visionary. Washington, DC: National Geographic. 2000.
Fox, Stephen. John Muir and His Legacy: the American Conservation Movement. Boston: Little Brown, 1981.
Hanna, Wanda Muir, Linne Marsh Wolfe, ed. John of the Mountains: the Unpublished Journals of John Muir. Cambridge, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press, 1938. (Renewed 1966 by John Muir Hanna and Ralph Eugene Wolfe.)
Gifford, Terry, ed. John Muir: His Life and Letters and Other Writings. Seattle, Washington: The Mountaineers, 1996.
_____. John Muir: The Eight Wilderness-Discovery Books. London & Seattle: Diadem Books, 1992.
Gisel, Bonnie J. Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir's Botanical Legacy. Berkeley: Heyday, 2009.
Heacox, Kim. The Making of the National Parks. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2001.
_____. John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire: How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America. Guilford Connecticut: Lyons Press, 2014.
Highland, Christ (ed.) Meditations of John Muir: Nature’s Temple. Berkeley: Wilderness Press, 2001.
Holmes, Steven J. The Young John Muir: An Environmental Biography. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.Hunt, James. B. Restless Fires: Young John Muir’s Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68
Lyon, Thomas J. “John Muir, the Physiology of the Brain, and the ‘Wilderness Experience.’” The Living Wilderness, Summer 1974.
Miller, Rod. John Muir: Magnificent Tramp. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 2005.
Nash, Roderick. Wilderness and the American Mind (revised edition). New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1973.
Rawls, James J. “John Muir: Celtic Saint.” California Environmental Conference, October 28, 2006.
Rowthorn, Anne (ed.) The Wisdom of John Muir: 100+ Selections from the Letters, Journals, and Essays of the Great Naturalist. Birmingham: Wilderness Press, 2012.
Stetson, Lee. The Wild Muir: Twenty-Two of John Muir’s Greatest Adventures. Yosemite Conservancy: 2013.
Williams, Dennis C. God’s Wilds: John Muir’s Vision of Nature. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2002.
Winkley, John W. John Muir, Naturalist: A Concise Biography of the Great Naturalist. The Nashville, Tennessee: Parthenon Press, 1959.
Wolfe, Linnie Marsh. Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1978.
Worster, Donald. A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Young, Samuel Hall. Alaska Days with John Muir. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1915.
Articles by John Muir
• "Edward Taylor Parsons” Sierra Club Bulletin, Vol. IX, No. 4, January, 1915
• “Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park,” by John Muir, The Century Magazine, September 1890
• "The Hetch Hetchy Valley,” by John Muir, Boston Weekly Transcript, March 25, 1873. (Muir’s first essay about Hetch Hetchy - quite different from other Hetch Hetchy writings.)
• Victorians and Meadowlarks: Two Muir Letters Rediscovered (John Muir Exhibit)
• A Letter from John Muir to S. Hall Young, May 31, 1910 (John Muir Exhibit)
• Mount Shasta and John Muir - his writings from the Mount Shasta Collection at College of the Siskiyous Library:
- Modoc Memories (San Francisco Daily Evening Bulletin, 28 Dec. 1874), Notes from Shasta (1877), Salmon Breeding (1874), Shasta Bees (1874), Shasta Game (1874), Shasta in Winter (1874), Snow-Storm on Mt. Shasta(1877), and Mount Shasta (from Chapter 10, Picturesque California) (1888).
• “Reminiscences of Joseph LeConte,” by John Muir, The University of California Magazine (September 1901)
• The National Parks and Forest Reservations by John Muir (Proceedings of the Meeting of the Sierra Club Held November 23, 1895.) Published in Sierra Club Bulletin, 1896
• Save the Redwoods by John Muir, Sierra Club Bulletin (Volume XI Number 1, January 1920)
• “A Rival of the Yosemite; The Cañon of the South Fork of Kings River, California,” by John Muir, The Century Magazine, November 1891
• “Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta" by John Muir, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, 1877 September (with illustrations)
• “The Treasures of the Yosemite,” by John Muir, The Century Magazine, August 1890
• “Yosemite Glaciers” by John Muir, New York Tribune, December 5, 1871
• “Yosemite in Winter” by John Muir, New York Tribune, May 7, 1872
• “Yosemite in Spring” by John Muir, New York Tribune, December 5, 1872
Selected Passages by John Muir
• “Mountain Thoughts" written by John Muir during the 1870s, collected by Linnie Marsh Wolfe in John of the Mountains (1938)
• "Damming Hetch Hetchy" excerpt from Muir’s Unpublished Journals, c. 1913 (Sierra Club California)