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Muir glacier, Alaska

G. Frederick Wright

Muir glacier, Alaska

by G. Frederick Wright

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Published by Printed for the Society by the American printing house in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Muir Glacier (Alaska)
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    • Muir Glacier (Alaska)

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Prof. G. Frederick Wright ....
      SeriesSociety of Alaskan natural history and ethnology ... Bulletin, no. 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF912.M9 W9
      The Physical Object
      Pagination22 p.
      Number of Pages22
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6903849M
      LC Control Number01006391


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Muir glacier, Alaska by G. Frederick Wright Download PDF EPUB FB2

Naturalist and author John Muir first made his way to Alaska inwhere he went to explore Glacier Bay. Later, a valley glacier in Glacier Bay National Park was named after him.

Just under 90 miles from Juneau, Muir Glacier was a popular stop for many tourists in the late 19th century, and still is today. Vancouver could hardly enter Glacier Bay. Muir could enter quite some distance, but the glaciers were still the dominant features.

Today, the glaciers have largely receded into deep valleys. Muir encountered people in Alaska living largely as they had for centuries.

They were hunters and fishermen and lived in small groups along the shore by: Travels in Alaska by John Muir is a good experiential book where the author has provided a very good first hand version on the place which allows the reader to visit and live the place quite vicariously.

I particularly liked these parts - The Cassiar Trail, The discovery of /5(56). Ruins of Buried Forest, East Side of Muir Glacier From a photograph owned by Mr.

Muir Floating Iceberg, Taku Inlet: ["Voyages of Muir and Young, in Southeastern Alaska," map from Alaska Days with John Muir (New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., )]. Muir Glacier View Product [ x ] close. Alaska Days with John Muir (annotated) Alaska Days With John Muir This book is a result of an effort made by us towards making a contribution to the preservation and repair of original classic literature.

In an attempt to preserve, improve and recreate the original content, /5(59). Denali rises above the horizon in this undated file photo as seen from Talkeetna, Alaska, where climbers board small planes bound for the Kahiltna Glacier. (Al Grillo/AP) The last of Muir’s 12 Author: Frederick Hewett.

Muir Glacier. Where: Taken from the western shoreline of Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve When: years between photographs, September to Aug Then: Muir Glacier was feet high, and about miles wide.

Now: Muir Glacier has retreated more than 31 miles, and now ceases to have a tidewater terminus. Photo credit: Then: H.

Reid photograph. Muir made four trips to Alaska, as far as Unalaska and Barrow. Muir, Mr. Young (Fort Wrangell missionary) and a group of Native American Guides first traveled to Alaska in and were the first Euro-Americans to explore Glacier Bay. Muir Glacier was later named after : ApDunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.

Muir Glacier has undergone very rapid, well-documented retreat since its maximum position at the mouth of Glacier Bay around Between and the gla cier retreated more than seven miles in distance and thinned by over feet by its thickness. The glacier is named after John Muir, the naturalist, who traveled around the area and wrote about it, generating interest in the local.