John White Alexander: June, 1911 2000 Teile Puzzle Grafika
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911-June 5, 2004) was an American actor and politician. He was the 40th president of the United States (1981-´89) and served as the 33rd governor of California (1967-´75) before his presidency. As president, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed ´´Reaganomics´´, advocated reducing tax rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. In his first term, he survived an assassination attempt, took a hard line against labor unions, escalated the War on Drugs, and ordered an invasion of Grenada to reverse a Communist coup. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Greenman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001214/bk_mike_001214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was June of 1869 when John Muir reluctantly accepted a job herding sheep from the central valley of California to the headwaters of the Merced and Tuolumne Rivers, high into the Sierra Nevadas and deep into the Yosemite region. He felt ill equipped for the work, and yet the opportunity thrilled his adventurous spirit. With a notebook tied to his belt, he set out for a summer he would never forget. My First Summer in the Sierra is Muir’s classic account of that extraordinary journey. It was not published until 1911, by which time he had become well known for his work as a naturalist and conservationist. One hundred years later, we can still experience Muir’s transcendent joy, as he climbed the mountains, explored the lakes and streams, and studied the region’s flowers and trees. His words have since beckoned countless travelers to Yosemite National Park. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brett Barry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slvr/000004/bk_slvr_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I am now writing up some notes, but when they will be ready for publication I do not know... It will be a long time before anything is arranged in book form. These words of John Muir, written in June 1912 to a friend, proved prophetic. The journals and notes to which the great naturalist and environmental figure was referring have languished, unpublished and virtually untouched, for nearly a century. Until now. Here edited, published and read for the first time, John Muir´s travel journals from 1911-12, along with his associated correspondence, finally allow us to read in his own words the remarkable story of John Muir´s last great journey. Leaving from Brooklyn, New York, in August 1911, John Muir, at the age of seventy-three and traveling alone, embarked on an eight-month, 40,000-mile voyage to South America and Africa. The 1911-12 journals and correspondence reproduced in this volume allow us to travel with him up the great Amazon, into the jungles of southern Brazil, to snowline in the Andes, through southern and central Africa to the headwaters of the Nile, and across six oceans and seas in order to reach the rare forests he had so long wished to study. Although this epic journey has received almost no attention from the many commentators on Muir´s work, Muir himself considered it among the most important of his life and the fulfillment of a decades-long dream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allan Robertson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014250/bk_adbl_014250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.