Wind-Storm in The Forests by John Muir

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Wind-Storm in The Forests is part of the American Roots series, tactile mementos of American passions by some of America's most famous writers and thinkers. Collect the whole series and display them in your home. These short works also make wonderful gifts.

In this 1894 essay, pioneering environmentalist and Sierra Club founder John Muir describes the grandeur of the winds at play in the forests, with stunning and musical detail about the trees of the Sierra and their individual reaction to the wind. Muir’s story of climbing a 100-foot Douglas Spruce to experience the sway and swirl of a storm for himself is unforgettable.