WorldCat Identities

Murray, John A. 1954-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 128 publications in 1 language and 8,129 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nature stories  Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QL737.C27, 599.74446
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about John A Murray
 
Most widely held works by John A Murray
A Republic of rivers : three centuries of nature writing from Alaska and the Yukon by John A Murray( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of Arctic-American literature covers both Alaska and the Yukon and includes writings by literary figures, missionaries, explorers, climbers, miners, scientists, backpackers, fishermen and native people, with a common theme of 'wild nature'. Selections date from 1741 to 1989
Alaska by John A Murray( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Covering everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining, these gorgeous full-color guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of the region they're visiting
Wild Africa : three centuries of nature writing from Africa( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Islands and the sea : five centuries of nature writing from the Caribbean( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grizzly bears : an illustrated field guide by John A Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sierra Club nature writing handbook : a creative guide by John A Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical and inspirational guide, The Sierra Club Nature Writing Handbook is an indispensable reference for anyone who has experienced nature and the outdoors and is moved to express and share that experience with others. In The Sierra Club Nature Writing Handbook aspiring writers, scholars, students, or weekend backpackers will find ample encouragement. Master of the genre - Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, Larry McMurtry, Edward Abbey, Ernest Hemingway, Henry David Thoreau - light the way by example, demonstrating the many varieties of nature writing, including poetry and fiction. Also included are recommended readings, a directory of creative writing programs, professional organizations for writers, and a directory of environmental organizations
The Great bear : contemporary writings on the grizzly( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features seventeen writings on the grizzly bear by contemporary writers from Alaska to the Southwest
Cinema southwest : an illustrated guide to the movies and their locations by John A Murray( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents locations in the southwestern states that have been used as movie sets. The author discusses the significance of the landscapes, the literature related to the films, and the behind-the-scenes personalities that were influential in Western filmmaking. Organized by state, the book features directions to the film sites, and both black & white and color photographs
The Last grizzly : and other Southwestern bear stories( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of true stories about grizzly and black bears in the greater southwest from the 1820s to present day demonstrates changing attitudes toward bears and the preservation of the animals and their habitats
Writing about nature : a creative guide by John A Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A practical and inspirational guide, this handbook will help and encourage aspiring writers, scholars, students, or weekend backpackers - anyone who has experienced nature and the outdoors and is moved to express that experience and share it with others. Using exercises and examples, the author covers genres, techniques, and publication issues. He uses examples from such masters as Barry Lopez, Annie Dillard, Larry McMurtry, Edward Abbey, Ernest Hemingway, and Henry David Thoreau. Also included are recommended readings, a directory of creative writing programs, professional organizations for writers, and a directory of environmental organizations. The Sierra Club published the first edition of this book. This reissue includes a new chapter on nature writing and environmental activism."--Jacket
The seacoast reader( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The river reader( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains writings about rivers by twenty-two classic and contemporary authors, including Annie Dillard, Mark Twain, and Ernest Hemingway
Abbey in America : a philosopher's legacy in a new century by John A Murray( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abbey in America, published forty years after Abbey’s popular novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, features an all-star list of contributors, including journalists, authors, scholars, and two of Abbey’s best friends as they explore Abbey’s ideas and legacy through their unique literary, personal, and scholarly perspectives." --Publisher description
Mythmakers of the west : shaping America's imagination by John A Murray( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait, in stories and pictures, of the many ways the American West has been depicted in art, film, literature, music, and popular culture
The Colorado Plateau : a complete guide to the national parks and monuments of southern Utah, northern Arizona, western Colorado, and northwestern New Mexico by John A Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a detailed introductory essay on human and natural history, thorough descriptions of 28 different parks and monuments, an essay on landscape photography (with field exercises), and an annotated bibliography. Includes nice maps and photographs in color
The mountain reader( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild hunters : predators in peril by Monte Hummel( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out among the wolves : contemporary writings on the wolf( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's lighthouses by John A Murray( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's Lighthouses profiles the most historic and picturesque lights in the United States. Featured are the grand sentinels of the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf Coast, and all five of the Great Lakes
The Gila Wilderness Area : a hiking guide by John A Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Upper Sonoran desert canyons to subalpine mountain peaks, the Gila Wilderness is a world of contrasts and diversity. Designated a wilderness area by Congress in 1924, the Gila was the first place in the world to be so protected. Today it encompasses 1,000 square miles and protects the headwaters of the three forks of the Gila River. Blessed with a rich human and natural history, it is home to Indian, Spanish, and Anglo cultures and Central and North America flora and fauna. Assembling a complete guide to the Gila Wilderness Area, John A. Murray explores the region's natural history, highlights its human history, and provides tips for backcountry trips. The hiking section describes 24 trails for both the serious backpacker and the casual dayhiker, in all covering some 300 miles of trail. Each trail description gives directions to the trail head, length, elevation, level of difficulty, scenic highlights, and natural and human history along the trail. The Gila Wilderness will have certain appeal to both hikers and visitors to this natural wonder of the Southwest
 
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A Republic of rivers : three centuries of nature writing from Alaska and the Yukon
Alternative Names
Murray, John.

Murray, John 1954 Jan. 27-

Murray, John 1954 January 27-

Murray, John Allen.

Murray, John Allen 1954-

Languages
English (81)

Covers
AlaskaGrizzly bears : an illustrated field guideThe Sierra Club nature writing handbook : a creative guideCinema southwest : an illustrated guide to the movies and their locationsThe Last grizzly : and other Southwestern bear storiesWriting about nature : a creative guideThe seacoast readerThe river reader