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Wilkins, Thurman

Works: 10 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 5,787 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: E99.C5, B
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Most widely held works about Thurman Wilkins
Most widely held works by Thurman Wilkins
Cherokee tragedy; the story of the Ridge family and the decimation of a people by Thurman Wilkins( Book )

20 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Cherokee Removal - the tragic forced relocation in the 1830's of the entire tribe from its homeland in Southern Appalachia to the Oklahoma Territory
Thomas Moran, artist of the mountains by Thurman Wilkins( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American West was the subject of Thomas Moran's greatest artistic triumphs - Yosemite, the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, Zion Canyon, the Virgin River, Colorado's Mountain of the Holy Cross, and the Grand Tetons - but his travels with Ferdinand V. Hayden's geological surveys of the Upper Yellowstone were matched by trips to his native Britain and to Venice, Florida, the Spanish Southwest, and Old Mexico. These scenes inspired memorable landscapes and seascapes, as did the sojourns of the Moran family in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and East Hampton, Long Island, when they retreated from the demands of the New York art scene. In the 1880s Moran and his artist wife, Mary Nimmo Moran, also threw themselves into the etching craze of the period, creating some of the finest prints produced in the United States
John Muir : apostle of nature by Thurman Wilkins( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a century after John Muir's death, his works remain in print, his name is familiar, and his thought is much with us. How Muir's life made him a leader and brought him insights destined to resonate for decades is the central question underlying this biography by Thurman Wilkins. Born in Scotland, Muir came from a stern background of religious fundamentalism. Life grew sterner yet when the family immigrated to the United States and undertook the backbreaking task of developing a farm in Wisconsin, but Muir's fertile mind enabled him to escape farm drudgery by means of bizarre inventions. Armed with a university introduction to geology and botany, he became a consummate walker, tramping the Canadian forests, the southeastern woodlands, the Sierra Nevada, and several Alaskan glaciers until he had learned about wilderness at nature's own knee. Profoundly attached to dramatic wild places and plants, and to the Sierra and the redwoods in particular, Muir spearheaded efforts to protect forest areas and have some designated as national parks. Muir's wilderness ethic, as revealed in his books, letters, and journals, rests on his conception of the proper relationship between human culture and wild nature as one of humility and respect for all life. In the last decades of his life, John Muir was committed to preserving wild places for their own sake, because of their spiritual and aesthetic values. He became the acknowledged leader of the preservation wing of the conservation movement, and today the half-million-strong Sierra Club that he founded for mountain advocacy and headed until his death continues to shape legislation and public opinion regarding the wilds. John Muir's views seem scarcely to have aged; he is a vivid continuing presence in preservationism and remains its chief apostle. - Jacket flap
Clarence King : a biography by Thurman Wilkins( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major Powell & Thomas Moran in canyon country by Thurman Wilkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Major Powell & Thomas Moran in canyon country by Thurman Wilkins( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Howard Payne : friend of the Cherokees by Thurman Wilkins( )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Barbara Evans letter to Thurman Wilkins by Barbara Evans( )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The letter was written to Thurman Wilkins, the biographer of Clarence King (1842-1901), and quotes extensively from a letter King had written to the author's grandfather, John D. McChesney, when King resigned as director of the U.S. Geological Survey
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John Muir : apostle of nature
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Thomas Moran, artist of the mountainsJohn Muir : apostle of nature