copyright 1961; Doubleday & Company publishers, New York; hardbound; Illustrations by Francis Lee Jaques; very good condition with unmarked pages; covers have very minor fading; no dust jacket.
Walking the wilderness with longest serving U.S. Supreme Court Justice and outsdoorsman William O. Douglas (1898 - 1980). Frail in childhood, Douglas took to hiking hills & mountains of the Pacific northwest to build physical strength, and, in the process, bonded with the wilderness and the natural world at large. Incapacitated by a fall from a horse in 1949, the 51-year-old Douglas was able to understand the profound influence of nature upon life. This is a companion volume to My Wilderness: The Pacific West. In this memoir he describes journeys from Arizona eastward to into the Katahdin of Maine. A marvellous blend of scientific information with sensitivity to nature's intricate patterns enriched with philosophical musings of a very keen mind. Vintage/Travel.