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The ITUNES Bookstore now carries the Muir, Thoreau, Emerson and Whitman books.

Now there’s an Apple to carry in your Ipack, Youpack, Wepack!


Nine Books (2001-2010)


Meditations of John Muir:  Nature’s Temple -Now in its Tenth Printing!

First published in 2001 by Wilderness Press, this little book kicked off the six-book series and continues to sell quite well in National Parks, National Monuments and Seashores and throughout the book distribution system (AbeBooks; Amazon; Barnes and Noble; Sierra Club; Scotland; Australia; United Kingdom; Germany; etc).  It has always been an honor to be a part of a project that helps distribute the man and his message to new generations across the globe (and I’m always looking for new markets!).

When I first self-published the book (as “Nature Temple:  Wisdom from John Muir”) with a small grant from a local family foundation I wasn’t sure any “real” publisher would ever want to print it.  Then, when Mike Jones of Wilderness Press (then in Berkeley, CA) responded to the copy I sent him, he suggested the “Meditations” title and we were on our way down the trail with Muir. . .and Thoreau, Emerson, Whitman, Fuller and Burroughs.  The flagship book will be available soon in a Tenth Anniversary printing.

Now all the books (with the addition of my last three) are available in paper and electronically.  Enjoy the journey of exploration with mind and body alongside these incredible adventurers in the beauty of Nature!

Reading the Manuscript of Nature

“Nature’s literature is written in mountain-ranges along the sky. . .” ~John Muir, Journal, 1872

Here, in this screen forest, you can walk a little deeper into the Meditations with Nature series of books by Chris Highland and his growing corpus of work.  As a companion to Nature Temple, this web wilderness offers a wider view of all six collections of natural wisdom, his new Life After Faith , My Address is a River and Jesus and John Muir books along with photographs compiled by Chris.  Here is a free and open opportunity for readers to be in conversation about the great thoughts in the classroom of the natural world.

*All books are available from your favorite independent booksource.

Meditations of John Muir:   Nature’s Temple

Meditations of Henry David Thoreau:   A Light in the Woods

Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson:  Into the Green Future

Meditations of Walt Whitman:  Earth, My Likeness

Meditations of Margaret Fuller:  The Inner Stream

Meditations of John Burroughs:  Nature is Home

Life After Faith

My Address is a River

Jesus and John Muir (novella)

*Enjoy the reading, and let me know what you think!