John Muir





John Muir

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born
in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, The United Kingdom
April 21, 1838

died
December 24, 1914

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male

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John Muir (/mjʊər/; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. One of the best-known hiking trails in the U.S., the 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount M ...more


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My First Summer in the Sierra
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The Mountains of California
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Travels in Alaska
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 584 ratings — published 1915 — 73 editions
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The Wilderness World of Joh...
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A Thousand-Mile Walk to the...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 355 ratings — published 1916 — 28 editions
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The Yosemite
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 359 ratings — published 1912 — 47 editions
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Stickeen: John Muir and the...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 383 ratings — published 1909 — 43 editions
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The Story of My Boyhood and...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 1913 — 38 editions
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Wilderness Essays
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More books by John Muir…
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
John Muir

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
John Muir

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
John Muir