John Muir


Born
in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
April 21, 1838

Died
December 24, 1914

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John Muir (1838 – 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 Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier. ...more

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My First Summer in the Sierra

4.12 avg rating — 4,511 ratings — published 1911 — 153 editions
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Travels in Alaska

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Nature Writings: The Story ...

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The Wilderness World of Joh...

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The Mountains of California

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A Thousand-Mile Walk to the...

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The Yosemite

4.10 avg rating — 874 ratings — published 1912 — 92 editions
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Stickeen: John Muir and the...

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4.30 avg rating — 847 ratings — published 1909 — 78 editions
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The Story of My Boyhood and...

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4.11 avg rating — 532 ratings — published 1913 — 88 editions
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Wilderness Essays

4.19 avg rating — 596 ratings — published 1980 — 8 editions
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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
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