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The Wilderness World of John Muir by John Muir
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Sep 13, 2007

really liked it

I didn't know much about John Muir before I read this, just that he had something to do with the Sierra Club, and so must've been an outdoorsman. What an fascinating guy! As a young man, he was an inventor. Among other things, he made an alarm clock that tilted his bed and dumped him on the floor! He walked from Wisconsin to Florida, he regularly camped with almost no supplies--certainly not the things we think of as necessary for survival today. He was an amazing observer of wildlife--Jane Goodall of the squirrels and birds. And he wrote of activities and places I'll probably never do or see. This is an exotic American adventure story written by a man who was truly the hero of his own life.
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