John Muir

John Muir c. 1902 John Muir (; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", was an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America.

His letters, essays, and books describing his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada, have been read by millions. His activism has helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and many other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he co-founded, is a prominent American conservation organization. In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the Western forests. As part of the campaign to make Yosemite a national park, Muir published two landmark articles on wilderness preservation in ''The Century Magazine'', "The Treasures of the Yosemite" and "Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park"; this helped support the push for U.S. Congress to pass a bill in 1890 establishing Yosemite National Park. The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings has inspired readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas.

John Muir has been considered "an inspiration to both Scots and Americans". Muir's biographer, Steven J. Holmes, believes that Muir has become "one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity," both political and recreational. As a result, his writings are commonly discussed in books and journals, and he is often quoted by nature photographers such as Ansel Adams. "Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world," writes Holmes.

Muir was noted for being an ecological thinker, political spokesman, and religious prophet, whose writings became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name "almost ubiquitous" in the modern environmental consciousness. According to author William Anderson, Muir exemplified "the archetype of our oneness with the earth", while biographer Donald Worster says he believed his mission was "saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism." On April 21, 2013, the first ever John Muir Day was celebrated in Scotland, which marked the 175th anniversary of his birth, paying homage to the conservationist. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1979
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 2000
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914
Published 1992
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 2003
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 1981
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 1909
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914
Published 1968
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 1993
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 1984
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 1980
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 1894
...Muir, John, 1838-1914. Mountains of California....
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 2001
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 1997
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 1981
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Published 1968
...Muir, John, 1838-1914. South of Yosemite. [1st ed.]....
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by Muir, John, 1838-1914
Published 1950
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