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John Muir: Young Naturalist

John Muir: Young Naturalist

by Montrew Dunham
     
 

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John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His activism helped to preserve Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is still active today. The John Muir Trail is a 211-mile hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada.

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John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His activism helped to preserve Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is still active today. The John Muir Trail is a 211-mile hiking trail in the Sierra Nevada.

Now readers can explore how his childhood influenced his life.

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Children's Literature - Melissa Caudill
John Muir's dedication to preserving our nation's environment spawned from his life long connection to the natural world. From Muir's early childhood in Scotland to his adventurous walks across the southern US, California and Alaska, this book describes his enthusiasm and need to be a part of the great outdoors. Muir's great love was the Yosemite Valley in California, which he eventually helped to make into a National Park. Toward the end of his life Muir helped establish the Sierra Club, whose mission is to save the environment. Dunham retells adventurous stories from Muir's life with some use of dialogue which helps young readers connect with John Muir's life and times. The book is part of "The Childhood of Famous Americans" series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439113738
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
06/30/2008
Series:
Childhood of Famous Americans
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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