John Muir

John Muir

by Natalie Goldstein
     
 

From his early childhood in Dunbar, Scotland, through his wanderings in the American West, John Muir has always been surrounded by natural beauty. Throughout his life, Muir would often take a job for a few months, saving enough money so he could spend the rest of the year living in the mountains and observing the wilderness. Muir's work and influence led to the

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From his early childhood in Dunbar, Scotland, through his wanderings in the American West, John Muir has always been surrounded by natural beauty. Throughout his life, Muir would often take a job for a few months, saving enough money so he could spend the rest of the year living in the mountains and observing the wilderness. Muir's work and influence led to the establishment of Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Club, which was founded in 1892, making it the oldest environmental organization in the United States. Using Muir's own words, John Muir examines the events that shaped Muir's life as well as the development of his worldview, love of nature, and passion for preservation.

A good leader leads by example, and leaders in the conservation movement are especially hands-on. Conservation Heroes focuses on famous and inspirational luminaries in the protection of the natural world. Readers will learn about the leaders' lives, influences, and work and gain a greater understanding of the earth, oceans, and animals-and the importance of each to our lives-in the processes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604139457
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Conservation Heroes Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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