Our National Parks

Our National Parks

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by John Muir
     
 

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John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, writer, and an early member of the wilderness preservation movement in the United States. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. In this book, made up of sketches first published in the Atlantic Monthly, I have done the best I could to show…  See more details below

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John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, writer, and an early member of the wilderness preservation movement in the United States. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. In this book, made up of sketches first published in the Atlantic Monthly, I have done the best I could to show forth the beauty, grandeur, and all-embracing usefulness of our wild mountain forest reservations and parks, with a view to inciting the people to come and enjoy them, and get them into their hearts, that so at length their preservation and right use might be made sure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940027156534
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
522 KB

Meet the Author

John Muir (1838-1914) was a naturalist, author, and an advocate of wilderness preservation. He was the founder of the Sierra Club, and was influential in the creation of many national parks, including Yosemite. He has written many books, including Letters from Alaska, The Story of My Boyhood and Youth, and The Yosemite, which were printed by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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