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John Muir

John Muir

by Joanne Mattern


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Extraordinary environments endure through the efforts of conservationists such as John Muir. In this engaging biography, readers will learn about Muir's childhood in Scotland, his early love of nature, his education in Wisconsin, and the extensive travels that led him to California, where he established that Yosemite Valley was created by glaciers. Readers will discover Muir's influential friendships with conservationist John Burroughs, naturalist and author Ralph Waldo Emerson, and future president Theodore Roosevelt. Muir's love of nature led to the founding of the Sierra Club and the establishment of Yosemite and Sequoia national parks. His long-lasting influence continues to inspire today's green pioneers.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624030949
Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Conservationists
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

A Scottish Lad 4

To America! 6

Time to Himself 8

Student Inventor 10

A Promise 12

Yosemite 14

Travel & Family 16

Precious Spaces 18

The Sierra Club 20

The President 22

Hetch Hetchy 24

Muir Lives On 26

Timeline 28

Glossary 30

Web Sites 31

Index 32

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