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Main Title A passion for nature : the life of John Muir /
Author Worster, Donald,
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 191090285
ISBN 9780195166828; 0195166825
Subjects Naturalists--United States--Biography. ; Conservationists--United States--Biography. ; Naturvêard--historia--Fèorenta staterna.
Additional Subjects Muir, John,--1838-1914.
Internet Access
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Book review (H-Net) http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=24568
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ESAM  QH31.M9W68 2008 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/06/2009
Collation 535 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 494-508) and index.
Contents Notes
Prologue: Muir's trail -- The Scottish lowlands -- "That glorious Wisconsin wilderness" -- Climbing the ice mountain -- Border crossings -- The long walk -- Paradise found -- The higher peaks -- Coming in from the cold -- The shores of Alaska -- Husbandry -- A call to lead -- The company of green men -- Earthquakes -- The troubled nature of wealth -- "Slight progress heavenward." A definitive biography traces the life of John Muir from his boyhood in Scotland up to his death on the eve of World War I and offers important insights into the passionate nature of America's first great conservationist and founder of the Sierra Club.