RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 60796259 LA English T1 John Muir : America's first environmentalist A1 Lasky, Kathryn., Fellows, Stanley,, PB Candlewick Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 2006 SN 0763619574 9780763619572 141567115X 9781415671153 AB A biography of John Muir, naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, whose travels, speeches and writings led directly to the creation of the Yosemite National Park in 1890 and other national parks that followed. From the meadows of Scotland to the farms of Wisconsin, from the swamps of Florida to the Alaskan tundra, John Muir loved the land. Born in 1838, he was a writer, a scholar, an inventor, a shepherd, a farmer, and an explorer, but above all, he was a naturalist. John Muir was particularly devoted to the high cliffs, waterfalls, and ancient giant sequoia trees that, through his careful influence, were set aside as the first national park in America - Yosemite. Here is the life story of the man who, moved by a commitment to wilderness everywhere, founded the Sierra Club in 1892, a conservation group that carries on his crucial work to this day.