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John Muir : America's first environmentalist

Author: Kathryn Lasky; Stanley Fellows
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: John Muir; John Muir
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Lasky; Stanley Fellows
ISBN: 0763619574 9780763619572 141567115X 9781415671153
OCLC Number: 60796259
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Description: 41 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm
Responsibility: by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Stan Fellows.
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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.

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Nice addition to the library collection

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2014-11-05) Excellent Permalink

This book has wonderful artwork. Gives overview of John Muir and his work. Good book for young readers learning to do reports.

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