John Muir Paperback

The Scotsman Who Saved America's Wild Places

by Mary Colwell;

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A Bird's Eye View from Eden

How a young man from Dunbar became the Father of America's National Parks and a key figure in campaigning for nature

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John Muir

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John Muir is regarded as the 'father of America's national parks' and is a towering figure in the history of that country's involvement with ecology.

Born into a harsh home in Dunbar, Scotland he would often escape to revel in the birds and wildlife of the area. When his father suddenly uprooted the family and moved to the United States, the oppression he associated with his childhood continued - and so did his involvement with the natural world. Despite the difficulty of his formative years Muir grew up to be a man of great joy - first an inventor and then an explorer, he found his haven in the mountains of Sierra Nevada.

He was a fascinating character: on the one hand a recluse, who sought solitude, and on the other a passionate activist, determined to save the places he loved. A strong believer in both God and the essential goodness of humanity, he was the founder and first president of the Sierra Club. This wonderful memoir pays tribute to a giant of ecology and is essential reading for lovers of natural history.

About the Author:
Mary Colwell is an award-winning TV, radio and internet producer, who makes programmes for the BBC, including Shared Planet, and the independent sector, mainly on nature and the environment. She is also a feature writer for The Tablet.|Sir Jonathon Porritt is an environmentalist and writer, a former Chair of the UK Ecology Party (now the Green Party) and a co-founder of Forum for the Future.

John Muir by Mary Colwell was published by Lion Hudson Plc in November 2014 and is our 25148th best seller. The ISBN for John Muir is 9780745956664.

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Details for John Muir

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson Plc (November 2014)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages288
Thickness25 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4300168
Page last updated 19th September 2018
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