The Young John Muir

The Young John Muir

An Environmental Biography

Book - 1999
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As a founder of the Sierra Club and a promoter of the national parks, as a passionate nature writer and as a principle figure of the environmental movement, John Muir stands as a powerful symbol of connection with the natural world. But how did Muir's relationships with nature begin? In this book, Steven J. Holmes offers an interpretation of Muir's formative years, one that reveals the agony as well as the of his earliest experiences of nature. From his childhood in Scotland and Wisconsin through young adulthood in the Midwest and Canada, Muir struggled - often without success - to find a place for himself both in nature and in society. Far from granting comfort, the natural world confronted the young Muir with a full range of practical, emotional and religious conflicts. Only with the help of his family, religion, and the power of nature itself could Muir, in his late 20s, find a welcoming vision of nature as home.
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9780299161507
0299161501
9780299161545
0299161544
Branch Call Number: B MUIR, J.
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 23 cm.

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