John Muir: America's First Environmentalist
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 Yosemite, one of the first national parks in America. 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.
Back matter includes an epilogue, a bibliography, and information about the Sierra Club.
These are not run-of-the-mill biographies! One features Walter Anderson, whose watercolors were mostly discovered posthumously, and is described as perhaps the "most famous artist you've never heard of." And then there's the unique "biography" of the Statue of Liberty! Each one of these books has won awards including A Parent's Choice Gold Winner and an Orbis Picture Award. 6"x9" 42 pp, sc. ~ Ruth