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8: John Muir: Apostle of Nature (Oklahoma Western Biographies) by Thurman Wilkins

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Nearly a century after John Muir's death, his works remain in print, his name is familiar, and his thought is much with us. How Muir's life made him a leader and brought him insights destined to resonate for decades is the central question underlying this biography by Thurman Wilkins.
Profoundly attached to dramatic wild places and plants, and to the Sierra and the redwoods in particular, Muir spearheaded efforts to protect forest areas and have some designated as national parks. Muir's wilderness ethic, as revealed in his books, letters, and journals, rests on his conception of the proper relationship between human culture and wild nature as one of humility and respect for all life.
In the last decades of his life, John Muir was committed to preserving wild places for their own sake, because of their spiritual and aesthetic values. He became the acknowledged leader of the preservation wing of the conservation movement, and today the half-million-strong Sierra Club that he founded for mountain advocacy and headed until his death continues to shape legislation and public opinion regarding the wilds.


ISBN: 0806127120

Rating: 3.7/5

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Format: odf, lit, fb2, ibooks, mobi, cb7, azf

ISBN13: 978-0806127125

Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr; 1st edition (October 1, 1995)

Language: English

Subcategory: Professionals & Academics

8: John Muir: Apostle of Nature (Oklahoma Western Biographies)
Biographies & Memoris
Author: Thurman Wilkins
Title: 8: John Muir: Apostle of Nature (Oklahoma Western Biographies)