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John Muir

Activist, Author, Botanist (21-Apr-1838 — 24-Dec-1914)


James Mitchell Clarke. The Life and Adventures of John Muir. San Diego, CA: Word Shop Publications. 1979. 324pp.

Michael P. Cohen. The Pathless Way: John Muir and American Wilderness. University of Wisconsin Press. 1984. 408pp.

Stephen R. Fox. John Muir and His Legacy. Boston, MA: Little, Brown. 1981. 431pp.

Terry Gifford. Reconnecting with John Muir. University of Georgia Press. 2006. 201pp.

Bonnie Johanna Gisel. Nature's Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir's Botanical Legacy. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books. 2008. 247pp.

Cherry Good. On the Trail of John Muir. Edinburgh, Scotland: Luath Press. 2000. 130pp.

Charles P. Graves. John Muir. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell. 1973.

J. Parker Huber. A Wanderer All My Days: John Muir in New England. Sheffield, VT: Green Frigate Books. 2006. 357pp.

DeWitt Jones; T. H. Watkins. John Muir's America. Palo Alto, CA: Calif American West Pub. Co.. 1976. 159pp.

Holway R. Jones. John Muir and the Sierra Club: The Battle for Yosemite. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books. 1965. 207pp.

Tom Melham. John Muir's Wild America. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. 1976. 199pp.

Rod Miller. John Muir: Magnificent Tramp. New York: Forge Press. 2005. 207pp.

Sally M. Miller. John Muir, Life and Work. University of New Mexico Press. 1993. 324pp.

Sally M. Miller; Daryl Morrison. John Muir: Family, Friends, and Adventures. University of New Mexico Press. 2005. 281pp.

Herbert Franklin Smith. John Muir. New York: Twayne Publishers. 1965. 158pp.

Hildegarde Hoyt Swift. From the Eagle's Wing: A Biography of John Muir. New York: William Morrow. 1962. 287pp.

Frederick W. Turner. Rediscovering America: John Muir in His Time and Ours. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books. 1985. 417pp.

Thurman Wilkins. John Muir: Apostle of Nature. University of Oklahoma Press. 1995. 302pp.

John Winkley. John Muir, Naturalist: A Concise Biography. Nashville: Parthenon Press. 1959.

Linnie Marsh Wolfe. Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir. New York: Alfred Knopf. 1946. 364pp.

Donald Worster. A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir. Oxford University Press. 2008. 535pp.

Samuel Hall Young. Alaska Days with John Muir. New York: Revell. 1915. 226pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.813)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1051)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.751)

  9. Twentieth Century Authors (p.994)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.514)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.709)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.522)

  13. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.712)

  14. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.347)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.130)

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