John Muir describes his youth and early scientific curiosity
The story of my boyhood and youth
Like Henry Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson, John Muir was one of the most powerful influences on Americans' attitudes toward their environment. This memoir describes his childhood in Scotland, his teenage years on a farm near Portage, Wisconsin, and his brief attendance at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. It shows how his youth in Wisconsin helped spark his scientific curiosity and reverence for nature, which later led him to found the Sierra Club and lead the movement for national parks.
The Progressive Era|
The Conservation Movement
|Creator: ||Muir, John, 1838-1914.
|Pub Data: ||Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913
|Citation: ||Muir, John. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913).
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