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The Resource John Muir : America's first environmentalist, by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Stan Fellows

John Muir : America's first environmentalist, by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Stan Fellows

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John Muir : America's first environmentalist
Title
John Muir
Title remainder
America's first environmentalist
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by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Stan Fellows
Title variation
John Muir
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Americas first environmentalist
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Language
eng
Summary
A biography of John Muir, naturalist and founder of the Sierra Club, whose travels, speeches and writings led directly to the creation of the Yosemite National Park in 1890 and other national parks that followed. From the meadows of Scotland to the farms of Wisconsin, from the swamps of Florida to the Alaskan tundra, 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 the first national park in America - Yosemite. 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
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Paints a vivid portrait of the life of John Muir, a writer, a scholar, an inventor, a shepherd, a farmer, an explorer, and a naturalist who devoted his life to the land, influenced the first national park in America, Yosemite, and founded the Sierra Club in 1892, a conservation group that is still in existence
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Awards note
A Junior Library Guild selection.
Biography type
individual biography
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182938
Cataloging source
DLC
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Lasky, Kathryn
Dewey number
  • 333.72/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
LC call number
QH31.M9
LC item number
L37 2006
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1050
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
6.1
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1957-
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Fellows, Stanley
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True
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Candlewick biographies
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
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  • Muir, John
  • Naturalists
  • Conservationists
  • Muir, John
  • Naturalists
  • Conservationists
Target audience
juvenile
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America's first environmentalist
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John Muir : America's first environmentalist, by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Stan Fellows
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 40)
Control code
ocm60796259
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
41 p.
Isbn
9780763619572
Isbn Type
(reinforced)
Lccn
2005050189
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)60796259
Label
John Muir : America's first environmentalist, by Kathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Stan Fellows
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 40)
Control code
ocm60796259
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
41 p.
Isbn
9780763619572
Isbn Type
(reinforced)
Lccn
2005050189
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)60796259

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