John Muir

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John Muir (/mjʊər/; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) also known as “John of the Mountains” and “Father of the National Parks”, was an influential Scottish-American: naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States. (Information from Wikipedia)

Articles in Western American Literature:

John Muir and Yosemite’s “Castaway Book”: The Troubling Geology of Native America

John of the Mines: Muir’s Picturesque Rewrite of the Gold Rush

“Angel guiding gently”: The Yosemite Meeting of Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Muir, 1871

A Dog’s Life: Anthropomorphism, Sentimentality, and Ideology in John Muir’s Stickeen

Why Don’t They Write About Nevada?

The Tempered Romanticism of John Muir

John Muir’s Public Voice