John Muir Day Study Guide
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Correct first sentence of item 1, Yosemite National Park to read:
"Muir lived in Yosemite Valley when he first came to California in
1868, for the better part of ten years."
85 Second St., Second Floor
San Francisco, California 94105
John Muir National Historic Site
John Muir Exhibit
Audiotapes & CD's
John Muir Tribute CD
Me and Stickeen
Music by Bill Oliver, on Friend of the River album.
Bill Oliver, 801 W. Gibson, Austin, TX 78704,
512-447-2240 (Texas) or 415-331-7032 (California)
Miller, Sally R. Editor. John Muir in Historical Perspective (New
York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 1999).
Wilkins, Thurman. John Muir: Apostle of Nature (Norman: Univ.
of Oklahoma Press, 1995)
indicates currently in print.)
Anderson, Peter, John Muir: Wilderness Prophet (New York:
Franklin Watts, A Division of Grolier Publishing 1995). A First Book.
Color and black and white photographs, Bibliography, Index. 62pp.
A nice biography for primary grade readers, with colorful illustrations
(even black and white phots have color borders). The design
qualities of this book are a definite plus.
Cornell, Joseph, John Muir: My Life with Nature (Nevada
City: Dawn Publications, 2000) Illustrations by Elizabeth Ann
Kelley and Christopher Canyon. Paper, $8.95, ISBN 1-58469-009-
7, Ages 10-16, 72 pp, 34 photo/illustrations, includes "Further
Reading" and credits, 6" x9".
A unique "autobiography" of John Muir for children and adults,
delivers John Muir to us through the "Sharing nature" outdoor
education philosophy. Author Joseph Cornell of Sharing Nature with
Children fame explains, "To stay true to the spirit of Muir as clearly
and fully as possible, I have told his story as if he were alive, using his
own words and colorful expressions as often as possible. I have,
however, simplified and condensed his words to make them more
accessible to young readers." Cornell includes about ten journalwriting
activities that assist in appreciating Nature through the
inspiration of John Muir.
Ito, Tom, The Importance of John Muir (San Diego, CA,
Lucent Books, 1996). Part of "The Importance Of..." biography
series. 109 pp.
Billed as Quality Nonfiction for Libraries and Classrooms, this
book differs from many children's biographies in that the quotations
are all from original sources, and there is no fictionalized
dialogue. Each chapter is sub-divided into sub-sections, with
frequent excerpts directly from Muir's writing set off by attractive
borders. Amply illustrated with photos and maps. Includes
footnotes, bibliography, and index.
Haines, Alaska, John Muir Association
John Muir Memorial Association
John Muir Tribute CD
The View from John Muir's Window (Newsletter)
John Muir National Historic Site (National Park Service)
John Muir Center for Environmental Studies, University of the Pacific
John Muir Newsletter
The John Muir Collections at University of the Pacific
Sierra Club John Muir Education Project
Canadian Friends of John Muir
of John Muir's Birthplace - A new interpretive center has been developed
by the John Muir Birthplace
Trust. (offsite links)
John Muir Trust
(Conservation organization in Scotland)
John Muir Birthplace Trust
Environmental Organizations Inspired by John Muir
Restore Hetch Hetchy
A new organization devoted to reclaiming the beautiful valley in Yosemite
National Park that was John Muir's one great loss.
(Conservation organization serving U.S. and Canada with an International
dimension; John Muir was its first President.)
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