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The Life and Contributions of John Muir

This section features articles, essays, chronologies, books, an atlas, and other resources written by others about John Muir. See also our Bibliographic Resources and the Writings by John Muir.

Introducing John Muir

Off-Site links:

  • Earthkeeper Hero: John Muir by Harold W. Wood, Jr. (Off-site link)
  • John Muir and the Sierra Club - off-site link to a website/blog created by students at the University of the Pacific, hoping to "educate young minds on who John Muir was, his importance, his legacy, and his impact. Enjoy exploring through old photographs, ways to volunteer, viewing nature landscapes, listening to beautiful narrations from John Muir's journals,  and even videos of current Sierra Club members themselves."

Annotated Chronology

  • Chronology of the Life and Legacy of John Muir - from his birth to the present day (1838-2016) This detailed chronology offers a year-by year timeline of Muir's life, followed by the ongoing - and increasing - interest in Muir down to the present. Many links will lead you to various fascinating parts of the John Muir Exhibit.

Scotland - Muir's Birthplace

Wisconsin Boyhood and Inventions

Muir in Canada

Muir in Yosemite

Hetch Hetchy - Muir's Last Battle

Alaska - Exploring Glaciers

Botanical Studies

Family and Ranch Life

John Muir and Native Americans

Global Travels

Personal Reminiscences of John Muir

by those who knew him

Modern Essays About John Muir

About Muir's Books and Articles

Conservation Legacy

Muir's Philosophy

Articles from other Sources

Digital Books or Book Chapters about John Muir

Other Resources

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