Other People named John Muir - Not our Naturalist
There are several people around the world, yesterday and today, who share the name John Muir
with the well-known naturalist-conservationist (1838-1914).
Among some of these people are:
- John Muir, author of Original Sanscrit Texts and the Origin ahd
History of the People of India, Their Religion and Institutions (Delhi,
Oritental, 1972. Originally published 1868-1873, London: Trubner.
Muir of Sooke, British Columbia - first permanent European settler
in the village of Sooke, where there is a John Muir School named after
- John Muir, author of the self-published How to Keep Your Volkswagen
Alive. Now in its 15th edition with sales over 2 million copies,
it led to establishing a publishing company that has long outgrown
self publishing status. John Muir Publications produces scores of books
on travel, automotive, parenting, and how-to subjects.
- Frederic John Muir, author of Heretics’ Faith: Vocabulary for
Religious Liberals and minister at the Unitarian Universalist
Church of Annapolis, Maryland.s
- John Muir of Wall Street - see the book John Muir of Wall
Street: A Story of Thrift by O. Muiriel Fuller, (New York: Knickerbocker
- John Muir
of Muir Anchoring Systems, Australia - Founder of a marine engineering
business in Hobart, Australia, in 1968.
Muir - contemporary New Zealand singer/guitarist
Muir of Maryhill, Scotland, (1879-1931). Scottish engineer and socialist
campaigner and member of House of Commons.
- John Muir, co-owner and co-host of Hidden
Creek Ranch, a Guest
Ranch located near Harrison, Idaho, with a philosophy "to share our love
for horseback riding and the great outdoors in an unspoiled environment surrounded
by the beauty of nature."
- John Muir, Chairman and founder of the Muir
Group, Scotland, consisting of the following companies: ncludes the following
Hermiston Securities, Muir Construction, Muir Leisure, Muir Property Investments,
and Muir Timber Systems.
"Jack" Muir Laws - contemporary naturalist, author, illustrator,
Kenneth Muir, of North Carolina, author of at least 18 books,
mostly about television and film, especially the sci-fi/horror
- Justice John Muir - member of the Queensland, Australia court system,
appointed April 3, 1997.
- Jon Muir, Director of a film, "Alone Across Australia," which recounts
his 2001 odyssey crossing Australia
on foot, from the coast of South Australia to the north coast of Queensland.
Taking 128 days and traveling 2,500 kilometers later, Jon was the first
person to walk solo and unassisted across the continent of Australia.
His only equipment was two trekking
poles and a homemade cart, containing a few essentials, which he pulled
behind him. The bulk of his food came from what he could hunt or gather
along the way. He has also climbed Mt.
Everest, and walked to the South Pole and the North Pole.
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