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John Muir

October 1, 2012
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (left) and n...

U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (left) and nature preservationist John Muir, founder of the , on Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park. In the background: Upper and lower Yosemite Falls. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At the conclusion of his article on Thoreau and the various environmental projects of Walden, Professor Buell argues that Thoreau is not Muir, yet Thoreau leads to Muir: “For both, aesthetics was continuous with environmentalism.” So, as we finish up with Thoreau–for now, never really ever finished with him–we can begin to look and listen for what is different than Thoreau in new writers we encounter, and what is familiar to Thoreau and his projects.

Some links for further reading on John Muir.

Muir biography from the Natural History Museum at Sierra College.

Article on Muir in the Smithsonian.

Muir exhibit at the Sierra Club, the organization he helped found.

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