Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April 21 Birthday: John Muir

John Muir, preservationist
Apr. 21, 1838-Dec. 24, 1914

John Muir: America’s First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated by Stan Fellows (Candlewick, 2006)

The life and accomplishments of Muir, an environmental pioneer, who among other things promoted the establishment of Yosemite as a park, are heralded in this book. Selections from his diary are woven throughout the story and add depth to the telling.

The Sierra Club maintains an exhibit to John Muir, founder of the organization.