Biography of John Muir


Muir, John. Geologist, naturalist. Born in Scotland 1838. Educated in Scotland and at University of Wisconsin. Discovered Muir glacier, Alaska; visited the Arctic regions on the United States steamer Corwin in search of the DeLong expedition. Devoted many years to cause of forest preservation. Member of many learned societies. Traveled in Asia, Australasia, South America, and Africa. Author: "The Mountains of California," "Our National Parks," "Stickeen, the Story of a Dog," "My First Summer in the Sierra," and many scientific articles. John Muir died in 1914.