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The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

The Story of My Boyhood and Youth (Paperback)

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In this moving memoir of an unusual childhood, John Muir recalls his younger days in East Lothian with a startling clarity, depicting a wild boy whose quiet individuality and determination were already emerging. Born in mid nineteenth-century Scotland, Muir was eleven when his fanatically religious father took the family to build a new life in America's vast wilderness. Muir charts their pioneering years in Wisconsin, where his battles for survival powerfully anticipate the extraordinary career which was to follow. They reveal a free spirit who perceived bonds between man and nature that were subtle and far reaching for both.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryBiographyMemoirsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & pets Publisher: Birlinn General Publication Date: 17/06/2013 ISBN-13: 9781780271279  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Relatively unknown in his native Scotland, John Muir is renowned in the United States as the father of conservation. A friend of presidents and founder of National Parks, Muir was inspired by a love and a vision of nature as remarkable today as it was last century.

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