John Muir: Naturalist and Explorer (Famous Explorers of the American West)

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Father of the National Parks and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir became a leader in protecting America's wilderness. Students explore Muir's life as he takes his 1,000-mile walk from Indiana to Florida to study geology and botany. Students will see some of Muir's journal sketches and read about how he traveled to Alaska to study glaciers. His legacy lives on in the celebration of Earth Day, April 21, which is also Muir's birthday.

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Charles W. Maynard is an ordained United Methodist minister who works with the Camp and Retreat Ministry of the Holston Conference in east Tennessee and in southwestern Virginia. He has an undergraduate degree from Emory and Henry College and a master of divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. The first executive director of Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Charles has written 20 children's books as well as national park guidebooks, including Time Well Spent, a family hiking guide to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that he wrote with Hal Hubbs and David Morris. He and his wife, Janice, have two daughters, Caroline and Anna, and two granddaughters, Anastasia and Ainsley.

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Published by Powerkids Pr (2003)
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