The story of my boyhood and youth
- Muir, John, 1838-1914, creator
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- Houghton Mifflin
- John Muir (1838-1914), whose writings about the natural world have shaped the conservation and environmental movements for more than a century, wrote this autobiographical account near the end of his life about his childhood in Dunbar, Scotland, his immigration to America (1849), his adolescence on a pioneer farmstead near Kingston, Wisconsin, and his student years at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth reveals the evolution of Muir's scientific curiosity and the beginnings of his reverential attitude towards nature. Treating his encounters with wildlife as high adventure, he gives especially informed attention to bird life in both Scotland and Wisconsin.
- v, 293 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
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- A boyhood in Scotland -- A new world -- Life on a Wisconsin farm -- A paradise of birds -- Young hunters -- The ploughboy -- Knowledge and inventions -- The world and the university.
- Muir, John--Childhood and youth
Frontier and pioneer life--Wisconsin
Wisconsin--Social life and customs
- Includes index.
Electronic reproduction. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library Digital Imaging Group, 2007. (Open Collections Program at Harvard University. Emigration and immigration).
Electronic reproduction. Mountain View, Calif. : Google Book Search Library Project, 2008.
Microfilm. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library Imaging Services, 2003. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
- by John Muir.
- Harvard Ernst Mayr Library preservation microfilm project ; 01106
Open Collections Program at Harvard University
- QH31.M9 A35
- Widener Library, Harvard University
Lamont Library, Harvard University
Master Microforms, Harvard University
Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
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