Book/Printed Material The story of my boyhood and youth,

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Title
The story of my boyhood and youth,
Summary
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.
Contributor Names
Muir, John, 1838-1914.
Created / Published
Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913.
Subject Headings
-  Muir, John,--1838-1914--Childhood and youth
-  Frontier and pioneer life--Wisconsin
-  Wisconsin--Social life and customs
-  Conservationists--United States--Biography
-  Naturalists--United States--Biography
-  Boys--Wisconsin
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
v, [1] p., 1 l., 293, [1] p., 1 l. front. (port.) plates. 21 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
QH31.M9 A35
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.05573
Library of Congress Control Number
13005573
Language
English
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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.
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Muir, John. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/13005573/.

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Muir, J. (1913) The Story of My Boyhood and Youth. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/13005573/.

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Muir, John. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/13005573/>.

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