Naturalists

John Muir: Family, Friends, and Adventures

Author: 
Sally M. Miller and Daryl Morrison (editors)
Publisher: 
University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: 
2005
ISBN: 
0–826–833530–6

cloth, 281 p., $29.95

Editors Sally Miller and Daryl Morrison have gathered together a collection of essays on John Muir, the great American environmentalist who awakened the nation to the importance of preservation of the natural places and wild things. Taken from works presented by historians at the John Muir Institute in 2001 at the University of the Pacific, the essays cover a wide range of subjects. These include discussions of his family, friends, travels, activities in forest conservation, and his legacy, through interpretation of his life and work.

Volume: 
8
Number: 
3

Into the Woods: John James Audubon Lives His Dream

Author: 
Robert Burleigh
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publication Date: 
2003
ISBN: 
0-689-83040-8

cloth, 33 p., $16.95

Combining prose from John James Audubon's journal with the author's delightful poetry, this book, written for children 6 years and older, provides a charming perspective on how Audubon explained to his father his career choice. The young man did not want to become a shopkeeper, but instead wanted "to see and understand the world of animals and birds."

Volume: 
5
Number: 
2

Linnaeus: Nature and Nation

Author: 
Lisbet Koerner
Publisher: 
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 
1999
ISBN: 
0-674-09745-9

cloth, 298 p., $39.95

This book is a moving story of one of the most famous naturalists who ever lived, the Swedish-born botanist Carl Linnaeus. It is a scholarly biography and a masterpiece; the combination of biographical details, history and science make this book interesting reading.

Volume: 
2
Number: 
2
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