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John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States.

He was born in Dunbar, Scotland, on April 21, 1838. He emigrated to the United States with his family in 1849 and settled in Wisconsin.

In 1868, Muir traveled to Yosemite Valley in California, where he was inspired by the beauty of the natural world. He spent the rest of his life advocating for the protection of wilderness areas.

Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892, and he served as its president until his death in 1914. He is considered one of the most important figures in the history of American environmentalism.

Here are some of his most notable accomplishments:

* Helped to establish Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park
* Founded the Sierra Club
* Wrote several books about his experiences in nature, including "My First Summer in the Sierra" and "The Mountains of California"
* Inspired a generation of conservationists

Muir's legacy continues to inspire people all over the world to protect the natural world.

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When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

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Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.

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John Muir, Earth — planet, Universe[Muir's home address, as inscribed on the inside front cover of his first field journal]

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