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John Muir

(1838—1914) naturalist and conservationist


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USnaturalist, traveller, and writer (1838–1914) who was born in England and became America's most famous and most influential conservationist. He lived in the Yosemite Valley in California and studied it in great detail and was the author of the book The Mountains of California. He played a key role in the formation of Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks and was one of the founders of the Sierra Club, becoming a hero of the early American conservation movement.

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