The young John Muir an environmental biography by Steven J. Holmes

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Published by University of Wisconsin Press in Madison .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Muir, John, 1838-1914,
  • Naturalists -- United States -- Biography,
  • Conservationists -- United States -- Biography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-297) and index.

Book details

StatementSteven J. Holmes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH31.M9 H65 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 309 p. :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL382495M
ISBN 100299161501, 0299161544
LC Control Number98044888

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