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The Contributions of John Muir
Discussion of the contributions of environmentalist John Muir.
# 122393 | 1,500 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Environmental Studies (General)

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This paper describes preservationist John Muir and his environmental and preservation activities.The paper further emphasizes the spiritual influence of his life and work. Muir's belief in the primacy of nature is highlighted as is his role is founding of the Sierra Club.

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"Michael Silverstein stated that the view of nature as an object of respect whose value transcends any uses that might be derived from it by humanity can also be said to be found in the vision of John Muir and the preservationists who founded the Sierra Club. Muir along with those preservationists and environmentalists of like mind called for a leave-it-as-it-is unchanged-by-man-to-the-greatest-extent-possible approach to nature and the environment. (Silverstein) Such a view emanated as this essay will demonstrate from Muir's..."

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