John Muir the man who is popularly addressed by people as “John of the Mountains“ and “Father of the National Parks“ was a very impressive and influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, and environmental philosopher. Apart from this, he was a famous glaciologist and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America.
John Muir Birthday: John was born on 21st April 1838 in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland.
John Muir Family: John was born to Daniel Muir and Ann Gilrye. He was the third of eight children: Margaret, Sarah, David, Daniel, Ann and Mary (twins), and the American-born Joanna.
John Muir was highly amused and fascinated with the East Lothian landscape. He used to spend a lot of time wandering the local coastline and countryside. He developed a strong sense & interest in natural history and the works of Scottish naturalist Alexander Wilson since …Continue Reading