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Land Above the Trees A Guide to American Alpine Tundra

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ISBN-10: 0060148233

ISBN-13: 9780060148232

Edition: 1972

Authors: Ann Zwinger, Beatrice E. Willard, Herman Zwinger

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Copyright year: 1972
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Language: English

The naturalist John Muir was born in Dunbar, Scotland. When he was 11 years old, he moved to the United States with his family and lived on a Wisconsin farm, where he had to work hard for long hours. He would rise as early as one o'clock in the morning in order to have time to study. At the urging of friends, he took some inventions he had made to a fair in Madison, Wisconsin. This trip resulted in his attending the University of Wisconsin. After four years in school, he began the travels that eventually took him around the world. Muir's inventing career came to an abrupt end in 1867, when he lost an eye in an accident while working on one of his mechanical inventions. Thereafter, he…