“Handle a book as a bee does a flower,
extract its sweetness but do not damage it.”
― John Muir
John Muir (1838-1914) was born in Scotland and migrated to the United States where he became a famed environmentalist and co-founder of the Sierra Club. Over his lifetime, he published over 300 articles and wrote twelve books. Known as the “apostle of nature”, Muir is a fascinating figure who according to his autobiography, memorized most of the Bible during his boyhood. Muir has countless flowers, minerals and beautiful places named in his honor.
Photo by Joanne Quinn
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