Essays Tagged: "John Muir"

John Muir, his achievements and his journeys

John Muir worked at a factory in Canada. He invented time and money saving machines for the factorie ... elt with a file, the file flew out and pierced his right eye. His left eye grew dim to the reaction.John's friends and neighbors tried to help him and brought doctors. Some friends read to him. Childr ... to regain his sight. His employer, grateful for the work that he had done for his company, offered John a job as foreman and a future partnership. But John gave up the chance to be a wealthy business ...

(6 pages) 62 0 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Mechanical Engineering

John Muir's Trail in History

John Muir was a man of great importance in the history of the United States and in the preservation ... ft behind has given countless numbers of people the opportunity to experience nature's magnificence.John Muir was born on April 21, 1838 in the small rural town of Dunbar, Scotland. As a boy, Muir was ... dows and forests by sheep and cattle. With the help of Century's associate editor, Robert Underwood Johnson, Muir worked to remedy this destruction. In 1890, due in large part to the efforts of Muir a ...

(6 pages) 96 1 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

John Muir; forestry; Sierra Club

- undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate." - John MuirAmerican explorer, naturalist, and writer John Muir was a crusader for the creation and pre ... d flowers and birds, as well as for people. Never should we try to crowd them out of the universe." John Muir saw Nature as not just a storehouse of raw materials for man's economic needs, but as a sp ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Interest Group Research Assignment (Sierra Club)

race their origins to the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970.Founded on May 28, 1892 with 128 members, John Muir being the club's first president. Years before the establishment of the Sierra Club, many ... changed his life. In 1889 Muir embarked on an excursion in northern Yosemite with Robert Underwood Johnson, editor of the influential "Century Magazine". Sitting around a campfire at Soda Springs in ...

(7 pages) 118 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Progressive Era and Gilded Age

servation of the land. The most notable clash between Progressives and Preservationalists came with John Muir and the Hetch Hetchy Valley. John Muir a nature-loving man pushed for eight years to prese ... water source, and could be used as a back up water supply to San Francisco in case of an emergency. John Muir's adamant feelings towards daming the valley led to the Preservationalist movement today i ...

(3 pages) 113 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Preserving Wilderness against Human Needs

it and there are those who ignore nature and are primarily concerned with human needs and desires. John Muir is one of those who love nature and will do whatever it takes to protect it. He is known a ... er hand, Gifford Pinchot was one of those whose primary concern was human needs and desires. Unlike John Muir who was a proponent of preservation, Gifford Pinchot was a proponent of conservation. His ...

(3 pages) 76 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Sunflower

(1 pages) 516 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Alternative Energy

urces of water that could be dammed to supply natural, clean, efficient power. But the problem that John Muir sees with dams that most people usually wave off as not relevant is that damming a river o ... e on now. If we continue down this path forever, it will only lead to our own ruin.Works CitedMuir, John. "Hetch Hetchy Valley." 327-31. Print."Nuclear - Energy Explained." Nuclear Energy Explained. U ...

(6 pages) 52 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

DBQ Essay

miners were scarring mountains and polluting rivers. Birds were also becoming extinct. People like John Muir did not like this. He thought that the parks and forests were beautiful and should be pres ... rks and forests were beautiful and should be preserved.One method reformers used was writing books. John Muir wrote the book, Our National Parks. John hoped to preserve the national parks and forests. ...

(4 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers