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The Best John Muir Books

Updated September 9, 2021 252 votes 124 voters 14.1k views17 items

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List of the best John Muir books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that John Muir is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Muir was one of the most important naturalist authors of his era and is credited with helping to establish America's National Park system. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite bookls below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of John Muir who want to know which books they should start reading first. With memorable adventures in the mountains and trails told with excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

The Mountains of California and Our National Parks are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list What are John Muir's best books? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.

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    Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf details John Muir's journey on foot from Indiana down to Florida in 1867. He documented the flora and fauna along the way.

    • Author: John Muir
    • First Published: 1916
    • Subjects: Nature
    • Genres (Book): Non-Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
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    Travels In Alaska is a collection of essays by John Muir inspired by his time spent in Alaska. Throughout the book, he details the the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness from the mountains and valleys to the rivers and glaciers.

    • Author: John Muir
    • First Published: 1915
    • Subjects: Nature
    • Genres (Book): Non-Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
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    The Yosemite is a guide to Yosemite written by John Muir. It includes information about hikes as well as description of birds, flowers, and trees.

    • Author: John Muir
    • First Published: 1912
    • Subjects: Nature
    • Genres (Book): Non-Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
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  • The Story of My Boyhood and Youth is a work by John Muir. In it the author details his early days growing up in Scotland to his time in central Wisconson through his experience at the University of Wisconsin.

    • Author: John Muir
    • First Published: 1913
    • Subjects: Nature
    • Genres (Book): Non-Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
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