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John Muir: My life with Nature

by Joseph Cornell


John Muir: My Life With Nature by Joseph Cornell Book Cover ( from the book's back cover )

John Muir: My Life with Nature
by Joseph Cornell
Illustrations by Elizabeth Ann Kelley and Christopher Canyon
(Nevada City: Dawn Publications, 2000)

Biography * Naturalists

With "Explore More" Activities

This unique "autobiography" of John Muir is told in his own words, brimming with his spirit and his adventures. The text was compiled and written by naturalist Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children, and well loved for his ability to help others experience the joyous quality of nature. Cornell is especially appreciated for his own childlike spirit that sparkles through his writings. the result is a book with an aliveness, a presence of goodness, adventure, enthusiasm, and sensitive love of each animal and plant that will give young adults an experience of a true hero. It is a book that expands your sense of hope, adventure, and awareness. Adults will be just as fond of this book as young readers.

International Acclaim

This book will convince parents and teachers that contact with Nature is essential to mold youngsters' souls ... - Dr. Nicia Magalhawes, Pres., ECO-Assn for Environ. Studies, Brazil

Joseph Cornell's latest book will dazzle young minds with the amazing adventures of John Muir. - Cleveland Justis, Dir. of Education, Headlands Institute of the yosemite National Institutes

I dream that one day all children, both rich and poor, can share the beauty of nature together. For me, this book seems like the touchstone on the way to that dream. - Hao Bing, Friends of Nature, Beijing, China.

Joseph Cornell brings John Muir's voice to children with purity and grace, in words that carry the spirit, enthusiasm and wonder that Muir felt and shared with all. Muir and Cornell are great natural collaborators across the centuries. - Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., Former National Director, Project WILD and Project Learning Tree

This very warm and living story of John Muir reminds me of how important a human life can be fore the future when it is filled with engagement and passion for the secrets of nature. - Ingrid Culver, Swedish Nature School educator

This is a joy of a book, thanks to Cornell's masterful rendering of Muir's words and message. reading this book is like inviting Nature's greatest Friend to go for a walk with you. - Garth Gilchrist, Muir performer and environmental storyteller

Seen through the eyes of Joseph Cornell, Muir teaches us to be still and listen to the songs of the rivers, mountains and trees that gently provide us with their living wisdom and sense of oneness. Britta Manske, S.O.F. (Save our Future) Environmental Fdn., Hamburg, Germany

For more information, see Sharing Nature - My Life with Nature(offsite link).


JOSEPH CORNELL is one of the world's leading nature educators. his workshops have been attended by tens of thousands of people around the globe. Sharing Nature With Children, the first in the sharing Nature Series, has sold nearly 500,000 copies and has been translated into more than fifteen languages. He works closely with the Japan Nature Game Association, an organization of over 7,000 educators and leaders using and promoting the Sharing Nature philosophy and activities in Southeast Asia. the founder of Sharing Nature Worldwide, Joseph travels frequently to give his programs around the world. To find out more about Sharing Nature programs internationally, the Sharing Nature Journal, and Cornell's books and his schedule and workshops, please visit the Sharing Nature website at http://www.sharingnature.com.


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