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2008 What's New or Improved

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2008 December 28

avaiable on The Life and Contributions of John Muir, and Bibliographic Resources, Book Chapters Featuring John Muir,

2008 December 16

available on Bibliographic Resources, Book Reviews:

  • Added a book review for A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir by Donald Worster: Reviewed by Dan Cryer, titled Where the Wild things Were, Boston Globe (December 14, 2008) (Off-site link)

available on Chronology (Timeline) of the Life and Legacy of John Muir - from his birth to the present day (1914-2002

2008 December 2

available on Bibliographic Resources, Annotated Bibliography, Biographies; and Bibliographic Resources, Press Releases , A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir

available on Collectibles, John Muir in the Arts, Painting :

  • Added link to "Through The Eyes of John Muir" watercolor painting by Janet Flynn - limited-edition prints, a poster, and notecards are available. The painting depicts the varied species of native plants and animals in rich, vibrant colors and is available in a selected line of products. Proceeds will help the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Endangered Resources Program continue its work.

2008 November 29

available on Bibliographic Resources, Annotated Bibliography, Biographies:

  • Added entry for A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir by Donald Worster (2008)

available on Bibliographic Resources, Press Releases:

available on Bibliographic Resources, Book Jackets:

available on Bibliographic Resources, Book Reviews:

  • Added more book reviews for A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir by Donald Worster:
    • Reviewed by Philip Seib, The Dallas Morning News, 10/28/08/ (off-site link)
    • Reviewed by Jon Christensen titled "Revisiting John Muir's legacy" San Francisco Chronicle, 11/2/08 (off-site link)
    • Reviewed by Dennis Drabelle titled "The inventor whose greatest discovery was the botany all around him."Washington Post, 11/8/08. (off-site link)
    • Reviewed by Michael P. Branch titled "John O'Mountains" American Scientist Nov-Dec. 2008, Volume 96, Number 6, Page: 504. (off-site link)
    • Reviewed by Douglas Brinkley "John Muir treated the natural world as a cathedral of worship, and, when necessary, he used Old Testament fury to protect it." Los Angeles Times 11/30/08. (off-site link)

2008 November 28

available on Collectibles and John Muir National Historic Site:

available on Bibliographic Resources, Annotated Bibliography, Historical and Literary Analyses

  • Added entry for John Muir's "Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf" "Revisited" by"Ramblin" Ron Boone.

2008 November 26

available on Scientific Names in Honor of John Muir:

available on Bibliographic Resources, Annotated Bibliography, Children's Books

  • Added entry for Miller, Barbara Kiely, Great Americans: John Muir (Weekly Reader Books, 2008)

available on Bibliographic Resources, Book Reviews:

  • Added Book Reviews for A Passion for Nature by Donald Worster

2008 November 23

available on People from Around the USA Inspired by John Muir

  • Added entry for Scott Michael Graves.

2008 October 18

avaialble on The Life and Contributions of John Muir and Related Resources:

  • Added Engines of Our Ingenuity - No. 2422 John Muir - Text and radio program about Muir as an engineer. from the University of Houston's School of Engineering. A podcast and streaming audio of this episode is available.

2008 October 4

availble on Home page, Website Resources, Related Resources on the Internet

2008 October 3

available on Related Resources on the Internet


2008 September 17

available on Book Press Release, Nature’s Beloved Son, Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy:

2008 August 31

available on Book Press Releases and Annotated John Muir Bibliography, History:

 

2008 June 27

available on Annotated John Muir Bibliography, Periodicals:

  • Added entry for: Perrottet, Tony, John Muir's Yosemite: The father of the conservation movement found his calling on a visit to the California wilderness. Smithsonian, July 2008.
    Evocative article describing Muir's special involvement in Yosemite, with many quotes from Muir experts like Bonnie Gisel, curator of the Sierra Club's LeConte Memorial Lodge.

 

2008 May 3

available on Places and Schools Named After John Muir

  • Added entry for Glasgow, Scotland: John Muir Room and four stained-glass panels, created bys the artist John K Clark, including a glass quotation from Muir, was unveiled on April 29, 2008 at Oran Mor, a popular bar, restaurant and entertainment events venue located in a historic converted church in west Glasgow.

available on Sound and Music and Annoated Bibliography, Audio :

 

2008 April 20

available on Chronology of hte Life and Legacy of John Muir, 1838 - 2008

  • Added entry for Muir Woods National Monument 100th anniversary and updated earlier dates.
  • Added entry for new John Muir's Botany website by photographer Stephen Joseph and historian Bonnie Gisel.
available on Current Events, Chronology, John Muir Education Committee, and Harold Wood Bio:

2008 April 7

available on Arts, Pictures and Images, and Related Resources:

  • Added entry for John Muir's Botany - A photo gallery of close-ups of John Muir's botanical collections, previewing the forthcoming book Nature’s Beloved Son, Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy by Bonnie Johanna Gisel with photographs by Stephen Joseph (Berkeley, Heyday Books) (to be released in fall of 2008).

available on Annotated John Muir Bibliography, History:

  • Added entry for Gisel, Gonnie Johanna, Nature’s Beloved Son, Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy, (Berkeley, Heyday Books, forthcoming fall, 2008).
    See a preview photo gallery of close-ups of John Muir's botanical collections from the book, at John Muir's Botany, photographs by Stephen Joseph.

2008 February 10

available on Current Events

  • Added entry for February 7, 2008 - Couple retrace John Muir's walk from San Francisco to Yosemite for third year in a Row. Peter and Donna Thomas are writing a guidebook that retraces the route famed naturalist John Muir took in the spring of 1868. Read story from Union Democrat.

 



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