Righter says, "Aside from living a fascinating life, what particularly
appeals to me about John Muir was his love of the Sierra
Nevada and all of Nature. Beyond that, Muir's selfless ideals --
neither captivated by money or politics -- were attributes which
were, and are, unique. Muir was a man who's beliefs could not be
compromised by greed, money, or even power."
Dr. Righter received
from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has taught in
universities in California, Wyoming, and Texas. Although trained as
an American West historian, he has a particular research interest
in environmental history.
He is the author
of six books on national parks and wind energy.