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Most people are on the world not in it - Have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them - undiffused separate and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone touching but separate - John Muir American explorer naturalist and writer John Muir was a crusader for the creation and preservation of national parks and the conservation of natural resources in the late 1800s Muir was perhaps this countrys most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist He taught the people of his time and ours the importance of experiencing and protecting our natural heritage His words have heightened our perception of nature His personal and determined involvement in the great conservation questions of the day was and remains an inspiration for environmental activists everywhere Knowing of peoples love of beauty and their great need for it Muir gave his life to help them discover beauty in the earth around them and to arouse their desire to protect it The machine Muir knew could easily level the woods and make the land desolate Humankinds mission on earth is not to destroy it is to protect and conserve all living things There is a place for trees and 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 mans economic needs but as a spiritual resource as well He wrote humorously Our crude civilization engenders a multitude of wants and lawgivers are ever at their wits end devising The hall and the theater and the church have been invented and compulsory education Why not add compulsory recreation In 1870 he realized that preservation of the American wilderness was necessary for all people By 1889 Muir had put all other work behind him and gave most of his time to the cause of conservation He was renowned for his long excursions in Californias Sierra Nevada
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