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The Great American Pantheist

Science  07 Nov 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5903, pp. 859-860
DOI: 10.1126/science.1166796

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A Passion for Nature. The Life of John Muir. By Donald Worster. Oxford University Press, New York, 2008. 543 pp. $34.95, £18.99. ISBN 9780195166828.

Drawing on Muir's private correspondence, Worster offers a detailed, scholarly account of his subject's experiences, friendships, and foundational role in the American conservationist movement.