1912. This work includes illustrations from sketches by the author. Scottish-born American naturalist, traveler, and writer who devoted much of his life to saving the natural beauties of the West from destruction by commercial exploitation. Muir uses his diverse skills to vividly portray nature's life and death struggles on his family's Wisconsin farm in "The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" and how his childhood observations foreshadow the conservationist he would become. The contents include: A Boyhood in Scotland; A New World; Life on a Wisconsin Farm; A Paradise of Birds; Young Hunters; The Ploughboy; Knowledge and Inventions; and The World and the University.