John Muir (1838-1914) grew up in Dunbar, east of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he developed his love for nature. At age 10, he emigrated to the United States of America with his family.
He embraced all nature, recognising that everything is connected. His passion for wild places led to a life-long quest to protect them.
Muir’s writings helped people understand the importance of wildness. He saved Yosemite Valley in California and helped create the world’s first national park system.