John Muir



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A resume of Muir's travels and itinerary is given, noting that he arrived home with enormous quantities of specimens of rare plants that he had collected. In Muir's visit to the capitals of Europe, he comments that the "making of botanical gardens and large parks in the principal cities is more in favor than ever before and a noticeable effort is made to reproduce the old woods and forest that existed many years ago." In Australia, he greatly admired the extensive eucalyptus forests, but refuted the stories "of eucalyptus trees being 400 or 500 feet in height," stating that none of them reached "a greater height than about 300 feet."


San Francisco Chronicle


p. 9, col. 4

John Muir Is At Home Again. Noted Scientist Makes a Tour of the World, Collecting Many Botanical Specimens. Crosses Siberia Into Manchuria. Much Impressed With What He Saw in the Himalayas-Spent Some Time in Eucalyptus Forests of Australia.



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