Quotes from book
Our National Parks

Our National Parks

The Sierra Club founder offers an extensive overview of America's national parks at the turn of the 20th century, including appraisals of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, and General Grant. Includes vintage photos.


John Muir photo
John Muir photo
John Muir photo

„One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.“

—  John Muir, book Our National Parks

The Cruise of the Corwin http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings/cruise_of_the_corwin/default.aspx (1917), chapter 3: Siberian Adventures <!-- Terry Gifford, LLO, page 738 -->
(Echoing William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, iii, 3: "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.")
1910s
Variant: One touch of nature makes all the world kin.
Source: Our National Parks

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