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This enduring story of life, adventure, and love in Alaska was written by a woman who embraced the remote Alaskan wilderness and became one of its strongest advocates. In this moving testimonial to the preservation of the Arctic wilderness, Mardy Murie writes from her heart about growing up in Fairbanks, becoming the first woman graduate of the University of Alaska, and marrying noted biologist Olaus J. Murie. So begins her lifelong journey in Alaska and on to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where along with her husband and others, they founded The Wilderness Society. Mardy's work as one of the earliest female voices for the wilderness movement earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Synopsis:

Considered by many to be the "Grande Dame of the American Conservation Movement", Murie recounts how she grew to understand, respect and love the Alaskan frontier during the early 20th century. From plagues of mosquitoes to the movement of caribou, Murie explores the many aspects of nature in Alaska. 32 illustrations. Map.

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This enduring story of life, adventure, and love in Alaska was written by a woman who embraced the remote Alaskan wilderness and became one of its strongest advocates. Mardy's work as one of the earliest female voices for the wilderness movement earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Synopsis:

A story of love and adventure in Alaska, and a moving testimonial to a beloved wild place. Murie received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her environmental work.

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Award-winning classic about environmentalists Margaret and Olaus Murie.

About the Author

She is the award-winning author of Leap, An Unspoken Hunger, Refuge and most recently Red - A Desert Reader. She lives in Castle Valley, Utah.

Table of Contents

Preface      9

Foreword by Terry Tempest Williams    11

Part One  - Fairbanks          17

Part Two – The Upper Koyukuk  83

Part Three – The Old Crow River    207

Part Four – Sheenjek     257

Part Five – Return to the Mountains     341

 

Afterward   351

 

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882404899
Foreword:
Murie, Olaus Johan
Author:
Williams, Terry Tempest
Author:
Murie, Margaret E.
Author:
Murie, Olaus Johan
Publisher:
Alaska Northwest Books
Location:
Anchorage :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Natural history -- Alaska.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Environmental movement
Subject:
Arctic National Wildlife Reserve
Subject:
The Wilderness Society
Copyright:
Edition Number:
35
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Paper o/boards
Series Volume:
GTR-494
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Considered by many to be the "Grande Dame of the American Conservation Movement", Murie recounts how she grew to understand, respect and love the Alaskan frontier during the early 20th century. From plagues of mosquitoes to the movement of caribou, Murie explores the many aspects of nature in Alaska. 32 illustrations. Map.
"Synopsis" by ,

This enduring story of life, adventure, and love in Alaska was written by a woman who embraced the remote Alaskan wilderness and became one of its strongest advocates. Mardy's work as one of the earliest female voices for the wilderness movement earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

"Synopsis" by ,
A story of love and adventure in Alaska, and a moving testimonial to a beloved wild place. Murie received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her environmental work.
"Synopsis" by , Award-winning classic about environmentalists Margaret and Olaus Murie.
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