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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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"Simply put, Mardy Murie is a national treasure. Her life has made a certain kind of life possible for the rest of us. Generations to come will feel her imprint, though they may not know it was how she lived her life that allowed them to witness some of the last wild places on Earth. They may not know that it is because of her life that their souls and spirits can be fed by what is natural and wild. I hope those who come long after us will have TWO IN THE FAR NORTH in their satchels as they gaze upon these natural wonders and that they, too, will come away with same resolve she ad to protect these incredible gifts."      —-Robert Redford
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882409559
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • Publication date: 5/22/2013
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 498,391
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2008

    Excellent, Moving, Very Detailed!

    This is by far one of the best books I have ever read! Mardie Murie is an inspiration to all who love nature and life. Her husband Olaus and his research along with involvement in the Nature Conservancy have helped to create many protected areas we enjoy today. Mardie writes of their adventures in Alaska with details vivid enough to make you feel you are there with her. A book to savor every word.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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