Two in the Far North

Two in the Far North

Margaret E. Murie Olaus Johan Murie Terry Tempest Williams / Aug 24, 2019

Two in the Far North 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

  • Title: Two in the Far North
  • Author: Margaret E. Murie Olaus Johan Murie Terry Tempest Williams
  • ISBN: 9780882404899
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 maThis 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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      • Margaret E. Murie Olaus Johan Murie Terry Tempest Williams

        Margaret Thomas Mardy Murie August 18, 1902 October 19, 2003 was a naturalist, author, adventurer, and conservationist Dubbed the Grandmother of the Conservation Movement by both the Sierra Club and the Wilderness Society, she helped in the passage of the Wilderness Act, and was instrumental in creating the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge She was the recipient of the Audubon Medal, the John Muir Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom the highest civilian honor awarded by the United States from


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    1. I won't rate this book, since I decided not to finish it. I read about halfway, before realizing that nothing was actually happening in the book and the writing was not enough to carry the book on its own. The first part of the book is about the author, age 9, moving to Fairbanks with her family for the first time. The journey and first winter were interesting, but after she gets married and leaves on their "honeymoon", it was just WAY to drawn out for me. Far too many useless details. "then we [...]


    2. a memoir of three different trips to the far north in Alaska. She describes the first trip when she is 8 or 9 and her father is transferred to Fairbanks as a deputy district attorney. They travel by boat to Skagway then by train to Dawson city then down several rivers to Fairbanks. The only other way was by overland dogsled or horse sled in winter which took nine days. Margaret describes what it is like to live in the town that is only 10 years old after the gold rush of 1897-98.The Second trip [...]


    3. When I was in high school and working in a grocery store, I would pour over every new issue of Alaska Magazine and dream about being out in the wilderness chasing caribou, moose and bears, banding birds of all sorts, studying plant life, and living off the land. This book is the author's account of several trips into the Alaska wilderness with her husband, noted wildlife biologist Olaus Murie. The first expedition (the Murie's honeymoon) was in the mid-1920's and involved long river trips (both [...]


    4. This was a fun read. You gotta hand it to a woman who goes exploring in Alaska by dog sled in her early 20s with her brand new husband at the turn of the century! There is nothing spectacular about the book or her writing, but just the life that Margaret Murie led (and how humble and matter of fact she is about it) makes the book a pleasure to read. Plus, she's so incredibly appreciative of the opportunity she had to experience Alaska the way she did. Really enjoyable read.


    5. "Two in the Far North" tells the story of the intrepid (though she had no idea this term could be applied to her) Margaret Murie, who traveled with her husband across uncharted Alaska as he worked for the National Geological Service. Murie paints herself as a sort of fly on the wall of her husband's adventures, yet her experiences are often the ones leaving the reader shaking her head. One instance sees Murie ensconced in an overladen raft, hurdling down a rapid-riddled river - - with her infant [...]


    6. Try and get the 35th Anniversary Edition with added info and foreward.An all time favorite book!!! Story begins when Margaret moves from Seattle to Alaska when she is 8 yrs old in 1910. Continues thru her education, marriage, honeymoon dogsledding and love of and adventures in the wilderness. SOO MUCH that has been preserved is largely because of their efforts. This book is written from a woman's perspective and yummy wonderful. On the cover it has a label "An American Wilderness Classic" I rate [...]


    7. This book will make you long for unspoiled nature while at the same time making you glad you don't have to deal with the mosquitos and other difficulties Mardy Murie braved while caring for her husband and family in the wilds of Alaska. This was before modern camping conveniences, and this woman was TOUGH!


    8. I've never once been to Alaska, but I have a dear friend who lives there, and her stories fascinate me, even though she lives in civilization. So I started checking out books from the library about life in the interior, which is how I came to read Braving it: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild, as well as James Campbell's prior book about his cousin, Heimo Korth, The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness. This ma [...]


    9. I rarely never finish a book. Even when I find it incredibly tedious, I push through. I just couldn't do it with this book. I read for an hour or two and would think that I had progressed at least by 10%. When my e-reader said 2% or 3%, I found t incredibly discouraging. It took me 2 weeks to read 50%, and I usually read a book every week. I had to put it down and move on. Some of my friends completed the book (this was a book club pick) and confirmed that not much happens in the second half. So [...]


    10. I love the SUBJECT matter of this book. Margaret relates how she and her wildlife biologist husband, met, married and then went to work to help preserve some of Alaska's wilderness.I still haven't finished it even though I love it. I go back and forth with it, getting into 25 pages, then getting bored with it. However, I loved the subject matter so much, that I bought the interview of her narrated and produced by Harrison Ford and Robert Redford.So why the hemming and hawing? Well, Mardy (Margar [...]


    11. I am enthralled by Alaska and although I tried to fit as much exploring in as I could in my two visits, I only saw a small portion of it and then both in the month of June. I would love to experience more. Part of the allure is its wildness and part of the reason for its wildness is Mardy Murie, an early environmentalist and the author of this memoir. She, along with her biologist husband, Olaus, worked their entire adult lives advocating for the preservation of the land they loved. Her husband [...]


    12. I became fascinated with the Murie's after reading this. It will forever change how you look at Alaska. Margaret travels to Alaska as a young girl and falls in love with it primitive wildness. She meets her future husband, a wildlife biologist, and they fall in love and marry and become crusaders that ultimately save thousands of acres of wilderness. The writing is naive in that it is journal type entries but Mrs. Murie more than captures the majesty and romance of the Yukon in it's heyday in th [...]


    13. Wonderful, although I was in Honduras I felt transported to Alaska and it made me want to go there desperately. Also, it made me inspired to complain slightly less about my travails in the field least it didn't take weeks by dog sled to get to my sites! The book is basically a memoir about a woman who grew up in Alaska and then married a field biologist studying caribou and such and tramping around the wilds. She later became important in protecting the area and establishing and defending ANWAR. [...]


    14. A true story of a lady, raised in Alaska who becomes one of the biggest defenders of the environment of Alaska.I learned of this lady from a song that was written and performed by John Denver-I see Them Dancing- I did not know the book existedthe story tells of her upbringing in the Alaska frontier, her marriage to her biologist husband and their research trips into the wild.A great love story, but the story of a person dedicated to preserving the last frontier.


    15. A memoir of Margaret (Mardy) Murie, famed Wilderness Preservationist and her husband, Olaus Murie, the father of modern elk management and multi-talented naturalist. It recounts her early years growing up on the Alaskan frontier in the early 20th century, and the life she shared with Olaus, exploring, studying and fighting for the preservation of Alaskan wilderness. An engaging read about two remarkable people.


    16. Attempting to describe the incredible expanse and magesty of Alaska in words is meager. It was so fun for me to read about Mardy's explorations as I traveled to a few of those places too and could visualize and feel the tremendous spirit of the places. There is no place in the USA like Alaska! I am very grateful that so many acres have been preserved. Thanks for your contibutions toward these legal preservations.


    17. I am a fan of the outdoors and love Alaska. This was an excellent story of what it was like to be true explorers before the days of Gore-Tex, GPS and cell phones.


    18. It's amazing that Margaret Murie marched behind her husband, a wildlife biologist, into the wilds of Alaska and managed not only to endure but to thrive. One of my favorite memoirs.



    19. Review originally published on my blog here: fimbyugas/wild-women-boFirst published in 1962, Murie's book is a classic in American wilderness literature. It covers the span of years in Murie's life from 1911 to mid-century.Murie's writing is evocative, drawing the reader in to a different time in history, introducing us to Alaska's quirky and hardy characters, and impressing upon us the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness as it was nearly a century ago (and which I hope is largely unchanged).Murie' [...]


    20. Ultimate Reading Challenge 2017. A book set in the wilderness.Margaret Murie "Mardy" was born in Seattle, but as a young girl moved with her mother and stepfather to Fairbanks, Alaska where she grew up and attended school. At that time it was still a small town. Later she went "outside" (to the lower 48) for 3 years to college. She then returned to Fairbanks and was the second person to graduate from the University of Alaska. She married noted biologist Olaus Murie not long after graduation and [...]


    21. Simply written book by an amazing and inspirational woman - Margaret Murie and her husband were founders of the Wilderness Society and were outdoor enthusiasts, biologists, and wilderness protectors all of their lives. Great story.


    22. One of the best nature memoirs I've ever read. Murie writes beautifully, bringing life to her memories of characters, friends, travels, animals and the most wonderful mountain valley, the Sheenjek.Margaret Murie and her biologist husband Olaus were, with a handful of friends, responsible for protecting most of Alaska under The Wilderness Act, and turning for the Sheenjek landscape into a National Arctic Refuge.Sadly, both are under attack from WY Congress-sub-human Liz Cheney who took part autho [...]


    23. Turns out that this was the second time I had read this book but it was so good that the second time through was well worth it. There are some familiar names in the story: William O. Douglas, Dick Proennke (sp?), and a few others. The author was born in Seattle, grew up in Alaska in the 1910's, married biologist Olaus Murie after she graduated from U of Alaska in 1924. Olaus was a field biologist whose studies included caribou migrations way up in the Wrangell Mountains and the now famous Porcup [...]


    24. Apparently this is the year of reading books about Alaska. It is interesting to read this after reading Shadows on the Koyukuk. It was written in the 60s I think and you can tell, Murie writes about herself as "just a woman" a lot (as in, can't do as much as the men even when she clearly is) and how silly women are, which is pretty off putting to a modern reader. Also every time she talks about native alaskans feels weird and condescendingly racist. Like the bill bryson book I read earlier I'd l [...]


    25. It was very engaging - when she introduced her teenage life I rooted for her - wanted her to find adventures but stay safe and be loved, and she seems to have done all of that. "How keen the sensations of a little adventure when you are far in the wilderness with nothing to dilute them! (p.239)""So on and on, a thousand things to say, now that the dread weight was lifted. I squeezed the rosy fat bundle in my arms, and the old drowsy dragon blinked an eye and slithered away out of my mind. Breath [...]


    26. Anyone interested in Alaska and the Arctic Wildlife Refuge would enjoy this book. Murie's story, an understated love song to the wilderness and northern Alaska, spans a good part of the twentieth century. In this edition, each section and chapter begins with a small ink drawing, mostly birds and animals of Alaska, done by Murie's husband, a scientist. Throughout their marriage, the couple traveled and camped the rivers of northern Alaska. He did scientific work as she journaled about their exper [...]


    27. This is the story of Margaret ("Mardie") E. Murie, the so-called "Grandmother of the Conservation Movement". She tells us a great deal about her childhood growing up in Seattle and Fairbanks, and about the early years of her marriage to Olaus Murie, in which the two of them traveled throughout Alaska by dog sled as Olaus surveyed Alaskan wildlife. She skims through her later years when she helped establish the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge.We are fortunate that Mardie kept a journal throughou [...]


    28. Started reading this again in the tent on our trip in Denali. Still found the early chapters charming -- especially the tale of taking that last mail post out from Fairbanks overland (and frozen river) to Valdez just before the railroad opened up. Forgot that Mardie was the second graduate of UAF and the first woman. Also her marriage in the north meeting up with Murie from his field work. Interesting contrast between getting to the field by steamer and then going to the Shenjik (which I have hi [...]


    29. This is a special book. Margaret Murie grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska 100 years ago, traveling by dogsleds and horse-drawn sleds before there were railroads and airplanes, camping out by lakes in swarms of mosquitoes, watching caribou an amazing life! She accompanied her biologist husband as he studied birds and mammals, and later worked to establish the Wilderness Society and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I savored the mundane details of her childhood, the perils of her travels, the joys o [...]


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