Sanctuary: The Story of Naturalist Mary Majka

Paperback | September 24, 2010

byDeborah Carr

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Authentic. Original. Inimitable. Mary Majka is one of Canada's great pioneering environmentalists. She is best known as a television host, a conservationist, and a driving force behind the internationally acclaimed Marys Point Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve on the Bay of Fundy.

Sanctuary gives full expression to the intensely personal story of Mary's life. A daughter of privilege, a survivor of World War II Poland, an architect of dreams, Mary Majka became a passionate environmentalist intent on protecting fragile spaces and species for generations to come.

In this amazing story of determination and foresight, Deborah Carr reveals a complex, indomitable, thoroughly human being — flawed yet feisty, inspiring and inspired.

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Authentic. Original. Inimitable. Mary Majka is one of Canada's great pioneering environmentalists. She is best known as a television host, a conservationist, and a driving force behind the internationally acclaimed Marys Point Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve on the Bay of Fundy. Sanctuary gives full expression to the intensely pe...

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Mary Majka is one of Canada's great pioneering environmentalists. She is best known as a television host, a conservationist, and driving force behind the internationally acclaimed Marys Point Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve on the Bay of Fundy. Sanctuary give full expression to the intensely personal story of Mary's life. A daugh...

Deborah Carr's articles have appeared in Saltscapes, Progress, Nature Canada, Wildlife Canada, and Homemakers Magazine. As a child, she watched Mary Majka's television show, Have You Seen. Her first home as a married woman was on Caledonia Mountain, where she encountered the formidable Mary Majka more than twenty years ago.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.92 × 5.98 × 0.62 inPublished:September 24, 2010Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864926243

ISBN - 13:9780864926241

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Authentic. Original. Inimitable. Mary Majka is one of Canada's great pioneering environmentalists. She is best known as a television host, a conservationist, and a driving force behind the internationally acclaimed Marys Point Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve on the Bay of Fundy. Sanctuary gives full expression to the intensely personal story of Mary's life. A daughter of privilege, a survivor of World War II Poland, an architect of dreams, Mary Majka became a passionate environmentalist intent on protecting fragile spaces and species for generations to come. In this amazing story of determination and foresight, Deborah Carr reveals a complex, indomitable, thoroughly human being — flawed yet feisty, inspiring and inspired."Naturalist, educator, writer, and community activist, Mary Majka has done more to preserve the natural and cultural legacy of the Bay of Fundy than anyone in our time. Sanctuary is an engaging and clear-eyed portrait of her indomitable spirit — a celebration of a courageous life — and an important book." — Harry Thurston, author of Tidal Life