Journeys To The Far North by Olaus J. MurieJourneys To The Far North by Olaus J. Murie

Journeys To The Far North

byOlaus J. MurieForeword byDonald O. Murie

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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Olaus J. Murie took his first field trip as a biologist to the Hudson Bay region in 1914, observing the land and the wildlife, and learning the ways of the native people of the North. Later expeditions took him to Labrador and many part of Alaska, a land he came to know well and love deeply. What Murie experienced on these travels was recorded in the sketchbooks and journal that he always carried with him. Along with his fascinating collection of photographs, they form the basis for a narrative that combines a scientist's eye for detail and a naturalist's reverence for wilderness. Whether dogsledding, shooting rapids in a canoe, or dancing with Aleut Eskimos, Murie had a passion for discovery and conservation that enlivens every page of JOURNEYS TO THE FAR NORTH.
The son of Norwegian immigrants, Olaus J. Murie was born in 1889 in Moorhead, Minnesota. Early in his career he was a field naturalist for the Carnegie Museum, and made two expeditions for them into the Hudson Bay country that are described in JOURNEYS TO THE FAR NORTH. He later worked for the US Biological Survey (now the Fish and Wil...
Title:Journeys To The Far NorthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Graphic Arts BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941821731

ISBN - 13:9781941821732


Table of Contents

Foreword by Victor B. Scheffer Preface by Margaret E. Murie Introduction by Donald O. Murie I. EXPERIENCES IN THE ARCTIC Hudson Bay and Labrador 1. Up to Great Whale River 2. A Winter in Eskimo Land 3. Nastapoka and Northward 4. The Labrador Peninsula Alaska: The Early Years 5. In Search of the Caribou 6. With Dogs Around Denali 7. Pooto and His Family 8. Nest Life on the Tundra Alaska: The Later Years 9. Exploring the Brooks Range 10. Flowers on Ice II. OBSERVATIONS ON THE ARCTIC The Land and the Wildlife 11. Where Is the Arctic? 12. South for the Winter 13. The Protection of Color The Meaning for Man 14. From Nansen's Diary 15. Music of the Spheres Biographical Note Pronunciation Guide to Native Words Glossary Index

Editorial Reviews

"There has been no more sensitive and understanding observer and interpreter of wilderness and wildlife, or of Arctic regions, than Olaus Murie. The publication of his JOURNEYS TO THE FAR NORTH is a unique event for those who regard wild creatures and wild plants in their wildlands homes as essential parts of life. As a scientist, prose-poet, and artist, his presentations were always instructive, honest, and vivid. He was also a competent wilderness man enjoying the adventure of exploring 'big country.' At the same time, he had the rare capacity to discover more in an acre than most of us see in many square miles. His writings bring out these qualities along with a charming sense of humor and a deep appreciation of human values."-George Marshall, President (1970-71), The Wilderness Society