Wapiti wilderness

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Knopf, 1966 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
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For over thirty-seven years, Margaret and Olaus Murie made their home in the mountainous wilderness of the Tetons, where Olaus Murie conducted his famous studies of the American elk, the wapiti. Through these years their home was almost a nature-conservation shrine to thousands of Americans interested in the out-of-doors, in animals, in nature in general. Wapiti Wilderness, begun by Mrs. Murie as a sequel to her Two in the Far North, which told of the Muries life and expeditions in Alaska, became a book written by both the Muries. In alternate chapters, Olaus tells of his work as a field biologist for the old U.S. Bureau of Biological Survey and recounts stories of his studies, not only of the elk but of the other great animals of the West. And Mrs. Murie, from her side, describes their life together, on the trail, in the various camps, and nature adventures in that wilderness during all four seasons. The book is replete with stories of Jackson Hole people, of pioneer poets, and of the wild creatures that made their way into the Murie household. Olaus Murie s evocative pen-and-ink drawings illuminate each chapter, and four pages of photographs help complete the picture of what life was like in the wapiti wilderness.

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User Review  - Olivia Byrnes - Goodreads

I guess I must be biased in my review of this book because of my relation to the authors. Marti and Olaus are my great-grand parents. Accounts of my grandfather Martin as a child and adolescent were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

Where do I begin to describe the thrill of seeing the wilderness through Margaret and Olaus's eyes before it was over run with people. His pen and ink drawings are superb and the description of the ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Into the Home of the Wapiti
7
Getting to Know Them
14
Copyright

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