Winner of National Outdoor Book Award 1998.Targeted Murie Center launch in Wyoming with author's 3rd son, Donald Murie and foreword writer. Giveaways and promotion at conservation conferences like The National Wildlife Federation's Women in Conservation Leadership Summit March 16-19, 2020, in Colorado Springs. Online promotion through social media to fans of the book and select target audiences, as well as cooperative promotion with Murie Center, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, etc. Targeted excerpts and reviews in regional, history, outdoor, women's, and nature/environment/conservation sources and sources like NPR, NYT, Outside Magazine, etc. that have featured the Muries in the past. Advertising in PNBA holiday catalog ad, Ingram e-comm to libraries and bookstores. Vine, Goodreads, Indie Advance Access giveaways to generate reviews. Interviews and Skypes with Donald Olaus Murie. Featured at PNBA, MPIBA, ALA, BEA and targeted giveaways at Outdoor Retailer and APPL and WNPA, etc.
preface foreword part one: fairbanks 1 to the north 2 freeze-up 3 the town 4 winter 5 mail day 6 spring 7 summer 8 the trail 9 and over the mountains part two: the upper koyukuk 10 home to romance 11 anvik 12 nulato 13 willow river 14 alatna 15 "and beyond" 16 bettles 17 one day of it 18 on the river ice 19 wiseman 20 the mountains part three: the old crow river 22 tanana and yukon 23 the porcupine 24 the old crow 25 by main strength 26 geese 27 downstream part four: sheenjek 28 north again 29 at lobo lake 30 both sides of the river 31 up the valley 32 tundra and mountain 33 caribou 34 to the head of the river 35 autumn in august part five: return to the mountains 36 again north 37 sheenjek again part six: afterward 38 1967 alaska 39 another new alaska-1975 40 outside-1975 to 1989
Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1902, Margaret E. Murie was a naturalist, conservationist, and author who has been called the "grandmother of the conservation movement" for her efforts in helping establish the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. She received several awards for her conservation work, including the Audubon Medal, the John Muir Award, and the Robert Marshall Conservational Award. In 1998 she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Clinton, and in 2002 the J.N. Ding Darling Conservationist of the Year Award. Murie was also made an Honorary Park Ranger by the National Parks Service for her passion and commitment to preserving the natural world and wildlife. She died at her home in Moose, Wyoming, in 2003 at the age of 101. Frances Beinecke is an environmental activist and wilderness advocate. She was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling in 2010, and has served for organizations dedicated to nature conservation and preservation, including the Wilderness Society, the World Resources Institute, the Nature Conservancy, and more. Beinecke is the recipient of the Robert Marshall Award, the Wilderness Society's highest award presented to a private citizen who has never held federal office, as well as the Rachel Carson Award, the National Audubon's Society's honor for distinguished American women environmentalists.