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Mardy Murie Did!: Grandmother of Conservation

Mardy Murie Did!: Grandmother of Conservation - Jequita Potts McDaniel, Jon Van Zyle A picture book for young readers about a little known woman in the conservation movement. Everyone recognizes the contributions of others such as John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt and Rachel Carson of their time, in raising the awareness of setting aside land for preservation. In Mardy Murie Did, the reader finds out about a woman from Alaska who was among the first to champion scientific study of Northern Alaska and the Grand Teton Range of Wyoming. A trail blazer in any number of ways, Mardy Murie was recognized with every major environmental award, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Bill Clinton. Beautifully illustrated, this picture book is a excellent introduction into further study of a woman scientist and naturalist.