Wilderness Days

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In the evocative words of one of America’s best-loved nature writers, Wilderness Days brings together the essence of the magnificent wilderness with which he so deeply identifies. Sigurd F. Olson collects from his writings those moments that most vividly depict the turn of the seasons in the great woodlands and waters of the legendary Quetico-Superior region overlapping the Ontario-Minnesota border.

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Overview

In the evocative words of one of America’s best-loved nature writers, Wilderness Days brings together the essence of the magnificent wilderness with which he so deeply identifies. Sigurd F. Olson collects from his writings those moments that most vividly depict the turn of the seasons in the great woodlands and waters of the legendary Quetico-Superior region overlapping the Ontario-Minnesota border.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816679089
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 950,825
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sigurd F. Olson (1899-1982) was one of the most influential environmentalists of the twentieth century. An award-winning conservation activist and best-selling author, he introduced a generation of Americans to the importance of wilderness.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Author’s Note Prologue: My Wilderness World

Spring
The Winds of March No Place Between The Loons of Lac la Croix The Feel of Spring The Storm The Sound of Rain Witching Hours Silence Young Ottertail

Summer
The Way of a Canoe The Portage Stream of the Past White Horses The Falls Ghost Camps of the North Painted Rocks The Ross Light Campfires

Autumn
Falling Leaf Wild Rice Pine Knots Beaver Cutting Smoky Gold Caribou Hunter’s Moon Scrub Oak

Winter
Coming of the Snow Northern Lights Timber Wolves The River Dark House The Spawning Trapper’s Cabin Wilderness Music

Epilogue Map Section

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