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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Wilderness Days

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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: 9781452939209
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 732,787
  • File size: 7 MB

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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