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Wilderness Ontario

Wilderness Ontario

by Gary McGuffin, Joanie McGuffin
     
 

A stunning celebration of Ontario's vast and diverse wilderness.

Ontario is wild. The province's more than 12 million people live in densely populated urban centers, but Ontario is larger than France and Spain combined. Over a quarter of a million lakes hold one third of the world's fresh water. No matter where you go in Ontario, you are never far from

Overview

A stunning celebration of Ontario's vast and diverse wilderness.

Ontario is wild. The province's more than 12 million people live in densely populated urban centers, but Ontario is larger than France and Spain combined. Over a quarter of a million lakes hold one third of the world's fresh water. No matter where you go in Ontario, you are never far from wilderness. Nobody knows this better than veteran adventurers Gary and Joanie McGuffin.

The McGuffins' Ontario is full of favorite places: rock promontory campsites where the swimming is perfect, lakes where loons and eagles nest, cliffs where peregrine falcons soar, ancient forests where only the sounds of nature are heard. Here, one can paddle whitewater rivers, sea kayak to distant granite islands, hike mountainous trails, and snowshoe the fresh forest trails left by foraging moose and wolves.

The diverse, wild beauty of Ontario is celebrated in this breathtaking collection of images taken during two decades of travel to every corner of the province.

Editorial Reviews

Kingston This Week - Rob Moody
Gary and Joanie McGuffin have created a visually stunning celebration of Ontario's vast and diverse wilderness.... No matter where you go in Ontario, you are never far from wilderness. Nobody knows this better than these veteran adventurers.... The diverse, wild beauty of Ontario is celebrated in this breathtaking collection of images taken during two decades of travel to every corner of the province.
Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay) - Linda Turk
[The McGuffins] have made a tremendous contribution to our appreciation of this land we live in, and their books are a fabulous record of what is to be seen by those willing to travel by canoe and camp in tents.
Northern Life
This book features a collection of 240 of the McGuffins' best photographs taken over the past two decades.
The Canadian Jewish News - Sheldon Kirshner
The photographs are sharp and attractive and the captions are informative.
The Hamilton Spectator
Wildnerness Ontario showcases [the McGuffin's] photography, with more than 200 magnificent (and beautifully reproduced) images. They're enough to make a reader hunger for a canoe and a paddle.
Heritage Matters - Ontario Heritage Trust
A stunning celebration of Ontario's vast and diverse wilderness.... The diverse, wild beauty of Ontario is celebrated in this breathtaking collection of images taken during two decades of travel to every corner of the province.
the Journal of Wilderness Canoeing CHE-MUN
The photographic reproduction is first rate and certainly makes a person whose photos appear daily on newsprint extremely envious!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550465044
Publisher:
Boston Mills Press
Publication date:
07/19/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
11.75(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gary and Joanie McGuffin are the authors of several books advocating environmental appreciation and wilderness preservation, including Superior: Journeys on an Inland Sea, winner of the Great Lakes Booksellers Award. Their Paddle Your Own Canoe sets the standard for paddling instruction. The Ontario government appointed the McGuffins Champions of the Coast under the Great Lakes Heritage program, and they are also recipients of the Premier's Award and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. They live on a 300-acre wilderness preserve in the Algoma Highlands, overlooking Lake Superior.

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