Woman of the Boundary Waters: Canoeing, Guiding, Mushing, and Surviving / Edition 1

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The Boundary Waters region of Minnesota and Ontario is a vast wilderness of quiet beauty, visited and loved by many, but home to only a rugged few. In 1928, Justine Kerfoot arrived, a Northwestern University graduate headed for medical school until her family lost both their Illinois homes in the stock market crash. Thrust into year-round life at her mother's fledgling summer resort, Justine was confronted with learning survival in the frigid north woods, a challenge she met with extraordinary verve and recounts with great candor and humor in this remarkable book. Kerfoot has paddled all the lakes and streams in this border country, and she knows them well. Her lyrical descriptions of wildlife and seasonal environments express the deep reverence for nature that has become her way of life. In a new afterword, she reflects on the impact of restricted wilderness status on the region - called the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness since 1978 - and on her own convictions about people living in the wild.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816624430
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 961,193
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2005

    Wonderful Minnesota book

    I am Thai, and I live in northern Minnesota. I read this book for reading class. I think this book is wonderful because I learn a lot about Minnesota back in old time that I never know before such as Native Indian, canoeing, and wildlife. I like how the author use many good explanation to help me and the readers understand and see picture in mind. This book also entertain me because the author apply the real situation in a little story in chapters that had sence of humor. It is very easy to read and to understand for people who start reading. I encourage everybody to read this book because it is very fun and relax. The readers will be surprise how much they learn or miss from this book

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