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"Erickson, a rugged individualist if ever there was one, knows his stuff. Erickson misses little, describing the natural wonders of the region, the people who dwell at the remote outposts where gasoline costs nearly as much as good cognac, and the adventures of the first explorers to the great White North, including trappers, Jesuits and prospectors for gold."
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Paperback, 328 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Lyons Press (first published April 1st 2002)
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I bought this book because I love reading about Alaska and the far north. The premise of this book is that Erickson, a retired dentist, travels around Northern Canada and Alaska in his plane and tells the stories of the places he's visited.

He does a nice job of describing the plane, the experience of flying, the many little lakes and towns he visits, the weather, and the wildlife he sees. I really enjoyed this part of his book. I also liked the crisp color photos he included in the center of the
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George Erickson holds a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota.

He is a former president of the Minnesota Humanists, a past director of the American Humanist Association, a recent Vice-President of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots' Assoc. and a former chairman of the Worthington, MN Airport Commission and the Nobles County, MN Art Center. He has serv
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