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Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada

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This beautifully written natural history is also part memoir. The combination works. “I knew,” he writes, “that Canada’s lake-greatness stemmed not from the sheer size of five titans, but from the great sprawl and density of its three million other lakes.” Sixty per cent of the world’s lakes are found in just one country – Canada. And if you add every bog, swamp, kettle ho ...more
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Brian
Mar 08, 2010 Brian rated it it was amazing
This beautifully written natural history is also part memoir. The combination works. “I knew,” he writes, “that Canada’s lake-greatness stemmed not from the sheer size of five titans, but from the great sprawl and density of its three million other lakes.” Sixty per cent of the world’s lakes are found in just one country – Canada. And if you add every bog, swamp, kettle hole, and seasonal prairie slough, there is nothing so uniquely Canadian as a lake. How many of us go to “the lake” on summer w ...more
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Mar 19, 2011 M rated it it was amazing
Loving examination of a Canada's many lakes and their importance to our national identity. Allan deliberately avoids focussing on the Great Lakes, concentrating instead on important lakes, large and small, across Canada. Each chapter features a different lake, its surrounding people, habitat, etc. Beautiful!
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