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Northern Wilderness

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  71 ratings  ·  5 reviews

Examining extreme environments, this fascinating look at the frozen north includes explorations from the vast Boreal Forest with its rich animal life to the Hudson Bay fur trade and trappers who traded with the hat manufacturers of England. The guide follows the paths of the great early northern explorers, Samuel Hearn and David Thompson, who survived through their knowle

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Hardcover, 220 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Hodder & Stoughton
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C Boyd
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book, maybe because we just finished a cross-Canada tour and this helped fill in so many of the great pieces of history. I really enjoy how Ray Mears states his favourite explorers etc.. but then goes into just enough detail to share WHY.. their history.. their accomplishments and their challenges. It was like ongoing cole notes on great Canadian history, bushcraft, and exploring...
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Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Yup. Ray is as Ray does. Survival stories of the men who shaped Canada with survival tips thrown in and lots of talk of beaver! Could do with a bit more Ray though, at times it seems to run out of steam when listing names and dates. Worth a read though, big print, could be done in an hour or so.

Quality toilet reading right here!
Muspell
Ray Mears telling true adventure stories about people surviving the Canadian northern wilderness. Some remarkable people have lived there.

Many of the histories are very interesting, and if you've enjoyed other books by Ray, like I have, then you're going to like this one too.

Still, sometimes it sounds like a by-product of a tv series rather than a real book.
Bart
Nov 15, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An inspirational quest for the madmen and heroes who sought and fought the wilderness and thencold. It reads like an afventure novel, more than a historical book and I felt like a seven-year boy again, following in their footsteps.
Lorraine
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was a well written fascinating book that I read in a day.."unputdownable"
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