Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Singing Wilderness

The Singing Wilderness
by Sigurd Olson [574.97 Ol8s]

While visiting the International Wolf Center located in Ely Minnesota, we found a mini-museum dedicated to author Sigurd Olson, a naturalist who lived in the Boundary Waters area of northern Minnesota in the mid-twentieth century. I was pleased to find that our library still had several of his books. Olson's writings are considered to be classics to naturalists. With a background in ecology, geology and biology, Olson's writings are superbly written with great descriptive detail and a flair for humor as well. Having spent time in the areas he describes in this book, I was inspired to read more about the Boundary Waters region to learn even more. This book inspires me to wish to return to this area and see nature in every season. One of the best things about this book is the gorgeous illustrations by artist Francis Lee Jaques in pen and ink. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in conservation, nature or the northern forests. -- recommended by Kim J. - Bennett Martin Public Library [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Reflections from the North Country by Sigurd Olson, The Lonely Land by Sigurd Olson, The Long-Shadowed Forest by Helen Hoover, The Gift of the Deer by Helen Hoover, A Place in the Woods by Helen Hoover, Beyond the Cabin Door by Walter O'Kane.]

[ official Sigurd Olson scholarly web site ]

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