Canoeing the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Author: Stephen Wilbers
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614236240
Format: PDF, ePub
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Canoeing the Boundary Waters Wilderness: A Sawbill Log continues the story of wilderness canoeing begun in A Boundary Waters History: Canoeing Across Time, this time offering historical information about black bear attacks on humans, loon calls and behaviors, lightning strikes on the waters, the experience of a woman going into labor while canoeing with her husband, the sighting of spectacular northern lights, and reflections on the wilderness experience. All the while Wilbers reflects on experiences canoeing with his family. As in the first book, quotes from some of Minnesota’s well known wilderness authors appear throughout the manuscript.

A Year in the Wilderness

Author: Amy Freeman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781571313669
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"In an age when humans are more disconnected from nature than ever, the future of our species and the ecosystems that support us will be endangered if wilderness is lost. Wilderness nourishes us and is the North Star guiding us toward a sustainable future. We must not lose sight of its value, and we must speak loudly for these quiet places."--Back cover.

Mastering the Craft of Writing

Author: Stephen Wilbers
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1599637901
Format: PDF
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Make Every Word Memorable! To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of Writing presents 52 practical techniques to improve your prose. Spend a week with each technique, or use this book as a go-to reference. Either way, you'll have the tools to enliven your writing and delight your readers. Write with economy: Eliminate wordiness, use strong verbs to drive your sentences, and don't trust modifiers. Write with emphasis: Use punctuation for effect, structure sentences and paragraphs for coherency and flow, and employ repetition to make your point. Write with distinction: Use your imagination to create the unexpected, add a light-hearted touch to your writing, and go beyond clarity to eloquence and grace. With exercises, entertaining asides, and a wealth of useful information, Mastering the Craft of Writing is an invaluable resource for any writer. Once you master these techniques, you'll want to use them in everything you write.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Eastern Region

Author: Robert Beymer
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 9780899976112
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With thousands of lakes and streams, over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 160 miles of portage trails, and 2000 campsites, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a true paddler's paradise. Extending nearly 150 miles in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border, the wilderness area encompasses more than 1 million acres. This Eastern Region edition of the classic two-volume guide has been fully updated by area journalist Louis Dzierzak, with full coverage of 50-plus entry points and routes. Trip descriptions include day-by-day paddling distances, portage tips, and difficulty ratings, and identify the appropriate water-resistant, topographic maps W.A. Fisher maps for each trip. Together, these books deliver everything a visitor needs for the experience of a lifetime.

Minnesota Caves History Lore

Author: Greg Brick, PhD
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467135925
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Minnesota's caves have a deep history. Carver's Cave is the first to be described in the literature of North America after explorer Jonathan Carver visited it in 1766. The storied Fountain Cave was the birthplace of the city of St. Paul. Just after the American Civil War, Chute's Cave inspired an elaborate national hoax regarding an ancient civilization. Folklore surrounds Petrified Indian Cave, where a strangely shaped stalagmite was mistaken for a person turned to stone. Geologist and urban explorer Greg Brick, PhD, uses decades of research to uncover the secrets of geological wonders.

Keys to Great Writing

Author: Stephen Wilbers
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582974927
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This versatile guide will improve the skills of virtually every type of writer, from professional copywriters to students. Its interactive lessons entertain as they inform, encouraging writes to test their knowledge, learn new techniques and pay attention to detail.

Keeper of the Wild

Author: Joe Paddock
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9780873514095
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ernest 'Ober' Oberholtzer (1884-1977) is one of the great unsung heroes of the American conservation movement of the twentieth century. The long campaign by Ober and many others to preserve this area made a significant and lasting impression on conservation and wilderness preservation efforts around the world. This is the first book to document and explore the life of the man who led the fight to save the area that eventually became Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (today the most visited wilderness area in the United States), and the successful effort to preserve Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario as a protected wilderness area. Drawing on a lifetime of notebooks, letters, and speeches, as well as interviews with the people who knew him best, Paddock maps Ober's transformation from a daring young outdoorsman and adventurer to an equally fierce defender of America's disappearing wilderness areas.