Organized by the seasons of the year, Boundary Waters explores the 2.5 million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area that straddles the United States-Canada border near Lake Superior. Gruchow turns a naturalist's eye on a wilderness of wolves, moose, and loons as he visits national parks and other scenic spots. Drawing on the works of Thoreau and Wendell Berry, he explores the rOrganized by the seasons of the year, Boundary Waters explores the 2.5 million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area that straddles the United States-Canada border near Lake Superior. Gruchow turns a naturalist's eye on a wilderness of wolves, moose, and loons as he visits national parks and other scenic spots. Drawing on the works of Thoreau and Wendell Berry, he explores the relationship of person to place....
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Boundary Waters: The Grace of the Wild Reviews
Grouchow helps us to touch the essence of nature through his words.
Gruchow is a gifted writer who has ben compared to Thoreau by critics with good reason. Through essays arranged by season he describes escapades in the border country between Minnesota and Onterio with a seasoned naturalists perspective.His narratives bring the reader along on his journys while he explores the value of wild areas with captavating arguments for the need to preserve such areas for the well being of one's soul and for the well being of human kind. His acounts of his explorations are strikingly honest; he is not afraid to devulge insecurities and difficulties he has faced when heading out alone in these areas where a lack of respect can place one at great risk and at the mercy of the elemnets.His lack arrogance puts him on the same level as anyone who would take such trips and quells insecurities that any would-be wilderness traveler may have.After reading "Boudary Waters - Grace of the Wild" a solo trip into this area becomes a very desirable physical and spiritual challenge you will consider.
Good book, I was looking for more of a description of the actual camping/canoing, etc. When he got a bit philosophical, I found myself skimming ahead. Then again, I couldn't ever get through Walden, either.
This was a beautiful book. It was well written. Must confess that I was looking for a bit more practical information before my trip. However, after having returned from a two adventure, the book was very spot on.
A fantastic book from a Minnesota author. If you've paddled or camped any portion of the BWCA, you'll enjoy this.
Love it! Mystery and thriller, kept me on my toes. I lived in Minnesota for 15 years so it was fun to read about familiar places UpNorth :)
Minnesota Book Awards John Flanagan Prize
A good addition to wilderness reading. Gruchow's gentle personality and good sense permeates his work.If you like the philosophy and psychology of interacting with nature, you will find some gems worth underlining or copying in this volume. I particularly liked his meditation upon "efficiency" and "profit" traced from the early days of America to the altered connotations we bring to those words in our urban, business-ruled associations for today's technological world. Language traces our psychology ...
Gruchow again succeeds with a reverance and natural experience of the BWCA and Isle Royale
Reading this book was like sitting talking to a good friend. Maybe it was because I've been to all the places he talked about, or maybe it was good writing with excellent points. I absolutely loved this book.