Alone Against the North

Alone Against the North

An Expedition Into the Unknown

Book - 2016
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Canada's real-life Indiana Jones reminds us that the age of exploration is not over. When Adam Shoalts ventured into the largest unexplored wilderness on the planet, he hoped to set foot where no one had ever gone before. What he discovered surprised even him, and made him a media sensation. What struck a chord with people was the realization that the world is bigger than we think. We assume that because we have mapped it from space, it must be exhaustively known. But it is wilder, stranger, less homogenous than we assume. We hardly know it. And, contrary to popular wisdom, it is certainly not flat. In other words, the age of exploration is not over.
Publisher: Toronto :, Penguin,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780143193975
Characteristics: 296 pages :,map ;,21 cm.

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AndrewNKawam
Jul 11, 2016

This book is a complex and gripping adventure that transports the reader deep into the vast landscape of the Canadian boreal forest and far into the meaning of existence. From descriptions of new gullies and pristine lakes to reflections on all that we have left to discover about the nature of the universe, this book is a reassuring example of how profound Canadian writing can be.

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