Back to the Barrens
On the Wing with Da Vinci and Friends
By (author) George Erickson
Back to the Barrens by George Erickson
Book DescriptionGeorge Erickson returns to the far north in search of new sights and stories to tell. Like Service and London, the giants who have captivated millions with tales told across a flickering campfire, he invites new readers to climb into the Tundra Cub II and fly off to a land where the northern lights shimmer, the rivers run cold, and cares slowly wither and die. We will camp on a fog-bound Hudson Bay island, alert for polar bears. Moving inland, we will follow musk oxen, stroll through caribou herds that cover the earth like living carpets and laugh at arctic hares that run on their hind legs like men. Near the Arctic Circle, we will enter a land where the sun, like a moody teenager, refuses to go to bed, then six months later declines to rise. As we wander from campsite to campsite like a bee from blossom to blossom, we will dust off treasured memories that reach back forty years. "Back to the Barrens" provides a fascinating tour of the North, of aeronautics, science, mythology and history in an entertaining, readable book written with humor by a man with the capacity to dream, and the ability to make his dream come true.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780888396426
(140mm x 215mm x mm)
Imprint: Hancock House Publishers Ltd ,Canada
Publisher: Hancock House Publishers Ltd ,Canada
Publish Date: 8-May-2008
Country of Publication: Canada
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Author Biography - George Erickson
George Erickson has spent the last thirty-eight summers traversing the northern provinces, Quebec, the Northwest and Yukon Territories and Alaska. A retired dentist, he is a history lover, science buff and lecturer.
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