Fire In The Bones Reissue: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byJames Raffan

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When Bill Mason set off alone into the wilderness in his red canoe, many people went with him, if only in their imaginations. Now, James Raffan leads us into the heart of the vast landscape that was Bill Masons own brilliant imagination, on a biographical journey that is entertaining, enriching and inspiring.

Bill Mason was a filmmaker who gave us classics such as Cry of the Wild and Paddle to the Sea; he was author of the canoeist's bible, Path of the Paddle; he was the consummate outdoorsman. But few Canadians know that his gentleness and rugged self-sufficiency masked a life of great physical struggles. James Raffan reveals the private, sometimes anguished, man behind the legend.

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 Follow this renowned master canoeist on a magical journey aboard a red canoe as he explores the beautiful and majestic Canadian hinterland. In Fire in the Bones, author Bill Mason revels in the joy and tradition of canoeing in the great outdoors and shares his unique life’s perspective as a filmmaker, artist, canoeist and environmenta...

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When Bill Mason set off alone into the wilderness in his red canoe, many people went with him, if only in their imaginations. Now, James Raffan leads us into the heart of the vast landscape that was Bill Masons own brilliant imagination, on a biographical journey that is entertaining, enriching and inspiring. Bill Mason was a filmmak...

James Raffan is one of CanadaÆs foremost authorities on canoeing and wilderness experience. He is the author of two bestsellers: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition and Bark, Skin and Cedar. He has also published Tumblehome, a collection of meditations on the wilderness. He serves as a Fellow and Governor ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.8 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780006385141

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 Follow this renowned master canoeist on a magical journey aboard a red canoe as he explores the beautiful and majestic Canadian hinterland. In Fire in the Bones, author Bill Mason revels in the joy and tradition of canoeing in the great outdoors and shares his unique life’s perspective as a filmmaker, artist, canoeist and environmentalist. Mason is one of Canada’s foremost authorities on wilderness and conservation and is the author of Summer North of 60.