Quetico: Near to Nature's Heart by Jon NelsonQuetico: Near to Nature's Heart by Jon Nelson

Quetico: Near to Nature's Heart

byJon Nelson

Paperback | May 18, 2009

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Quetico Park in northwestern Ontario celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009. Long-recognized as a gem among parks, Quetico contains some of the largest stands of old-growth red and white pine in Canada , as well as a diversity of fascinating lichens, carnivorous plants in specialized habitats.

The author presents an insightful look into Quetico's natural history as he examines the adapations that have allowed moose, white-tailed deer, wolves and other mammals to survive. The human history of the park is also explored, beginning with the Objiwa living there when the area was designated as a park, followed by accounts of trappers, loggers, miners, park rangers, and poachers.

Beginning with the retreat of the glaciers, the author combines his thorough research into Quetico's long and varied history with the threads of his own extensive involvement with the park. The result is a splendid tribute to a very special place.

Jon Nelson worked as a park ranger in Quetico from 1976 to 1987. He has written numerous articles for ON Nature, Lake Superior Magazine, the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal, and the Globe and Mail. He lives in Thunder Bay.
Title:Quetico: Near to Nature's HeartFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.53 inPublished:May 18, 2009Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554883962

ISBN - 13:9781554883967


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect gift for Canadian paddlers Buy this book for yourself and several for friends who know the wonder of watching the mist lift off the back bay as you slip your canoe into the water and head toward the portage into Beaverhouse. Quetico brings you deeper into the lakes, the land, and the people as well as all the animals who call Quetico home. Jon Nelson offers up a compassionate quide to valuing this sacred place with honour and respect for first nations rock paintings and equal honouring of flora and fauna, and the haunting cries of the loon. Long after bug bites have disappeared, the memories of your time in Quetico will be deepened with this book. I am buying Quetico for all my friends and family this Christmas. Thank you Jon for a wonderful book!
Date published: 2009-09-08

Editorial Reviews

...reading Quetico: Near to Nature's Heart is pleasurable. Nelson's voice comes through clearly and openly as if he had just sat down to speak to you personally.