Sponsored Collection

Atlantic Books for the Holidays

9781554883967_cover

Quetico

Near to Nature's Heart

by Jon Nelson

0 ratings
rated!
rated!
0 of 5
comments: 0
reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.

reference
list price: $35.00
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook eBook
category: Nature
published: 2009
ISBN:9781554883967
publisher: Dundurn
Description

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.

close this panel
Contributor notes

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.

close this panel
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.


This beautiful text will delight those who already use the park, but it will also please all northern Ontarians since it offers insight to our past and imparts a desire to preserve this treasure in our midst.

close this panel

Buy this book at:


About the Author

Jon Nelson

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.

Author profile page >

Other titles by Jon Nelson

User Activity

more >
X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...