A Year in the Wilderness

Nonfiction

A Year in the Wilderness

Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters
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From National Geographic’s 2014 Adventurers of the Year, a beautifully illustrated account of a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Since its establishment as a federally protected wilderness in 1964, the Boundary Waters has been recognized as one of our nation’s natural treasures. And yet the struggle to preserve the vitality of this exceptionally beautiful and fragile place goes on.

When Amy and Dave Freeman learned of toxic mining proposed within the area’s watershed, they decided to take action—by spending a year in the wilderness, and sharing their experience through video, photos, and blogs with an audience of hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens. This book tells the deeper story of their adventure in northern Minnesota: of loons whistling under a moonrise, of ice booming as it forms and cracks, of a moose and her calf swimming across a misty lake.

With the magic—and urgent message—that has rallied an international audience to the campaign to save the Boundary Waters, A Year in the Wilderness is a rousing cry of witness activism and a stunning tribute to this special region.

ISBN:
978-1-57131-366-9
Publish Date: 
09/23/2017
Pages: 
320
Size: 
7 × 9 × 0.75 in
Weight: 
24 oz
Author

Amy and Dave Freeman are the authors of A Year in the Wilderness. They have traveled over thirty thousand miles by canoe, kayak, and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and National Geographic named them Adventurers of the Year in 2014.

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Amy & Dave Freeman – 08/17/2017

Amy and Dave Freeman lived in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota for an entire year. Their book, A Year in...