Wednesday, September 7, 2011
1) Dunne, Pete. Arctic Autumn: A Journey to Season's Edge. 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hardbound: 258 pages. Price: $24.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: A season of transition in North America’s last great wilderness.
From Nunavut and the Barren Lands of Canada to the westernmost edge of Alaska and back to Churchill, Manitoba, Pete Dunne’s experiences in the Arctic comprise wilderness, laughter, and contemplation. Whether hunting caribou, examining the balance between the needs of molting geese and society’s thirst for oil, or observing majestic but threatened polar bears, Dunne insightfully considers his own life, our interactions with the natural world, and the importance of the Arctic, the planet’s last frontier.
RECOMMENDATION: If you enjoyed the author's other "seasonal" books, you'll enjoy this one.