Runes of the North

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Knopf, Sep 1, 1963 - Nature - 254 pages
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In Runes of the North Sigurd F. Olson explores the haunting appeal of the wilderness. He recounts how the legends of the northern vastness of Canada and Alaska have influenced him, weaving the tales and myths with his own stories and experiences as an explorer, writer, grandfather, and biologist. Now available in paperback for the first time, Runes of the North is a mystical and reflective guide to the northern wilderness written with a oneness and communion with nature that is unique to Olson's pen. It is a work filled with beauty, wisdom, and renewal.

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Nice stories and remembrances of the North...homesick. Read full review

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Contents

JUMPINGOFF PLACES
133
THE PAYS PLAT
144
GHOST CAMPS OF THE NORTH
157
Copyright

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About the author (1963)

Olson was one of the greatest environmentalists of the twentieth century. A conservation activist and popular writer, Olson introduced a generation of Americans to the importance of wilderness.