Author John Gibson uses an eight-day kayaking exploration as the base for his observations and musings on the significance of midcoast Maine rivers to Maine's and the country's history, and on their future use and protection. Like Thoreau did in A Week on the Concord, Gibson shows us the value of flooking closer at a world near to home, letting the natural and human history of the place sink in.
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John Gibson is the author of several hiking and travel books. He lives in Hallowell, Maine.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
"One of the least satisfactory inner states is an awareness that one has lived in a place a long time, but seen it only via the front door. This leaves the most important questions unanswered. How did this place happen? Who came here hundreds of years ago? How might the world look from the heart of the river? Thoreau thought we rarely ever know the very country we reside in. I intended to explore it from the river."
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Book Description Down East Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0892726512
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