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Details the adventure of two men who canoed 1700 miles from Duluth, Minnesota to the shores of Hudson Bay and discusses their battle with mosquitoes, their struggle with a tent that doesn't stay up in the wind, and their diet of macaroni and cheese for countless breakfasts
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Scott Anderson, in addition to paddling his canoe from Duluth, Minnesota to Hudson Bay, has coached football in Austria, assisted in the design of a nuclear waste vitrification plant, and built a two-person submarine. Distant Fires is his first book.From School Library Journal:
YA-- Take two college men, lots of food, sleeping bags and fishing poles, throw it all into one canoe, and the result is the makings of true adventure. Anderson and a friend set out from Duluth, Minnesota on a 1700-mile trip that ended on the shores of Hudson Bay. Written informally, and with many glimpses of the travails of camping and canoeing, the author provides humorous episodes involving furious losing battles with mosquitoes, a recalcitrant tent that doesn't stay up in the wind, and cooking innumerable pots of macaroni and cheese for breakfast. Readers will also experience the serenity of the northwoods, the satisfaction of canoeing 50 miles a day, sunrises and sunsets over the water, and the kindness of strangers met along the way. For outdoor adventurers, or those who wish to travel vicariously, this is the book.
- Pam Spencer, Jefferson Sci-Tech, Alexandria, VA
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Book Description Min Pfeifer-Hamilton Pub, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0938586335
Book Description University of Minnesota Press, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0938586335
Book Description Min Pfeifer-Hamilton Pub, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110938586335