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    Northern Wilderness: Bushcraft of the Far North (Hardback) By (author) Ray Mears

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    DescriptionNorthern Wilderness is a stunning celebration of one of earth's great wildernesses. Ray Mears journeys on foot, by canoe and by snowshoe through mountains, forests, tundra and ice in a land where roads are still scarce. He explores the vast Boreal Forest and its rich animal life from beavers to bears. He travels across the Hudson Bay by canoe, and tells the story of the fur trade and trappers who traded with the hat manufacturers of England. Ray follows the paths of the great early northern explorers, Samuel Hearne and David Thompson, who survived through their knowledge of what we now call bushcraft, as they trekked across the tundra and the Rocky Mountains. He explores the frozen north and learns the ways of the Inuit, who teach him how to combat snow blindness and build shelter. This book is rich in bushcraft, as Ray explains the unique survival techniques of the Native Canadians and the Inuit, as well as how the prospectors in the gold rush used bushcraft skills to survive in this inhospitable but awesome landscape.


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    Title
    Northern Wilderness
    Subtitle
    Bushcraft of the Far North
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ray Mears
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 183 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 908 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340980828
    ISBN 10: 0340980826
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBC
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: WSZV
    B&T General Subject: 800
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000, TRV006000
    BIC subject category V2: WTLP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT045040
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBC
    BISAC V2.8: NAT045030
    DC22: 917.10471
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 917.10473
    BISAC V2.8: NAT000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GV200.5 .M43 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WN, SZV, WTLP
    Illustrations note
    Colour throughout
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in 1964, Ray Mears has travelled the world studying and teaching the art of survival. He has appeared extensively on TV programmes such as Bushcraft Survival and Ray Mears Goes Walkabout. In 2003 the Royal Geographical Society honoured him with the Ness Award for the popularisation of geography.
    Review quote
    'Amazing scenery, fascinating history and oodles of good old-fashioned scouting skills' -- Daily Telegraph 'Northern Wilderness is different, grown-up, wider ranging, a trip through the Canadian tundra in the snow show tracks of the early explorers...effortlessly beguiling' -- Sunday Times 'Fans of Ray Mears - the thinking man's Bear Grylls - will rejoice that their man is back, doing what he's best at, and what he clearly loves doing...He begins in the vast Boreal forest that covers a third of Canada, which Mears illuminates in his wonderfully quiet, relaxed and understated way.' -- Daily Mail 'His clear message to go out and enjoy exploring nature calmly and safely is relevant everywhere. Eschewing wide-eyed adventurism, this survivalist is equally a naturalist and anthropologist for peoples who live at one with their environment' -- Mail on Sunday 'Inspiring fare' -- Observer