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Praise for A Year in the Wilderness.

Sep 24, 2017 07:54AM ● By Editor

Reviews are coming in for Amy and Dave Freeman's A Year in the Wilderness now available in local bookstores and from on-line booksellers.  Some of the sample reviews are featured below.

From  Praise for A Year in the Wilderness

“The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is among our nation’s great natural treasures. It is also fragile, and increasingly threatened by the prospect of sulfide-ore copper mining. At this moment in our history, when calls are growing to privatize public lands and weaken national parks, adventurers Amy and Dave Freeman spent a year in the Boundary Waters, experiencing its singular beauty and advocating for its preservation. In this extraordinary book, they have done us all an invaluable service, offering a wonderfully compelling testimony for the value of wild places and the creatures who inhabit them. I urge you to read it, and then to join the Freemans in advocating for the preservation of the Boundary Waters.”―Vice President Walter Mondale

“Recounting their adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Amy and Dave Freeman offer a compelling tale about the beauty as well as the brutal challenges of living a year in this northern wilderness―one of our nation’s very first areas protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Their first-hand observations about the wild, the land ethic, and threats to this natural heritage build on a long tradition.  Exemplifying a new generation of outdoors writer-adventurers, the Freemans infuse excitement and energy into the wilderness canon crafted by Mardy and Olaus Murie, Sigurd Olson, and other champions in earlier generations who have done so much to protect our wild places by describing them with a keen eye and a passionate heart.” ― Jamie Williams, President, The Wilderness Society

“Here's the story of a great adventure in one of the planet's most gorgeous wildernesses--and with high stakes at risk in a fight to stave off a truly gross assault on its integrity. So many reasons to read this book!”―Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home

Top customer reviews

ByTom M.on September 21, 2017
"A beautiful book! I stumbled upon Dave and Amy's adventure through hashtags on Instagram and followed their journey. I was ecstatic when I saw they were writing a book. It reminds me of my few trips to the Boundary Waters, which is one of the most beautiful, enchanting places I have ever seen. If you have been there, this book will bring you right back to your own memories after just a few pages.

Gorgeous photos on every other page show the changes they experienced in the weather and terrain as they advanced on their journey.

I highly recommend this book and it would also make a great gift for the outdoorsman/woman in your life.

Amy and Dave - thank you for recording and sharing your experience with us!"

About the Author

Amy and Dave Freeman’s expeditions have taken them over thirty thousand miles by canoe, kayak, and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places, from the Amazon to the Arctic. National Geographic named Amy and Dave Adventurers of the Year in 2014 and their images, videos, and articles have been published by a wide range of media sources from the CBC, NBC, and FOX to the Chicago Tribune, National Geographic, Outside, Backpacker, Canoe and Kayak, and Minnesota Public Radio.