True North: exploring the great wilderness by bush plane

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Publisher:
Lyons Press,
Pub. Date:
[2002]
Language:
English
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Leaving behind the comforts of civilized life and armed with only a few essentials, dentist-turned-bush pilot George Erickson captures the exhilarating thrill of roughing it in the wild, flying his Piper Cub Special seaplane into the far reaches of the north. Nearly losing his life -- twice -- Erickson sets up camp on unexplored lakes and rivers, fishes for trout, struggles with bad weather, dodges forest fires, and mingles with polar bears, killer whales, musk oxen, and caribou.

In the spirit of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Charles Lindbergh, and other great aviators, he is an engaging traveling companion. This is much more than a travelogue, however, as Canada's Reader's Showcase aptly describes: "Erickson applies a rare love to the rough, dangerous, and frankly, really, really far-flung lands of the Canadian sub-Arctic. He proves himself to be an expert and avid pilot, storyteller, philosopher, environmentalist, dreamer, and perhaps most impressively, fashioner of some very cool fishing lures."

Replete with personal detail, scientific observation, and historical facts -- the most chilling being the story of a group of explorers who starved to death in the very cabin he is visiting -- "True North" is an extraordinary travel narrative that will appeal to flying enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike.

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