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29 March at 8 P.M.
Soren Bondrup-Nielsen will read from his bird books including Pukaskwa at the Night of Adventure, at Just Us!, Studio Z.
|Pukaskwa: A Naturalist's Year Surveying Birds in the Lake Superior Wilderness|
2016 / Biography/Nature, Ecology / $28.95
9781554471614 / Trade paper / 224 pp
Over a twelve-month period spanning 197677, Soren Bondrup-Nielsen conducted bird surveys in the territory that would become Pukaskwa National Park (pronounced Puck-a-saw), a tract of wilderness on the northern shore of Lake Superior. As plans to establish the new park were taking shape, Bondrup-Nielsentogether with his wife, both graduate students in the zoology department at the University of Torontowon a contract to study its avian life. Fuelled by youthful idealism and eager for adventure, the pair elected to live in the park for the full year, camping at various inland and coastal sites and travelling to the parks remote corners by ski, snowshoe, Ski-Doo, powerboat, canoe, helicopter and bush plane.
Comprised of an edited selection of Bondrup-Nielsens journal entries, Pukaskwa offers a look into the daily life of a biologist in the field: from walking transects and recording observations to whimsical projects and side excursions; from the rudimentary essentials of warmth, food and shelter to the joys of companionship and the simple comforts of camp life. As well as recounting his experiences, Bondrup-Nielsen comments on the general ecology of the park, wrestling with the potential impact of human activity and the incursion of park infrastructure on the preservation of wilderness.
|Other Books by this Author||Merging: Contemplations on Farming & Ecology from Horseback|
2014 / Natural History, Ecology / $28.95 CAN / $28.95 US
9781554471379 / Trade paper
|A Sound Like Water Dripping: In Search of the Boreal Owl|
2009 / Memoir / $26.95 CAN / $26.95 US
9781554470747 / Trade paper
|Winter Nature: Common Mammals, Birds, Trees and Shrubs of the Maritimes|
Merritt Gibson, Soren Bondrup-Nielsen, Twila Robar-DeCoste
2008 / Nature / $27.95 CAN / $27.95 US
9781554470594 / Trade paper