Imatge de l'autor

Sigurd F. Olson (1899–1982)

Autor/a de The Singing Wilderness

20+ obres 1,196 Membres 9 Ressenyes 7 preferits

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Crèdit de la imatge: Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Obres de Sigurd F. Olson

Obres associades

American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Col·laborador — 416 exemplars
Wilderness U.S.A (1973) 167 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Olson, Sigurd Ferdinand
Data de naixement
1899-04-04
Data de defunció
1982-01-13
Lloc d'enterrament
Park Hill Cemetery, Duluth, Minnesota, USA
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
United States of America
Lloc de naixement
Humboldt Park, Illinois, USA
Lloc de defunció
Ely, Minnesota, USA
Llocs de residència
Humboldt Park, Illinois, USA (birth)
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Ely, Minnesota, USA
Educació
University of Wisconsin (1920)
Professions
backcountry guide
naturalist
environmentalist
writer
Organitzacions
Vermilion Community College
National Parks Association
Wilderness Society
Premis i honors
John Burroughs Nature Award (1974)
Dedication: Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College
Honors: Sierra Club
Honors: National Wildlife Federation
Biografia breu
For more than thirty years, Sigurd Olson served as a wilderness guide in the lakes and forests the Quetico-Superior country of northern Minnesota and northeastern Ontario. He was known honorifically as the Bourgeois — a term the voyageurs of old used of their trusted leaders.

He is widely credited with the successful passage of the BWCA Wilderness Act, as well as the played major roles in the establishment and preservation of Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota, Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and Point Reyes National Seashore in California.

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Most of the essays included in this book were written shortly before I was born (1945) or shortly thereafter. The sad part of this book is that the wilderness that he writes about is gone and it would take hundreds of year before that wilderness regenerates itself. On the other hand the author does find peace and beauty which should encourage us to work hard to protect what we have left and to go out and enjoy what we have. Definitely one that should be reread often.
 
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BobVTReader | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Mar 22, 2023 |
Open Horizons is Olson's autobiography, and in it he recalls his youth on a remote Wisconsin farm, his summers as a wilderness canoe guide, his thousands of miles of travel through the wilds of the United States and Canada, and his decades-long conservation battles. Throughout, Olson makes a compelling case for preserving the wilderness. He puts forth his own life as an example of how nature can have a spiritual effect on the human soul, and proposes diligence on behalf of those who fight to conserve our forests, wetlands, and dunes.… (més)
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jepeters333 | Apr 14, 2022 |
A beautiful series of essays following the course of a year in what would become the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota. Delightful descriptions of the flora and fauna of the wilderness.
 
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Grace.Van.Moer | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Apr 21, 2021 |
Marvelous essays set in far Northern Minnesota. Simple satisfying read.
 
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Grace.Van.Moer | Nov 28, 2015 |

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Obres
20
També de
2
Membres
1,196
Popularitat
#21,487
Valoració
½ 4.3
Ressenyes
9
ISBN
43
Preferit
7

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