I loved this book! I still dream about these wilderness adventures.
From the back:
Every summer between 1882 and 1929, naturalist William Francis Ganong travelled through the wilderness of New Brunswick, systematically mapping previously uncharted territories, taking photographs, and documenting observations on the physical geography of the province that laid the foundations of the modern study of New Brunswick's rich natural history. In The Lost Wilderness, acclaimed photographer and naturalist Nicolas Guitard retraces many of these journeys, comparing his notes with those recorded by Ganong in handwritten travel journals and published articles and monographs.
Richly illustrated with archival maps and photographs made by Ganong alongside the author's own stunning photography, The Lost Wilderness finds a New Brunswick both utterly changed and amazingly similar to the wild place Ganong found a century ago. Nicholas Guitard revisits Ganong's explorations and, in a warm and conversational style, illuminates his contributions to our present geographical knowledge of New Brunswick.
Deftly moving between past and present, Nicholas Guitard brings to life a New Brunswick that is only lost to our increasingly hectic, urban lives - a New Brunswick that we must find ourselves if we want to preserve it for future generations.
Nicholas Guitard is the photographer and author of two books about waterfalls. His Waterfalls of New Brunswick: A Guide is widely used by nature enthusiasts and families who wish to explore the natural beauty of New Brunswick. His interest in William Francis Ganong grew out of an appreciation of Ganong's pioneering work as a naturalist and a shared affection for their province of birth.
- 229 pages
- Published Date: 2015
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