Pick up an issue of the Canadian adventure travel magazine Outpost to find great feature articles… and a nice review of The Complete Up North. Here’s an excerpt:
“The Complete Up North is not your typical field guide… unlike the majority of nature guidebooks, it’s also a surprisingly entertaining page turner from start to finish. Its prose is so engaging and the author’s curiosity so obviously infectious that you’ll be completely unable to set it aside.
“The book is filled with those bits of folk-lore and little-known trivia that made your grandpa’s almanac fascinating fireplace reading. You might know that the Canada goose mates for life, but did you peg it as a sneaky adulterer? Can you cite the estimated size of Toronto’s raccoon population? Do you know the detection range of the mosquito, and why this cottage plague finds women more appealing than men? Know why a ladybug is called a ladybug? Can you forecast rain by looking at a poplar leaf? You’ll find the answers to all of these questions, and much more.”