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Allagash : Maine's Wild and Scenic River Hardcover – January 1, 1993


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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Down East Books; 1St Edition edition (January 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892723327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892723324
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 11.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,656,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...soothing dream-inducing, quiet tune that sings of flowers, geology, forest, wildlife, and the constant flow of fresh, sweet forest water. -- Tony Oppersdorff, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance

Bennett has managed to seize the spirit of the river, you can almost feel the pulse of the river... -- Carlene Smart, Northwoods Sporting Journal

Combines admirable scholarship, practical knowledge of the wilderness. a graceful writing style, and unerring photography. -- Jack Barnes, Maine Sunday Telegram

About the Author

Born and raised in Maine, Dean Bennett began exploring the Allagash in 1962. He is a professor of education at the University of Maine. He has written extensively on New England and the environment.

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Having just paddled the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, I was expecting a pictorial review of the pristine lakes, the exciting rapids, and the meandering river by a professional. The book gives a small fraction of what makes the waterway experience so vivid, exciting, and beautiful. I found the writing a bit dull but informative, but the pictures were the real disappointment; they conveyed little of the feeling of a wild and scenic river. Chase Carry Rapids, a challenging 9 mile stretch of the Allagash is covered by one, very uninformative photo. I would not recommend this book to others.
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I found the book to be much better than I expected from a descriptive text on the Allagash. The pictures and text were outstanding.
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