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Adirondack: Life and Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East (Excelsior Editions) by [Kanze, Edward]

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..".an agreeable and informative book that is part memoir, part essay collection and part seasonal journal ... a reader of Adirondack will find echoes of many different writers ... Despite flashes of these many authors on the pages of Adirondack, in the end Kanze makes it his and his family's book, with his writing, wit and insight." -- Schenectady Sunday Gazette

"Reading the book is a must. It will become a classic." -- Blueline

..".a seamlessly blended memoir." -- Adirondac

..".an impressively presented memoir that is as informative as it is entertaining. An inherently fascinating read from beginning to end." -- Midwest Book Review

"The house that Kanze and his wife, Debbie, bought more than a decade ago came with plenty of drawbacks that required attention ... Luckily for us, as readers we get a good laugh out of the situation as Kanze describes the trials and tribulations of dealing with these shortcomings." -- Lake Placid News

..".a combination of memoir and natural history served up with enthusiasm, wry humor, and a touch of awe ... Adirondack is an enjoyable read ... In his thoughtful writing, Kanze reminds us to always cherish the complicated natural world that was here long before the first settlers cut trails and roads into the Adirondack mountains." -- Adirondack Explorer

"Mr. Kanze's way of circling back on himself, wondering if he is crazy to try to live in this place in this way, is oddly reassuring ... We root for the Kanzes when freezing trees crack like rifle shots all night long, when hard frosts in July and August turn their carefully tended tomato plants to sad mush. We wonder how and why they do it, even as we wonder why we do what we do and live where we live. And we are comforted, knowing such brave and capable people wonder too." -- Wall Street Journal

"Beautifully written and utterly engaging--I savored every incident, every well-wrought sentence." -- Philip G. Terrie, author of Contested Terrain, Second Edition: A New History of Nature and People in the Adirondacks

"Adirondack is an absolute delight. If we were all living like the Kanzes, connected to our extended families, the fellow beings we share the biosphere with, the world would be a much healthier and better place." -- Alex Shoumatoff, contributing editor, Vanity Fair

"This is a heartfelt and meticulously researched journal of a man returning to and immersing himself in his home in the Adirondack Park. Connecting with history, natural history, and a community of people, Kanze places the conflicting nature philosophies of John Muir and John Burroughs into context in a relevant and poignant way." -- Bernd Heinrich, author of The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

"The book reads almost like a conversation with a friend, a good-hearted, compassionate, maybe a little old-fashioned, wise, and wonderful friend." -- Mary A. Hood, author of Walking Seasonal Roads

About the Author

Edward Kanze is a naturalist and licensed Adirondack guide. He has written extensively for various magazines and newspapers and is the author of several books, including Kangaroo Dreaming: An Australian Wildlife Odyssey.

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  • File Size: 27856 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Excelsior Editions (May 14, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 14, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KC5B2R8
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