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Wilderness Seasons: Life and Adventure in Canada's North Paperback – December 1, 1988

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Ian Wilson is Principal of Wolf Enterprises in San Rafael, CA, where he consults with senior management teams on projects involving strategic management, strategic vision, and scenario planning.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Gordon Soules Book Publishers (December 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0919574343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0919574342
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I enjoyed this book so much I had to force myself to put it down, as I did not want the enjoyment to end after one day. Instead, I stretched it out to three days...and after completion on the third day, I flipped to the front and read it again...start-to-finish...that very night.
This wonderful, 'true' adventure is about a couple's experiences in the remote wilderness of northern British Columbia. It tells of why they left; how they lived; what they saw; what they did with their days; and most importantly (for me anyway) of why they'd do it again.
This brings me to why some readers may not like it: -
If you don't understand why two people would choose to leave the city and move to a remote land, full of cold, darkness, loneliness and Bears...then you won't enjoy this book as much as I did. You may (by that I mean 'it's possible') develop some understanding as to why the authors chose to live in the wilderness...but then again, you may not. For me, this was one of the greatest aspects of the book. The authors never try to justify why they went on this adventure. They told of their reasons and left it at that...leaving the reader to understand...or to read on, thinking 'Why would anyone...?' Either you 'understand', or you don't. I understood...and I loved it. But for those who don't...you just might stay that way!
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It is a fabulous story of real life adventure by a city couple who became disenchanted with society in general. I would have given it more stars except for the following:
1. There is much emphasis on this young man's photography, yet there are few pictures in the book and even they are black and white, disappointing.
2. Too much emphasis on photography and having to fool around with the guy's camera and film.
3. It would have been nice to include more details on their day to day, insignificant life and less on the snow skiing. More pics would have been a great boost.
4. The title is OK, but the main theme is on the couple making a 14 month life from city to wilderness a success.
5.Ian does all of the thinking so it appears. The book says the authors are Ian and Sally, not nearly enough direct comments/input from Ian's wife, Sally Wilson.
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I love these kind of stories,because there true. this is a story in my opinion that was a huge gamble for the authors in every sense of the word. they gave up their jobs in the city of vancouver to live on a northern british columbia lake.they documented everything that they did and created this book.It makes me want to break out of my own life and do something like this.
the authors of this book are not wild and crazy people they are normal down to earth people who have gone and done something that most of us would love to do.
it,s full of great chapters with exciting stories of wild rapids,and wild animals,also long boring days that they hated but persivered through,a few mountain men with interesting stories I hope you enjoy this book and I hope my review was helpfull
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What a great book! A once in a lifetime chance to live in the wilderness, commune with nature, and find what you are really made of. This couple is to be admired and encouraged to write many more books like this one. You feel as though you are with them every step. You can feel the cold in Winter, and the joy that Spring brings to all creatures. A must have for anyone who loves nature and adventure.
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This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. Ian and Sally are a young married couple who dreamed of leaving civilization and living in a cabin in the wilderness. It took them a year to gather the money and supplies needed, but eventually they made it to a lake in Northern British Columbia, Canada.

The book is written from the journals they kept during their 14 month adventure. I was totally drawn into their lives as they described building a cabin and a food cache, the wildlife they lived among, the changing of the seasons, canoeing on the lake, the sounds and smells of the wilderness, and the aurora borealis at night.

I just purchased their other two books (Arctic Adventures, and Wilderness Journey: Reliving the Adventures of Canada's Voyageurs) because I want to travel and explore with them.
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