- The Complete Up North: A Guide to Ontario’s Wilderness from Black Flies to the Northern Lights © 2010
- McClelland & Stewart
- 611 pages
The Complete Up North is the ultimate book to have in your bathroom (or, if at camp, outhouse). It’s a collection of over one hundred short essays about life in Ontario’s wilderness.
The diversity of articles in this book is amazing. You learn about mammals, fish, bugs, trees, the sky and even the earth in general.
Are you curious about the variations in the loon’s call? Have you ever wondered how far a bullfrog can jump (8-10′ on average). Have you ever considered why the Trillium is Ontario’s floral emblem? This book answers questions you never realized you had about life in Ontario.
If the essay proper isn’t enough information for you, the sidebars are full of facts and stats. As icing on the cake, each essay starts with a fine drawing of the subject.
This is the perfect gift for any armchair naturalist!