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text Ì Alone Against the North × Adam Shoalts Ly determined to explore  It took him several attempts and years of research But finally alone he found the headwaters of the mysterious river He believed he had discovered what he had set out to find But the adventure had just begun Unexpected dangers awaited him downstream   Gripping and often poetic Alone Against the North is a classic adventure story of single minded obsession physical hardship and the restless sense of wonder that every explorer has in common   But what does exploration mean in an age when satellite imagery of even the remotest corner of the planet is available to anyone with a phone Is there anything left to explore   What Shoalts discovered as he paddled downriver was a series of unmapped waterfalls tha The story may have been interesting but the ego of the author and his constant running down of those around him really put me off It overshadowed the storyline for me and I wouldn't recommend it for that reason

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Alone Against the North doc ↠ Paperback read · adam shoalts ó [Reading] ➸ Alone Against the North Author Adam Shoalts – The age of exploration is not over When Adam Shoalts ventured into the largest unexplored wilderness on the planet he hoped to set foot where no one had ev T could easily have killed him Just as astonishing was the media reaction when he got back to civilization He was crowned “Canada’s Indiana Jones” and appeared on morning television He was feted by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and congratulated by the Governor General People were enthralled by Shoalts’s proof that the world is bigger than we think   Shoalts’s story makes it clear that the world can become known only by getting out of our cars and armchairs and setting out into the unknown where every step is different from the one before and something you may never have imagined lies around the next curve in the river                                              From the Hardcover editi This book definitely grips you from the start I found that I couldn't put the book down until I finished it I've never read this type of book before but I saw the author speak at Toronto's Word on the Street literary festival and was intrigued Reading the book I felt like I was walking right beside the author through every swamp and forest his descriptions of Canada's vast wilderness are so clear The way he describes his encounters with wildlife such as bears eagles and moose as well as his experience with his surroundings make me love and fear the wilderness at the same timeEven though the Adam doesn't really delve into what he's feeling during every hurdle you find yourself understanding how he feels regardless You feel like you're reading a non fiction versus a fiction because the book reads like a story I am the most impressed by this because most non fiction books i've encountered tend to be dry I also really like how Adam incorporated historical tidbits that relate to his current position in his journey so on top of reading a great story I learned about history I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys walking through the woods watching reality TV on the discovery channel or anyone interested in the exploration of Canada

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Alone Against the NorthThe age of exploration is not over When Adam Shoalts ventured into the largest unexplored wilderness on the planet he hoped to set foot where no one had ever gone before What he discovered surprised even him Shoalts was no stranger to the wilderness He had hacked his way through jungles and swamp had stared down polar bears and climbed mountains But one spot on the map called out to him irresistibly the Hudson Bay Lowlands a trackless expanse of muskeg and lonely rivers caribou and Alone Against MOBI #207 wolf an of the north parts of which to this day remain unexplored  Cutting through this forbidding landscape is a river no explorer trapper or canoeist had left any record of paddling It was this river that Shoalts was obsessive There have been some complaints from readers about this author's ego; complaints that the book is about him than it is about the Canadian Wilderness But perhaps all great adventurers are somewhat self centred; what could possibly make them risk their lives the way they do if not for some deep inner ego driven force They clearly do it not so much for the knowledge gained but out of a compulsion for adventure; their thirst for seeing what's around the next corner; their thrill in risking their lives without thought of how that affects others In other words they are not like you and me They carry an insatiable passion within and this passion benefits us all when they write books like this detailing their adventures and those of other explorers before them An unfortunate side to the risk taker's adventurous and careless spirit is their inability to understand and have compassion for others who have less compulsion than them; I found his somewhat derisive tone for his companion Brent Kozah a bit harsh He claims they are still friends; I wonder what Brent would have to say about that after his depiction in this book; Adam Shoalts could have been a little kinder Nonetheless this book was an exciting depiction of a great adventure and I thoroughly enjoyed it