Books That Inspire 2005

Reflections from the North Country
Sigurd F. Olson

Long before I had the opportunity to experience the canoe country of northern Minnesota and adjacent western Ontario, Canada, for myself, I “traveled” the country through the books of Sigurd F. Olson. In all of his books, Olson describes nature and wilderness travel in a beautiful flowing style.

In Reflections from the North Country, Olson puts into perspective many life-enhancing qualities refined during years of wilderness travel and active participation in wilderness preservation. Through twenty-eight topics that include timelessness, solitude, and simplicity, this book inspires me to refocus my thoughts that are too often blurred by our frantic modern world.
Bill Dengler
Technical Project Management Specialist I
Oklahoma Biological Survey