Listening Point

Listening Point

by Sigurd Olson
Nature
U. of Minn Press
Softcover, 243 Pages
$15.95

We dropped our 12-year-old grandson at Burntside Lake near Ely last Friday for a two-week adventure in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.  This, of course, is the site of Sigurd Olson's Listening Point - one of the earliest and still compelling contribitions to conservation and environmental literature.  "Why wilderness", asks Olson and he proceeds to address that question with poetic meditations from his cabin in the Quetico-Superior country of northern Minnesota.