Ghost Buck

Dean Bennett

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ISBN: 9781939017666

Ghost Buck

One man's Family and its Hunting Traditions

  Author:   Dean Bennett    
  Publisher:  Islandport Press

In Ghost Buck: One Man’s Family and Its Hunting Traditions, Dean Bennett uses his formidable knowledge to add personal depth and poignancy to a multi-generational tale that explores the erosion of public land use, the degradation of the environment, and the changing rural culture in the Northeast since the 1800s.

Using in-depth records from his family’s hunting journal, including photographs and letters dating back to the 1800s and a detailed camp register from 1936 to the present, Dean Bennett tells of the changes that have affected hunting and the landscape in western Maine since his boyhood. Combining his skills as an illustrator and storyteller, Bennett skillfully weaves memoir, natural history, politics, and emotion into a volume chock-full of information about hunting in a changing world. This is not a book about how to hunt, but rather a paean to the traditions of a family and a rural and nature-centric lifestyle that will ring true to hunters and non-hunters alike. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs and line drawings by the author.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781939017666
Item ISL059
PublisherIslandport Press
PublisherIslandport Press
Published on November 2 2016
Language eng
Pages 296
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight329(g)
Dean B. Bennett is professor emeritus at the University of Maine at Farmington. He has authored numerous books on wilderness and environmental stewardship, including several on the Allagash River, as well as illustrating and writing beloved children's books. Much of his professional life has been devoted to teaching and writing in the fields of science and environmental education, natural history, and human relationships with nature. His books include Allagash: Maine's Wild and Scenic River; The Forgotten Nature of New England; and The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm: A Story of Hope for the American Wild.