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Old 07-13-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Somewhere on this 3rd rock from the sun
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I am enamored by nature and the Canadian wilderness is second to none on the planet-I am looking forward to my rafting sessions and ice skating and camping trips.

What I do wish to know is, are there any good transcendental philosophers who relate to nature, have written about living in the canadian landscape and made a spiritual connection.
Something akin to Ralph Waldo Emerson or Henry David Thoreu(Walden)


Also I am going to Ottawa and am looking forward to ice skating-Being from India, Ive never seen snow-fall or ice rinks and am really excited, Are there any patches of wilderness not too far away from civilization wherein I can just go and camp for a week or two(near the city of ottawa ?
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:50 AM
 
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Research Chief Dan George, David Suzuki, and Farley Mowat, as writers who love Canada.
Lots of camping north of Ottawa in the Gatineau hills,my personal favorite is Lac Phillipe camp ground.
Skating might be a bit of a problem for the moment as its the middle of summer.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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YouTube - Great White North - Topic : Great White North

These guys always espouse their love of Canada.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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Farley Mowat is probably the closest that you're going to come for what you are looking for.

As far as "mainstream" philosophers, I'd go with Leonard Cohen and Neil Young
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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I'd go along with Mowat, but also try this fellow's writings Virtual Saskatchewan is an independent ezine about Saskatchewan's people and places



There is plenty of wilderness near Ottawa for those who wish to experience mosquitoes and black flys on a personal level.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Slim Pickins.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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Northrop Frye wrote about naturalism and naturalistic themes now and then, though I can't recall the names of the books or essays where he expressed those ideas.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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Not so much a writer about nature but more of a Canadian history writer you may enjoy would be Pierre Berton. I can't remember the title, but I like his book about growing up in the Canadian north very much.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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Farley Mowat is probably the closest that you're going to come for what you are looking for.

As far as "mainstream" philosophers, I'd go with Leonard Cohen and Neil Young
There was one famous for "The medium is the message" which is among the few seminal thoughts of the 20th Century !
Initials are MM.
WAY smarter than Len and Neil .
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:14 PM
 
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There was one famous for "The medium is the message" which is among the few seminal thoughts of the 20th Century !
Initials are MM.
WAY smarter than Len and Neil .

Perhaps you're right about McLuhan, but I always found his guitar riffs to be a little off key.
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