An ornithologist and conservationist shares his remarkable experiences living in the wilderness.
Claude Arbour swapped urban civilization for nature at its purest. In Choosing Wildness, he describes his personal journey from being a high school dropout to becoming one of Quebec's most respected ornithologists and avian conservationists, not only saving individual birds sent to him for reintroduction into the wild but also preserving a network of nesting sites in northern Quebec. Through his account, we are taken on a remarkable voyage, one in which we are invited to partake: "I would like to breathe into your everyday life the calm and beauty of this natural world I live in, to share with you my love for it and the joy that it brings me. And, maybe, to show you how to follow me."