Adam Shoalts has been called one of Canada's greatest living explorers and in 2018 was named an Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He is also an historian, archaeologist, and geographer, and his book Alone Against the North was a #1 national bestseller. His second book, A History of Canada in Ten Maps was also national bestseller. Shoalts holds a Ph.D. from McMaster University where his doctoral research examined the influence Indigenous oral traditions had on explorers and fur traders in Canada's subarctic and Pacific Northwest. He has done archaeology in four countries and enjoys long walks in the woods.
National Bestseller [Shoalts] brings us along on his solo journey across the Arctic, infused with the wonder of seeing this majestic land and the urgency of making it back before winter sets in. --Toronto Star [A]mple moments of adrenaline and suspense and descriptions of breathtaking natural beauty in his voyages, but it's his thirst for the unknown--the blank spots--that resonated. --The New York Review of Books When reading Beyond the Trees, one gets the impression of author Adam Shoalts as a kind of Jack Kerouac meets Jack Reacher: an obsessive wanderer at his calmest in the midst of catastrophe. --Atlantic Books Today [Beyond the Trees] might just soothe your need for adventure. . . . wonder-filled . . . [a] beautiful book. --BuzzFeed . . . the adventure of a lifetime [told] in thrilling detail. --TVO A wild adventure...riveting. --Montreal Gazette [A] rousing adventure story . . . --Canada.com [An] homage to the wilds of the Canadian North. . . . If you love an outdoor adventure, Beyond the Trees is for you. --Kamloops Matters