Introduction; Part I: Scandinavian; Part II: Canadian; Part III: International; Index.
Bob Henderson has taught outdoor education at McMaster University for twenty-eight years. He is the author of Every Trail has a Story: Heritage Travel in Canada and co-editor of Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way. Bob lives in Uxbridge, Ontario. Nils Vikander has taught friluftsliv since 1991 at North Troendelag University College in Levanger, Norway. Starting his all-weather explorations of the outdoors as a child in Sweden, he followed his family to Canada where he became an academic roamer from east to west, interspersed with years of work/play in cross-country skiing. The latter took him yet further afield-to the US Midwest and Montana, and to the farthest reaches of the Canadian Arctic.
"This book makes interesting reading for anyone interested in environmental and sustainability education and concepts of nature and "nature at home", and who would like to use experiential methods to explore these topics with groups." - Pete Allison and Simon Beames -- Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning (London, UK) Dec 2008 "With a diverse collection of articles from Frilufsliv practitioners, educators and thinkers from around the globe, this book is a thorough study of the meaning, importance, and integrity of Frilufslive as a practice, philosophy, and way of life ... I found Nature First to be a breath of "free air' as a practical resource that brings together a multiplicity of scholars and practitioners under one sky, and as an inspiration to continue to pursue the "open-air life" the Frilufsliv way both professionally and personally." - W. Scott McCormack -- Canadian Journal of Environmental Education Vol 13