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Adam Shoalts is the Westaway Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the author of three best-selling books: Alone Against the North, A History of Canada in 10 Maps, and Beyond the Trees. Named “one of Canada’s greatest living explorers” by Canadian Geographic, Shoalts holds a PhD in history from McMaster University and frequently writes about the value of maintaining wild spaces. He lives in southwestern Ontario.