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Back to the Mack by Chris Wood


Canada’s greatest river chain is more phenomenon than thing, or even place—a ceaseless living exchange of energies and nutrients, which is perpetually morphing into what it will be next.”

Back to the Mack, created by the Walrus Foundation in partnership with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, contains Chris Wood’s seminal story about the Mackenzie River, “The Last Great Water Fight,” first featured in the October 2010 issue of The Walrus. The ebook also includes “Back to the Mack,” in which the award-winning journalist and author returns to the Mackenzie four years after his original story and chronicles the development of natural resources affecting both the river and the extensive ecosystems and communities it supports.