GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - “Canoes: A Natural History in North America” is the perfect road trip for outdoor lovers.

The new book focuses on the cultural history of canoes and the people who made them and the adventures they shared.

Co-author Mark Neuzil, a former wilderness guide, is a longtime canoeist and a professor of communication and journalism at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul.

“Canoes: A Natural History in North America” is available online and at major bookstores everywhere.