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Riassunto: George Mercer Dawson is a towering figure in Canadian history — and science — as the man who led the Geological Survey during its exploration of the Canadian West, mostly from horseback or from a canoe. A tough job for anyone, it was an extraordinary achievement for Dawson. Born in 1849, Dawson was crippled by a childhood illness that left him hunchbacked and in constant pain. He never grew taller than a young boy, and he never let his disabilities stop him. An avid photographer, amateur painter, professional geologist and botanist, and by necessity an ethnographer, Dawson wrote constantly: poetry, journals, reports, notes, and more than five thousand letters, his first at the age of six and his last just two days before he died in 1901.
But Dawson never wrote his memoirs. So, a century after his death, Phil Jenkins has lent him a hand. Using Dawson’s own words, and filling in the gaps in Dawson’s voice, Jenkins presents the man who left his heart in western Canada. Their countless stories — from witnessing the last great buffalo stampede to encountering the timeless customs of the Haida — evoke the real excitement of the age of exploration. Dawson knew the pain of unrequited love, suffered the bite of a million mosquitoes, and yet he travelled on, over mountainous physical odds, to become one of the most respected and enjoyed of Victorian Canadians, in the thought-provoking times of Dickens and Darwin.
About the Author: An author and performing songwriter, Phil Jenkins has written for a number of magazines, including National Geographic Traveller, Equinox, and Heritage Canada, and was a feature writer for Ottawa Magazine for five years. His first book, Fields of Vision: A Journey to Canada’s Family Farms, a national bestseller, was published in 1991. His second, An Acre of Time, published in 1996, won the Canadian Author’s Association Lela Common Award for History, jointly won the Ottawa Citizen Non-Fiction Award, and was made into a play nominated for a Governor General’s award. His third book, River Song: Sailing the History of the St. Lawrence River was published in 2001. From 1991 to 1996, Jenkins was the book columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, and he currently writes on interesting city rooms for the newspaper. He has also recently released a CD, CarTunes, with the band Riverbend. He lives in Chelsea, Quebec.
Titolo: Beneath My Feet: The Memoirs of George ...
Casa editrice: McClelland & Stewart
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, 2007. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP91855215
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, 2007. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP29411461
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2755815488
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Nearly brand new book that shows only slight signs of wear. Codice libro della libreria G0771043880I2N00
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Codice libro della libreria G0771043880I4N00
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Straight spine with no creases. Cover has no damage and pages show little wear. Codice libro della libreria G0771043880I2N00
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0771043880
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807710438883.0
Descrizione libro McClelland and Stewart, Toronto Ont CA, 2007. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Dawson is a towering figure in Canadian history and science; a groundbreaker in the Geological Survey's opening of the Canadian West. Also an avid painter, photographer and poet. 350 pages; gift inscription inked on first page. Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 ''. Codice libro della libreria 75843
Descrizione libro McClelland & Stewart, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. No jacket as issued. Codice libro della libreria ABE-1483573093393