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Eighteenth-century naturalists of Hudson Bay

Author: C Stuart Houston; T F Ball; Mary Houston
Publisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003.
Series: McGill-Queen's native and northern series, 34.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a look at the achievements of a group of early naturalists who studied weather and natural history at isolated fur-trading posts on Hudson Bay. This book demonstrates that Hudson Bay is the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Stuart Houston; T F Ball; Mary Houston
ISBN: 9780773569751 0773569758
OCLC Number: 180704125
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 333 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: The European connection --
Alexander Light --
James Isham --
Humphrey Marten --
Andrew Graham --
Thomas Hutchins --
Moses Norton --
Samuel Hearne --
Peter Fidler --
Natural history --
Climatology --
In striking contrast: Charleston --
Appendices --
Sailing ships to York factory, 1716-1827 --
Provenance of Hudson's Bay Company journals / Deidre A. Simmons --
The ten HBC manuscripts of Graham and Hutchins / Stuart and Mary Houston --
Ten-year cycles / Stuart Houston --
How the HBC swan quill and swan skin trade almost extirpated the Trumpeter Swan / Stuart Houston, Mary Houston, and Henry M. Reeves --
How the Canada Goose got its name before there was a Canada / Stuart Houston --
Cree names for natural history species / Stuart Houston, Mary Houston, and Arok Wolvengrey.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's native and northern series, 34.
Responsibility: Stuart Houston, Tim Ball, and Mary Houston.
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