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The little giant, George Dawson

Author: Joyce C Barkhouse
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Natural Heritage/Natural History, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exceptional man, George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901) a tiny hunchback, may have contributed more than any other person to early knowledge of the geology, biology and ethnology of Canada's Northwest. Possessed of a brilliant mind, boundless enthusiasm, an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and a great love of the land, he made some of the most epic exploratory journeys in Canadian history. His maps and reports remain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barkhouse, Joyce C.
Little giant, George Dawson.
Toronto, Ont. : Natural Heritage/Natural History, ©1989
(OCoLC)19972968
Named Person: George Mercer Dawson; George Mercer Dawson; George Mercer Dawson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce C Barkhouse
ISBN: 9781554881772 1554881773
OCLC Number: 304494747
Notes: Originally published under title: George Dawson : the little giant. Toronto : Clarke, Irwin, 1974.
Description: 1 online resource (138 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Foreword; 1 Disaster; 2 Family; 3 Determination; 4 Atlantic Voyage; 5 London; 6 Home; 7 Skookum Tumtum; 8 Boundary Commission; 9 Geological Survey; 10 Summer with Rankine; 11 Busy Years; 12 Fame; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: George Dawson :
Responsibility: Joyce Barkhouse.

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An exceptional man, George Mercer Dawson (1849-1901) a tiny hunchback, may have contributed more than any other person to early knowledge of the geology, biology and ethnology of Canada's Northwest. Possessed of a brilliant mind, boundless enthusiasm, an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and a great love of the land, he made some of the most epic exploratory journeys in Canadian history. His maps and reports remain invaluable reference sources. Both Dawson City and Dawson Creek are named in his honour. This book tells the story of some of his life experiences and adventures.

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