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No ordinary man : George Mercer Dawson

Author: Lois Winslow-Spragge; Bradley John Lockner
Publisher: Toronto : Natural Heritage/Natural History, ©1993.
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George Mercer Dawson was indeed no ordinary man. Born in 1849, son of the first Principal of McGill University, Dawson defied health circumstances that would have defeated many people and went on to become one of our most exceptional Canadians. As a geologist in the British North American Boundary Commission between Canada and the U.S.A. and as Director of the Geological Survey of Canada in 1895, Dawson examined and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Winslow-Spragge, Lois.
No ordinary man.
Toronto : Natural Heritage/Natural History, c1993
(OCoLC)24284787
Named Person: George Mercer Dawson; George M Dawson; George Mercer Dawson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Winslow-Spragge; Bradley John Lockner
ISBN: 9781554882441 1554882443
OCLC Number: 281674700
Description: 1 online resource (208 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: Foreword; Editor's Introduction; The "Little Doctor," George Mercer Dawson; A Brief Biography; George and His Grandfather; Childhood Essays; A Boyhood Diary; A Voyage to Great Britain with Father; Summers on the Lower St. Lawrence River; A Voyage by Sail to Great Britain; First Year at the Royal School of Mines, London, 1869-70; Summer 1870, with Parents in Scotland; Second Year at the Royal School of Mines, 1870-71; A Summer of Field Work in the English Lake District; Third Year at the Royal School of Mines, 1871-72.
Responsibility: Lois Winslow-Spragge ; edited by Bradley Lockner.
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George Mercer Dawson was indeed no ordinary man. Born in 1849, son of the first Principal of McGill University, Dawson defied health circumstances that would have defeated many people and went on to become one of our most exceptional Canadians. As a geologist in the British North American Boundary Commission between Canada and the U.S.A. and as Director of the Geological Survey of Canada in 1895, Dawson examined and explored every aspect of Canada's unknown territories. This collection of writings, letters, diaries and essays begins with the young George and moves through his developing years to.

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