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John William Dawson : faith, hope, and science

Author: Susan Sheets-Pyenson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, Qué. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on Dawson's correspondence and personal papers, Susan Sheets-Pyenson paints an intimate portrait of a pivotal figure in Canada's scientific heritage and a proper Victorian gentleman whose pious Presbyterianism, missionary zeal, and unwavering belief in the light of knowledge drove him on a quest to conquer ignorance, prejudice, and bigotry.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sheets-Pyenson, Susan, 1949-
John William Dawson.
Montreal, Qué. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1996
(DLC) 97126059
Named Person: John William Dawson, Sir; J W Dawson, Sir; John William Dawson, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Sheets-Pyenson
ISBN: 9780773565760 0773565760
OCLC Number: 243500907
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1 Dawson and the Light of Knowledge""; ""2 Nova Scotia Roots""; ""3 So Many ""Opportunities of doing good""""; ""4 A Real Horse Race""; ""5 ""Good results in store""""; ""6 ""Stand by and grumble""""; ""7 ""None knew him but to love him""""; ""8 ""One of the deepest mortifications of my scientific life""""; ""9 A Mission of Popularization""; ""10 ""A quiet middle course""""; ""11 Nova Scotia Revisited""; ""12 ""Mighty trees from small saplings grow""""; ""13 Putting Montreal on the Scientific Map""; ""14 Toward International Science""; ""15 No More Toil"" ""Notes""""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""
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