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Author Winslow-Spragge, Lois.

Title No ordinary man [electronic resource] : George Mercer Dawson / Lois Winslow-Spragge ; edited by Bradley Lockner.

Imprint Toronto : Natural Heritage/Natural History, ©1993.

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Description 1 online resource (208 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 200) and index.
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.
Summary 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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Subject Dawson, George Mercer, 1849-1901.
Dawson, George M., 1849-1901.
Dawson, George Mercer, 1849-1901
Dawson, George Mercer.
Geologists -- Canada -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Lockner, Bradley John, 1950-
Other Form: Print version: Winslow-Spragge, Lois. No ordinary man. Toronto : Natural Heritage/Natural History, ©1993 0920474616 9780920474617 (OCoLC)24284787
ISBN 9781554882441 (electronic bk.)
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