Canoeing a Continent

On the Trail of Alexander Mackenzie

Author: Max Finkelstein

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770707042

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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A highly personal account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, some two hundred years later, the route of Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America (1793). Mackenzie’s water trail is now commemorated as the Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route. More than just a travelogue of a canoe trip across Canada, this is an account that crosses more than two centuries. It is an exploration into the heart and mind of Alexander Mackenzie, the explorer, and Max Finkelstein, the "Voyageur-in-Training." Using Mackenzie’s journals and his own journal writings, the author creates a view of the land from two vantage points. The author retraced the route of Alexander Mackenzie across North America from Ottawa through to Cumberland House, Saskatchewan, and paddled the Blackwater, Fraser and Peace Rivers, completing the trip in 1999. This route is the most significant water trail in North America, and perhaps the world. "A ’must-read’ for everyone who loves wild places and the magic of canoes." - Cliff Jacobson, Outdoor Writer & Consultant "Past and present collide in this journey of discovery across the map of Canada. Max craves the extremes. He relishes in coping with what nature throws at him, punishing himself to find his physical limits and experiencing firsthand the inherent dangers in such a voyage. With Alexander Mackenzie as his guide and inspiration, Max finds the strength to carry on against all odds to forge poignant historical and personal links in this incredible cross-Canada paddling odyssey." - Becky Mason, Artist and Paddler, Chelsea, Quebec

Alexander Mackenzie, Explorer

The Hero Who Failed

Author: James K. Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fur trade Canada

Page: 190

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Biography of Alexander Mackenzie, Scottish explorer and North West Company fur trader of 18th century Canada, who discovered the Mackenzie River, and who was the first man to reach the Pacific overland north of Mexico. Includes maps, photographs, list of Indian groups encountered by Mackenzie, and bibliography.

Canadian Exploration Literature

An Anthology

Author: Germaine Warkentin

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 145972108X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 600

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First published by Oxford University Press in 1993, Exploration Literature is a groundbreaking collection of early writing inspired by the opening of a continent.With maps, notes, and thumbnail biographies of these early writers, Exploration Literature is an entry point for both the casual reader and the student of Canadian literature into the beginnings of a literate response to the awe and wonder inspired by an unfolding geography and the literary fundamentals of new nationhood.

Historical Dictionary of the Inuit

Author: Pamela R. Stern

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810879123

Category: History

Page: 290

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Inuit provides a history of the indigenous peoples of North Alaska, arctic Canada including Labrador, and Greenland. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Inuits.

Rivers of North America

Author: Arthur C. Benke,Colbert E. Cushing

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080454184

Category: Nature

Page: 1168

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AWARDS: 2006 Outstanding Academic Title, by CHOICE The 2005 Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Best Reference 2005, by the Library Journal Rivers of North America is an important reference for scientists, ecologists, and students studying rivers and their ecosystems. It brings together information from several regional specialists on the major river basins of North America, presented in a large-format, full-color book. The introduction covers general aspects of geology, hydrology, ecology and human impacts on rivers. This is followed by 22 chapters on the major river basins. Each chapter begins with a full-page color photograph and includes several additional photographs within the text. These chapters feature three to five rivers of the basin/region, and cover several other rivers with one-page summaries. Rivers selected for coverage include the largest, the most natural, and the most affected by human impact. This one-of-a-kind resource is professionally illustrated with maps and color photographs of the key river basins. Readers can compare one river system to another in terms of its physiography, hydrology, ecology, biodiversity, and human impacts. * Extensive treatment provides a single source of information for North America's major rivers * Regional specialists provide authoritative information on more than 200 rivers * Full-color photographs and topographical maps demonstrate the beauty, major features, and uniqueness of each river system * One-page summaries help readers quickly find key statistics and make comparisons among rivers

The explorers of Alaska

Author: John David Ragan

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791013113

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 111

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Surveys the history of exploration in Alaska, from its discovery to its achieving statehood.

Rivers of the World

A Social, Geographical, and Environmental Sourcebook

Author: James R. Penn

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576070425

Category: Nature

Page: 357

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Rivers of the World, vividly written and meticulously researched, is a rich and thorough treatment of some 200 of the world's rivers. * Organized in A-Z format, from the rivers Aare to Ziz * Each entry is prefaced with basic facts for the river covered, including river source, tributaries, outlet, and length * Each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading * Includes a full index and glossary of key terms

Rupert's Land

A Cultural Tapestry

Author: Richard C. Davis,Richard I. Ruggles,Calgary Institute for the Humanities

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889209766

Category: History

Page: 314

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Revised versions of papers presented at a conference held at the University of Calgary, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 1986.

Rewriting Apocalypse in Canadian Fiction

Author: Marlene Goldman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773572945

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Rewriting Apocalypse in Contemporary Canadian Fiction is the first book to explore the literary, psychological, political, and cultural repercussions of the apocalypse in the fiction of Timothy Finley, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, Thomas King, and Joy Kogawa. While writers from diverse nations have adopted and adapted the biblical narrative, these Canadian authors introduce particular twists to the familiar myth of the end. Goldman demonstrates that they share a marked concern with purgation of the non-elect, the loss experienced by the non-elect, and the traumatic impact of apocalyptic violence. She also analyzes Canadian apocalyptic accounts as crisis literature written in the context of the Cold War - written against the fear of total destruction.

The Elusive Mr. Pond

The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer Who Opened the Northwest

Author: Barry Gough

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1771620404

Category: History

Page: 272

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Sir Alexander Mackenzie is known to schoolchildren as a great Canadian explorer who gave his name to the country’s longest river, but hardly anyone could name the man who mentored Mackenzie and mapped much of northwestern Canada before him. Soldier, fur trader and explorer Peter Pond, the subject of this long overdue book, is a man whose legend has been forgotten in favor of those who came after him. Much of Pond’s life is shadowed in mystery. Historian Barry Gough uses Pond’s surviving memoirs, explorers’ journals, letters written by acquaintances of Pond, publications in London magazines and many other sources to track and reconstruct the life of one of the last of the tough, old-style explorers who ventured into the wilderness with little more than a strong instinct for survival and helped shape the modern world.

World Explorers and Discoverers

Author: Richard E. Bohlander

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 531

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Provides background information on various explorers and discoverers throughout history

The Viking Explorers

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791012956

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 111

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Traces the history of Viking exploration and conquest in Europe and North America.

Encyclopedia of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Author: Elin Woodger,Brandon Toropov

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110235

Category: Lewis and Clark Expedition

Page: 464

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Provides facts and information about the travels of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery and its importance in relation to Native Americans and the westward expansion in the United States.