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Dawson, George Mercer 1849-1901

Overview
Works: 436 works in 1,534 publications in 3 languages and 10,332 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Biography  Records and correspondence  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Surveys  History  Textbooks  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: QE22.D29, 970.00497
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Comparative vocabularies of the Indian tribes of British Columbia : with a map illustrating distribution by Geological and Natural History Survey of Canada( Book )

28 editions published between 1884 and 1999 in English and French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on an exploration in the Yukon district, N.W.T., and adjacent northern portion of British Columbia, 1887 by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

36 editions published between 1887 and 1987 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Results of Canadian Yukon Expedition. Appendices include flora and fauna, Indian tribes, meteorological observations and astronomical observations used in construction of map
Descriptive sketch of the physical geography and geology of the Dominion of Canada by Alfred Richard Cecil Selwyn( Book )

18 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the Shuswap people of British Columbia by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

28 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the geology and resources of the region in the vicinity of the forty-ninth parallel, from the Lake of the woods to the Rocky Mountains by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

26 editions published between 1875 and 1982 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mineral wealth of British Columbia, with an annotated list of localities of minerals of economic value by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

25 editions published between 1888 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This article from 1889 discusses the various mines and mountain ranges in British Columbia that had been found to have rich minerals, as well as those that could potentially house mineral veins
Descriptive notes on certain implements, weapons, &c., from Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C. by Alexander Mackenzie( )

19 editions published between 1891 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Haidas by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

25 editions published between 1882 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath my feet : the memoirs of George Mercer Dawson by Phil Jenkins( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Mercer Dawson is a towering figure in Canadian history ' and science ' as the man who led the Geological Survey during its exploration of the Canadian West, mostly from horseback or from a canoe. A tough job for anyone, it was an extraordinary achievement for Dawson. Born in 1849, Dawson was crippled by a childhood illness that left him hunchbacked and in constant pain. He never grew taller than a young boy, and he never let his disabilities stop him. An avid photographer, amateur painter, professional geologist and botanist, and by necessity an ethnographer, Dawson wrote constantly: poetry, journals, reports, notes, and more than five thousand letters, his first at the age of six and his last just two days before he died in 1901. But Dawson never wrote his memoirs. So, a century after his death, Phil Jenkins has lent him a hand. Using Dawson's own words, and filling in the gaps in Dawson's voice, Jenkins presents the man who left his heart in western Canada. Their countless stories ' from witnessing the last great buffalo stampede to encountering the timeless customs of the Haida ' evoke the real excitement of the age of exploration. Dawson knew the pain of unrequited love, suffered the bite of a million mosquitoes, and yet he travelled on, over mountainous physical odds, to become one of the most respected and enjoyed of Victorian Canadians, in the thought-provoking times of Dickens and Darwin. From the Hardcover edition
Elementary geography of the British colonies by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

24 editions published between 1892 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The barren ground of northern Canada by Warburton Pike( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a journey in 1889 to the desert region of Canada between Hudson Bay and the Arctic Sea, in order to find and study the musk-ox and its Indian hunters
Notes on the Indian tribes of the Yukon District and adjacent northern portion of British Columbia by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

19 editions published between 1887 and 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glaciation of British Columbia by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

19 editions published between 1888 and 1981 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes and observations on the Kwakiool people of Vancouver Island by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

15 editions published between 1888 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sketches of the past and present condition of the Indians of Canada by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

20 editions published between 1877 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the subarctic forest : a record of a canoe journey from Fort Wrangel to the Pelly Lakes, and down the Yukon River to the Behring Sea by Warburton Pike( Book )

1 edition published in 1896 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey through British Columbia, Yukon Territory, to the Aleutian Islands, 1892-93
Note on the occurrence of jade in British Columbia and its employment by the natives by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

16 editions published between 1887 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Customs and arts of the Kwakiool by George Mercer Dawson( Book )

15 editions published between 1888 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic minerals of Canada by Geological Survey of Canada( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Beneath my feet : the memoirs of George Mercer Dawson
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Alternative Names
Dawson, G.M. 1849-1901

Dawson, G. M. (George Mercer)

Dawson, G.M. (George Mercer), 1849-1901

Dawson, George M.

Dawson, George M. 1849-1901

Dawson, George Mercer

Dawson, George Mercer 1849-1901

George Dawson

George Dawson kanadyjski geograf i geolog

George M. Dawson

George Mercer Dawson Canadees cartograaf (1849-1901)

George Mercer Dawson kanadischer Geograph, Geodät und Paläontologe

Mercer Dawson, George 1849-1901

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Доусон, Джордж Мерсер

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