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Mason, Bill 1929-1988

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Path of the paddle by Bill Mason( Book )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the basics of canoeing alone or with a partner and demonstrates advanced techniques for navigating rapids, coping with accidents, and portaging
Paddle to the sea by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This non-verbal film is designed to pictorially present the adventure, emotional appeal, and allure of the unknown described in H.C. Holling's book "Paddle to the Sea." It is an award winning film that follows an Indian boy's hand carved toy canoe from a northen Canadian stream through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence seaway to the distant Atlantic Ocean. The little canoe's adventures along the way are many: it plunges from the Niagara cataract; it sees the tragedy of industrial pollution; and it encounters swamp reeds, animals, large boats, and changing seasons. People all along the way who find the canoe are reluctant to return it to the water, but by luck or kindness they eventually do. The last person who finds it, repaints it, and returns it to the sea. In this way, the boy who carved the canoe has his dream realized - that one day the canoe reach the sea
Ants : little creatures who run the world by Bill Mason( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peer into the world of ants with sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson to understand why some people consider ants the most successful life form on earth
Death of a star by Robin Bates( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Supernovas are as spectacular as they are rare. In early 1987, a giant star exploded in the sky -- one of the most violent celestial events since the creation of the universe ... Why did this phenomenon fascinate, baffle, and delight astronomers? What causes a star to explode? How will these energy blasts help us understand our universe?"--Container
Song of the paddle : an illustrated guide to wilderness camping by Bill Mason( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to the phenomenally successful Path of the Paddle, Bill Mason, one of Canadas most respected canoeists, conservationists and artists, offers his insight, experiences and expertise in this new edition of a classic. Included in this edition is an extensive, updated resource list on all aspects of canoeing in North America
Solo Whitewater( Visual )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short film from famed canoeist Bill Mason explains clearly how to locate a deep water channel by reading the rapids-and how to apply the many paddling strokes and maneuvers to steer the canoe where you want it to go. Filled with meaningful survival tactics, Solo Whitewater also depicts what happens when you make a mistake and "wipe out" in a turbulent rapid, as well as how to survive the swim
Solo Basic( Visual )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The joy and poetry of paddling solo are illustrated in Solo Basic-a classic film in the Path of the Paddle series-as are all the basic strokes used in maintaining complete control of the canoe. With the aid of animated lines, the path of the paddle is clearly defined so there can be no mistaking what the paddle is doing. Famed canoeist, conservationist, and wildlife expert Bill Mason demonstrates the various strokes in rapids in a way that will entice novice canoeists to get out on the water
Doubles Whitewater : Path of the Paddle( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Running rapids will always be a calculated risk. But risk diminishes with skill and knowledge. In Doubles Whitewater, a film by famed canoeist Bill Mason, two canoeists paddling double demonstrate how to read the rapids, plan a course, and follow it in complete control of the boat, using the basic paddling strokes. The strokes can be used in endless combination to reduce the risk of whitewater canoeing and increase the sheer joy and exuberance of a whitewater run
Doubles Basic( Visual )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When paddling double, the canoeists demonstrate the basic paddling strokes and how to apply them in a variety of combinations to move the canoe at will. Throughout the classic Doubles Basic film, the application of each stroke in rapids is shown briefly, with emphasis on the necessity of working as a well-coordinated team. This short film from canoeist Bill Mason is the winner of the BAFTA Film Award in the Best Specialized Film category
The Shape of things( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the geometric shapes found in nature and emphasizes that nature is constantly creating the same shapes
Death of a legend( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This documentary film by Bill Mason is about wolves and the negative myths surrounding the animal. Exceptional footage portrays the wolf's life cycle and the social organization of the pack, as well as other film of caribou, moose, deer and buffalo."
Waterwalker by Bill Mason( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow naturalist Bill Mason on his journey by canoe into the Ontario wilderness. The filmmaker and artist begins on Lake Superior, then explores winding and sometimes toruous river waters to the meadowlands of the river's source. Along the way, Mason paints scenes that capture his attention and muses about his love of the canoe, his artwork, and his own sense of the land
Song of the Paddle( Visual )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outdoorsman Bill Mason, his wife, and two children set out on a wilderness canoe camping holiday which encompasses countless adventures and an abundance of beautiful scenery, including the Indian rock carvings of Lake Superior. In this film, the art of canoeing is presented as more than just technical expertise; it becomes a family experience of shared joy
Path of the paddle by Bill Mason( Visual )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four programs on the techniques of canoeing. Solo basic demonstrates basic strokes for controlling the canoe, with animated lines showing motion of the paddle. Solo whitewater explains how to locate a deep-water channel, and tells how to guide the canoe through rapids and how to survive a wipe-out. Doubles basic shows how to apply basic paddling strokes in a variety of combinations. Doubles whitewater shows how to run rapids by reading the rapids, planning a course, and controlling the canoe with all the basic paddling strokes
The high cost of dying and other stories by Reed Crandall( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reed Crandall was an undisputed master of fine-line detail and expertly nuanced pen-and-ink texture. He was a perfect fit for EC Comics and his classic, illustrative style brilliantly illuminated sharp scripts featuring schemes, tricks, betrayal, and retribution in the company's crime, horror, and science fiction titles. This collection of 21 Crandall favorites includes "The Silent Towns," a Ray Bradbury story about the last man and woman on Mars; "Carrion Death," a stark horror story about a man struggling through the desert with a corpse handcuffed to his wrist as the vultures circle closer; "Sweetie-Pie," the grisly story of a ghoul who sets up a roadside hazard to procure, um, fresh meat; "The Kidnapper," about a man who decides to kidnap a baby to replace the one that had been stolen from him and his wife; "Space Suitors," a science fiction love triangle that leads to jealously, betrayal, and murder; and "The High Cost of Dying," the title story, in which a man must make an awful choice between burying his wife and feeding his children ... Like every book in the Fantagraphics EC Artists' Library, The High Cost Of Dying and Other Stories also features essays and notes by EC experts on these superbly crafted, classic masterpieces."--Publisher's website
Path of the paddle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short film from canoeist Bill Mason demonstrates the basic doubles paddling strokes and how to apply them in various combinations. The application of each stroke in rapids is shown briefly and the emphasis is always on working as a well-coordinated team
Cry of the Wild by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Bill Mason in his quest to understand the timber wolf. Mason captures on film, ever so gently, this powerful and compelling predator. This is a beautiful tribute to a mysterious and misundertood animal
Blake by William Blake( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in French and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Bill Mason's short film focuses on his friend and fellow filmmaker, Blake James. In his never-ending quest for freedom, Blake pilots his own plane. This film is Mason's view of his friend as a "hobo of the skies," but it is also an adventure that beckons the viewer to come along for the ride
Path of the paddle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short film from canoeist Bill Mason shows how to read the rapids and plan a course and follow it, with complete control of the boat, using the basic paddling strokes. Running rapids will always be a calculated risk, but risk diminishes with skill and knowledge. The strokes can be used in endless combination to reduce the risks of whitewater canoeing and increase the sheer joy and exuberance
The Rise and Fall of the Great Lakes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short documentary from conservationist Bill Mason, he illustrates that although the Great Lakes have had their ups and downs, nothing has been harder to take than what humans have done to them lately. In the film, a lone canoeist lives through the changes of geological history, through Ice Age and flood, only to find himself in the end trapped in a sea of scum
 
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Path of the paddle
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The high cost of dying and other storiesFire in the bones : Bill Mason and the Canadian canoeing tradition
Alternative Names
Bill Mason Canadees filmregisseur (1929-1988)

Bill Mason Canadian naturalist, author, artist and filmmaker

Bill Mason kanadischer Naturforscher und -schützer, Schriftsteller und Filmemacher

Bill Mason kanadský kanoista, filmař a spisovatel

Mason, William

Mason, William 1929-1988

Mason, William Clifford 1929-1988

بيل ماسون

메이슨, 빌 1929-1988

ビル・メイソン

メイソン, ビル

Languages
English (240)

French (6)

German (1)