The Pacific Northwest: its discovery by and early exploration by sea, land and river
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By: Nuffield, Edward
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 8.5" X 5.5"
Publication Date: 1990
PR Highlights: History of the Pacific Northwest, as discovered by
PHOTO Highlights: Drawings of maps throughout.
Description: The discovery and early exploration by sea, land, and river of the Pacific Northwest.
The great Fraser and Columbia river systems were and are the key to the Pacific Northwest. The race for early dominance over these rich fur-bearing routes pitted American sea captain Robert Gray against British navigator John Meares and land-and-river explorer David Thompson from Canada. Also chronicled in these pages are the extraordinary Lewis and Clark expeditions, the unbelievable continental trek of the Overlanders, the intimate stories of intrepid explorers Simon Fraser, Alexander Mackenzie - and many more.
Edward (Les) Nuffield, B.A., Ph.D., explored and mapped by canoe and packtrain in northern British Columbia in the 1940's, and writes from his own empathy for the adventure and the hardship of these early explorers. He has retired as Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Toronto, where he also served as Associate Dean of Arts & Science. He has written two books, X-ray Diffraction Methods and With the West in Her Eyes.