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Author Name:    ROBERTSON, Heather. TYRRELL, Joseph Burr).

Title:   Measuring Mother Earth : How Joe the Kid became Tyrrell of the North. First Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2007, ISBN:9780771075391 

Seller ID:   92297

ROBERTSON, Heather. Measuring Mother Earth : How Joe the Kid became Tyrrellof the North . (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (2007). Pp. (8),[1]-348, (4). Illustated. 8vo, dark grey cloth with copper lettering to spine. "One of Canada's first scientific exploriers, Joseph Burr Tyrrell began his career in the late nineteenth century by surveying the Rocky Mountains on foot and mapping remote northern rivers from a birchbark cane; he ended it at the dawn of the atomic age, flying across the wilderness in bush planes. Among his many accomplishments, Tyrrell discvoered Canada's first dinosaur, Albertosaurus, and an Ice Age glacier he named Keewatin. He risked his own andhis companions' lives charting the Dubawnt and Kazan river networks west o f Hudson Bay, and rescued the maps and records of Canada's great geographre, David Thompson, from oblivion." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 20.00


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