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Author Name:    FINNIE, Richard.

Title:   Canada Moves North. Revised Edition

Publisher:    Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto , 1948, 

Seller ID:   95771

FINNIE, Richard. Canada Moves North. Revised Edition. Illustrated. Toronto : The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, (1948). Pp (6),vii-ix,(3),1-239,(5),+ 64 pp plates. Endpaper Maps. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, dark blue lettering to spine. Smith, Pacific Norhwest Americana 3072, Lotz, Yukon Bibliography p.5, Tourville, Alaska, A bibliography 1561, Ricks, Alaska Bibliographyp.99. Watters p.960, Arctic Bibliography 4986, Rhodenizer p.59. "Journalis t's account of the Northwest Territories in the 1940s" - AB. Richard Sterling Finnie (b. August 24, 1906, Dawson City, Yukon Territory - d. February 2, 1987, Belvedere, California) Canadian-American writer, filmaker. "When this book was first published in 1942, the statement, Canada Moves North, wastaken with a grain of salt by the great majority on this continent. Richar d Finnie's glowing, first-hand account of the beauty of the Polar Regions and of the great strides that have been made there in transportation, mining, and agriculture read like an enthusiast's wishful thinking to people who had never heard of Goose Bay, Fort Nelson, Norman Wells or, of course the Alaska Highway or the immense Canol Project. Mr. Finnie now has the satisfaction of bringing Canada Moves North up to date with a Postscript in which he describes concisely just what the atomic age has meant to the North. Now at last the idea of the Polar Mediterranean becomes clear, highways and airports are seen as essential to safety and progress, the huge unknown territories are being carefully mapped, and the Arctic is recognized as the crossroads of transpolar aerial commerce. 'The attitude of the Government towardsocial problems in the North' he points out, 'seems to be undergoing a cha nge, and some of the policies so earnestly advocated in this book are at last being given serious consideration. ' To the thousands who served in the Arctic during the war and 'discovered' the North, this book will be of tremendous interest, and to those who have yet to visiit the northern frontier,it will be a revelation." - from the dustjacket, (not present with this co py.) Contents : 1. Geography; 2. Exploration; 3. Fur Trade; 4. Missions; 5.Administration; 6. Transportation and Communication; 7. Oil, Gold, and Rad ium; 8. Yellowknife; 9. Farming and Stock Raising; 10. Tourist Traffic; 11.Civilization; 12. Literature and the Arts; 13. Postscript. Spine yellowed, else very good. 20.00


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