Mapper of Mountains: M. P. Bridgland in the Canadian Rockies, 1902-1930

Mapper of Mountains: M. P. Bridgland in the Canadian Rockies, 1902-1930

by I. S. MacLaren
     
 

Mapper of Mountains follows the career of Dominion Land Surveyor Morrison Parsons Bridgland, who provided the first detailed maps of many regions of the Canadian Rockies. Between 1902 and 1930, this unheralded alpinist perfected phototopographical techniques to compile a series of mountaintop photographs during summers of field work, and spent his winters…  See more details below

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Mapper of Mountains follows the career of Dominion Land Surveyor Morrison Parsons Bridgland, who provided the first detailed maps of many regions of the Canadian Rockies. Between 1902 and 1930, this unheralded alpinist perfected phototopographical techniques to compile a series of mountaintop photographs during summers of field work, and spent his winters collating them to provide the Canadian government, tourists, and mountain climbers with accurate topographical maps. Bridgland was a great climber and co-founder of the Alpine Club of Canada. Mapper of Mountains also tells the story of the Rocky Mountain Repeat Photography Project, which studies the changes sustained in the Rockies, repeating the field work accomplished by Bridgland almost a century ago.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888644565
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Mountain Cairns: a Series on the History and Culture of the Canadian Rockies Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

.S. MacLaren teaches Canadian history and Canadian literature at the University of Alberta in the departments of History and Classics, and English and Film Studies. His research interests include history of the book, narratives and sketches by explorers and travelers of western and northern Canada, early Canadian poetry, and the history of the Rocky Mountain national parks. He is an adjunct professor with the Canadian Circumpolar Institute.

Eric Higgs directs the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria.

Gabrielle Zezulka-Mailloux is Senior Researcher at UTSB Research. She lives in Banff, Alberta.

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