Nahanni Journals

Nahanni Journals

by Richard C. Davis, Raymond Murray Patterson
     
 

When you cross an Oxford graduate with a young man seeking gold and adventure in the remote wilderness, the result is Nahanni Journals. In this fascinating account of Raymond Patterson, a Londoner who finds his destiny in the Nahanni and Flat Rivers region of the Northwest Territories, Richard C. Davis reveals to us an extraordinary life. Patterson’s…  See more details below

Overview

When you cross an Oxford graduate with a young man seeking gold and adventure in the remote wilderness, the result is Nahanni Journals. In this fascinating account of Raymond Patterson, a Londoner who finds his destiny in the Nahanni and Flat Rivers region of the Northwest Territories, Richard C. Davis reveals to us an extraordinary life. Patterson’s adventures are as swift and unpredictable as the river he canoes. Outdoor enthusiasts, historians, lovers of travel, and anyone interested in captivating stories will enjoy accompanying Patterson for the ride.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780888644770
Publisher:
University of Alberta Press
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Richard C. Davis lives in Calgary, Alberta, where he is Professor of English at the University of Calgary. When not reading accounts of early exploration and travel, he can often be found hiking on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies or cycling abroad. He is especially interested in the relationships between journals and the published books that sometimes grow out of them, an interest in manuscripts that has taken him to archives in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and across North America. Davis has previously published two volumes of journals by nineteenth-century Arctic explorer John Franklin, and a similar volume by Charles Sturt, a contemporary of Franklin who explored the centre of Australia. Along with numerous articles about how British explorers represented unfamiliar landscapes and experiences for an audience at home, he has edited Rupert’s Land: A Cultural Tapestry, a book that explores Canada’s cultural origins, and Lobsticks and Stone Cairns: Human Landmarks in the Arctic, which grew out of his editorial work at The Arctic Institute of North America. Davis specialized in Canadian Literature for his PhD at the University of New Brunswick (1979), after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University. He is an elected Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society.

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