Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the
- 309 pages
- Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West
- DArcy Jenish
- 08 January 2015 DArcy Jenish
➮ [Read] ➪ Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West By DArcy Jenish ➺ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Epic Wanderer the first full length biography of mapmaker David Thompson 1770–1857 is set in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries against the broad canvas of dramatic rivalries between Epic David Thompson and the PDF or Wanderer the first full David Thompson PDF/EPUB å length biography of mapmaker David Thompson – is set in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries against the broad canvas of dramatic rivalries between the United States and British North America between the Hudson’s Bay Company and its Montreal based rival the North West Company and among Epic Wanderer: Epub / the various First Nations thrown into disarray by the advent of guns horses and alcoholLess celebrated than his contemporaries Meriwether Lewis and William Clark Wanderer: David Thompson and the PDF \ Thompson spent nearly three decades beginning in surveying and mapping than million suare miles of largely uncharted Indian territory Traveling across the prairies over the Rockies and on to the Pacific Thompson transformed the raw data of his explorations into a map of the Canadian West Measuring ten feet by seven feet and laid out with astonishing accuracy the map became essential to the politicians and diplomats who would decide the future of the rich and promising lands of the West Yet Wanderer: David Thompson and the PDF \ its creator worked without personal glory and died in penniless obscurityDrawing extensively on Thompson’s personal journals illustrated with his detailed sketches intricate notebook pages and the map itself Epic Wanderer charts the life of a man who risked everything in the name of scientific advancement and exploration.