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Measuring Mother Earth: How Joe the Kid became Tyrrell of the North

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A vivid, entertaining portrait of the great Canadian explorer Joseph Burr Tyrrell, the man who single-handedly invented the notion of the “Romance of the North”.

In the nineteenth century, exploring the Earth was as exciting and awe-inspiring an activity as space exploration was in the twentieth century. And even as late as the 1880s, vast expanses of Canada remained largel
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Hardcover, 360 pages
Published October 23rd 2007 by McClelland & Stewart
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Glyn Longden
Aug 10, 2011 Glyn Longden rated it liked it
Rating: 5.5/10 Joseph Tyrrell was a late 19th-early 20th century explorer, surveyor, and geologist who covered thousands of hectares in the Canadian north-west. His accomplishments were real and impressive. Because of his longevity (98 yrs old) he had achieved cult status by his death. Robertson, however depicts a man who is self-serving, fame-seeking, and ready to cash in on the efforts of others. The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller is one of Canad's best but his conncection to it is limited ...more
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"HOW JOE THE KID BECAME TYRRELL OF THE NORTH"
One of the first Canadian scientific explorers.
Tyrrell discovered Canada's first dinosaurus, ALBERTOSAURUS
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