No Ordinary Man: George Mercer Dawson 1849-1901

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  • Author: Lois Winslow-Spragge
  • Publisher: Natural Heritage
  • Genre: Professional & Technical
  • Date: June 30 1993
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English

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George Mercer Dawson was indeed no ordinary man. Born in 1849, son of the first Principal of McGill University, Dawson defied health circumstances that would have defeated many people and went on to become one of our most exceptional Canadians.
As a geologist in the British …