The Dangerous River: Adventure on the Nahanni (Google eBook)

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TouchWood Editions, Jul 6, 2011 - History - 320 pages
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Written with R. M. Patterson’s characteristic sharp wit and observation, this classic tale chronicles the year he spent battling frigid temperatures and wild waters along the Nahanni River in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Patterson originally travelled to the North with hopes of finding gold, and clues to the mysterious disappearance of earlier prospectors. Instead, he fell in love with the landscape, and through his meticulously recorded journals and hauntingly beautiful photographs he introduced the now-famous Nahanni River to the world. Patterson’s bestselling first book is now back in print and ready to take readers down the treacherous and challenging waters of the Nahanni River once again.

  

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User Review  - rightantler - LibraryThing

This is a truly pleasant read. A fascinating journey in a land somewhat familiar (although not really) in a time long ago. I came across this book quite by chance in a local independent book store ... Read full review

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User Review  - Oana - Goodreads

rather disjointed, colourful trip journal Read full review

Contents

Foreword to Canadian Edition
Foreword to Original Edition
1 The Legend
2 South Nahanni River
3 The Trail South
4 Deadmens Valley
5 Fall of the Leaf
6 Winter Trails
Epilogue
Appendix
Biographical Notes
Endnotes
Glossary
Index
About the Author
THE RM PATTERSON COLLECTION

7 Awakening of the River
Afterword

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About the author (2011)

R.M. Patterson (1898-1984) moved to Canada when he realized that working in a London bank would never bring him happiness. He spent the remaining years of his life pursuing adventure in the Canadian West and was a delightfully evocative writer and an intrepid explorer. Authoring a total of five books about his excursions into the Canadian wilderness and his life on a southern Alberta ranch, Raymond Murray Patterson earned himself legions of fans and made Canada's wilderness famous. TouchWood Editions is proud to be keeping his works in print.

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