The Dangerous River: Adventure on the Nahanni

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TouchWood Editions, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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R M Patterson's best-selling book "The Dangerous River" is back in print in its unabridged version and ready to take readers down the treacherous and challenging waters of the Nahanni River once again. Written with Patterson's characteristic sharp wit and observation, the book chronicles the year he spent battling the temperatures and wild waters as he canoed down the Nahanni in 1927. Patterson originally travelled to Canada's Northwest Territories with hopes of finding gold in the river and clues to the mysterious murder of a prospector. Instead, he fell in love with the landscape and through his meticulously recorded journals and hauntingly beautiful photographs he introduced the world to the Nahanni River, now known as a prime destination for adventure seekers. Included in this newest printing are Patterson's own black-and-white photographs, including the first photos to be taken of the falls of the Nahanni.
 

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User Review  - Oana - Goodreads

rather disjointed, colourful trip journal Read full review

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User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

The author is quite a likeable guy. As the back cover says, this was in a sense, one of the last wilderness adventure of its kind, since plane travel was just starting up. I laughed out loud in spots and was drawn into the environment and the story. Read full review

Contents

The Legend
1
South Nahanni River
21
The Trail South
81
Deadmens Valley
156
Fall of the Leaf
157
Winter Trails
205
Awakening of the River
265
Afterword
287
Epilogue by Janet Patterson Blanchet
288
Appendix
290
Biographical Notes
291
Endnotes
293
Glossary
295
Index
298
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About the author (2009)

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.The Buffalo Head: 978-1-894898-16-4 / $19.95 pbFar Pastures: 978-1-894898-15-7 / $19.95 pbFinlay's River: 978-1-894898-38-6 / $19.95 pbThose Earlier Hills: 978-1-894898-67-6 / $24.95 clTrail to the Interior: 978-1-894898-50-8 / $19.95 pb

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