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hand book of the geography and natural history of the province of Nova Scotia

John William Dawson

hand book of the geography and natural history of the province of Nova Scotia

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Published by James McPherson in Pictou [N.S.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Natural history -- Nova Scotia.,
  • Nova Scotia -- Description and travel.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHandbook of the geography and natural history of the province of Nova Scotia
    StatementW.D. [i.e. William Dawson].
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH106.2.N69 D39
    The Physical Object
    Pagination95 p. :
    Number of Pages95
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18235116M
    ISBN 100665373465

    The war also brought disaster in the form of the Halifax Explosion ; and the war's end brought with it recession, which lasted for several years. It extends in a long narrowing projection through Antigonish County to Cape George. Dawson was keenly interested in the problems of education in his native province, particularly in view of the serious ignorance of agricultural chemistry and other scientific aspects of agriculture among Nova Scotian farmers. John River expeditionCol.

    On his return to Montreal later that year Dawson, in consultation with such people as Lucy Stanynought Simpson and Anne Molsonadvocated the creation of an association modelled on that newly established in Edinburgh. These claims, and larger European ideals of native conquest were the first time the island was incorporated as European territory, though it would be several decades later that treaties would actually be signed no copies of these treaties exist. The settlement was concentrated around major industrial towns and port communities. In he urged the formation of an imperial geological association, but nothing came of his suggestion. Some of the first British-sanctioned settlers on the island following the Seven Years' War were Irish, although upon settlement they merged with local French communities to form a culture rich in music and tradition. These locations were readily accessible and amenable to brief collecting expeditions.

    The Loyalist migration also caused political tensions between Loyalist leaders and the leaders of the existing New England Planters settlement. Ice brought down by the Labrador Current leads to a late spring marked by cold winds, rain and mist. In the autumn of Dawson went to the University of Edinburgh, where he took courses in geology, taxidermy, and the preparation of thin sections of fossil animals and plants for the microscope. Principally because of the expanding coal and steel industry, the decade before the First World War was the only period in which provincial finances have been in a genuinely healthy condition since Confederation. His family, being Sandemanian pacifists, were obliged to flee from the violence of the American Revolution to Halifax, N. Large-scale shipbuilding began in the s, beginning with schooners for local trade moving in the s to larger brigs and brigantinesmostly built for British shipowners.


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Almost simultaneously, and unexpectedly, came an offer from McGill College in Montreal to become its fifth principal. After the Second World War conditions in the coal areas were often troubled, and in the late s the market contracted greatly in the face of competition from petroleum and natural gas.

The fifth fragment, on northern Cape Breton Islandis a wild, wooded plateau that peaks to a height of more than m above sea level. Legislation enacted in granted Acadians the right to receive education in their first language.

The publications did, however, damage his professional reputation amongst younger scientists, damage which has persisted for nearly a century, and which has tended to overshadow his unparalleled achievements as scientist and educator. It is a development centre for crafts- and design-related industries operating in a cultural, educational and economic context.

The Margaree and Mira are the largest rivers on the island, and countless smaller rivers and streams drain into the Bras d'Or Lake, Gulf of St. Starting at the rugged Atlantic coast, and marked by many inlets, islands, coves and bays, it rises to an altitude of to m in the interior.

Under British control, Acadian farming settlements that had been abandoned under the Great Upheaval were populated by decommissioned soldiers and settlers brought from New England. In about 70 per cent of the province's energy needs were met by hydroelectric power and indigenous coal.

However the Nova Scotia government in Halifax was controlled by an Anglo-European mercantile elite[ who? The fourth and final edition, revised and updated, appeared inhaving grown from an initial pages to almost In they were united in a crown corporationthe Nova Scotia Power Corp.

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Cape Breton Island

He was convinced of the validity of higher education for women, but he was hampered at McGill by the determined opposition of the faculty of arts, by lack of funds, and by the vexing and controversial question of whether there should be mixed or separate classes.

Industry Manufacturing industries do not have a large presence in Nova Scotia. During these years Dawson seriously considered becoming a candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church.

The famous murder of William Davis by strike breakers, and the seizing of the New Waterford power plant by striking miners led to a major union sentiment that persists to this day in some circles. Dawson was always highly supportive of school teachers, and frequently participated in their professional gatherings.

Education The legislature has always refused to fund faith-based schools, even before Confederation. In addition to his dual principalships, Dawson was initially professor of chemistry, agriculture, and natural history which included geology, zoology, and botany so his teaching schedule was a full one.

History of Nova Scotia

More valuable than groundfish such as haddock and cod are molluscs and crustaceans such as scallops and lobsters. Until his death his concerns extended to every level of educational reform in Canada, and he thus helped to adapt education to the needs of a growing country.

Marys and Tusket. Several rivers have afforded the means to construct hydroelectric power plants, however small. Transportation networks in the form of canals the Shubenacadie Canal and later railways the Nova Scotia Railwayfollowed by the Intercolonial Railwaythe Dominion Atlantic Railwaythe Halifax and Southwestern Railway and the Sydney and Louisburg Railwaycontributed to a growing trend toward urbanization in the years leading up to the entry into Confederation in Uniacke became premier, with Howe acting as provincial secretary, together forming the first ministry operating under responsible government hand book of the geography and natural history of the province of Nova Scotia book British North America.

Since the Second World Warhowever, a lessening in traditional voting within the Liberal Party and the influence of Conservative Premier Robert Stanfield combined to narrow differences in electoral strength and to make the parties genuinely competitive. Among the first was Arthur Williams McCurdy who photographed the island, its horses and shipwrecks in for National Geographic during a visit with Alexander Graham Bell.

Rankine Dawson London and Edinburgh, The Cobequid Bay, the innermost part of the Bay of Fundy, experiences the world's highest tides, averaging up Ice brought down by the Labrador Current leads to a late spring marked by cold winds, rain and mist. He thus became the only individual ever to have held the presidencies of both the British and the American societies, the two leading scientific associations of the time.

The Mi'kmaq tried to enforce the treaties through threat of force.He was admitted to the bar of Nova Scotia in Archibald was a member of the legislative assembly from to For a period of time () he was the Chief Justice for P.E.I.

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