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Notes from the Century Before: A Journal from British Columbia (Modern Library Exploration)

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In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoaglands extraordinary gifts for portraiture—his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide—Notes from the Century Before is a breathtaking mix of anecdote, derring-do, and unparalleled elegy from one of the finest writers of our time.

Synopsis:

In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoagland’s extraordinary gifts for portraiture—his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide—Notes from the Century Before is a breathtaking mix of anecdote, derring-do, and unparalleled elegy from one of the finest writers of our time.

About the Author

Edward Hoagland is the author of nearly twenty books, several of which have been nominated for the National Book Award, the American Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Hoagland lives in Bennington, Vermont.

Jon Krakauer is the author of Into Thin Air, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Into the Wild. His work has appeared in many magazines, including Outside, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. He chose the books in this series for their literary merit and historical significance—and because he found them such a pleasure to read.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759437
Introduction:
Quammen, David
Introduction:
Krakauer, Jon
Introduction:
Quammen, David
Introduction:
Krakauer, Jon
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Author:
Hoagland, Edward
Author:
Quammen, David
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
British Columbia
Subject:
Vie des pionniers
Subject:
Colombie-Britannique
Subject:
Pionniers
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Exploration
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 LINE DRAWINGS; 4 MAPS
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.12 x .6 in .7188 lb

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Travel » Travel Writing » General

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"Synopsis" by , In 1966, Edward Hoagland made a three-month excursion into the wild country of British Columbia and encountered a way of life that was disappearing even as he chronicled it. Showcasing Hoagland’s extraordinary gifts for portraiture—his cast runs from salty prospector to trader, explorer, missionary, and indigenous guide—Notes from the Century Before is a breathtaking mix of anecdote, derring-do, and unparalleled elegy from one of the finest writers of our time.
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