By: Gillard, William and Tooke, Thomas.

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137 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps. "This book provides an informal history and tour of the Niagara Escarpment, the backbone of Ontario and one of Canada's natural wonders. Stretching from Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to Niagara Falls, the escarpment exhibits a wide diversity of landscape, people, and industry, in the present and in the past. Over 80 photographs capture the various facets of the region. The rugged cliffs of the Bruce Peninsula contrast with the pastoral lands beneath Mount Nemo; the neatly trimmed harbour at Tobermory counterpoints the Dundas swamp of Coote's Paradise. We see the interplay of industry and agriculture, from Owen Sound's grain elevators through Hamilton's blast furnaces to Jordan's vineyards, and recreation and culture, from tourist landmarks through Hockley Hills skiing to the musuems of history and art. The text provides entertaining glimpses of some of the people and some of the events in the history of settlement and growth, proceeding from town to town, north to south. This readable book is the first to deal with the landscape and history of the entire Niagara Escarpment. It is a useful guide to one of the most interesting and historic areas of Canada." Gift inscription on front free endpaper, slight fading to edges of endpapers, minor edgewear. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge, one very small closed tear, light to moderate rubbing and soiling on rear panel, minor browning at edges - now protected in removable mylar sleeve.


Author Name: Gillard, William and Tooke, Thomas.

Edition: First Edition

ISBN Number: 0802020909

ISBN-13: 9780802020901

Illustrator: William H. Gillard, photography.

Location Published: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1975

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Categories: Natural History, Canada - Ontario, Canada - Natural History

Seller ID: 22376

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