Download e-book for iPad: Freshwater Passages: The Trade and Travels of Peter Pond by David Chapin

By David Chapin

Peter Pond, a fur dealer, explorer, and beginner mapmaker, spent his existence ranging a lot farther afield than Milford, Connecticut, the place he used to be born and died (1740–1807). He traded round the nice Lakes, at the Mississippi and the Minnesota Rivers, and within the Canadian Northwest and is additionally popular as a associate in Montreal’s North West corporation and as mentor to Alexander Mackenzie, who journeyed down the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Sea. understanding eighteenth-century North the United States on a scale that few others did, Pond drew many of the earliest maps of western Canada.

In this meticulous biography, David Chapin provides Pond’s existence as a part of a new release of investors who got here of age among the Seven Years’ warfare and the yank Revolution. Pond’s encounters with a plethora of special local cultures over the process his profession formed his lifestyles and outlined his acceptance. while past stories have caricatured Pond as quarrelsome and explosive, Chapin provides him as an intellectually curious, proud, proficient, and impressive guy, residing in an international which could usually be really violent. Chapin attracts jointly quite a lot of assets and data in offering a deeper, extra multidimensional portrait and knowing of Pond than hitherto has been to be had.

 

 

Show description

Read Online or Download Freshwater Passages: The Trade and Travels of Peter Pond PDF

Similar adventurer & explorer biographies books

Read e-book online Évadé de Dubaï (French Edition) PDF

Maintenant disponible en français. L’histoire d’Hervé Jaubert, constructeur de sous-marins, et ancien agent mystery français, chef d'entreprise découvert sur FR3 à Thalassa, raconte remark il s'est évadé de Dubaï pour échapper à une multinationale et à los angeles police secrète du Cheikh au pouvoir. Son récit est l'histoire vraie d'un complot, teinté d'espionnage et finissant avec une rocambolesque évasion, elle n'a rien à envier aux meilleurs des romans et movies à suspense.

Get Neiges éternelles (French Edition) PDF

Trois générations d’une famille, quatre destins de publications ou champions de ski, mus depuis un siècle par une même ardour inaltérable pour le ski et l’alpinisme. Anselme Baud , le légendaire pionnier du ski extrême, nous conte les souvenirs d’une vie excessive passée au cœur des montagnes, depuis son enfance dans les pas de son père Jacques Baud, le most efficient guide-professeur de ski de Morzine, à sa brillante carrière de consultant de montagne.

Download PDF by Megan Hine: Mind of a Survivor: What the wild has taught me about

Surviving within the wild takes loads of energy. usually confronted with frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers, Megan Hine is not any stranger to perilous stipulations. when prime expeditions and bushcraft survival classes and in her paintings on tv indicates corresponding to endure Gryll's challenge live to tell the tale and operating Wild, she has explored the corners of the globe in pursuit of experience.

Summit 8000: Life and Death with Australia's Master of Thin by Andrew Lock PDF

An exciting memoir of the miraculous high-altitude hiking achievements of Andrew Lock: the single Australian to have summited all fourteen 8000-metre peaks on this planet, together with Mount Everest - two times. We study ‘why does he do it? ’ Why does someone tackle this type of problem, realizing how simply they may be killed?

Extra info for Freshwater Passages: The Trade and Travels of Peter Pond

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Freshwater Passages: The Trade and Travels of Peter Pond by David Chapin


by Thomas
4.5

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 19 votes