Labrador: The Country and the People (Classic Reprint)

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The coming granary for the world's wheat supply was yesterday despised as the land of snows; to-day the subsoil of the world's best wheat land never thaws out, and the frozen valley of the Peace River is vying with the corn lands of the Pharaohs.

To us here, away out of the world's hum and bustle, it seems only a question of time. Some day a railway will come to export our stores of mineral wealth, to tap our sources of more than Niagaran power, to bring visitors to scenery of Norwegian quality yet made peculiarly attractive by the entrancing colour plays of Arctic auroras over the fantastic architecture of mountains the like of which can seldom be matched on the earth. Surely it will come to pass that one day another Atlantic City will rise amidst these unexplored but invigorating wilds to lure men and women tired of heat and exhausted by the nerve stress of overcrowded centres.

It has seemed appropriate, in this belief, to try to collate available information in the form of a book that should bring within easy reach of the public the facts that are of interest concerning Labrador. It is hoped, also, that such a book will act as an incentive to others to come and pursue still further the studies and explora tions herein described. With these objects in view I sought the help of friends skilled in the various branches of science, as it can now declare the meaning of Labrador, the land and the people.

Dr. Reginald A. Daly, Professor of Geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of Boston, had.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Wilfred T. Grenfell

Hardback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781527965133

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.6 cm

Page Count - 610

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