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Charting northern waters [electronic resource] : essays for the centenary of the Canadian Hydrographic Service / edited by William Glover.

Contributor(s): Glover, William | Canadian Hydrographic Service | Canadian Nautical Research Society.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal, Que. : Published for the Canadian Nautical Research Society and made possible with financial support from CARIS by McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 275 p.) : ill., maps, ports.ISBN: 0773527109 (bound); 9780773527102 (bound); 9780773571938 (electronic bk.); 0773571930 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Canadian Hydrographic Service -- History | Hydrographic surveying -- Canada -- History | Service hydrographique du Canada -- Histoire | Lev�es hydrographiques -- Canada -- Histoire | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / SurveyingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Charting northern waters.DDC classification: 526.9/9/0971 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Maps and Illustrations -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Hydrography in New France -- Alejandro Malaspina's Survey Operations on the Northwest Coast, 1791-1792 -- The Publication of British Admiralty Charts for British Columbia in the Nineteenth Century -- "The Incarnation of Energy" : Raymond Pr�efontaine, the Hydrographic Survey of Canada, and the Establishment of a Canadian Naval Militia -- Hydrographic Survey Work of the Departments of Public Works, Railways and Canals, and the Interior, 1867-1914 -- HMS Challenger's Surveys in Labrador, 1932-1934 -- Hydrographic Studies of Russia's Northern Oceans, 1900-1940 -- Wartime German Hydrography in Canadian Waters -- Canadian Technical Advances in Hydrography since 1945 -- At Sea with Hydro : William Metcalf and USS Edistos Arctic Cruise, Spring 1951.
Summary: Charting Northern Waters celebrates the achievements and history of the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) and examines a wide range of topics relating to the origins of the CHS and to its subsequent development. Topics include the colonial heritage of hydrography in Canadians waters, the politics behind the creation of the service, and the work of the agencies that were amalgamated with the Georgian Bay Survey to create the new national body.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Maps and Illustrations -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Hydrography in New France -- Alejandro Malaspina's Survey Operations on the Northwest Coast, 1791-1792 -- The Publication of British Admiralty Charts for British Columbia in the Nineteenth Century -- "The Incarnation of Energy" : Raymond Pr�efontaine, the Hydrographic Survey of Canada, and the Establishment of a Canadian Naval Militia -- Hydrographic Survey Work of the Departments of Public Works, Railways and Canals, and the Interior, 1867-1914 -- HMS Challenger's Surveys in Labrador, 1932-1934 -- Hydrographic Studies of Russia's Northern Oceans, 1900-1940 -- Wartime German Hydrography in Canadian Waters -- Canadian Technical Advances in Hydrography since 1945 -- At Sea with Hydro : William Metcalf and USS Edistos Arctic Cruise, Spring 1951.

Charting Northern Waters celebrates the achievements and history of the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) and examines a wide range of topics relating to the origins of the CHS and to its subsequent development. Topics include the colonial heritage of hydrography in Canadians waters, the politics behind the creation of the service, and the work of the agencies that were amalgamated with the Georgian Bay Survey to create the new national body.

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