Geological Survey of Canada: A Bibliography

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Canadian Geological Survey of Canada Expedition in Northern Quebec, Lake Chibougamau, Quebec, 1892 (CMH, Albert Peter Low, 1892).

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Bruce Braun, “Producing Vertical Territory: Geology and Governmentality in Late Victorian Britain,” Cultural Geographies 7, no. 1 (2000): 7-46.

Nancy Christie, “Sir William Logan’s Geological Empire and the ‘Humbug’ of Economic Utility,” Canadian Historical Review 75, no. 2 (June 1994): 161-204.

Matt Dyce, “Canada Between the Photograph and the Map: Aerial Photography, Geographical Vision, and the State,” Journal of Historical Geography 39 (2013): 69-84.

William E. Eagan, “‘I would have sworn my life on you interpretation’: James Hall, Sir William Logan, and the ‘Quebec Group,’” Earth Sciences History 6 (1987): 47-60.

William E. Eagan, “‘Is there a Huronia group?’ The Debate Over the Canadian Shield, 1880-1905,” Isis 80 (1989): 232-253.

William E. Eagan, “Reading the ‘Geology of Canada’: Geological Discourse as Narrative,” Scientia Canadensis 16 (1992): 154-164.

William E. Eagan, “The Canadian Geological Survey: Hinterland Between Two Metropolises,” Earth Sciences History 12 (1993): 99-106.

Jason Grek-Martin, “Survey Science on Trial: The Geographic Contours of Geology’s Practical Science Debate in Late Victorian Canada,” Journal of Historical Geography 45 (Summer 2014): 1-11.

Jason Grek-Martin, “Vanishing the Haida: George Dawson’s Ethnographic Vision and the Making of Settler Space on the Queen Charlotte Islands in the Late 19th Century,” The Canadian Geographer 51, no. 3 (Fall 2007): 373-398.

Barnett Richling, In Twilight and In Dawn: A Biography of Diamond Jenness (Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012).

Michael C. Rygel and Brian C. Shipley, “Such a section as never was put together before”: Logan, Dawson, Lyell, and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Measurements of the Pennsylvanian Joggins Section of Nova Scotia,” Atlantic Geology 41 (2005): 87-102.

Brian C. Shipley, “From Field to Fact: William E. Logan and the Geological Survey of Canada” (Ph.D. Dissertation: Dalhousie University, 2007).

William A. Waiser, “A Bear Garden: James Melville Macoun and the 1904 Peace River Controversy,” Canadian Historical Review 67, no. 1 (March 1986): 42-61.

William A. Waiser, The Field Naturalist: John Macoun, the Geological Survey, and Natural Science (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1989).

Morris Zaslow, The Story of the Geological Survey of Canada (Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1975).

Suzanne Zeller, Inventing Canada: Early Victorian Science and the Idea of a Transcontinental Nation (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1987).

Suzanne Zeller, “The Colonial World as Geological Metaphor: Strata(gems) of Empire in Victorian Canada,” Osiris 15 (2000): 85-107.

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