OTTAWA – The pioneering geology of Sir William Edmond Logan laid the groundwork for the Geological Survey of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Logans 1845 field journal has recently been published. The journal was written about a geological expedition up the Ottawa River from Bytown (now Ottawa) to Lake Timiskaming. The journal is sprinkled with fascinating stories of daily life during the expedition, supplemented with Logans sketches of the landscape and geological features. An introductory essay provides insight into Logans records, the survey instruments he used, and the significance of his 1845 fieldwork.
William E. Logans 1845 Survey of the Upper Ottawa Valley
256 pages, 26 illustrations, 14 maps, 26 photographs
The book is available from the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Please allow two to four weeks for delivery. Visit the Cyberboutique at www.Civilization.ca and search for 1845 survey.