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The Resource Canoeing the Great Plains : a Missouri River summer, Patrick Dobson

Canoeing the Great Plains : a Missouri River summer, Patrick Dobson

Label
Canoeing the Great Plains : a Missouri River summer
Title
Canoeing the Great Plains
Title remainder
a Missouri River summer
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Dobson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Tired of an unfulfilling life in Kansas City, Missouri, Patrick Dobson left his job and set off on foot across the Great Plains. After two and a half months, 1,450 miles, and numerous encounters with the people of the heartland, Dobson arrived in Helena, Montana. He then set a canoe on the Missouri and asked the river to carry him safely back to Kansas City, hoping this enigmatic watercourse would help reconnect him with his life. In Canoeing the Great Plains, Dobson recounts his journey on the Missouri, the country's longest river. Dobson, a novice canoeist when he begins his trip, faces the Missouri at a time of dangerous flooding and must learn to trust himself to the powerful flows of the river and its stark and serenely beautiful countryside. He meets a cast of characters along the river who assist him both with the mundane tasks of canoeing--portaging around dams and reservoirs and finding campsites--and with his own personal transformation. Mishaps, mistakes, and misadventures plague his trip, but over time the river shifts from being a frightening adversary to a welcome companion. As the miles float by and the distinctions blur between himself and what he formerly called nature, Dobson comes to grips with his past, his fears, and his life beyond the river"--
  • "Canoeing the Great Plains chronicles the author's return journey down the Missouri River from Helena to Kansas City in 1995"--
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Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dobson, Patrick
Dewey number
797.12209778
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
F598
LC item number
.D58 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dobson, Patrick
  • Dobson, Patrick
  • Missouri River
  • Great Plains
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • River life
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • River life
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Travel
  • Great Plains
  • Missouri River
Label
Canoeing the Great Plains : a Missouri River summer, Patrick Dobson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Doomed -- Drunkenness, Fear, and Determination -- Your Friend, the River -- Life Preserver -- Carless -- Medicine River -- A Speck in the Landscape -- Spirits of the Dead -- Cheap Cigars -- Oaths and Vulgarities -- Staying in Motion -- Owl Headdress -- Doris -- A Startling Leap -- Rather Be Fishing -- The Toughest Part -- Home but not Home -- Epilogue
Control code
904548090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803274457
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904548090
Label
Canoeing the Great Plains : a Missouri River summer, Patrick Dobson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Doomed -- Drunkenness, Fear, and Determination -- Your Friend, the River -- Life Preserver -- Carless -- Medicine River -- A Speck in the Landscape -- Spirits of the Dead -- Cheap Cigars -- Oaths and Vulgarities -- Staying in Motion -- Owl Headdress -- Doris -- A Startling Leap -- Rather Be Fishing -- The Toughest Part -- Home but not Home -- Epilogue
Control code
904548090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803274457
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904548090

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