Man Facing West

Author: Don Gayton
ISBN: 9781897235799 Categories: Fiction, Short Stories (single author)
Publication Date: 29 September, 2010
Dimensions: 5.51 x 8.51"

Man Facing West presents a collection of fiction and nonfiction, sewn together with traces of autobiography. This collection is part of Don Gayton’s ongoing life journal, recounting moments of his boyhood in the United States and the Peace Corps, and detailing his opinions regarding the draft and the Vietnam War. Guiding these accounts are the forces of science and geology that have shaped Gayton’s career in Canada.

As his stories of scheming university students, prodding 19th century scientists, and geologists time-tunneling into the prehistoric past of the prairies appear, we are always aware of Gayton’s ability to transform science into magic.

About the Author

Don Gayton is the author of three books of non-fiction (The Wheatgrass Mechanism, Landscapes of the Interior, Kokanee) and numerous technical articles. He was a range ecologist with the BC Ministry of Forests for 10 years, and has worked as an extension specialist in forage and range with the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture.

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