Farley Mowat.

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  • Author(s): Day, Frank
  • Source:
    Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. 6p.
  • Document Type:
    Biography
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    • Abstract:
      Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ontario, on May 12, 1921, to Helen and Angus Mowat, both of Scottish ancestry. Farley was an adventurous child and a dedicated reader by age six. When Angus moved his family to Windsor in 1930, Farley was complementing James Fenimore Cooper and Ernest Thompson Seton with rambles around the city’s hobo jungles and collections of wildlife (for example, Limpopo, a six-inch Florida alligator) and moths. A romantic move to Saskatchewan in a ship’s cabin mounted on a Model T truck and a trip to Vancouver Island were followed in 1936 by an expedition to the Arctic with the ornithologist Frank Farley, his great-uncle, who taught him to collect bird nests and eggs on the tundra. Farley met Inuit people for the first time on this trip and was shocked by the brutal rifle assaults on the friendly whales around Churchill. In 1937, the Mowats resettled near Toronto, where Farley devoted much time to studying birds as a prelude to a two-month field trip to Saskatchewan to undertake an ornithological survey.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      3514
    • Accession Number:
      125599898
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    • ABNT:
      DAY, F. Farley Mowat. Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, [s. l.], 2020. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599898&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 10 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Day F. Farley Mowat. Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia. 2020. Accessed August 10, 2020. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599898&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912
    • APA:
      Day, F. (2020). Farley Mowat. Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Day, Frank. 2020. “Farley Mowat.” Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599898&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Harvard:
      Day, F. (2020) ‘Farley Mowat’, Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia. Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599898&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912 (Accessed: 10 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Day, F 2020, ‘Farley Mowat’, Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, viewed 10 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Day, Frank. “Farley Mowat.” Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599898&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Day, Frank. “Farley Mowat.” Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599898&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Day F. Farley Mowat. Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia [Internet]. 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 10]; Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ers&AN=125599898&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912