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Anthony Dalton Reading & Signing Adventures with Camera & Pen

Tuesday Feb 23 2010 8:00 pm, Toronto, Events Space, 2nd Floor
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Adventures with Camera and Pen is a collection of tales from Anthony Daltonís nomadic life as an adventurer and photo-journalist. The stories run the gamut from searching for Polar bears on the shores of Hudson Bay through mountain climbing in western Canada to tracking Royal Bengal tigers in Bangladesh jungle. They depict Daltonís often hilarious encounters with an eclectic variety of wildlife in the Canadian Arctic, the Falkland Islands and Namibia. He recounts his adventures at sea on tall-ships, and his fumbling attempts at fishing closer to home. As an expedition leader, he documents a difficult journey to remote salt mines in the Sahara north of Timbuktu with a CBC-TV film crew. With Dalton we are privy to conversations held in a rustic tea-house in Afghanistan, and we learn about the problems of travelling in Iran as the Shah began his fall from power. He takes his readers with him on a camel-buying expedition to desert locations in Oman and Saudi Arabia, and describes the difficulties involved in successfully smuggling a fellow Canadian out of Nigeria. In Morocco, Dalton wrestles with other peopleís problems after a drug dominated dinner.

Anthony Dalton is an adventurer, author and public speaker. In the 1970s and early Ď80s he led regular expeditions into and across the Sahara, through the deserts of the Middle East and into the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. In 1984 he travelled hundreds of nautical miles along the Arctic coast alone in an inflatable speedboat. In 1994 he joined twelve members of the Cree First Nation on a traditional York boat voyage on the Hayes River between Norway House and Oxford House. While canoeing the second half of the Hayes River from Oxford House to York Factory in 2000 he participated in a television documentary on great Canadian rivers for the Discovery Channel. Dalton has written five non-fiction books and collaborated on two others. His illustrated non-fiction articles have been published in magazines and newspapers in twenty countries and nine languages. He is currently working on two television documentaries based on his books. Anthony Dalton is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Explorers Club, a Member of the Welsh Academy and National President of the Canadian Authors Association. He lives in Victoria, BC.