R. Douglas Francis teaches Canadian history at the University of Calgary. He is the author of Frank H. Underhill: Intellectual Provocateur (1986); and Images of the West: Changing Perspectives of the Prairies, 1690-1960 (1989); and co-author of a two volume history of Canada: Origins: Canadian History since Confederation; and Destinies: Canadian History since Confederation. 4th eds. (2000). He is currently working on a book on "Technology and the Canadian Mind."