Adventure guide to Canada's Atlantic Provinces by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

By Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

A consultant to Canada's Atlantic provinces, protecting mountains, towns, cities and coast. The booklet presents info on exploring the coast, the Viking path, Lord Baltimore's misplaced colony and the Saint John river. actions to be had comprise whitewater rafting and mountaineering.

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The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

By Wayne Johnston

Devlin Stead grows up a lonely orphan in overdue nineteenth century Newfoundland. whilst he starts receiving letters from the esteemed yet mysterious explorer Dr. Frederick prepare dinner, they fullyyt swap his knowing of who he's and what he may perhaps develop into. Invited through Dr. cook dinner to develop into his apprentice, Dev eagerly heads for brand new York urban, the place he's brought into society and joins his mentor in epic makes an attempt to arrive the North Pole earlier than Cook’s archrival Robert Edwin Peary. whilst Dev is thrust into foreign controversy, he needs to grasp a chain of revelations approximately his relations that would ensure his fate.

In spellbinding prose, the writer of the acclaimed Colony of Unrequited Dreams recreates the romance, the politics and the peril of the mythical race for the North Pole. Brilliantly rooted in heritage, The Navigator of recent York is an interesting exploration of the search for discovery, and the way it truly is remembered.

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The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to by Hugh J. M. Johnston

By Hugh J. M. Johnston

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> In may possibly 1914, four hundred Sikhs left for British Columbia by way of chartered send, resolved to say their correct to equivalent remedy with white electorate of the British Empire and strength access into Canada. They have been anchored off Vancouver for over months, enduring severe actual privation and harrassment via immigration officers, yet defying federal deportation orders even if the Canadian govt tried to implement them with a gunboat. The leaders of the gang, who have been regarded as heavily linked to the nationalist, terrorist circulation in India, have been ultimately persuaded to come back to India. They have been via then jam-packed with innovative fervour opposed to the Raj. On their disembarkation at Calcutta, troops opened hearth whereas trying to regulate the passengers, and a couple of them have been killed. the development, which had already raised loads of curiosity and obstacle one of the governments of India and Canada, used to be now invested for Indian nationalists with a sad value that are in comparison to that of Jallianwallah Bagh, whereas Gurdit Singh, the chief, used to be acclaimed as a heroic progressive determine through eminent Congressmen.

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Frommer's Banff and the Canadian Rockies Day by Day by Christie Pashby

By Christie Pashby

Banff and the Canadian Rockies are one of many country's hottest locations, drawing extra viewers every year. jam-packed with inspiring sight-seeing possibilities and leisure actions, this vacation spot bargains anything for everybody. Pamper your self at a luxurious or day spa, soak within the scorching springs, and breathe the clean alpine air. trying to find experience? test whitewater rafting, jogging on a glacier, puppy sledding, or mountain climbing a Rocky Mountain top. become aware of one among Banff's western saloons, or take pleasure in a concert on the Banff Centre. store at dressmaker boutiques and become aware of the historical past of the quarter at among the many museums or old landmarks.Frommer's Banff & the Canadian Rockies day-to-day will advisor readers via their multitude of decisions speedy and with an insider's wisdom of the different stories that abound. With hundreds of thousands of colour photographs, dozens of annotated maps and jogging excursions, mountaineering publications, thematic excursions for each style and star-rated recommendation on the place to devour, remain, camp, store, and feature enjoyable, this ebook is a must-have for any stopover at to the Rockies.

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Requiem for a Giant: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow by Palmiro Campagna

By Palmiro Campagna

No Canadian corporation has fuelled as a lot hypothesis approximately its death as A.V. Roe Canada restricted. while its identify used to be erased off the company map in 1962, A.V. Roe's such a lot bold undertakings - the Jetliner, the Iroquois Engine, and the Arrow - have been decreased to scrap. In Requiem for an immense: A.V. Roe Canada and the Avro Arrow, Palmiro Campagna offers us with new info to aid dispel the myths surrounding the corporate. With an array of lately declassified records, Campagna investigates the superstar tasks of A.V. Roe Canada. used to be the C-102 Jetliner technically mistaken? was once the Avrocar a failure? was once the price of the Arrow application spiralling uncontrolled as historians have maintained? those questions etc are positioned to relaxation in Requiem for an enormous.

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Picture Gallery of Canadian History, Volume 3: 1830 to 1900 by C. W. Jefferys

By C. W. Jefferys

Historical past academics take into account! this is one quantity three of my favorite assets for instructing Canadian background.

Dr. C. W. Jefferys was once certainly one of Canada's most well known historic artists and his three-volume "Picture Gallery of Canadian History" is maybe his best-known success. His 1000s of rigorously researched images of artifacts, humans, locations and episodes from Canadian heritage supply a "treasure condominium of data approximately this country's past."

Vol.1 - Discovery to 1900
Vol.2 - 1763 to 1830
Vol.3 - 1839 to 1900

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Beneath My Feet: The Memoirs of George Mercer Dawson by Phil Jenkins

By Phil Jenkins

George Mercer Dawson is a towering determine in Canadian historical past — and technology — because the guy who led the Geological Survey in the course of its exploration of the Canadian West, in most cases from horseback or from a canoe. a difficult task for an individual, it was once a rare fulfillment for Dawson. Born in 1849, Dawson used to be crippled by way of a adolescence ailment that left him hunchbacked and in consistent discomfort. He by no means grew taller than a tender boy, and he by no means enable his disabilities cease him. An avid photographer, novice painter, specialist geologist and botanist, and via necessity an ethnographer, Dawson wrote continuously: poetry, journals, experiences, notes, and greater than 5 thousand letters, his first on the age of six and his final simply days sooner than he died in 1901.

But Dawson by no means wrote his memoirs. So, a century after his loss of life, Phil Jenkins has lent him a hand. utilizing Dawson’s personal phrases, and filling within the gaps in Dawson’s voice, Jenkins offers the guy who left his middle in western Canada. Their numerous tales — from witnessing the final nice buffalo stampede to encountering the undying customs of the Haida — evoke the genuine pleasure of the age of exploration. Dawson knew the soreness of unrequited love, suffered the chunk of one million mosquitoes, and but he travelled on, over mountainous actual odds, to turn into probably the most revered and loved of Victorian Canadians, within the thought-provoking occasions of Dickens and Darwin.

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Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy: The Honourable by Alexander Lincoln, Herb Shoveller

By Alexander Lincoln, Herb Shoveller

One of the very important tales that must be advised approximately noteworthy Canadians, Lincoln Alexander's sits on the most sensible of the checklist. Born in Toronto in 1922, the son of a maid and a railway porter, Alexander launched into an exemplary existence course that has concerned army provider for his nation, a profitable political occupation, a thriving legislations profession, and vocal advocacy on matters starting from antiracism to the significance of education.

In this biography, Shoveller lines a outstanding sequence of occasions from Alexander's formative years to the current that contributed to shaping the charismatic and influential chief whose effect is still felt this day. From dealing with down racism to difficult the postwar Ontario institution, changing into Canada's first black member of Parliament, interesting royalty as Ontario's lieutenant-governor, and serving as chancellor of 1 of Canada's prime universities, Alexander's is the last word, uplifting Canadian good fortune tale, the embodiment of what defines Canada.

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