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- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 50.00
Peter Pond, a fur trader, explorer, and amateur mapmaker, spent his life ranging much farther afield than Milford, Connecticut, where he was born and died (1740?1807). He traded around the Great Lakes, on the Mississippi and the Minnesota Rivers, and in the Canadian Northwest and is also well known as a partner in Montreal?s North West Company and... more...
- D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 26.95
Whoever Gives us Bread is a lively people's history from the 1860s to the 1960s, as told by an award-winning historian. In the early 1860s, Italians began trickling into British Columbia via San Francisco. Fleeing grinding poverty back home, they came north to the isolated valleys and cities of the province to pan for gold, raise cattle, dig... more...
- Dundurn 2008; US$ 17.99
Librarian W. Kaye Lamb provides an illuminating introduction and annotations to the journals of Simon Fraser, ?founder of British Columbia.? more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 14.95
Bill Bennett is an eyewitness account of B.C. premier W.R. (Bill) Bennett's eleven years in power, from 1975 to 1986. Never seen as a populist or a great communicator, Bennett nevertheless won three elections in a row, a feat surpassed only by his father, W.A.C. Bennett, who won six. The younger Bennett also twice captured the highest percentage... more...
- D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 15.95
Through anecdotes and 200 drawings, Hilary Stewart shares her delight in discovering the small wonders of the natural world. Wandering the island?s beaches, forests and lakes, she gathers seaweeds, mushrooms and berries. Ever curious, she expands her knowledge of wild-flowers, lichens, lowly beetles and more. Her encounters with deer, bats, raccoons,... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 16.99
Published to great reviews in Canada, the US and the UK, Ancient Mariner tells the riveting story of how Samuel Hearne—a sailor at 12, a northern explorer at 24, an admirer of Native peoples—became the first European to reach the Arctic coast of North America. Yet, as Ken McGoogan reveals, Samuel Hearne?s place in the history books has been a subject... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99
Fully aware that his mythical home-place might have vanished forever into memory (or at least into sad disrepair), Gary Geddes set out to discover his roots in a 31-foot British sailing sloop, christened the Groais. Those tangled roots wound their way up British Columbia's famed Inside Passage, an ancient sea route of nearly one thousand miles, an... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 17.99
No event in our history is more legendary than the Yukon Gold Rush of 1896. On August 16, when rich gold deposits were discovered in Bonanza Creek, 100,000 prospectors set off for the newly created Dawson City in search of instant wealth. Hungry miners hoped for the one big strike; others, for prosperity in this instant boom town; some, for the adventure... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.00
A rune is, in its general meaning, a tale of magic and mystery. To Sigurd Olson it expresses his feelings about the haunting appeal of the wilderness and of the tales and legends to be found there. His runes are legends, yards, and wilderness reflections drawn from the great northern vastness of Canada and Alaska. Whether he is recounting a charming... more...