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Saint Lawrence River Secrets

By Wizvox Médias
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  • Publisher : Wizvox Médias
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 180
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 845
  • File Pdf: saint-lawrence-river-secrets.pdf

Book Summary:

This manual is designed for the purpose of safety and training for all users of the St. Lawrence River. This fluvial artery, the longest inland waterway in the world, is fascinating in more than one point but can reserve several surprises to the navigator who wants to discover it. • Over 250 pages of information on the river • Hyperlinks to further information • Explanations done by a Meteorologist • Useful Information

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  • File Pdf: secrets-of-southern-girls.pdf

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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Isbn : 1554589584
  • Pages : 300
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  • File Pdf: the-eighteenth-century-wyandot.pdf

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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  • File Pdf: half-moon.pdf

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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 0773551727
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  • File Pdf: into-silence-and-servitude.pdf

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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 0773559841
  • Pages : 372
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  • File Pdf: the-greater-gulf.pdf

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By Karl Petersen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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  • Isbn : 1532618077
  • Pages : 186
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  • File Pdf: the-kingdom-of-what-is.pdf

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By Ellen Potter
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  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Isbn : 1466802758
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • File Pdf: the-humming-room.pdf

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Moonlight Secrets

By R.L. Stine
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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By Robert E. Bartholomew
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
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  • Pages : 267
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Captain Cook

By Frank McLynn
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 0300172206
  • Pages : 490
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 891
  • File Pdf: captain-cook.pdf

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This “thoroughly researched and sharply opinionated” biography presents a nuanced portrait of the renowned 18th century navigator (The Wall Street Journal). The age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with bold adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy. Recent writers have viewed Cook through the lens of colonial exploitation, regarding him as a villain. While they raise important issues, many of these critical accounts overlook his major contributions to science, navigation and cartography. In Captain Cook, Frank McLynn re-creates the voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the outer reaches of the Pacific Ocean. Although Cook died in a senseless, avoidable conflict with the people of Hawaii, McLynn illustrates that to the men with whom he served, Cook was master of the seas and nothing less than a titan. McLynn reveals Cook's place in history as a brave and brilliant yet tragically flawed man.

I'll Never Tell

By Catherine McKenzie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1501178644
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 702
  • File Pdf: i-ll-never-tell.pdf

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From Catherine McKenzie, the instant bestselling author of The Good Liar, comes a riveting domestic suspense in the vein of Liane Moriarty that sees five siblings forced to confront a tragedy they thought was buried long ago. What happened to Amanda Holmes? After the sudden death of their parents, the MacAllister children return to the run-down summer camp where they spent their childhood. The four sisters and their elder brother haven’t all been together at Camp Macaw in over twenty years—ever since a tragic and mysterious accident. Over the course of the Labour Day weekend, the siblings must determine what to do with the property, now worth millions. But a stunning condition of their father’s will compels them to face their past—and come to a decision that threatens to tear them apart forever. A sharp and engrossing novel of suspense, I’ll Never Tell reveals what happens when the secrets and lies that hold a family together are finally exposed.

James Douglas

By Julie H. Ferguson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Isbn : 9781770705647
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 436
  • File Pdf: james-douglas.pdf

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James Douglas’s story is one of high adventure in pre-Confederation Canada. It weaves through the heart of Canadian and Pacific Northwest history when British Columbia was a wild land, Vancouver didn’t exist, and Victoria was a muddy village. Part black and illegitimate, Douglas was born in British Guiana (now Guyana) in 1803 to a Scottish plantation owner and a mixed-race woman. After schooling in Scotland, the fifteen-year-old Douglas sailed to Canada in 1819 to join the fur trade. With roads non-existent, he travelled thousands of miles each year, using the rivers and lakes as his highways. He paddled canoes, drove dogsleds, and snowshoed to his destinations. Douglas became a hard-nosed fur trader, married a part-Cree wife, and nearly provoked a war between Britain and the United States over the San Juan Islands on the West Coast. When he was in his prime, he established Victoria and secrured the western region of British North America from the Russian Empire and the expansionist Americans. Eventually, Douglas became the controversial governor of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia and oversaw the frenzied Fraser and Cariboo gold rushes.

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By Louise Duguay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Isbn : 0887554830
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 488
  • File Pdf: pauline-boutal.pdf

Book Summary:

In the first part of the twentieth century few women in western Canada had careers as artists—Pauline Boutal had three: 23 years as a fashion illustrator for the Eaton’s catalogue for the graphic design company, Brigden’s of Winnipeg, 27 years as the Artistic Director at the Cercle Molière Theatre and 70 years as a visual artist. Born in Brittany in 1894, Boutal painted in a traditional style and trained at the Winnipeg School of Art, the Cape Cod School of Art, and at l'Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France. She left an important legacy of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and illustrations as well as theatre sets and costume designs. This English translation of Louise Duguay’s award-winning "Pauline Boutal: Destin d'artiste 1894–1992" shares the story of an important artist who lived an exceptional life. Today a great number of Boutal’s works can be found in major private and corporate collections across Canada. For her contribution to the French culture and theatre in Canada, Boutal was awarded numerous prestigious prizes, including the Order of Canada. In addition to thousands of sketches, illustrations, and paintings, Boutal also left a rich legacy of letters, speeches and interviews at the Centre du Patrimoine Canadien. Drawing on these sources, Louise Duguay has created a work that honours the best of biography and autobiography.

Death of an Alchemist

By Mary Lawrence
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Isbn : 1617737135
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 334
  • File Pdf: death-of-an-alchemist.pdf

Book Summary:

“Colorful alchemical lore and a vividly imagined 1543 London enrich Lawrence’s engaging . . . sequel to . . . The Alchemist’s Daughter.”—Publishers Weekly In the mid sixteenth century, Henry VIII sits on the throne, and Bianca Goddard tends to the sick and suffering in London’s slums, where disease can take a life as quickly as murder . . . For years, alchemist Ferris Stannum has devoted himself to developing the Elixir of Life, the reputed serum of immortality. Having tested his remedy successfully on an animal, Stannum intends to send his alchemy journal to a colleague in Cairo for confirmation. But the next day his body is found and the journal is gone. Bianca, the daughter of an alchemist, is well acquainted with the mystical healing arts. When her husband John falls ill with the sweating sickness, she dares to hope Stannum’s journal could contain the secret to his recovery. But first she must solve the alchemist’s murder. As she ventures into a world of treachery and deceit, Stannum’s death is only the first in a series of murders—and Bianca’s quest becomes a matter of life and death, not only for her husband, but for herself . . . Praise for The Alchemist’s Daughter “Unique characters, a twisty plot and a bold, bright heroine . . . Mystery and Tudor fans alike will raise a glass to this new series.”—Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author “A realistic evocation of 16th century London’s underside. The various strands of the plot are so skillfully plaited together.”—Fiona Buckley, author of the Ursula Blanchard Mysteries

Illustrated History of Canada

By Craig Brown
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 0773587888
  • Pages : 704
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 162
  • File Pdf: illustrated-history-of-canada.pdf

Book Summary:

First published in 1987, The Illustrated History of Canada was the first comprehensive, authoritative one-volume history of the country. It featured chapters by seven of Canada's leading historians and hundreds of engravings, lithographs, cartoons, maps, posters, and photographs. Together, these elements created a sweeping chronicle of Canada from its earliest times to yesterday's news. Now The Illustrated History of Canada has been fully updated to bring readers into the twenty-first century, with new material on such topics as the rise of small government, the recognition of Native land claims, Canada's role in the post-Cold War "peace," and the 2011 federal election. More than ever, The Illustrated History of Canada is a must-have reference guide for all Canadians interested in the history - and the future - of our country. Contributors include Ramsay Cook (emeritus, York University), Christopher Moore (Toronto writer), Desmond Morton (McGill University), Arthur Ray (emeritus, University of British Columbia), Peter Waite (emeritus, Dalhousie University), and Graeme Wynn (University of British Columbia).

The Long Path

By Aaron T. Brownell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781475936131
  • Pages : 324
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 679
  • File Pdf: the-long-path.pdf

Book Summary:

There are times when you get more than you expect. Chris Anderson is having one of those times. After receiving an intriguing email, the unassuming college professor jets off to Europe to inspect a French manuscript reported to reference the Knights Templar. Quickly drawn into the research, the obsessive Templar scholar realizes that the enigma before him is actually the start of a quest. Unwilling to let go, he heads out across Europe chasing one clue after another, and slowly puzzling out the path that leads to the hiding place of the lost Templar treasure. Shadowed at every step by a ruthless assassin; Anderson follows the twisting path that somehow bring him back to North America. With a small group of good friends in support, Professor Anderson follows the path to its end, and the most unlikely of hiding places. The assassin, seeing the group has located the treasure, confronts Anderson and his friends in a bid to seize it for himself. The small town treasure hunters must outwit their adversary or end up casualties of the chase. But, if they do survive, what will they do with the treasure. Starting in the restrained world of academia and moving out into the hurried locals of Europe and America, The Long Path follows a puzzle built by generations of loyal Guardians. Anderson stands and protects the past in a climax fitting of any Knights Templar battle.

Prayer of Heart and Body

By Thomas Ryan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 9780809140565
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 893
  • File Pdf: prayer-of-heart-and-body.pdf

Book Summary:

A practical "how-to" guide for persons who want to learn how to meditate or practice yoga in a way that is consistent with their Christian faith.

Past perfect

By Camille Lapointe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Éditions Sylvain Harvey
  • Isbn : 2921703807
  • Pages : 152
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 282
  • File Pdf: past-perfect.pdf

Book Summary:

Past Perfect tells the story of an exceptional, and exceptionally welcoming place. It also recounts the story of a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and of a land with a long history of openness to the outside world. On Saint-Antoine Street, the pavement shows the changing high-tide line of the St. Lawrence River. The Auberge Saint-Antoine, despite its contemporary style, subtlely blends history with hospitality, evoking the shore, the wharves and the port and introducing us to residents and travellers of the past. Archaeological remains once hidden in the soil have been carefully restored and are now bathed in lights of changing colour, transforming us from passers-by into visitors. This elegant book uses both words and images to illuminate the links between past and present in the auberge’s design. It also presents the multidisciplinary work of archaeologists and creates a dialogue with “those who went before.” The title reminds us that we all make history every day – and, that perfection, while perhaps not found on this earthly plane, is the ideal honoured by all those involved with the Price family in the “adventure of the Hunt Block.” You are invited to step into this past perfect...

Postmark Berlin

By Anne Emery
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Isbn : 1773054643
  • Pages : 419
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 185
  • File Pdf: postmark-berlin.pdf

Book Summary:

The latest mystery from a two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award Father Brennan Burke is struggling, and he’s been coping the only way he knows how: self-medicating with drink. He’s barely managing, but his troubles intensify when the body of one of his parishioners washes up on the coast of Halifax. Meika Keller came to Canada after escaping past a checkpoint in the Berlin Wall. An army colonel is charged with her murder, and defence lawyer Monty argues that Meika’s death was a suicide, which is the last thing Father Burke wants to hear. Guilty of neglecting his duties as a priest when Meika needed him most, Brennan feels compelled to uncover whatever instigated her cry for help and led to her death. The story takes us from the historic Navy town of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to the history-laden city of Berlin, as Brennan and his brother Terry head to Germany in search of answers. And while Brennan will stop at nothing to find what, or who, is responsible for Meika’s death, nothing could have prepared the priest for the events that unfold.

The Lost Worlds of Ancient America

By Frank Joseph
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Isbn : 1601636148
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 549
  • File Pdf: the-lost-worlds-of-ancient-america.pdf

Book Summary:

While digging out a new basement near Los Angeles, homeowners accidentally unearth a 3,000-year-old Phoenician altar. A treasure-hunter in Ohio finds more than he expected, when his metal detector locates an Eastern Mediterranean pendant from 1000 bc. Two caches of coins minted in Imperial Rome surface along the Ohio River. A Smithsonian Institution archaeologist excavating a Native American burial mound in Tennessee removes a stone emblazoned with a second century Hebrew inscription. These are just a few of the dramatic finds described in The Lost Worlds of Ancient America. They confirm that our continent was visited and influenced by visitors from Europe and the Near East hundreds, even thousands of years before its “official” discovery in 1492. As such, this startling, fresh proof of their powerful impact on the pre-Columbian New World offers us a different view of American origins that threatens to re-write mainstream textbooks. More than two dozen noted academics, researchers, and writers have contributed to this myth-shattering volume, including: Scott Wolter, a university-trained geologist, construction analysis company president, and author of The Hooked X, showcased on The History Channel; Dr. John J. White, editor emeritus of the Midwestern Epigraphic Society’s quarterly Journal; J.M. Allen, a former air-photo interpreter for Britain’s Royal Air Force; Bruce Scofield, PhD, a world-class authority on Aztec astrology; Dr. Arlan Andrews, Sr., a registered professional engineer with a 40-year career at White Sands Missile Range, AT&T Bell Labs, and the White House Science Office; Wayne May, founder and publisher of Ancient American magazine.

English Fact in Quebec

By Sheila McLeod Arnopoulos,Dominique Clift
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 0773560904
  • Pages : 263
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 906
  • File Pdf: english-fact-in-quebec.pdf

Book Summary:

"Few who read The English Fact in Quebec will be surprised to learn that its authors, both accomplished journalists, won a Governor-General's Award for their efforts. They have produced a stimulating, important piece of work full of original insights, and characterized by the kind of analysis that a sense of historical perspective can bring." Doug Goold, Edmonton Journal. "The English Fact in Quebec is in some sense the flip side of White Niggers in America. As such, it is the most important social document emerging from Quebec in the last 15 years." David Winch, Books in Canada. "The English Fact in Quebec is not a prophetic statement heralding a future Quebec where English and French can live in easy and fruitiful proximity. Less visionary and more useful, this important book clarifies various features of the current crisis by providing an historical overview of English-French relations. This wider perspective enables the authors to describe precisely and sharply the cultural crisis felt by the English community - the community's various responses are more easily assessed and possible future approaches more readily isolated." Bryan Campbell, The Montreal Review.

Run Run Run

By Jack Hoffman,Dan Simon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Isbn : 1609809475
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 804
  • File Pdf: run-run-run.pdf

Book Summary:

Intertwining the details of Abbie Hoffman's intense personal life with the movement politics of the sixties, seventies, and eighties, Dan Simon writes Abbie's story from the point of view of his younger brother Jack, creating a full and poignant portrait of one of the geniuses of the 1960s counterculture. From the creation of the Yippies! in 1967 and the tumult of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests, to the humor and agony of the Chicago conspiracy trial, the scandal of Abbie's 1973 cocaine bust, and his six and a half years as a fugitive, to his reemergence as environmentalist "Barrie Freed' and his final struggle with manic-depressive illness, this biography offers a compelling examination of the contradictions that make Abbie Hoffman such a compelling figure. With the information and affection only a brother could bring to the complexities of Abbie's life, Hoffman and Simon portray Abbie's public persona alongside his private aspirations and fears, romances, and enduring family relationships.