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By David L Hammer. 1985
By Barbara Crossette. 1998
In 1997 this New York Times journalist traveled across Asia, visiting the classic hill towns built by several colonial powers.… She recalls her journeys to these remote locations, discusses their history, and describes how each has evolved since being inherited by an independent nation. 1998.
By Wendy Roth, Michael Tompane. 1992
Guide on accessibility to American national parks for people with visual or hearing impairments, senior citizens, people with small children… or anyone with mobility concerns. Offers specific advice on 15 parks and general information on parks in every region. c1992.
By Kathryn Magee Labelle. 2013
Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east, the Wendat Confederacy… flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was threatened by European disease and Iroquois attacks. This book depicts the creation of a powerful Wendat diaspora in the wake of their dispersal and throughout the latter half of the century. Turning the story of the Wendat conquest on its head, the author demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat Confederacy and its people. 2013.
By Pierre Berton. 1973
By John Ebdon. 1985
John Ebdon captures the whims and eccentricities of the English character in this portrait of the country and its people:… the regimented Farnham commuter, and the cantankerous neighbours with deep down hearts of gold. Explaining along the way why Yorkshiremen are "God's own people" and how London views tourists. 1985.
By Kenneth C Davis. 1992
By John Ebdon. 1979
The first book from the Director of the London Planetarium, better known as a humorous broadcaster. Here he writes about… the non-tourist side of Greece, two islands in the Cyclades, where he is accepted into the villages as a welcome inhabitant. In his own words, "It is not a travel book. It is about people... of the islands of Andros and Kos." 1979.
By John Sewell. 2002
This book introduces Toronto's greatest spaces, from architectural jewels to buildings that were witness to some of the city's most… important moments. Former mayor John Sewell takes us on a tour of the Toronto places every citizen and visitor should see, such as Osgoode Hall, the old Don Jail, and the Chapel of St. James-the-Less. 2002.
By Robyn Davidson. 1996
An Australian woman recounts her travel experiences with a nomadic population in the desert of western India. She endures hardship… and discomfort to record a disappearing way of life. Despite being a foreigner, a woman, and ignorant of the local language, she forges enduring friendships. 1996.
By Bill Bryson. 2000
By Alan Moorehead. 1969
By James Raffan. 2014
Over the course of three years, James Raffan circumnavigated the globe at 66.5 degrees latitude: the Arctic Circle. Armed with… passion for the north, interest in diverse cultures and an unquenchable sense of adventure, he set out to put a human face on climate change. In “Circling the Midnight Sun” he presents a warm-hearted, engaging portrait of the circumpolar world, but also a deeply affecting story of societies and landscapes in the throes of enormous change. c2014.
By Claudio Magris. 1989
Explores the Danube River as it flows through middle-European countries from the Bavarian hills to the Black Sea. Examines the… tension between Greco-Roman and Teutonic cultures, the roots of fascism, the splendour and decline of the Hapsburg dynasty, and the evil of Nazism. 1989. Uniform title: Danubio.
By Ronald Wright. 1984
A Canadian archaeologist explores the Peruvian world of yesterday and today. He blends descriptions of exotic ruins and history with… his experiences and insights into the troubles of a Third-World nation. 1984.
By Cary Fagan. 1990
This personal portrait of a city in upheaval shows a polarized social structure which characterizes the new Toronto. The author… shows a city divided into the powerful and the powerless, the outrageous and the outraged. 1990.
By Hugh Gregory Gallagher, Geoffrey C Ward. 1998
The author presents journal entries, essays, and speeches. Gallagher was a college student of twenty when he almost died of… polio. As an influential Senate aide and lobbyist in Washington, D.C., he was instrumental in passing the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. 1998.
By Norman Levine. 1993
In 1956 writer Norman Levine, seven years an expatriate in England, returned for an unsentimental journey through his homeland. Drawn… toward the bottom rungs of Canadian society - the beer parlours, the bunkhouses filled with immigrant miners, the cheap flophouses - he wrote an account so bitter that it didn't find a Canadian publisher for more than 20 years. Levine, now considered one of Canada's finest short story writers, maintains "my writing starts with this book." 1993, c1958.
By Lynn Gehl. 2017
Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy… and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows how she came to locate her spirit and decolonize her identity, thereby becoming, in her words, "fully human." Gehl also provides a harsh critique of Canada and takes on important anti-colonial battles, including the land claims process and sex discrimination in the Indian Act. 2017.
By Charlie Angus. 2015
Exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's history.… The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls in history who kicked ass." All Shannen wanted was a decent education. She found an ally in Charlie Angus, who had no idea she was going to change his life and inspire others to change the country. Based on extensive documentation assembled from Freedom of Information requests, Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada - through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect - deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights. 2015.