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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 Linda Spalding. 1998
The author recounts her expedition into the forests of Borneo in search of a reclusive primatologist, who has devoted her… life to protecting orphaned orangutans. Describes the beauty of the island, the local society, and the despoilment of natural resources through poaching, deforestation, and misguided ecotourism. 1998.
By Rita Anton. 1979
Following her husband's death in 1976, Anton spent several years in India as a volunteer Jesuit Lay Missionary. Having travelled… extensively in India, she presents a realistic look at this nation in transition. 1979.
By Robert W Ferguson. 2003
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest inland body of water, has lost over half its surface area and 80 percent… of its volume since 1960, due to poorly planned irrigation systems. In January 2000, Canadian Rob Ferguson went to Uzbekistan to work on an environmental project to save the Aral Sea. After a year of dealing with corrupt officials, not only had the project gone nowhere, but Ferguson was under suspicion of murder. Some strong language. 2003.
By Ian Baker. 2004
Recounts an extraordinary journey into one of the most inaccessible places on earth, and a pilgrimage to the heart of… Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan prophecies proclaim that the greatest of beyul, or mystical sanctuaries, lies at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, veiled by a colossal waterfall in the forbidding Tsangpo gorge. After years of investigation, world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker and his National Geographic-sponsored team made worldwide news by finding a magnificent 108-foot-high waterfall-the legendary grail of both Western explorers and Tibetan pilgrims. 2004.
By Paul Theroux. 1983
By Byron Farwell. 1984
Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who serve in the British and Indian armies. Recruiting practices, military training, religion, and home… and family are analyzed to obtain insight into the nature of Gurkha character. 1984.
By John Fraser. 1980
As a correspondent to the Toronto "Globe and Mail" in Peking, Fraser had the opportunity to meet a wide range… of Chinese people and to learn of their culture and government. 1980.
By John Ralston Saul. 2014
Presents a powerful portrait of modern Aboriginal life in Canada, in contrast with the perceived failings so often portrayed in… politics and in media. The author illustrates his arguments by compiling a remarkable selection of letters, speeches and writings by Aboriginal leaders and thinkers, showcasing the extraordinarily rich, moving and stable indigenous point of view across the centuries. 2014.
By Dominique Lapierre. 1985
Focuses on the lives of a Bengali rickshaw man, a young Polish priest, a Jewish-American surgeon, an Assamese nurse, and… Calcutta's own Godfather. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1985. Uniform title: Cité de la joie.
By Yvonne Bercher. 2007
By Vivian Jeanette Kaplan. 2002
For a brief period between 1938 and 1941, roughly 20,000 Jews found refuge from the Nazis in the one place… not requiring visas, police certificates or proofs of financial independence: Shanghai. In 1939, the author's family made a month-long, 7,000-mile journey to Shanghai, struggling with heat, disease, poverty, and fear. With the war's end came the shock of learning what became of family and friends left behind in Europe. Descriptions of violence. 2002.
By Heinrich Harrer. 1983
L'auteur raconte comment il s'est évadé de prison, pendant la guerre de 1939-1945, pour gagner le Tibet où il a… séjourné cinq années au cours desquelles il a conseillé le jeune dalaï-lama, et s'est trouvé témoin impuissant de l'invasion chinoise. Paru en 1952, le récit a été traduit en cinquante langues. 1983.
By Brent Stonefish. 2007
This informative guide will help First Nation, Métis and Inuit adult learners excel and achieve their educational goals when attending… a post-secondary program. It looks at the various aspects of student life that one may face while going to school. 2007.
By Suzanne Fournier, Ernie Crey. 1997
Describes the treatment of aboriginal children in Canada who were taken to live in residential schools. The story is told… using interviews and anecdotes shared by those who attended the schools. The current state of aboriginal affairs is also discussed. 1997.
By Eric Hansen. 1990
Eric Hansen bought the best map of Borneo he could find. Then, with the minimum of baggage, he headed for… the places marked "unknown". He spent seven months and travelled 2,400 miles in one of the least visited spots on earth. This resulting book is both an adventure story and a look at a vanishing way of life. 1990.
By Yvonne Johnson, Rudy Wiebe. 1998
Rudy Wiebe collaborates with Yvonne Johnson, a great-great-granddaughter of Cree Chief Big Bear, to tell the story of her life.… Born in Montana with a double-cleft palate, she experienced a life of physical and sexual abuse, and slid into alcoholism before participating in the murder for which she is now in prison. Strong language, descriptions of violence, descriptions of sexual violence. 1998.
By Monique Gray Smith. 2017
Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack… of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by Survivors and their families. Guided by Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action. For senior high readers. 2017.
By Susanne Reber, Rob Renaud. 2005
On a Saskatoon night in November 1990, seventeen-year-old Neil Stonechild disappeared, to be found dead in a field, his body… frozen, three days later. The police investigation was cursory, but Neil's mother Stella refused to give up, as did witness Jason Roy, who had seen Neil, beaten and bleeding, in the back of a Saskatoon police cruiser the night he disappeared. It was only in January 2000, when two more men were found frozen to death, that the truth about Neil Stonechild's fate began to emerge. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2005.
By Burton Bernstein. 1979
An account of four trips the author took through Sinai reporting on its past and present. Offers a look into… Bedouin habits, customs, culture, and a description of the beautiful and forbidding land. 1979.