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By C. S Nicholls. 1998
Livingstone has been acclaimed a hero for his discovery of the Victoria Falls and he mapped out much of central… Africa's waterways. In 1871 Henry Stanley went to Africa to find Livingstone leading to one of the most famous meetings in exploration history. This text provides an account of Livingstone's life, from his humble beginnings in Scotland, and his struggle to gain qualifications, to his employment with the London Missionary Society and his search for the source of the Nile. 1998.
By Don Cherry, Al Strachan. 2008
Former hockey player and coach Don Cherry's comments on Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner" routinely make headlines as they… entertain, educate, and often upset some fans throughout North America. Now he presents his favourite stories from his career in hockey. And you can imagine the stories he has to tell. c2008.
Dolnick retells the story of Powell, an ambitious, one-armed Civil War vet who, along with nine other men who possessed… no whitewater experience, braved the treacherous Colorado River from Wyoming Territory to Arizona. Only six of them survived the trip. 2001.
By Ann Linnea. 1995
At forty-three the author, with a friend, makes a kayak trip around Lake Superior. Cold, stormy weather and fatigue combine… with closeness to nature and a sense of accomplishment to produce self-understanding and prepare Linnea for the next stage of her life. Contains feminist and "new age" concepts and language. 1995.
By Georgina Howell. 2006
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer, and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world… of privilege and plenty. Turning her back on that, she became the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and saw its first king safely onto the throne in 1921. A compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and, in so doing, created a remarkable and enduring legacy. Some descriptions of violence. 2007, c2006.
By David Philpott. 1985
The author, head of a billion-dollar corporation, left his old life and set out alone in a 30-foot sailboat. He… travelled from Halifax to Bermuda and into the open Atlantic where his boat was wrecked in a storm. 1985.
By Richard Munson. 1991
Jacques Cousteau is a living legend as an undersea adventurer. He helped to invent the Aqualung, launched the science of… undersea archaeology, discovered oil beneath the Persian Gulf and built undersea stations and small submarines for research. Here is a balanced portrait of this talented, charismatic and little-understood man. 2005.
This book portrays guide dog mating, illnesses and eating habits some readers may find disturbing. It was Derek Freeman who… began to breed dogs specifically to train as guide dogs, when other suitable dogs were hard to find. Over the years, he has reared some 20,000 puppies, with an 80% success rate, and has a unique insight into the mind of the dog. Using GDBA as a backcloth, he discusses rearing, training, health and socialization, and gives an insight into the complexities of dog ownership. 1991.
By Peter Gzowski, Chris Czajkowski. 1991
In her late 30s, the author set out alone to clear land and build a home in the wilderness of… B.C. She faced many challenges, including her own lack of practical skills. 1991.
By Edith Marks, Rita Montauredes. 1997
By Robert S Grant. 1995
This book offers a kaleidoscope of Canadian aviation stories. Grant takes the reader from coast to coast with adventure in… the High Arctic, to near misses in western mountain ranges. He describes the life behind the controls of a bush plane as hard and sometimes dangerous work, that also has its glamorous moments. 1995.
By Judith M Dixon. 2000
Essays examining the history and future of braille including such topics as the development of the literary, Nemeth, and music… codes; braille production; legal issues; library service; and literacy and computer access concerns. 2000.
By Cheri Colby Langdell, Tim Langdell. 2011
Explores personal, psychological, sociological, and cultural perspectives on blindness, and also shows some of the benefits blind and nearly blind… people have found after vision loss. Explains the practical challenges that vision loss creates for the person experiencing it. and for the family members and friends of that person. Some strong language. 2011.
By Joe C. W Armstrong. 1987
Biography of Samuel de Champlain, the explorer who first understood North America's potential for settlement, agriculture, and trade. Armstrong details… Champlain's explorations in North America, and discusses his skills as a navigator, naturalist, ethnographer, and administrator. 1987.
By Jonathan Turk. 1998
The author describes four of his adventures, some undertaken with his wife Chris, and many of which ended up as… unanticipated ordeals: kayaking to Cape Horn, rowing across the Northwest Passage, dog sledding on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, and following an old migration route to Greenland. He also reflects on famous explorations of the past. 1998.
By Gianni Granzotto. 1985
By John Stewart Collis. 1976
By Paul W Ogden. 1992
When Paul Ogden and his wife, both deaf, adopt a signal dog from Canine Companions for Independence, they must go… through an intensive training program to learn the 80 signals to which their dog responds. 1992.
By James Giblin. 1997
A portrait of the aviation hero who in 1927 made the first nonstop transatlantic flight. Traces his daredevil youth, his… early days of flying, his family life and the tragic kidnapping of his son, his isolationist stand in World War II, and his later life. Grades 4-7. 1997.
By Michael Collins. 1974
An evocative picture of the joys of flight - the union of man, technology and the elements. Astronaut Collins traces… his career from first flight experiences in the air force through the days as a test pilot and the flight of the complex Apollo II. An intensely human and honest portrait. 1974.