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By Doug Lennox. 2017
Just in time for Canada's 150th birthday is this collection of the best in Canadian questions and answers, covering history,… famous Canadians, sports, word origins, geography, and everything in between. In these pages, you'll learn the answers to questions like: Where did the word "Canuck" come from? How did an aristocratic French girl become a Canadian Robinson Crusoe? Why do Canadian engineers wear iron rings? What famous explorer played hockey in the Arctic? Who was the first Black woman elected to Canada's Parliament? What unlikely team beat Canada for the gold medal for hockey in the 1936 Winter Olympics? How did the Halifax Explosion occur? Bestseller. 2017.
By Harlo L Jones. 1995
Combining youthful innocence and wonder with adult awareness and insight, Harlo Jones chronicles the life of Dinsmore, Saskatchewan in the… 1920s and 1930s. Recalling the people, even the family dogs, who lived there, he talks about how the town worked, for example its electrical system, and also the institutions of a prairie town -- social, religious, educational, and commercial. 1995.
By Robert Bothwell. 1988
Bothwell traces the history of both AECL and nuclear technology in Canada. Beginning with the early experiments in the 1930s… in Europe, he describes the research and development of nuclear power in Canada, as well as Canadians' changing perceptions of and support for nuclear technology. 1988.
By Lesley Choyce. 1996
An informal history of Nova Scotia, starting from its geology dating back more than 500 million years ago, and ending… in the present. Choyce follows the arrival of different cultures, the wars fought over Nova Scotia, and Nova Scotia's attachment to the sea. c1996.
By Yves Frenette. 1998
L'histoire des Canadiens français, du 16e siècle à nos jours, leurs particularités, leurs luttes, les relations avec les Canadiens anglais,… etc. Un petit essai qui devrait plaire à ceux qui connaissent peu ou mal l'histoire du Québec ou du Canada. L'auteur est professeur d'histoire au Collège Glendon de l'Université York.
By Serge Bouchard, Bernard Arcand. 1998
À quoi servent les étoiles que, la nuit, nous voyons au ciel? Pourquoi l'accent français nous impressionne-t-il et nous agace-t-il… à la fois? Le vrai métier des pompiers est-il d'éteindre les feux ou de tuer le temps à attendre dans les casernes? 1998.
By Françoise Tétu de Labsade. 1990
Le Québec a trois cent cinquante ans d'histoire. On peut dire qu'il a désormais une culture unique et identifiable comme… telle. Ce livre, le premier en son genre, dégage une par une les couches historiques, sociales et artistiques qui se sont superposées pour former peu à peu la culture québécoise. 1990.
By Hélène Pelletier-Baillargeon. 1985
Marie Gérin-Lajoie est sans doute l'une des plus belles figures du 20e siècle québécois. Première bachelière canadienne-française, elle a été… une militante exemplaire dans la cause de l'éducation des femmes et une véritable pionnière dans le domaine du service social. 1985.
By Jean Provencher, Johanne Blanchet. 1980
S'intéressant aussi bien aux réalités de la nature qu'aux activités quotidiennes des hommes, les auteurs composent le début d'une véritable… fresque de la société rurale québécoise d'autrefois. Trois autres volumes en préparation seront consacrés à l'été, à l'automne et à l'hiver. 1980.
By Muriel Poulton Dunford. 2000
A resident of the North Thompson Valley for 50 years, the author uses a lifetime of observation and nearly a… decade of research in her account of the history of the region from the pre-contact First Nations culture to the present. This is the story of the fur-traders, surveyors, homesteaders and fortune-seekers who passed through the area and of the few who stayed to call the valley home. 2000.
By Pierre Frenette, Bernard Landry. 2005
" Le goût de rappeler les mers anciennes, les pêcheurs de morue et les chasseurs de loup-marin. Le goût de… raconter l'histoire de ces familles d'exilés acadiens réfugiées au pays de Jack Monoloy. Le goût de hisser les voiles avec ces hommes et ces femmes qui ont vécu, peiné et fêté dans la pauvreté et l'éloignement... " -- 4e de couv.
At six years old Charles Mulli woke up one morning in his hut to find he had been completely abandoned… by both parents. All alone, he fell into a life of abject poverty, forcing Mulli to wander from hut to hut begging for food for his very survival, unable even to attend school. As a teenager Mulli started a small taxi company, which grew to be very successful. Eventually he expanded his business ventures to include real estate, insurance, and oil and gas distribution, becoming a highly successful businessman. But despite all his success, the growing struggle in his heart over the plight of thousands of Kenyan street children remained strong, until one day he surrendered to the call of God on his life to sell everything he owned and begin rescuing street children from the slums of Kenya. 2016.
By Owen A Thomas. 1996
Thomas presents a guide to the history of the Underground Railroad in the Niagara region of Ontario, and discusses the… events and major figures involved in the Underground Railroad. This book can also be used as a guide-book to plan excursions to the sites mentioned. 1996.
By Pierre Berton. 1992
Berton tells the story of Niagara Falls, from its geologic beginnings to its role in cultures up to the present.… Along the way, he describes the legend and lore it has created, like the daredevils who went over the Falls in barrels and the engineers who tamed its power for electricity. 1992.
By Jennifer O'Rourke, Tom Snyders. 2001
Traces the origins and history of how places are named in Vancouver and its neighbouring communities. Includes streets, neighbourhoods, waterways,… mountains, boroughs and buildings. For example: Gastown, Commercial Drive, Leg-in-Boot Square, Lulu Island, Kanaka Creek and more. 2001.
Like fields, fences, and old stone walls, roads can seem so much a part of the fabric of a landscape… that we need reminding that many of them were made intentionally. In New Brunswick, road-building was a great labour performed without fuss by often reluctant workers drawn from a remarkably small population. Against heavy odds, New Brunswick by 1930 had roads and a highway system that, in terms of quality and coverage, was the envy of many larger provinces. 2012.
A story of British Columbia logging and the people who logged. The author reminisces about his experiences as a logger,… beginning in 1918. It also includes his recollections and discussions with more than twenty people who were involved in forestry in British Columbia. 1988.
By Lynne Bowen. 1992
Bowen recounts the adventures of the 2,000 middle-class British citizens who followed the charismatic but inept Anglican minister Isaac Barr… to settle 200 miles from Saskatoon in 1903. Most were unprepared for the harsh Prairie climate. 1992.
By Frank Drown, Marie Drown. 2002
By John Larsen, Maurice Richard Libby. 2001
A look at the history of Moose Jaw and its people. Every chapter includes short memoirs about various aspects of… life in Moose Jaw, such as growing up there, or the history of Crescent Park. 2001.