2016-10-01

The Blomidon Logs

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  • Full Title : The Blomidon Logs
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • ISBN Code : 1770909443
  • Pages : 132
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  • Language : English
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A spellbinding evocation of the power of memory and the spirit of place Set in the small farming community of Blomidon on Nova ScotiaÍs Bay of Fundy, The Blomidon Logs starts with tales of Glooscap and a leaky old cabin. Complete with the wild imagination of youth and rumours of a drowned artist, the book moves up the road to a new A-frame cottage and back in time to the generations who preceded the author at Blomidon, providing a rich heritage of farmland, beach, and stories. Taking its title from the logbooks kept by DwyerÍs parents, the collection is about childhood, family, and a time when summer meant freedom and outdoor play. The poems refer to the legends of the First Nations chief/god who once made his home at Blomidon and celebrate the work of farmers, loggers, and their families and predecessors who have made, and somehow still make, a living from the land.


2016-10-01

Jogging with the Great Ray Charles

By Sherman, Kenneth
  • Full Title : Jogging with the Great Ray Charles
  • Author : Sherman, Kenneth
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • ISBN Code : 1770909419
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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A poetic masterclass from a writer at the height of his craft Kenneth ShermanÍs work has always displayed a vibrant lyricism, so itÍs no surprise that his powerful new collection contains a number of poems with musical motifs. In such pieces as ñClarinet,î ñTransistor Sister,î and the bookÍs titular poem, Sherman ponders our human transience while searching for ña voice to stand timeÍs test.î Sherman also confronts health concerns in a language that is Shaker-plain. The book concludes with the sombre, compassionate, and truly remarkable seven-part ñKingdom,î a meditation on the plight of the dispossessed. In a Globe and Mail review of The Well: New and Selected Poems, Fraser Sutherland notes, ñSherman always seems to be listening to the voice of Canadian soil and landscape at the same time as he is attentive to the great European metaphysical theme of the soul in conflict with the world and time.î So it is with Jogging with the Great Ray Charles. Sherman has also included three brilliant translations of Yiddish poets that appeared in the Malahat ReviewÍs ñAt Home in Translationî issue.


2015-08-26

Triassic-Jurassic Rifting

By W. Manspeizer
  • Full Title : Triassic-Jurassic Rifting
  • Author : W. Manspeizer
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • ISBN Code : 148329417X
  • Pages : 1018
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  • Language : English
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Extensive field studies on the African and North American plates during this past decade have yielded a wealth of new data and ideas about rift basins and the origin of passive margins. New surface and subsurface basins have been identified; fossils abound in strata that only recently were considered barren; oil exploration is being actively pursued in continental strata of the Richmond-Taylorsville, Sanford and Newark basins, Late Triassic marine strata have been identified in Georges Bank off the coast of Massachusetts, and the roles of wrench tectonics, successor basins and listric normal faults have challenged the classical view that these are simple extensional basins. This two part work brings together representative examples of these studies. It is not intended as an exhaustive synthesis of the subject, but rather a vehicle to present new data, new ideas and alternative views. Some of the papers present regional summaries, others attempt to relate local features to regional questions, while others describe modern rift basins as possible analogs of early Mesozoic basins. Geologic data from the Atlantic passive margins record that continental rifting of central Pangaea occurred during the latest Triassic-earliest Jurassic (Liassic), and that sea-floor spreading probably began no later than the Middle Jurassic. The primary subject of this book focuses on the Triassic-Jurassic rifting events that led to the breakup of Pangaea and the opening of the central Atlantic Ocean. Whereas other treatises have focused on the origin of the passive margins, inferred primarily from geophysical data of the offshore basins, this volume primarily and uniquely focuses on land-based field studies of the onshore synrift basins. Offshore studies of synrift basins are also included and add substantially to our understanding of the breakup. However, the onshore data base, while complementary, is different, thus providing researchers with a different insight to the questions at hand. The book is organized into four sections. Section I, Pangaean Plate in Time and Space, first locates Pangaea in space and then places the Triassic basins within an historical context on the Alleghanian-Variscan Orogens. Section 2, the offshore and onshore basins of the North American and African Plates, comprises about 70% of all papers in this book, and includes papers on structural geology, petrology, paleontology, sedimentation, organic geochemistry, vulcanism and mineral resources. Section 3, Related Mesozoic Atlantic Rift Basins, includes papers on Iberia, Western Europe, the Benue Trough and Brazil. The final section of the book, Analogs, includes the rift basins of East Africa, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Elat (Aqaba), the Dead Sea and the Rio Grande. The book is richly illustrated throughout with figures, photographs, tables and fold-out maps, including nine in full colour.


2012-10-16

The Biography of a New Canadian Family

By Joan Campbell-Delva,Pierre L. Delva
  • Full Title : The Biography of a New Canadian Family
  • Author : Joan Campbell-Delva,Pierre L. Delva
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 147972159X
  • Pages : 273
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  • Language : English
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The photograph from the air of the University of Montreal, built (1928-1945) on Mount-Royal by Quebec-born Architect/Engineer Ernest Cormier, (1885- 1980), trained in Paris. That whole period was very important for developing the Province of Quebec. The building was built on the north-side of the Mountain with the enormous old cemetery easily visible and the St. Lawrence river just visible on the other side. Today, such a photograph would no longer be so striking, the whole area has many more impressive buildings and enormous trees cover the area. We lived a ten minute walk away from the bottom left-hand corner of the picture in Outremont, the francophone counterpart of Anglophone Westmount two miles of so to the west. The head office of Family Medicine was situated close to and just to the west of the big tower. It is from there that the Bethune/Chinese connection was established. I was at the UofM from 1975-1995. It was by far the most productive period of our professional lives.


2010-05-18

In the Province of History

By Ian McKay,Robin Bates
  • Full Title : In the Province of History
  • Author : Ian McKay,Robin Bates
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 0773583319
  • Pages : 494
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  • Language : English
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Using archival sources, novels, government reports, and works on tourism and heritage, Ian McKay and Robin Bates look at how state planners, key politicians, and cultural figures such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, long-time premier Angus L. Macdonald, and novelist Thomas Raddall were all instrumental in forming "tourism/history." The authors argue that Longfellow's 1847 poem Evangeline - on the brutal British expulsion of Acadians from Nova Scotia - became a template a new kind of profit-making history that exalted whiteness and excluded ethnic minorities, women, and working class movements. A remarkable look at the intersection of politics, leisure, and the presentation of public history, In the Province of History is a revealing account of how a region has both used and distorted its own past.


2004-10-13

Sods, Soil, and Spades

By J. Sherman Bleakney
  • Full Title : Sods, Soil, and Spades
  • Author : J. Sherman Bleakney
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 0773572392
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Sherman Bleakney examines the unusual physical and biological features of this region of the Bay of Fundy, home to the only successful pioneer society in North America to farm below sea level. Using original photographs, diagrams, and graphs, Bleakney shows how and why the Acadians were successful. Sods, Soil, and Spades examines the unique and elegant engineering principles and practices used by the Acadians and looks at how their culture influenced their success in mastering this marshland region.


101-01-01

Finding the Lost Treasure

By Helen M. Persons
  • Full Title : Finding the Lost Treasure
  • Author : Helen M. Persons
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Finding the Lost Treasure is a detective fiction novel written by Helen M. Persons, an adventure and mystery novelist and the author of “The Mystery of Arnold Hall”. Excerpts from the first chapter. The lives of the children had been simple, happy ones, until the recent death of their father and mother, hardly three months apart. John Wistmore, in whose veins flowed the blood of men of culture and ambition, had been anxious to give his children greater educational advantages than Sissiboo afforded. Jack, therefore, had been sent to Wolfville to school, and was now ready for college; while Desiré was looking forward to high school in the autumn


1999-02-16

The Breath that Lightens the Body

By Deirdre Dwyer
  • Full Title : The Breath that Lightens the Body
  • Author : Deirdre Dwyer
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • ISBN Code : 0888783949
  • Pages : 93
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Here is a beautiful chronicle of a sojourn to worlds translated from strange brushstrokes of landscape and gesture into the shared language of sight and sound.


2016-10-27

Dictionary of Cape Breton English

By William John Davey,Richard P. MacKinnon
  • Full Title : Dictionary of Cape Breton English
  • Author : William John Davey,Richard P. MacKinnon
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN Code : 1442669500
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Biff and whiff, baker’s fog and lu’sknikn, pie social and milling frolic – these are just a few examples of the distinctive language of Cape Breton Island, where a puck is a forceful blow and a Cape Breton pork pie is filled with dates, not pork. The first regional dictionary devoted to the island’s linguistic and cultural history, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English is a fascinating record of the island’s rich vocabulary. Dictionary entries include supporting quotations culled from the editors’ extensive interviews with Cape Bretoners and considerable study of regional variation, as well as definitions, selected pronunciations, parts of speech, variant forms, related words, sources, and notes, giving the reader in-depth information on every aspect of Cape Breton culture. A substantial and long-awaited work of linguistic research that captures Cape Breton’s social, economic, and cultural life through the island’s language, the Dictionary of Cape Breton English can be read with interest by Backlanders, Bay byes, and those from away alike.


1992-01-01

Eastern North American Mesozoic Magmatism

By John H. Puffer,Paul C. Ragland
  • Full Title : Eastern North American Mesozoic Magmatism
  • Author : John H. Puffer,Paul C. Ragland
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • ISBN Code : 0813722683
  • Pages : 406
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  • Language : English
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1995-04-20

Newfoundland National Convention, 1946-1948

By James K. Hiller,Michael F. Harrington
  • Full Title : Newfoundland National Convention, 1946-1948
  • Author : James K. Hiller,Michael F. Harrington
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
  • ISBN Code : 0773565124
  • Pages : 577
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Delegates to the convention examined Newfoundland's economy and society, and debated the merits of returning to responsible government (suspended in 1934) or joining the Canadian confederation. A number of public figures of the 1950s and 1960s came into prominence during the convention, most notably Joseph R. Smallwood, leader of the confederate group. This unique and remarkable historical document is a must for Commonwealth and Canadian specialists and research libraries.


2006-01-01

The Triassic-Jurassic Terrestrial Transition

By Jerry D. Harris,Spencer G. Lucas,Justin A. Speilmann,Martin G. Lockley,Andrew R.C. Milner,James I. Kirkland
  • Full Title : The Triassic-Jurassic Terrestrial Transition
  • Author : Jerry D. Harris,Spencer G. Lucas,Justin A. Speilmann,Martin G. Lockley,Andrew R.C. Milner,James I. Kirkland
  • Publisher : New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 607
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  • Language : English
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2021-03-30

Step By Step, A Tree Planter's Handbook

By Jonathan Clark
  • Full Title : Step By Step, A Tree Planter's Handbook
  • Author : Jonathan Clark
  • Publisher : Thirteen Towers Inc.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A Comprehensive Training Guide and Reference Manual for Canadian Reforestation Workers. This is the 2021 Google Play edition of “Step By Step.” Tree planting is known as being one of the hardest jobs in Canada. Often referred to as a Canadian “rite of passage,” this job epitomizes the definition of a love/hate relationship with a career. Whether you’re considering tree planting as a stepping stone toward a career in forestry, looking for a temporary summer job, or merely curious about the work that your friends do, this book will offer an insightful glimpse into what is involved in becoming a successful tree planter in Canada. This book will teach you about planting basics, types of trees, health, safety, nature, forestry practices, camp life, gear required, quality and density standards, maximizing productivity, working with helicopters, and hundreds of other minor topics. In addition, if you decide that you want to seek out a planting job, this book has a full chapter that will guide you through the ins and outs of getting your first job, including advice on how to reach out to companies and how to prepare for your interview. This edition also contains current contact information for every major tree planting company in Canada. Used as an essential training resource at more than a dozen established Canadian reforestation companies, this handbook will help prepare you for your first day in camp, and help you maximize your earnings through your first and subsequent planting seasons.


2017-09-05

The Tent Dwellers

By Albert Paine
  • Full Title : The Tent Dwellers
  • Author : Albert Paine
  • Publisher : Litres
  • ISBN Code : 5040497350
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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2010-03-31

Daring Pioneers Tame the Frontier

By Bettye B. Burkhalter
  • Full Title : Daring Pioneers Tame the Frontier
  • Author : Bettye B. Burkhalter
  • Publisher : Author House
  • ISBN Code : 9781477287224
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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History, Romance, & Destiny... Daring Pioneers Tame the Frontier is an exquisite saga of Dr. Jean (John) Baptiste Elzèar Burel’s lifelong desire to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the beckoning new America. With his naval surgeon license in one hand and his medical chest in the other, he followed Marquis de Lafayette to Colonial America during the Revolutionary War. During the war he fell passionately in love and married a beautiful Acadian French woman in Philadelphia. After the war they made plans to return to his home at Ollioules, France. Homeward bound, the bourgeois doctor boarded the ship in Philadelphia with his new bride and their few belongings. There on deck he was unexpectedly forced to choose between his beloved homeland and family in France and his wife with child. Disembarking the ship with grave disappointment, John knowingly forfeited his inheritance as sole heir. Struggling to survive in Philadelphia, oftentimes John sat quietly admiring the beautiful woman who owned his heart as he secretly yearned for his prominent family and lifestyle on the Mediterranean Coast of France. Standing on the threshold of the newly independent America, the young doctor decided to take his wife and infant son and pioneer down the Great Wagon Road into the raw frontier of South Carolina. Believing he would build a new and prosperous life, he settled at Goshen Hill between the Tyger and Enoree Rivers within the lawless backcountry of South Carolina. Fighting the dangers and hardships of the frontier, and the recurring restlessness to return to France, John and his family carved out a simple life. Although disappointed at times, within the walls of his log home the enduring love and warmth of his wife and six children transcended adversity and hardships of the outside world. The heartwarming story is filled with humanity as John faced his inevitable destiny. The first novel in the trilogy closes with Dr. Burel’s widow standing helplessly in her front yard watching the wagon train take her spirited children and grandchildren west in search of richer land and prosperity. It was déjà vu!


2010-03-26

The Best Laid Plans

By Terry Fallis
  • Full Title : The Best Laid Plans
  • Author : Terry Fallis
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • ISBN Code : 0771047533
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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WINNER OF CBC CANADA READS Here’s the set up: A burnt-out politcal aide quits just before an election--but is forced to run a hopeless campaign on the way out. He makes a deal with a crusty old Scot, Angus McLintock--an engineering professor who will do anything, anything, to avoid teaching English to engineers--to let his name stand in the election. No need to campaign, certain to lose, and so on. Then a great scandal blows away his opponent, and to their horror, Angus is elected. He decides to see what good an honest M.P. who doesn’t care about being re-elected can do in Parliament. The results are hilarious--and with chess, a hovercraft, and the love of a good woman thrown in, this very funny book has something for everyone.


2021-03-09

Evangeline

By Henry W. Longfellow
  • Full Title : Evangeline
  • Author : Henry W. Longfellow
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN Code : 1513278789
  • Pages : 60
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  • Language : English
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Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie (1847) is an epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A master of poetic tradition and form, Longfellow wrote Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie in dactylic hexameter, the meter of such classical epics as Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey as well as Virgil’s Aeneid. Inspired by the experience of the Acadians, a Francophone people living in northern Maine and the Canadian Maritime provinces who were forcefully expelled by British forces during the French and Indian War, Longfellow composed his American epic, a story of faith, romance, and perseverance steeped in tradition and beloved by generations to come. In the French colony of Acadie, a young woman named Evangeline Bellefontaine marries Gabriel Lajeunesse. They begin their lives together in happiness, surrounded by the beauty of the forests and waters of the Maritimes. When war breaks out between the French and the British, the Acadians are forced out of their homes by the advancing British. Separated from Gabriel, Evangeline makes her way across America in search of safety and her missing husband. After several near misses and years of living on the road, Evangeline settles in Philadelphia, where she joins a convent and cares for the sick as a deadly epidemic sweeps across the land. Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie is an epic of a forgotten history, a tale of hardship and the love that would overcome it. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie is a classic of American literature reimagined for modern readers.


2020-04-10

Rite Of Passage

By Jonathan Clark
  • Full Title : Rite Of Passage
  • Author : Jonathan Clark
  • Publisher : DJ Bolivia Inc.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Tree Planting is often described as a Canadian "rite of passage" for youth in their early twenties. While that may be somewhat of a glorification, there's no debating the fact that more than ten thousand Canadians plant trees each year as a summer job, and well over a hundred thousand have done it at some point in their lives. This book is a photo odyssey that examines the industry from within, from the perspective of planters who are working in remote tent camps. Although the focus of the book is to share a visual representation of planting life and culture rather than one based on essays, a picture is worth a thousand words. Written by the administrator of the highly popular Replant.ca website, this book will show you why, even though most planters hate planting, many remember their summers in the bush as some of the most interesting times of their lives.