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So You Think You Know CANADA, Eh?: Fascinating Fun Facts and Triv...
by Marianne Jennings

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

November 13, 2019

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<h1><strong>How well do you <u>REALLY</u> know Canada?聽</strong></h1><h2><em><strong>Did you know:</strong></em></h2><ul><li><h3><strong>Santa Claus is a Canadian</strong>聽citizen?聽</h3></li><li><h3>That hockey is<strong>聽NOT</strong>聽the official national sport of Canada?聽</h3></li><li><h3>The Canadian聽<strong>passport contains hidden images</strong>?</h3></li><li><h3>Canada could have been聽<strong>named Britannia or Borealia</strong>?聽</h3></li><li><h3>Parts of Canada are as聽<strong>cold as Mars</strong>?聽</h3></li><li><h3>A Canadian聽<strong>pharmacist invented peanut butter</strong>?</h3></li></ul><h3><em>If you're Canadian, know any Canadians, or have ever wanted to know more about Canada, this fun little fact book will help.</em></h3><p><em></em><br /></p><h3>Inside this <u><strong>TWO-HOUR, easy-to-read book</strong></u>, you'll <strong>discover fun nuggets</strong> of knowledge and trivia about:</h3><ul><li><h3>The <strong>kind people</strong> who live there</h3></li><li><h3><strong>All things maple syrup</strong></h3></li><li><h3>A list of <strong>cool Canadian inventions</strong></h3></li><li><h3>Famous and <strong>amazing Canadians</strong></h3></li><li><h3>Unique history</h3></li><li><h3>The breathtaking nature</h3></li><li><h3>A few words to help you<strong> speak Canadian</strong>聽</h3></li></ul><h3>As a<u>聽<strong>fun bonus</strong>聽</u>and to test how well you and your friends REALLY know Canada, there's a<strong>聽<u>fun short quiz</u></strong>聽with answers at the end to聽<strong>test your Canadian knowledge</strong>.聽</h3><p><br /></p><h3>This is a great gift for family, friends, co-workers and anyone you think would enjoy learning more about Canada.聽</h3><p><br /></p><h3>Check out the "Look Inside" to see more of the topics covered.聽</h3><p><br /></p><h2>SCROLL UP to the Top and hit that BUY BUTTON and we'll see you on the inside..:)</h2>
50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, Wha...
by Joe Yogerst

Language

English

Pages

287

Publication Date

September 04, 2019

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This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You'll discover the world's longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America's oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.
Crazy-White-Man (Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee)
by Richard Morenus

Language

English

Pages

227

Publication Date

January 28, 2019

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<h2><b>鈥渁 book that is a little classic of the rugged life.鈥?<em>Chicago Tribune</em></h2><br /><br />Have you thought of escaping from life in the 鈥淏ig City鈥?<br /><br />Have you dreamed of stepping off the treadmill of work and leaving behind the tedious office job?</b><br /><br />Unhappy with his life in New York, Richard Morenus did just that.<br /><br />Taking along his dog and some equipment he left the humdrum life in the city for the wilderness.<br /><br />When he first arrived in the beautiful backwoods of Canada some Native Americans saw how unprepared he was for his new life and gave him the name Sha-ga-na-she Wa-du-kee, which translates to Crazy-White-Man.<br /><br />The first few months of his life in the bitter cold of a Canadian winter were a fight for survival for Morenus, but as the years went by he became more competent and began to thrive in the beautiful landscape.<br /><br /><em>Crazy-White-Man</em> is a brilliant account of Richard Morenus鈥?search for a new life in the Canadian wilderness. It is told in a down-to-earth style that is sure to appeal to any reader who dreams of an adventure.<br /><br />鈥淎s a story of the indomitable spirit of men and women pitted against the overwhelming forces of nature, 鈥楥razy-White-Man鈥?is an inspiring one; as a tale of pure adventure, it will be hard to put down.鈥?<em>Chicago Tribune</em><br /><br />鈥淩espect for Mr. Morenus鈥?courage and hardihood grows with every page we read . . . it emerges as a valuable addition to the small number of books about the Canadian bush.鈥?<em>The New York Times</em><br /><br />鈥淎nyone from young to old who has wanted to toss the soft life of today into the discard and live as our ancestors did will enjoy this book. To those who have lived under frontier conditions it will be equally refreshing鈥攁nd that cannot be said for many of this type.鈥?<em>Colorado Spring Free Press</em><br /><br />鈥渙ne of the best tales of escape from city pressures ... It is a vivid close-up of the Ontario bush鈥攚ritten down with the vividness and gaiety of a man who knew he was free.鈥?<em>Christian Science Monitor</em><br /><br />Richard Morenus was a New York writer for radio and magazines when he left his old life for a new one in the wilderness of Ontario. He spent the next six years of his life there. His book <em>Crazy-White-Man</em> was first published in 1956 and he passed away in 1968.<br />
Secret Treasure of Oak Island: The Amazing True Story of a Centur...
by D'Arcy O'Connor

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

August 24, 2018

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<font face="Tms Rmn">It started on a summer afternoon in 1795 when a young man named Daniel McGinnis found what appeared to be an old site on an island off the Acadian coast, a coastline fabled for the skullduggery of pirates. The notorious Captain Kidd was rumored to have left part of his treasure somewhere along here, and as McGinnis and two friends started to dig, they found what turned out to be an elaborately engineered shaft constructed of oak logs, nonindigenous coconut mats, and landfill that came to be known as the Money Pit.</font><br /><font face="Tms Rmn">Ever since that summer day in 1795, the possibility of what might be hidden in the depths of a small island off the south coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, has made it the site of the world's longest, most expensive, and most perplexing treasure hunt. Author D'Arcy O'Connor recounts the fascinating stories and amazing discoveries of past and current treasure seekers who have sought Oak Island's fabled treasure for over two hundred years. It has baffled scientists and madmen, scholars and idiots, millionaires and get-rich-quick schemers, psychics, engineers, charlatans, and even a former president of the United States. The island has consumed the fortunes-and in some cases, the lives-of those who have obsessively set out to unlock its secret. Despite all their efforts, the mystery remains unsolved, and not a single dime of treasure has ever been recovered.</font><br /><font face="Tms Rmn">The present-day search is an archaeological dig exceeding anything ever done anywhere for similar purposes, and it may well result in the discovery of one of the world's richest and most historically significant treasures. But this is also the story of individuals who have dedicated years of their lives to discover what was buried long ago beneath this strange island. They are driven by a lust for gold, by archaeological curiosity, and by their determination to outwit the engineer who was responsible for the Oak Island enigma.</font><br /><br /><br /><br />
The Hitchhiker Man
by Matt Fox

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

July 10, 2019

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When you鈥檙e willing to step outside your comfort zone, the world awaits.<br />In 2007, Matt Fox鈥攁 recent graduate who studied strategic decision-making in university鈥攆ound himself alone on the side of a highway with no plan other than to see where his thumb and the road would take him. For the next two years, he would travel across Canada to Alaska and back, experiencing life in a way most people never will鈥 life beyond his comfort zone.<br />Along the way, he encounters adventures he never imagined鈥攕leeping under the stars, sneaking into drug-fueled music festivals, and working at ski resorts and local farms to earn enough for his next meal. He also confronts danger鈥攁nd his own mortality鈥攆rom a life-threatening injury in Whistler, to a confessed murderer in Banff, to a hungry grizzly in Alaska. But most importantly, Fox learns that life isn鈥檛 about getting to the destination, but enjoying each moment along the way. From feeling like an invisible outcast on day one to a man comfortable in his own skin no matter the circumstance, The Hitchhiker Man is the unforgettable story of how one man got lost on the road, and ultimately found himself.<br /><br />"The sound of something breathing deeply woke me up from my sleep. The strange noise provided a quick reminder that I was camping in Denali National Park 鈥?six million acres of raw Alaskan wilderness. I held my breath and hoped that whatever was beyond the thin fabric wall would go away. <br />The tent shook violently. I looked around, but I couldn鈥檛 see in the pitch-black night. Then the tent became still again. I could hear the creature鈥檚 claws tear the thick Alaskan moss as it circled us. I hoped it wasn鈥檛 a grizzly, but I had seen so many that morning there was no doubt that it had to be. <br /> My friend Heidi was sleeping peacefully beside me, unaware of the dire situation we were in. I couldn鈥檛 decide if I should wake her or let her sleep. Then the tent shook again. She had to know. It might be the last time we speak.<br />I remembered the girl who had given us a ride that morning who had insisted that we got bear spray. She took us to the store to buy some. It was thirty dollars, but I only had fifty to my name, so I left it on the shelf. It seemed like the biggest mistake of my life. <br />How did I end up in Alaska in the first place? I thought. When only a year before I had been living a normal middle-class life near Toronto. One decision to go hitchhiking had changed the path of my life forever. But I had no regrets for the decisions I had made. I had chosen what I thought was the right path for me and perhaps that path had finally come to its end. I said goodbye to the ones I loved then thanked the universe for the life I had lived before sitting and waiting in silence." <br />
The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island tha...
by Catherine Reid

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<b><i>Smithsonian Magazine</i>聽2018鈥檚 Best Travel Books</b><br /><br /><i>The聽Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables</i> explores L. M. Montgomery鈥檚 deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island that inspired her to write the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. From the Lake of Shining Waters and the Haunted Wood to Lover鈥檚 Lane, you鈥檒l be immersed in the real places immortalized in the novels. Using Montgomery鈥檚 journals, archives, and scrapbooks, Catherine Reid explores the many similarities between Montgomery and her unforgettable heroine, Anne Shirley. The lush package includes Montgomery鈥檚 hand-colorized photographs, the illustrations originally used in聽<i>Anne of Green Gables</i>, and contemporary and historical photography.
Teemu Selanne: My Life
by , Teemu Selanne

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b><i>A record-setting Finnish best-seller, now available for the first time in English!</i></b><br /><br /> Teemu Selanne is unquestionably hockey royalty, having won countless accolades鈥攊ncluding a Stanley Cup championship and four Olympic medals鈥攄uring his storied career. This deep dive into the life of a unique superstar, top athlete, and family man shows that such success and longevity have not come without complex hurdles. How did a youngster from Helsinki mature into a world-class player, one of the best of all time? What kind of personal obstacles has Selanne encountered, and how did he manage the immense pressure of representing his country and striving for his sport's top prizes? Featuring never-before-told stories from Selanne's NHL years with the with the Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, and Colorado Avalanche, as well as rare color photos from his personal collection, this authorized biography is an essential read for all hockey fans.
Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest (Travel Guide)
by , Kerry Christiani

Language

English

Pages

328

Publication Date

March 01, 2019

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <br /><p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest</i> </b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Munich鈥檚 famous art and beer scene, tour hilltop castles in the fairy tale Black Forest and wind your way along the Romantic Road 鈥?all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest and begin your journey now!</p> <br /><p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest</i></b>:</p> <br /><p></p><ul><li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li><li><b>Highlights</b> <b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li><li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li><li><b>Essential info</b> <b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li><li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li><li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li><li><b>Covers</b> Munich, Bavaria, Stuttgart, the Black Forest, Salzburg and more</li></ul><p></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest</i> </b>is our most comprehensive guide to Munich, Bavaria & the Black Forest, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.</p> <br /><p>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Germany </i></b>for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.</p> <br /><p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <br /><p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <br /><p><i>鈥楲onely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <br /><p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017<br /></p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Walking Vancouver: 36 Walking Tours Exploring Spectacular Waterfr...
by John Lee

Language

English

Pages

232

Publication Date

January 01, 2010

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There's no better way to explore one of the world's most livable cities than on foot. <i><b>Walking Vancouver</b></i> shows you Vancouver, British Columbia as you've never seen it before, whether you're a die-hard local or a first-time visitor. Site of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the city is already renown for its diverse neighborhoods, easily accessible sites, and "clean and green" image.<br /><br /><br />With this book you'll explore neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Kitsilano, and the West End, accompanied by the amusing and savvy descriptions from the author, a Vancouver insider. The 36 anecdote-packed, easy-to-follow ambles include Stanley Park's hidden sites; University of British Columbia's unexpected attractions; Granville Island's artisan pit stops; and the historic mansions of old-school Shaughnessy Heights. There's a perfect pub crawl in Gastown; lively farther afield strolls in Steveston, New Westminster and the North Shore; and even an eye-opening tour around the Downtown Eastside. You'll uncover the colorful stories behind street names, character buildings, and eye-catching public art. This highly portable guide features detailed maps for each trip, original photos, and parking/transit information for every trip. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a "Points of Interest" section summarizes each walk's highlights.
1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Di...
by Patricia Schultz

Language

English

Pages

1201

Publication Date

November 29, 2016

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Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country鈥檚 best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare). Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more. Includes new attractions, like Miami鈥檚 P茅rez Art Museum and Manhattan鈥檚 High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families. And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit.<br /><br /> 鈥淧atricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard. Don鈥檛 even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York Daily News</i>

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