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The Blomidon Logs

The Blomidon Logs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770909443
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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.

Jogging with the Great Ray Charles

Jogging with the Great Ray Charles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sherman, Kenneth
Editor: ECW Press
ISBN: 1770909419
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Jogging with the Great Ray Charles by Sherman, Kenneth Summary

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.


Watermark Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christy Ann Conlin
Editor: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1487003447
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From Christy Ann Conlin, the critically acclaimed and award winning author of Heave, comes a breathtaking and unforgettable collection about how the briefest moment can shape us forever. In these evocative and startling stories, we meet people navigating the elemental forces of love, life, and death. An insomniac on Halifax’s moonlit streets. A runaway bride. A young woman accused of a brutal murder. A man who must live in exile if he is to live at all. A woman coming to terms with her eccentric childhood in a cult on the Bay of Fundy shore. A master of North Atlantic Gothic, Christy Ann Conlin expertly navigates our conflicting self-perceptions, especially in moments of crisis. She illuminates the personality of land and ocean, charts the pull of the past on the present, and reveals the wildness inside each of us. These stories offer a gallery of both gritty and lyrical portraits, each unmasking the myth and mystery of the everyday.

The Tent Dwellers

The Tent Dwellers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albert Paine
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5040497350
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Triassic-Jurassic Rifting

Triassic-Jurassic Rifting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W. Manspeizer
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 148329417X
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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.

The Biography of a New Canadian Family

The Biography of a New Canadian Family Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joan Campbell-Delva,Pierre L. Delva
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147972159X
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The Biography of a New Canadian Family by Joan Campbell-Delva,Pierre L. Delva Summary

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.

In the Province of History

In the Province of History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian McKay,Robin Bates
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773583319
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In the Province of History by Ian McKay,Robin Bates Summary

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.

Sods, Soil, and Spades

Sods, Soil, and Spades Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Sherman Bleakney
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773572392
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Sods, Soil, and Spades by J. Sherman Bleakney Summary

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.

The Breath that Lightens the Body

The Breath that Lightens the Body Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deirdre Dwyer
Editor: Dundurn
ISBN: 0888783949
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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.

Finding the Lost Treasure

Finding the Lost Treasure Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen M. Persons
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
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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


Heave Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christy Ann Conlin
Editor: Anchor Canada
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Bursting with wonder and delicate despair, Serrie Sullivan longs for the world, but she’s trapped, just like Dorothy in Oz. Serrie’s got a nasty secret. It’s festering inside her, because in the gothic Annapolis Valley, hey, that’s what you do — you never show and you never, ever tell. As she dashes from her wedding altar on the run of her life, ardently wanting to understand what has brought her to this moment, Serrie sweeps us up in an exhilarating and poignant journey from rural Nova Scotia to London bars, to strip clubs by the docks, through mental hospital wards and rehab centres, back to quiet verandahs and porch swings in serene Lupin Cove. Along the way we meet a delightful array of off-beat characters including Serrie’s best friends, Dearie and Elizabeth: Dearie, the anglicized Acadian who wants to go to New Orleans to find her Cajun relatives, and Elizabeth, who would like nothing better than to spend the rest of her life picking strawberries. Heave explores the joys and agonies of family, of what one generation inherits from the next, and of how past and present are inexorably linked. Memories weave through the book as Serrie searches for equanimity in a life that intoxicates her with its beauty as it knocks her to her knees.

Step By Step, A Tree Planter's Handbook

Step By Step, A Tree Planter's Handbook Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan Clark
Editor: Thirteen Towers Inc.
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Step By Step, A Tree Planter's Handbook by Jonathan Clark Summary

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.

Dictionary of Cape Breton English

Dictionary of Cape Breton English Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William John Davey,Richard P. MacKinnon
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442669500
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Dictionary of Cape Breton English by William John Davey,Richard P. MacKinnon Summary

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.

Eastern North American Mesozoic Magmatism

Eastern North American Mesozoic Magmatism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John H. Puffer,Paul C. Ragland
Editor: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813722683
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Newfoundland National Convention, 1946-1948

Newfoundland National Convention, 1946-1948 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James K. Hiller,Michael F. Harrington
Editor: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773565124
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Newfoundland National Convention, 1946-1948 by James K. Hiller,Michael F. Harrington Summary

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.

The High Road

The High Road Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Terry Fallis
Editor: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 0771047886
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This deeply funny satire continues the story of Honest Angus McLintock, an amateur politician who dares to do the unthinkable: tell the truth. Just when Daniel Addison thinks he can escape his job as a political aide, Angus McLintock, the no-hope candidate he helped into Parliament, throws icy cold water over his plans. Angus has just brought down the government with a deciding vote. Now the crusty Scot wants Daniel to manage his next campaign. Soon Daniel is helping Angus fight an uphill battle against "Flamethrower" Fox, a Conservative notorious for his dirty tactics. Together they decide to take "The High Road" and--against all odds--turn the race into a nail-biter with hilarious ups and downs, cookie-throwing seniors, and even a Watergate-style break-in. But that's only the beginning. Add a political storm in the capital and a side-splitting visit from the U.S. President and his alcoholic wife, and Terry Fallis's second novel is a wildly entertaining read full of deft political satire and laugh-out-loud comedy.

The Triassic-Jurassic Terrestrial Transition

The Triassic-Jurassic Terrestrial Transition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerry D. Harris,Spencer G. Lucas,Justin A. Speilmann,Martin G. Lockley,Andrew R.C. Milner,James I. Kirkland
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Daring Pioneers Tame the Frontier

Daring Pioneers Tame the Frontier Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bettye B. Burkhalter
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 9781477287224
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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!

King John of Canada

King John of Canada Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Gardiner
Editor: Douglas Gibson Books
ISBN: 1551991829
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King John of Canada by Scott Gardiner Summary

A hilarious political satire in the tradition of Mordecai Richler. This is a funny, biting political satire set in the not-too-distant future. A series of minority governments, and endless Quebec referendums (designed to lose narrowly, to keep the money coming) have left Canada almost ungovernable. When the Governor General resigns in disgrace and the House of Windsor implodes in London, a media baron launches the idea of a Canadian king or queen elected by lottery. It starts as a joke — except that the lucky winner, King John, a bright and charismatic guy from Toronto, knows exactly what people want. Soon Quebec is gone, while Toronto’s surprise bid to leave Canada is averted by shifting his official residence, the new seat of power, to the Toronto waterfront. Many good things happen, and the politicians go along for the ride. And the blockades of Native lands are ended for good, after John is heroically wounded keeping the peace at risk to his life. His popularity soars and Canadian morale soars with it. Soon the rest of the world is taking notice of this model leader. In the United States, the blue states look enviously northward. Then Canada’s king, ignoring assassination threats, goes on a formal visit to Washington. . .