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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada

by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

Island, The Complete Stories

Island, The Complete Stories

by Alistair MacLeod

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

Raised in Cape Breton, Alistair MacLeod writes of family, the pull of old Gaelic traditions, love and the landscape and folkways of Nova Scotia in this collection of 16 stories. Winner of the Pen/Malamud Award. (CND73, $15.95)

Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

Lonely Planet Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island

by Karla Zimmerman

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

This handy, compact guide to Atlantic Canada covers Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island in detail, and includes a chapter on Newfoundland and Labrador. With maps, travel information and short essays on culture, attractions and nature. (CND291, $19.99)

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Map

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Map

by ITMB

  • 2008
  • MAP
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
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This provincial map (1:400,000) includes Prince Edward Island and adjacent New Brunswick. (CND45, $9.95)

 
Bradt Guide Nova Scotia

Bradt Guide Nova Scotia


by David Orkin

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

A comprehensive guide in the growing series by Bradt, noteworthy for its focus on culture, nature and responsible travel, with plenty of practical travel details. (CND340, $21.99)

Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada, With New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador

Fodor's Nova Scotia & Atlantic Canada, With New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador


by Fodor's Travel Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

With its many photographs, great introductory chapters and practical travel information, this book is an excellent overview of northeast Canada and its attractions for visitors. Featuring separate sections on suggested places to visit, recommended walks, practical information, descriptions of restaurants and hotels, ratings of sights and a chronology of historic events. (CND306, $19.99)

Four Fish

Four Fish


by Paul Greenberg

  • FOOD
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

New York Times journalist Paul Greenberg interviewed producers, fisherman and conservationists from across the globe for this eyewitness report on the past and future of wild fish, offering sensible alternatives to our current unsustainable interest in eating mostly sea bass, cod, salmon and tuna. (OCE161, $16.00)

Atlantic

Atlantic


by Simon Winchester

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 475 PAGES

The subtitle tells it all -- Winchester squeezes "Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories" into the covers of this latest entertaining and digressive tale. (OCE156, $15.99)

Spectacular Canada

Spectacular Canada


by Gerald Bryan Hall

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 132 PAGES

Featuring 177 color photographs showcasing the diversity and grandeur of our neighbor to the north. (CND352, $25.00)

The Day the World Came to Town, 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland

The Day the World Came to Town, 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland


by Jim Defede

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers. (CND305, $14.99)

The Grey Seas Under


by Barbara Mowat

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 341 PAGES

Mowat captures the drama and courage of the men of the famous Foundation Franklin, an ocean-going tug involved in dozens of rescues at sea between 1930 and 1948. (NFL29, $18.95)

Why I Hate Canadians

Why I Hate Canadians


by Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 305 PAGES

This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek. (CND154, $15.95)

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables


by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

This Norton Critical Edition of the immensely popular 1908 novel includes excerpts from Montgomery's journals, letters and juvenilia, as well as selections by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Louisa May Alcott. (CND39, $19.95)

Anne of the Island

Anne of the Island


by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Eighteen-year-old Anne leaves P.E.I. for college in Kingsport in this third heartwarming book about red-haired Anne Shirley. (NFL27, $4.99)

Cape Breton Road

Cape Breton Road


by D.R. MacDonald

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A young car thief from Boston is sent to live with his uncle on Cape Breton Island. (CND192, $21.95)

Evangeline

Evangeline


by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • LITERATURE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Longfellow's epic poem of Evangeline and Gabriel, two lovers separated as a result of the 1755 Acadian deportation from Nova Scotia. (CND46, $7.99)

Fall on your Knees

Fall on your Knees


by Ann-Marie MacDonald

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 508 PAGES

A best-selling epic following the lives of a Lebanese-Canadian family from Cape Breton Island throughout the first half of the 20th century; also set in WWI-era Europe and 1920s NYC. (CND49, $16.99)

No Great Mischief

No Great Mischief


by Alistair MacLeod

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A novel covering 200 years in the history of a family of Scottish immigrants living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. MacLeod creates a modern saga of the immigrant experience, familial bonds and life in coastal Canada. (CND48, $15.95)

The Ice Bridge

The Ice Bridge


by D. R. Macdonald

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 353 PAGES

MacDonald sets this lyrical romance on a on isolated Cape Breton island in the 1990 (CND410, $26.00)

Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World

Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World


by Mark Kurlansky

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 294 PAGES

A sparkling extended essay on the cod, looking at the importance of the fish to cuisine and history, as well as to Scandinavian, American and Canadian commerce. (OCE10, $16.00)

The Atlantic Coast, A Natural History

The Atlantic Coast, A Natural History


by Harry Thurston

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 327 PAGES

Thurston illuminates the geology, plant and animal life and nature of the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras in this illustrated, engaging survey. (USE540, $39.95)

The Whale

The Whale


by Philip Hoare

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale -- not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick -- but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with whales in the Azores. (BST144, $15.99)

A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife

A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife


by Noble S. Proctor | Patrick J. Lynch

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 221 PAGES

A comprehensive pocket guide to commonly encountered marine mammals, seabirds and other marine life of Northeastern North America, from North Carolina to Newfoundland and the Canadian Maritimes. (NAM24, $19.95)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


by Jon Dunn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages. (FG09, $27.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks. (USE262, $19.95)

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