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Theatre of Fish, Travels Through Newfoundland and Labrador

Theatre of Fish, Travels Through Newfoundland and Labrador

by John Gimlette

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 356 PAGES

A rollicking account of Gimlette's adventures in Newfoundland and Labrador on the trail of a great-great grandfather. It's a witty tale, soaked in fishy history, myth, lore and incident. (CND234, $16.95)

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)

Moon Handbook Atlantic Canada

Moon Handbook Atlantic Canada

by Mark Morris

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 500 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. With regional maps and detailed descriptions of St. John's and other points of interest, along with an overview of the people, wildlife and history of the region. (CAN02, $19.99)

Newfoundland & Labrador Map

Newfoundland & Labrador Map

by ITMB

  • 2011
  • MAP

This double sided map shows Newfoundland on one side (with St. Pierre et Miquelon and an inset of St. John's) with Labrador on the reverse. (CND378, $7.95)

 
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)

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)

This Marvellous Terrible Place, Images of Newfoundland and Labrador

This Marvellous Terrible Place, Images of Newfoundland and Labrador


by Yva Momatiuk | John Eastcott

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

This portrait of Newfoundland, compiled by two accomplished photojournalists, combines color photographs and oral histories of the area. (NFL07, $24.95)

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga


by William Fitzhugh | Elisabeth Ward

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

An extensively illustrated volume of Viking culture, history and exploration that focuses especially on voyages to North America. Published in conjunction with a Smithsonian exhibit, it features essays and 400 color photographs. (VIK11, $34.95)

The Far Traveler, Voyages of a Viking Woman

The Far Traveler, Voyages of a Viking Woman


by Nancy Marie Brown

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Brown's intriguing account of the life of the young Viking woman Gudrid sheds light on early Norse settlements in Iceland, Newfoundland and beyond. It's an archaeological mystery, a history of ancient seamanship and a biography all rolled into one. (VIK26, $15.95)

A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World

A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World


by Tony Horwitz

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

What happened in America after Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue? In this latest outing, Tony Horwitz (Blue Latitudes) takes us on a thrilling and eye-opening adventure in Pre-Mayflower America. It's not so much Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth that interest him (though they are included too), it's the places associated with forgotten explorers, many of them Spanish, like Erik the Red (Vinland gets the first chapter), Henry Hudson, Verrazano, De Soto, Cabeza de Vaca, Cortes and Balboa. Horwitz rescues whole chapters of early America from the dustbin of history in this rich mix of wit, scholarship and modern-day adventure. (NAM51, $19.00)

Baltimore's Mansion

Baltimore's Mansion


by Wayne Johnston

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

A memoir and history of the author's family in remote coastal Newfoundland, including his father's days as a codfish-taster. (NFL11, $16.00)

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float


by Farley Mowat

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

A laugh-out-loud account of Mowat's determination to refurbish and sail a clunky old boat in the not-always-forgiving waters of Newfoundland. (NFL02, $5.99)

True North

True North


by Lawrence Millman | Elliott Merrick

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

Merrick's 1933 ode to Labrador, a warmly detailed, affectionate account of abandoning city life for the wilderness, his experiences living and working with trappers and settlers, and the nurse he met and married. (CND257, $16.95)

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)

Sylvanus Now

Sylvanus Now


by Donna Morrissey

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 326 PAGES

Morisette writes with authority of the struggles of cod fishermen and their families in a remote coastal village in the 1950s in this third novel of maritime Newfoundland. (CND281, $14.95)

The Bird Artist

The Bird Artist


by Howard Norman

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Memorably set in a remote coastal village in 1911, this vivid book is the tale of an odd local man who murdered the lighthouse keeper. It's as much about human character and motivation as it is about Newfoundland. (NFL06, $17.00)

The Shipping News

The Shipping News


by E. Annie Proulx

  • LITERATURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 337 PAGES

An international bestseller that put Newfoundland on the world stage, this lyrical novel conjures the tough life of a recently divorced journalist struggling to get through the day in a remote fishing town. (NFL03, $16.00)

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)

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises


by Mark Carwardine

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species. (FG02, $22.00)

Wildlife of the North Atlantic, A Cruising Guide

Wildlife of the North Atlantic, A Cruising Guide


by Tony Soper | Dan Powell

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

This compact, illustrated guide covers the many petrels, ducks, gulls, terns and other seabirds, as well as the rich abundance of life existing under the waves, that populate the vast Atlantic region from the British Isles to Newfoundland. (ATL26, $25.99)

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