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READING AND TRAVEL GUIDE

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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.

Essential Reading

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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)

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

by Hilary Stewart

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1979
  • PAPER
  • 111 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

A concise, illustrated overview of the diverse art produced by the peoples of the Pacific Northwest. It focuses on the spiritual and cultural meaning of common motifs that characterize the rich art of the area. (PNW06, $17.95)

 
British Columbia Map

British Columbia Map


by ITMB

  • 2012
  • MAP

This attractive map ( 1:1,250,000), covers the region from Seattle to the Yukon and across to the Rockies, including Alaska's Inside Passage. (CND61, $7.95)

Insider's Guide Victoria & Vancouver Island

Insider's Guide Victoria & Vancouver Island


by Gerald Hill | Kathleen Hill

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 360 PAGES

A quirky, personal guide to Vancouver Island by two residents, with a focus on out of the way places, food and cultural attractions. Organized by neighborhood, the guide includes excellent listings of where to eat, stay and shop. (CND147, $18.95)

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Canadian Rockies

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Canadian Rockies


by Andrew Hempstead

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 500 PAGES

This comprehensive guide stakes out the best sites throughout British Columbia, nicely balancing practical detail with a good overview of the region and its attractions. (CND132, $19.99)

The Klondike Fever, The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush

The Klondike Fever, The Life and Death of the Last Great Gold Rush


by Pierre Berton

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 457 PAGES

First published in 1958, the classic history of the Yukon and Alaska gold rush by the great Canadian historian Pierre Berton. A master storyteller, Berton captures the spirit of the rowdy days of old in loving detail. (ALA20, $19.99)

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia


by Jean Barman

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 450 PAGES

A fascinating history of the Canadian province from the 18th century to the mid-1990s. The author weaves portraits of major personalities and events into a readable overview of the cultural and social influences that have shaped the region. (CND116, $45.95)

True North, The Yukon and Northwest Territories

True North, The Yukon and Northwest Territories


by William R. Morrison

  • HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 216 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

An illustrated history of the Yukon and Northwest territories. (CND33, $55.00)

The Curve of Time

The Curve of Time


by Muriel Wylie Blanchet

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 170 PAGES
  • FAVORITE
  • OUT OF PRINT

Blanchet's delightful, unlikely account of life aboard a 25-foot ketch with her young family. It's a funny, vivid account of Vancouver Island, full of memorable detail on people and place. (PNW48, $15.95)

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest


by Katharine Berry Judson

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 204 PAGES

Presented here with 52 photographs, these traditional stories, first collected in 1910, reveal myths and traditions of creation, alongside noted geographical features of the territory. (PNW17, $14.95)

The Best of Robert Service, Illustrated Edition

The Best of Robert Service, Illustrated Edition


by Robert Service | Clarence Kinsey | Clarke Kinsey

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 199 PAGES
  • FAMILY

A bank teller in Whitehorse during the Klondike gold rush, Service immortalized the frontier personalities and character in his colorful read-out-loud sagas. Features period photographs by brothers Clarke and Clarence Kinsey. (ALA37, $19.98)

Driftwood Valley, A Woman Naturalist in the Northern Wilderness

Driftwood Valley, A Woman Naturalist in the Northern Wilderness


by Theodora Stanwell-Fletcher | Wendell Berry

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A classic account of pioneer life and the natural history of British Columbia, originally published in 1946. This edition includes animal illustrations by the author's husband; the couple lived for three years at a remote lakeside cabin in north-central British Columbia. (PNW148, $18.95)

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains


by James Halfpenny | Todd Telander

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 145 PAGES
  • COMING IN MARCH

An essential pocket guide to 70 species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, with line drawings, range maps and descriptions. (USW118, $9.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 474 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. (USW418, $19.95)

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