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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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Moon Nova Scotia

Moon Nova Scotia

by Andrew Hempstead

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 234 PAGES

A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide in the popular series, with good background information about history, culture, and popular attractions. (CND325, $16.99)

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)

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Map

Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island Map

by ITMB

  • 2008
  • MAP

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

 
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)

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)

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)

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)

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, $15.00)

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)

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