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Theatre of Fish, Travels Through Newfoundland and Labrador

CND234
John Gimlette
356
2006
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1400078539
Vintage Books
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife

NAM24
Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch (Illustrator)
Yale University Press
2005
221
0300106580
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Moon Handbook Atlantic Canada

2017
550
Andrew Hempstead
CAN02
PAPER
Guidebook
1631214853
Avalon Travel Publishing
0
0
0
0
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.
$23.99

Newfoundland & Labrador Map

CND378
ITMB
ITMB
2017
1
1771295635
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Tis double-sided map shows the the island of Newfoundland on one side (1:750,000), showing all roads and villages, and the French islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon, as well as an inset map of St. John’s. The other side is the first-ever map of Labrador at a scale of 1:1.39 million.
$10.95

Moon Newfoundland & Labrador

CND474
Avalon Travel Publishing
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
150
1631215701
PAPER
Guidebook
7/18/2017
0
0
0
0
A great resource for the independent traveler, this guidebook features a good introduction to land, history and culture, as well as practical detail on getting around, where to go, and where to stay.
$14.99

Feast, Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip

CND478
Dana Vanveller, Lindsay Anderson
Random House
2017
304
0147529719
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
The diversity and complexity of Canada are represented in this collection of favorite dishes and drinks, collected on a 23,000-mile road trip across the Great White North.
$28.00

A Traveller's History of Canada

CND82
Robert Bothwell
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
220
1566563860
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
$14.95

Canada, An Illustrated History

CND480
Derek Hayes
Perseus
2017
296
1771621206
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Grand and far-reaching, this visual compendium provides a full view of Canada and its story. Hayes presents trivia and historical anecdotes alongside 450 illustrations, over 200 photographs and historical maps. A dramatic miscellany recommended for Canadians and non-Canadians alike.
$36.95

Canada, Images of the Land

CND455
J. Kraulis
Firefly Books
2015
224
1770856242
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From the country's expansive prairies and forests to its magnificent coastline, the 200-plus images in this oversized photo book capture the sublime and staggeringly diverse landscape of Canada.
$49.95

Historical Atlas of Canada, Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps

CND450
Derek Hayes
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
272
177162079X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering over 1,000 years of Canadian history (from above), this historical atlas includes previously unpublished maps, charts and illustrations, newly discovered in archives and libraries from around the world.
$34.95

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

CND305
Jim Defede
HarperCollins
2003
256
0060559713
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

This Marvellous Terrible Place, Images of Newfoundland and Labrador

NFL07
Yva Momatiuk, John Eastcott
Firefly Books
1998
176
1552092259
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This portrait of Newfoundland, compiled by two accomplished photojournalists, combines color photographs and oral histories of the area.
$24.95

Vikings, The North Atlantic Saga

VIK11
William Fitzhugh (Editor), Elisabeth Ward (Editor)
Smithsonian Institution Press
2000
432
1560989955
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$34.95

The Far Traveler, Voyages of a Viking Woman

VIK26
Nancy Marie Brown
Harcourt Books
2008
320
0156033976
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World

NAM51
Tony Horwitz
Henry Holt and Company
2009
464
0312428324
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.00

Across Canada by Story, A Coast-to-coast Literary Adventure

CND457
Douglas Gibson
Aa Balkema
2015
280
1770412530
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
One of Canada’s premier storytellers shares a bunch of literary gems featuring his country’s preeminent writers. Inspired by the power of great stories, the raconteur guides readers from Haida Gwaii to Labrador with pieces on Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Alistair MacLeod, Michael Ondaatje and many more.
$22.95

Baltimore's Mansion

NFL11
Wayne Johnston
Alfred Knopf
2001
272
0385720300
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A memoir and history of the author's family in remote coastal Newfoundland, including his father's days as a codfish-taster.
$16.00

The Boat Who Wouldn't Float

NFL02
055327788X
1989
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
208
Farley Mowat
Bantam Doubleday
0
0
0
0
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.
$5.99

True North

CND257
Lawrence Millman (Introduction), Elliott Merrick
North Atlantic Books
2010
312
1556439091
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.95

Island, The Complete Stories

CND73
Alistair MacLeod
W. W. Norton & Company
2011
448
0393341186
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Sweetland

CND437
Michael Crummey
Liverright Publishing
2015
336
1631491105
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Facing the prospect of losing his land, the fierce, enigmatic Moses Sweetland recalls stories about his home, a village founded by his ancestors on a storm-battered island in Newfoundland.
$14.95

Sylvanus Now

CND281
Donna Morrissey
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
326
0393328694
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$21.95

The Bird Artist

NFL06
Howard Norman
St. Martin's Press
1995
320
0312130279
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

The Shipping News

NFL03
E. Annie Proulx
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1994
337
0671510053
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

Cod, A Biography of a Fish That Changed the World

OCE10
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2009
294
0140275010
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$16.00

The Atlantic Coast, A Natural History

USE540
Harry Thurston
Douglas & McIntyre
2012
327
1553654463
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$39.95

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

FG02
Mark Carwardine
DK Publishing
2002
256
0789489902
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.00

Wildlife of the North Atlantic, A Cruising Guide

ATL26
Tony Soper, Dan Powell (Illustrator)
Bradt Publications
2008
176
1841622583
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.99

For Kids

Hatchet

CND110
Gary Paulsen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
186
1416936475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In the first of Paulsen's wilderness adventure novels, 13-year-old Brian must fend for himself after his plane crashes in the Canadian woods.
$7.99

The Hockey Sweater

CND135
Roch Carrier, Sheldon Cohen (Illustrator)
Tundra Books
1979
24
0887761747
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A beloved children's book, first published in Canada in both English and French in 1979. It's 1946 in Quebec, and all the boys are sporting Montreal Canadiens sweaters; so imagine young Roch's dismay when his new, mail-order sweater turns out to bear the logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs! With winning illustrations and an indisputably Canadian theme, this is a fine travel companion for children 6 to 9. With terrific illustrations adapted by animator Sheldon Cohen from his short film.
$10.99

Stories from Where We Live, The North Atlantic Coast

USE252
Sara St. Antoine, Paul Mirocha (Illustrator), Trudy Nicholson (Illustrator)
Milkweed Editions
2004
290
1571316434
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A substantial anthology of writings about this North American ecoregion, from Newfoundland south to Delaware -- wonderfully useful as a young person's guide to people, nature and place. Ages 9 to 14.
$10.95

Ode to Newfoundland

CND274
Geoff Butler
Tundra Books
2003
32
0887766315
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Butler has taken a well-loved anthem, composed by Sir Cavendish Boyle, governor of Newfoundland from 11901-1904, and transformed it into a vibrant, folksy tale for young readers
$19.95

Seven for a Secret, A Novel

CND275
Mary C. Sheppard
Douglas & McIntyre
2003
192
0888995075
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This tale for young adults set in a 1950s Newfoundland fishing village stars 15-year-old Melinda and her two cousins, torn between traditional life and the allure of the city.
$15.00

The Big Book of Canada, Exploring the Provinces and Territories

CND475
Christopher Moore
Random House
2017
256
1101918942
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Crossing Canada from east to west, this historical and political overview stops at the country's most fascinating places and introduces readers to its influential citizens.
$34.99

More Books

Never Cry Wolf

BST34
Farley Mowat
Back Bay Books
2001
246
0316881791
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
A laugh-out-loud account of wolf research and government folly set on the barren lands of northern Manitoba. Perfect for teens.
$16.00

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams

NFL08
0385495439
Wayne Johnston
1999
Literature
PAPER
562
Doubleday
0
0
0
0
A probing fictional biography of Joseph Smallwood, first premier of the newly created Atlantic province of Newfoundland. It's a hilarious account of a strange man in an even stranger place.
$17.00

Rowing to Latitude, Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge

ARC108
Jill Fredston
North Point Press
2001
288
0865476551
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An enjoyable account of watery travels along the coasts of Alaska, British Columbia, Labrador, Greenland, Spitsbergen and Norway. It's a lyrical tale of the adventurous life of this husband-and-wife team.
$16.00

The Surgeon's Mate

NFL12
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1991
0393308200
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The seventh book in the Aubrey-Maturin series, with American privateers in hot pursuit across Newfoundland's Grand Banks.
$15.95

River Thieves

NFL13
Michael Crummey
Mariner Books
2003
352
0618340718
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A novel of Newfoundland's colonial past. Crummey draws on the history of the early European settlers and the devasting impact on the Beothuk people.
$19.95

Kit's Law

NFL14
Donna Morrissey
Mariner Books
2001
384
0618109277
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A coming-of-age story steeped in the local flavor of 1950s Newfoundland.
$17.95

Hungry Ocean, A Swordboat Captain's Journey

NFL17
Linda Greenlaw
Hyperion
2000
288
0786885416
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A formidable skipper, Greenlaw details all the excitement, boredom, weather, and characters on a first-class fishing operation off the coast of Newfoundland.
$14.00

The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson

CND221
David P. Silcox
Firefly Books
2011
444
1554078857
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
The much-loved painters of The Group of Seven helped define Canadian identity, creating iconic images of early 20th-century Canada. This glorious, lovingly produced book show-cases nearly 400 paintings, including influential landscapes, lesser-known portraits, gardens and city scenes, all organized geographically.
$35.00

Birds in Fall

CND248
Brad Kessler
Scribner
2007
240
0743287398
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One fall night, an innkeeper on a remote island in Nova Scotia watches an airplane plummet to the sea. As the search for survivors envelops the island, the mourning families gather at the inn, waiting for news of those they have lost.
$16.00

The Iambics of Newfoundland, Notes From an Unknown Shore

NFL23
Robert Finch
Counterpoint
2008
288
1582434212
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
With boundless curiosity and a deft way with words, Finch captures the people, places and wildlife of Atlantic Canada with grace and insight in this engaging series of essays, the result of his travels all over the Province.
$15.95

Bay of Spirits, A Love Story

NFL26
Farley Mowat
McClelland and Stewart
2009
414
0771064675
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Not just a love story (it includes the tale of Mowat meeting the woman who would become his wife), this is an unforgettable portrait of the last of the outport people and life aboard a Newfoundland coastal steamer.
$16.95

Eastern Passage

CND370
Farley Mowat
McClelland and Stewart
2011
320
0771064926
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Picking up with his discovery of Newfoundland and his love of the sea in the 1940s, Mowat writes with passion and self deprecating humor of his transformation to feisty poet laureate of conservation.
$19.95

Captain Cook, Master of the Seas

PAC237
Frank McLynn
Yale University Press
2012
490
0300114214
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
McLynn re-creates the remarkable voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the remote Pacific, showing him to be a brave and brilliant seaman who transcended his humble beginnings as a deckhand and triumphed through good fortune, courage and talent.
$25.00

The Race to the New World, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery

ATL40
Douglas Hunter
St. Martins
2012
288
0230110118
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Hunter reveals the interconnected lives of Columbus and fellow Italian explorer-for-hire, Cabot, and the European experience of the New World.
$21.99

TransAtlantic

IRE326
Colum McCann
Random House
2014
336
0812981928
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
National Book Award-winner Colum McCann penned this profound meditation on identity and history that focuses on three Atlantic crossings that connect the US and Canada with Europe.
$16.00

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, A Natural History and Species Guide

OCE217
Annalisa Berta
University of Chicago Press
2015
288
022618319X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautifully illustrated overview is the most comprehensive book available on marine cetaceans, covering the natural history, anatomy, diet, distribution, characteristics and conservation status of 98 species.
$45.00

36 Hours Guide, USA & Canada Northeast

NAM83
Barbara Ireland
Taschen
2013
168
3836542013
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Filled with recommendations from The New York Times' travel column, this well-curated guide to the Northeast is organized in a day-by-day, hour-by-hour format. A great way to inject cool, quirky and inspired experiences into every moment.
$14.99