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Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXCND204

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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

Quebec Map

CND26
ITMB
ITMB
2013
1
1927391199
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy traveler's map, presented in color at a scale of 1:1,750,000.
$9.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Montreal & Quebec City

CND205
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
128
146545716X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Montreal and Quebec City.
$14.00

Fodor's Montreal & Quebec City

CND260
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2016
368
1101878606
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, up-to-date guide in the popular series featuring recommended city walks, day trips, and "Best Bets" for places to stay, eat, shop and sight-see.
$19.99

Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories

CND69
Robert Bothwell
University of British Columbia Press
1999
296
0774806532
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
An in-depth look at Canada-Quebec relations through interviews with prominent Canadian figures.
$34.95

Canadians, A Portrait of the Country and Its People

CND320
Roy MacGregor
Penguin Putnam
2008
320
0143053086
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
A journalist and popular author, MacGregor takes the full measure of Canadian life in this irreverent, entertaining portrait of a people.
$18.00

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

CND208
Ian Ferguson, Will Ferguson
Douglas & McIntyre
2008
275
1553653114
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character.
$18.95

Montcalm and Wolfe, The French and Indian War

CND16
Francis Parkman, Caleb Carr (Editor), John Keegan (Introduction)
Perseus
2001
640
0306810778
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This volume, a reprint of the original 1884 edition by the great Francis Parkman, is an extensively researched account of the French and Indian War and of the great generals Montcalm and Wolfe.
$24.95

Quebec, 1759, The Siege and the Battle

CND295
C. P. Stacey
Robin Brass Studio
2007
293
1896941508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1959, this definitive account of the fall of Quebec, a key battle in British dominance in North America, is revised by Donald Graves for this new edition.
$29.95

Wolfe at Quebec, The Man Who Won the French and Indian War

CND67
Christopher Hibbert
Cooper Square Press
1999
208
0815410166
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Hibbert brings the campaigns, life at Louisborg and dramatic capture of Quebec in 1759 to life in this tale of the neurotic, complex British general.
$15.95

Arundel

CND43
Kenneth Roberts, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
Down East Books
1995
496
0892723645
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The grand historical novel of Colonel Benedict Arnold's doomed march on Quebec in 1775, told through the eyes of a soldier in the Continental Army. Rich in historical detail.
$18.95

Shadows on the Rock

CND10
Willa Cather
Vintage Books
1995
229
0679764046
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set at the end of the 17th century in rural Quebec, this beautifully realized novel highlights the struggles of Parisian widower Auclair and his young daughter to adapt to their new land.
$15.00

Surfacing

CND224
Margaret Atwood
Doubleday
1998
208
0385491050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of Atwood’s earliest novels, a suspenseful yarn about a young woman who becomes entangled in affairs, mysteries and the haunting draw of nature as she searches for her missing father on an island off the coast of northern Quebec.
$14.95

Varieties of Exile

CND267
Mavis Gallant, Russell Banks (Introduction)
NYRB
2003
400
1590170601
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Wonderful stories set mostly in Gallant's native Montreal, a city starkly divided between working-class French Catholics and genteel English Protestants.
$16.95

Guide to the Offshore Wildlife of the Northern Atlantic

ATL11
Michael H. Tove
University of Texas Press
2001
272
0292781717
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An oversize field guide to the seabirds, ocean mammals and turtles found off Atlantic shores north of the Tropic of Cancer featuring 39 excellent color plates and extensive descriptive information.
$24.95

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

USE262
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
464
0307957918
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Great North, Celebrating Man, Animal, and Landscape at the Top of the World

ARC152
Martin Dignard (Director)
Razor Digital Entertainment
2002
630679011X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
A dazzling portrait of the wildlife, landscapes and cultures of the circumpolar north, originally presented in IMAX theaters. At the heart of the film are the caribou herds of the Inuktitut of northern Quebec. 41 minutes.
$19.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Montreal & Quebec City

CND205
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
128
146545716X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Montreal and Quebec City.
$14.00

Fodor's Montreal & Quebec City

CND260
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2016
368
1101878606
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, up-to-date guide in the popular series featuring recommended city walks, day trips, and "Best Bets" for places to stay, eat, shop and sight-see.
$19.99

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

CND208
Ian Ferguson, Will Ferguson
Douglas & McIntyre
2008
275
1553653114
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character.
$18.95

Montcalm and Wolfe, The French and Indian War

CND16
Francis Parkman, Caleb Carr (Editor), John Keegan (Introduction)
Perseus
2001
640
0306810778
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This volume, a reprint of the original 1884 edition by the great Francis Parkman, is an extensively researched account of the French and Indian War and of the great generals Montcalm and Wolfe.
$24.95

Quebec, 1759, The Siege and the Battle

CND295
C. P. Stacey
Robin Brass Studio
2007
293
1896941508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1959, this definitive account of the fall of Quebec, a key battle in British dominance in North America, is revised by Donald Graves for this new edition.
$29.95

Wolfe at Quebec, The Man Who Won the French and Indian War

CND67
Christopher Hibbert
Cooper Square Press
1999
208
0815410166
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Hibbert brings the campaigns, life at Louisborg and dramatic capture of Quebec in 1759 to life in this tale of the neurotic, complex British general.
$15.95

Arundel

CND43
Kenneth Roberts, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
Down East Books
1995
496
0892723645
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The grand historical novel of Colonel Benedict Arnold's doomed march on Quebec in 1775, told through the eyes of a soldier in the Continental Army. Rich in historical detail.
$18.95

Shadows on the Rock

CND10
Willa Cather
Vintage Books
1995
229
0679764046
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set at the end of the 17th century in rural Quebec, this beautifully realized novel highlights the struggles of Parisian widower Auclair and his young daughter to adapt to their new land.
$15.00

Surfacing

CND224
Margaret Atwood
Doubleday
1998
208
0385491050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of Atwood’s earliest novels, a suspenseful yarn about a young woman who becomes entangled in affairs, mysteries and the haunting draw of nature as she searches for her missing father on an island off the coast of northern Quebec.
$14.95

Varieties of Exile

CND267
Mavis Gallant, Russell Banks (Introduction)
NYRB
2003
400
1590170601
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Wonderful stories set mostly in Gallant's native Montreal, a city starkly divided between working-class French Catholics and genteel English Protestants.
$16.95

Guide to the Offshore Wildlife of the Northern Atlantic

ATL11
Michael H. Tove
University of Texas Press
2001
272
0292781717
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An oversize field guide to the seabirds, ocean mammals and turtles found off Atlantic shores north of the Tropic of Cancer featuring 39 excellent color plates and extensive descriptive information.
$24.95

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

USE262
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
464
0307957918
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

More Books

The Big Year, A Tale Of Man, Nature, And Fowl Obsession

BRD29
Mark Obmascik
Free Press
2011
272
145164860X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Friday, October 14 sees the opening of David Frankel's The Big Year, the most unlikely Hollywood movie of the season. Who would have thought that Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson would star in a movie about ... birding. The movie is based on Mark Obmascik's utterly compelling account of a three-way race (roofing contractor, tycoon, software nerd) to see the most birds in a year.
$15.00

xxxxx

NAM21
x
x
0
0
0
x
x
0
0
1
1
x
x
$0.00

Fodor's Montreal's 25 Best

CND41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
128
0804143471
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide to Montreal, this slim book includes an excellent map of the center of the city and essential information on its highlights, including restaurant recommendations and sightseeing.
$16.99

Insight Guide Canada

CND42
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
416
178671583X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to Canada with essays on history, culture and nature.
$23.99

Kingbird Highway, The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand

BRD27
Kenn Kaufman
Mariner Books
2006
336
0618709401
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Kaufman's absorbing account of coming-of-age as a Wichita teenager on the road in 1973 with a summer's pay in his pocket and the goal of seeing as many birds as he could in a year.
$15.99

Know Your Ships

GLK12
Roger LeLievre
Marine Publishing Co.
2016
184
1891849212
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An aficionado's field guide to the ships on the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. The freighter fleets of all the shipping companies are listed along with the vital statistics for each ship.
$18.95

The Last Spike, The Great Railway, 1881-1885

CND179
Pierre Berton
Doubleday
2002
496
0385658419
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Part two in Berton's exhilarating narrative of the boldest project in Canadian history, the building of the transcontinental railroad.
$16.95

Lonely Planet Montreal and Quebec City

CND105
Jeremy Gray
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
1743215509
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this practical guide to Montreal by Lonely Planet features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$21.99

The Maine Reader, The Down East Experience, 1614 to Present

USE57
Charles Shain (Editor)
David R. Godine
1997
524
1567920780
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
An excellent anthology covering the gamut of the state's culture and history, from early European explorers to the 20th century works of Carolyn Chute, Rachel Carson and John McPhee.
$20.95

Mammals of North America

NAM11
Roland W. Kays, Don E. Wilson
Princeton University Press
2009
248
0691140928
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Fully revised, this second edition covers 462 mammals found throughout the United States and Canada. With 112 color plates, range maps and concise descriptive information.
$19.95

Montreal Map

CND104
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2006
2
3897075458
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, laminated map of the city center of Montreal.
$8.95

Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies

CND231
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
400
1631213466
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive and authoritative guide by Banff-based Hempstead covers where to go and what to do from Jasper to Waterton.
$19.99

My Famous Evening: Nova Scotia Sojourns, Diaries and Preoccupations

CND204
Howard Norman
National Geographic
2004
208
0792266307
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
1
For his National Geographic Directions book, Howard Norman returned to Nova Scotia over a period of 30 years to interview local legends and research the folklore of the area. Norman writes with an impressionistic intimacy to create a portrait of an enchanting place and its people.
$20.00

The National Dream, The Great Railway, 1871 to 1881

CND178
Pierre Berton
Doubleday
2002
456
0385658400
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Part one of the great Berton's exhilarating account of the boldest project in Canadian history, the building of the transcontinental railroad, from idea to the start of construction.
$24.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.99

No Laughing Matter

CND256
Peter Guttridge
Speck Press
2004
277
0972577645
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this first Nick Madrid book, a naked woman's mysterious fall from atop a Montreal hotel leads Madrid to the streets of Edinburgh and the secrets of Hollywood.
$13.00

North Country, A Personal Journey

CND02
Howard Frank Mosher
Houghton Mifflin Company
1998
260
0395901391
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist Mosher captures the spirit of the north in this wonderfully wrought portrait of borderland places and personalities.
$15.95

Return to Wild America, A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul

USA123
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2006
416
0865477310
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening trek in the footsteps of conservation pioneers Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, whose 1953 journey across America resulted in the classic Wild America.
$17.00

To See Every Bird On Earth: A Father, A Son, And A Lifelong Obsession

BRD28
Dan Koeppel
Penguin Putnam
2006
304
0452285399
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this enormously appealing memoir of a life devoted to birds. Koeppel chronicles his father's growing obsession and accomplishment as an elite birdwatcher, one of a handful of people who have tallied 7,000 species.
$14.00

Identities in North America, The Search for Community

CND14
Robert Earle
Stanford University Press
1995
256
0804724873
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
David Crombie (the former mayor of Toronto) writes on Canadian cities, Mark Pachter takes on American identity, and several politicians debate the Quebec question. It is a stimulating, wonderfully uneven book.
$27.95

More Books

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.99

North Country, A Personal Journey

CND02
Howard Frank Mosher
Houghton Mifflin Company
1998
260
0395901391
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist Mosher captures the spirit of the north in this wonderfully wrought portrait of borderland places and personalities.
$15.95

Identities in North America, The Search for Community

CND14
Robert Earle
Stanford University Press
1995
256
0804724873
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
David Crombie (the former mayor of Toronto) writes on Canadian cities, Mark Pachter takes on American identity, and several politicians debate the Quebec question. It is a stimulating, wonderfully uneven book.
$27.95

Know Your Ships

GLK12
Roger LeLievre
Marine Publishing Co.
2016
184
1891849212
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An aficionado's field guide to the ships on the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. The freighter fleets of all the shipping companies are listed along with the vital statistics for each ship.
$18.95

Fodor's Montreal's 25 Best

CND41
Fodor's
Fodor's
2014
128
0804143471
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide to Montreal, this slim book includes an excellent map of the center of the city and essential information on its highlights, including restaurant recommendations and sightseeing.
$16.99

Insight Guide Canada

CND42
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
416
178671583X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to Canada with essays on history, culture and nature.
$23.99

Montreal Map

CND104
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2006
2
3897075458
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, laminated map of the city center of Montreal.
$8.95

Lonely Planet Montreal and Quebec City

CND105
Jeremy Gray
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
1743215509
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this practical guide to Montreal by Lonely Planet features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
$21.99

The National Dream, The Great Railway, 1871 to 1881

CND178
Pierre Berton
Doubleday
2002
456
0385658400
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Part one of the great Berton's exhilarating account of the boldest project in Canadian history, the building of the transcontinental railroad, from idea to the start of construction.
$24.95

The Last Spike, The Great Railway, 1881-1885

CND179
Pierre Berton
Doubleday
2002
496
0385658419
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Part two in Berton's exhilarating narrative of the boldest project in Canadian history, the building of the transcontinental railroad.
$16.95

Mammals of North America

NAM11
Roland W. Kays, Don E. Wilson
Princeton University Press
2009
248
0691140928
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Fully revised, this second edition covers 462 mammals found throughout the United States and Canada. With 112 color plates, range maps and concise descriptive information.
$19.95

Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies

CND231
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
400
1631213466
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive and authoritative guide by Banff-based Hempstead covers where to go and what to do from Jasper to Waterton.
$19.99

Kingbird Highway, The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand

BRD27
Kenn Kaufman
Mariner Books
2006
336
0618709401
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Kaufman's absorbing account of coming-of-age as a Wichita teenager on the road in 1973 with a summer's pay in his pocket and the goal of seeing as many birds as he could in a year.
$15.99

To See Every Bird On Earth: A Father, A Son, And A Lifelong Obsession

BRD28
Dan Koeppel
Penguin Putnam
2006
304
0452285399
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this enormously appealing memoir of a life devoted to birds. Koeppel chronicles his father's growing obsession and accomplishment as an elite birdwatcher, one of a handful of people who have tallied 7,000 species.
$14.00

The Big Year, A Tale Of Man, Nature, And Fowl Obsession

BRD29
Mark Obmascik
Free Press
2011
272
145164860X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Friday, October 14 sees the opening of David Frankel's The Big Year, the most unlikely Hollywood movie of the season. Who would have thought that Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson would star in a movie about ... birding. The movie is based on Mark Obmascik's utterly compelling account of a three-way race (roofing contractor, tycoon, software nerd) to see the most birds in a year.
$15.00

Return to Wild America, A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul

USA123
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2006
416
0865477310
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening trek in the footsteps of conservation pioneers Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, whose 1953 journey across America resulted in the classic Wild America.
$17.00

No Laughing Matter

CND256
Peter Guttridge
Speck Press
2004
277
0972577645
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this first Nick Madrid book, a naked woman's mysterious fall from atop a Montreal hotel leads Madrid to the streets of Edinburgh and the secrets of Hollywood.
$13.00

For Kids

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

The Broken Blade

CND175
William Durbin
1998
176
044041184X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When an accident befalls his father, 13-year-old Pierre signs on to work as a fur trader in remote northern Quebec. This novel conjures the rough life of the traders and the early days of French Canada.
$6.99

For Kids

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

The Broken Blade

CND175
William Durbin
1998
176
044041184X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
When an accident befalls his father, 13-year-old Pierre signs on to work as a fur trader in remote northern Quebec. This novel conjures the rough life of the traders and the early days of French Canada.
$6.99