1000 Questions About Canada: Places, People, Things and by John Robert Colombo

By John Robert Colombo

What are "snow worms"?

Are there extra moose than humans within the Yukon?

What is the which means of the observe "Niagara"?

Where will you discover the world’s greatest perogy?

Does Elvis have a highway in Ottawa named after him?

What used to be Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s favorite snack food?

Which province used to be the final to shift site visitors from the left-hand part of the line to the right?

These are a few of the questions which are requested - and responded - in 1000 questions on Canada. each reader with an oz. (or a gram) of interest will locate those exciting questions and considerate solutions interesting to learn and examine. This booklet is for those who love curious lore and who need to know extra concerning the kingdom during which they live.

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Historical Dictionary of the Inuit (Historical Dictionaries by Pamela R. Stern

By Pamela R. Stern

The nearly 150,000 Inuit are indigenous to 4 international locations - Denmark (Greenland), Canada, the U.S. (Alaska), and Russia - and therefore have had very varied colonial stories and take part as electorate of these countries in several methods. faraway from being sufferers of colonialism, Inuit are actively focused on shaping their social environments. still, glossy social and political realities current Inuit with the various comparable matters confronted by way of designated peoples world wide. This quantity describes how Inuit as a unmarried humans, electorate of separate international locations, and citizens of person groups care for schooling, language rights, self-government and self selection, the militarization in their lands and their lives, weather switch and pollutants, and globalization.

This paintings provides an outline of the Inuit peoples of the Circumpolar North. not like different works that target conventional Inuit cultures, this paintings records the social, political, and monetary background of Inuit as a part of a globalized global. The paintings includes details on conventional Inuit cultures, yet targeted emphasis is put on the new heritage of Inuit groups. greater than 450 dictionary entries conceal problems with society, economic climate, and politics; influential educators and writers, environmentalists, and politicians; and the various voluntary institutions and governmental businesses that experience performed a task in Inuit background. The introductory essay, chronology, and well-developed bibliography make this an awesome reference resource for the researcher or scholar.

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Place and Replace: Essays on Western Canada by Adele Perry, Esyllt Jones, Leah Morton

By Adele Perry, Esyllt Jones, Leah Morton

Place and substitute is a suite of modern interdisciplinary study into Western Canada that calls cognizance to the a number of political, social, and cultural labors played through the concept that of “place.” The ebook maintains a long-standing culture of situating questions of position on the middle of analyses of Western Canada’s cultures, pasts, and politics, whereas making transparent that position isn't good, common, or static. The essays the following make sure the pursuits and priorities of Western Canadian scholarship that experience emerged over the last 40 years and remind us of the significance of Indigenous peoples, dispossession, and colonialism; of migration, race and ethnicity; of gender and women’s studies; of the effect of the usual and equipped setting; and the influence of politics and the state.

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Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian by Peter Pigott

By Peter Pigott

From the eccentric Fairey conflict to the lethal-looking CF-18, from smooth airliners that experience no defects (and no personality) to the vintage North superstar (which had both), this is the last word line-up of the airplane that experience served Canadians within the final century. With over 100 photos of 50 historical planes, Wings throughout Canada is a retrospective of Canada's aeronautical know-how. This ebook doesn't evaluate the planes, nor declare that every one are "classics" within the conventional experience of the notice. as an alternative, it's a occasion of a love affair with plane that every one served a goal of their personal time.

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Beyond the City Limits: Rural History in British Columbia by R. W. Sandwell

By R. W. Sandwell

The individuals deliver a vast and cutting edge method of rural background as they research the several and complicated ways that the geographical region of the previous could be understood. They discover themes starting from Aboriginal-White settler kinfolk to prostitution to the triumph of the codling moth over Okanagan orchardists. Representing a variety of fields, the participants convey services, methodologies, and theoretical views from social and political background, environmental experiences, cultural reports, geography and anthropology. This choice of essays problem conventional readings of British Columbia background. It means that the emphasis on source extraction, capitalist-labour family, and concrete society isn't vast adequate to aid the research of many aspects of the province's historical past.

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NOD by Adrian Barnes

By Adrian Barnes

Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominee for top Novel (2013)

Dawn breaks and not anyone on the planet has slept the evening sooner than. Or virtually nobody. a number of humans, maybe one in 10000, can nonetheless sleep, and they’ve all shared an analogous mysterious dream. A handful of silent teenagers can nonetheless sleep to boot, yet what they’re dreaming continues to be a secret. international panic ensues. A scientific truth: after six days of absolute sleep deprivation, psychosis units in. After 4 weeks, the physique dies. in the intervening time, a weird and wonderful new global arises and swallows the previous one complete. an international referred to as Nod

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