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Arctic Explorers - In Search of the NW Passage. The search for the Northwest Passage is a saga of hardship, tragedy and mystery. For over 400 years, the elusive, ice-choked Arctic waterway has been sought and traveled by daring men seeking profit and glor Flags of the World - A Visual Guide The Map that Changed the World - Novel by Simon Winchester. The Map that Changed the World is a very human tale of endurance and achievement, of one man's dedication in the face of ruin. With a keen eye and thoughtful detail, Simon Winchester unfolds the
Arctic Explorers - In Search of the NW Passage. The search for the Northwest Passage is a saga of hardship, tragedy and mystery. For over 400 years, the elusive, ice-choked Arctic waterway has been sought and traveled by daring men seeking profit and glory but often finding only a desperate fight for survival. Spanning the centuries from Elizabethan privateer Martin Frobisher to RCMP officer Henry Larsen, the intrepid captain of the St.Roch, these stories of high adventure reveal why the Northwest Passage has gripped the imaginations of generations of explorers and lured them to its treacherous waters. With the recent discoveries of Sir Franklin's HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, Canadian's now have concrete proof of their claim to these icy waters and the tundra around it.

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This book organizes books primarily by graphic element allowing users to identify unfamiliar flags quickly and easily. The comprehensive guide contains over four hundred flags and is up-to-date as of the start of 2005. Includes an alphabetical index, colour political map and vezillogical puzzles designed to help test and strengthen flag identification skills. Author: V.S. de Kleer. The Map that Changed the World - Novel by Simon Winchester. The Map that Changed the World is a very human tale of endurance and achievement, of one man's dedication in the face of ruin.  With a keen eye and thoughtful detail, Simon Winchester unforlds the poignant sacrifice behind this world changing discovery.
Map & Compass Illustrated Book. Learn how to navigate in the wilderness. This richly illustrated and information packed book provides the tools for the novice or as a handy reference for the veteran. These illustrated books offer years of knowledge and po Backpack Gourmet Understanding West Canada's Land Survery System
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Map & Compass Illustrated Book. Learn how to navigate in the wilderness. This richly illustrated and information packed book provides the tools for the novice or as a handy reference for the veteran. These illustrated books offer years of knowledge and portray the information visually. Whether you are planning a trip or thumbing for facts in fields, the Basic Illustrated series shows you what you everything you need to know using a map and compass. Meals on the trail can be as delicious and varied as meals prepared at home. You can create meals to suit your tastes or diet--vegetarian, low fat, Asian, Italian. Meals prepared and dehydrated at home are compact and lightweight, perfect for the backpacker, and safer than packing perishable foods. The author shows how to prepare the meals so that they will travel well and will be easy to reconstitute in camp. The easy step-by-step instructions detail how to cook and dry lightweight, satisfying meals at home and then prepare them easily in camp--truly complete, instant meals. This is a great reference guide for how Western Canada was surveyed and split into townships and ranges.
Expedition to the Edge Carving the Western Path by River, Rail & Road Through Central & Northern BC. The history of British Columbia's transportation systems north of the Canadian National Railway's mainline may not be well known, but it certainly is colorful. Continuing the st Carving the Western Path: By River, Rail, and Road Through BC's Southern Mountains. A century of deal making and government misdeeds forms the backdrop of this entertaining account of stern wheelers, iron horses and mountain roads. Battling factions of ra
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From skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game, Lynn Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time. In Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure, Martel has assembled 59 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capture the exploits, the hardships, the fears and the personal insights of a virtual who's who of contemporary adventurers as they explore remote mountain landscapes from the Rockies to Pakistan to Antarctica. The history of British Columbia's transportation systems north of the Canadian National Railway's mainline may not be well known—but it certainly is colourful. Continuing the story he began in the first volume of Carving the Western Path, R.G. Harvey describes the development of river, road and rail routes that crossed the northern two-thirds of BC. A century of dealmaking and government misdeeds forms the backdrop of this entertaining account of sternwheelers, iron horses and mountain roads. Battling factions of rail builders crossed many a line in the sand as they carved up both the land and the spoils of industry.
Carving the Western Path: Routes to Remember. The sparsely populated southern Interior of British Columbia was rich in resources and ripe for settlement in the late 1800s. The agricultural lands of the Okanagan and Nicola valleys, and the precious metals GPS Made Easy book. Learn how to navigate using your GPS. This 4th edition has been revised to reflect the increased accuracy provided by WAAS, and the availability of downloadable maps and the use of computers. It tells you all you need to know about usi On the Roof of the Rockies Book. First published in 1925, On the Roof of the Rockies details the amazing efforts undertaken by Lewis Freeman and Byron Harmon to scientifically explore and comprehensively photograph during their 70-day, 500-mile journey th
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The sparsely populated southern Interior of British Columbia was rich in resources and ripe for settlement in the late 1800s. The agricultural lands of the Okanagan and Nicola valleys, and the precious metals and coal of the Kootenays, lay largely unused or undiscovered: the challenges was getting to these places. GPS Made Easy book. Learn how to navigate using your GPS. This 4th edition has been revised to reflect the increased accuracy provided by WAAS, and the availability of downloadable maps and the use of computers.  It tells you all you need to know about using handheld GPS receivers for accurate navigation. Always remember that GPS units should always be used in conjunction with a paper map. With the horses picking up weight and strength all the way, we cantered into Banff on October 24th, 10 weeks after our departure from Lake Louise. Not one horse had been lost; not one had been permanently lamed, in the whole course of what was probably the roughest continuous pack-train journey made in the Rockies since the time of the pioneers.
Longitude - A Novel by Dava Sobel. This is the true story of the race to find a way to determine precise longitude. The story is about John Harrison who created a clock that kept precise time at sea. Transit Maps of the World. This softcover book, in full-colour is a comprehensive collection of historic and current maps of every rapid transit system on earth. Transit Maps is the graphic designer's new bible, the transport enthusiast's dream collection Rocks, Ridges, and Rivers Geological Wonders of Banff, Yoho & Jasper National Parks. Award-winning geologist and best selling author Dale Leckie guides you through Canadas most amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. In Roc
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Longitude - A Novel by Dava Sobel. This is the true story of the race to find a way to determine precise longitude.  The story is about  John Harrison who created a clock that kept precise time at sea. Transit Maps of the World. This softcover book, in full-colour is a comprehensive collection of historic and current maps of every rapid transit system on earth. Transit Maps is the graphic designer's new bible, the transport enthusiast's dream collection, and a coffee-table essential for everyone who's ever traveled. Award-winning geologist and best-selling author  Dale Leckie guides you through Canada’s most amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. In Rocks, Ridges, and Rivers: Geological Wonders of Banff, Yoho, and Jasper National Parks, the story of the Rockies, its rivers and valleys, glaciers and hot springs, caves and karst, mountain building and erosion unfolds.
Paris Underground: The Maps, Stations, and Design of the Metro. The Paris Metro is one of the most iconic transit systems in the world. Its classic art nouveau entrances, art deco candelabra, white-tiled stations and idiosyncratic maps are almost as recog The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies. An award winner at the Banff Mountain Book Festival, this comprehensive, full-colour climbers guide and history celebrates in words and images these breathtaking summits and the lively, often forgotten accounts of t Rockies West - Climbers Guide to the Rocky Mountains of Canada. Rockies West is the essential guide to the peaks north of the Trans-Canada Highway, west of the Icefields Parkway and south to the Yellowhead Highway. 461 Photographs document 920 routes on 5
Paris Underground: The Maps, Stations, and Design of the Metro. The Paris Metro is one of the most iconic transit systems in the world. Its classic art nouveau entrances, art deco candelabra, white-tiled stations and idiosyncratic maps are almost as recognizable city landmarks as the Tour Eiffel, Arc de Trioomphe or the Louvre.
Illustrated with more than 1,000 full-colour maps, diagrams and photographs of the iconic Paris subway system Paris Underground is the essential graphic history of the magnificent Metro.
The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies. An award winner at the Banff Mountain Book Festival, this comprehensive, full-colour climber’s guide and history celebrates in words and images these breathtaking summits and the lively, often forgotten accounts of the pioneering climbers and their original routes.

This new edition of The 11,000ers of the Canadian Rockies thoroughly updates route and access information, particularly taking into account the warming trends and glacier retreat that are significantly reshaping the landscape through which mountaineers travel. For those seeking fresh challenges or high peaks to bag, this revision introduces four more mountains on the threshold of 11,000 feet, bringing the potential total to 58 that reach the magic mark.

Each entry provides a vivid description of the peak, an extensive history of early and subsequent ascents (and ski descents) and a detailed description of moderate to intermediate routes, including access and approach information. The text is liberally illustrated in full colour and features dozens of route and climbing photos and detailed area maps.
Rockies West - Climbers Guide to the Rocky Mountains of Canada. Rockies West is the essential guide to the peaks north of the Trans-Canada Highway, west of the Icefields Parkway and south to the Yellowhead Highway. 461 Photographs document 920 routes on 567 peaks.