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Flags of the World - A Visual Guide Wilderness Survival Guide Book - Stay Alive Until Help Arrives. Learn how to avoid common wilderness mishaps and handle them confidently if an emergency arises. In Wilderness Survival, author Suzanne Swedo describes all the skills you need to survive shor 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
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. Wilderness Survival Guide Book - Stay Alive Until Help Arrives. Learn how to avoid common wilderness mishaps and handle them confidently if an emergency arises. In Wilderness Survival, author Suzanne Swedo describes all the skills you need to survive short-term wilderness emergencies, whether you become stranded by bad weather, are forced to abandon your pack, or fall ill. Packed with essential advice, this easy to use guide includes new research on backcountry water quality and the uses and limitations of cell phones and global positioning systems 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.
The Palliser Expedition Map 1857-60 - Reproduction. This reproduction map is one of the most important maps of Western Canada with respect to early pre-Canadian history. Measures 14 inches tall by 54 inches wide. John Palliser, who submitted to the Royal Backpack Gourmet Understanding West Canada's Land Survery System
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The Palliser Expedition Map 1857-60 - Reproduction. This reproduction map is one of the most important maps of Western Canada with respect to early pre-Canadian history. Measures 14 inches tall by 54 inches wide.

BACKGROUND
The Palliser Expedition (British North American Exploring Expedition), 1857-60, was initiated by John Palliser, who submitted to the Royal Geographical Society a plan to travel from Red River Colony to and through the Rocky Mountains along the unsurveyed American boundary. The society expanded the project into a scientific expedition and applied for a grant of L5000 from the imperial government, which was then facing the problem of the future of the Hudson's Bay Company's territories and badly needed information about them. To exploration of the plains south of the north Saskatchewan River and southern passes through the Rockies, the Colonial Office added an examination of the old North West Company canoe route west from Lake Superior. Under Palliser's command, Dr James Hector was appointed geologist and naturalist, Eugène Bourgeau botanical collector and John W. Sullivan secretary and astronomical observer. Magnetical observer Lt Thomas W. Blakiston brought his delicate instruments via Hudson Bay to join them on the prairies.

The explorers amassed astronomical, meteorological, geological and magnetic data, and described the country, its fauna and flora, its inhabitants and its "capabilities" for settlement and transportation. They concluded that to establish a "communication" entirely within British territory from Canada to Red River would be difficult and costly; access through American territory was much easier. Although some semiarid country (which is now known as "Palliser's Triangle") stretched across the American border into the prairies of modern Canada, it was surrounded by a "fertile belt" well suited for stock raising and agriculture. There were deposits of coal and other minerals.

The party traversed 6 passes in the southern Rockies, some of them feasible for a railway (the CPR was later built through one of them. Kicking Horse Pass, named by Hector), but found the mountains farther west a formidable obstacle. The expedition's reports (published in 1859, 1860 and 1863) and its comprehensive map (1865) were for some time the major source of information about the sweep of country from Lake Superior to BC's Okanagan Valley, and are still of value today.

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.
Ancient Mariner book by Ken McGoogan. In 1757, a twelve-year old sailor names Samuel Hearne set out on a journey to conquer the Far North. At 24, travelling more than 3500 miles - mostly on foot - he became the first European to reach the Arctic coast of Expedition to the Edge 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
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Ancient Mariner book by Ken McGoogan. In 1757, a twelve-year old sailor names Samuel Hearne set out on a journey to conquer the Far North. At 24, travelling more than 3500 miles - mostly on foot - he became the first European to reach the Arctic coast of North America. Samuel Hearne remains a focus of hot dispute. In this book, Ken McGoogan skillfully blends literary detective work and finely imagined narrative to restore this extraordinary figure to his rightful eminence. Painting a vivid portrait of life in the eighteenth century, McGoogan takes readers on and off wooden sailing ships, through Dr. Johnson's London and into the farthest reaches of native North America. Above all, this is the fascinating story of an irrepressible young man who, with only talent and fortitude as his companions, created a singular and enduring legacy. 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. 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.
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 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
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. 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 usi Epic Wanderer David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West. This is the first full-length biography of David Thompson. Drawing extensively on Thompson's own journals, detailed sketches and the map itself, popular historian D'Arcy jenish recreates t 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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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. Epic Wanderer David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West. This is the first full-length biography of David Thompson. Drawing extensively on Thompson's own journals, detailed sketches and the map itself, popular historian D'Arcy jenish recreates this exceptional life, setting it against the sweeping drama of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, and alongside the more celebrated stories of Lewis and Clark. 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. Blackfoot First Nation - Indigenous Art Coloring Book. Discover beautiful artwork by leading artists. Learn about Blackfoot traditional wisdom shared by Blackfoot elder Camille Pablo Russell while you add vibrant colour to the beautiful pieces of Blackfoo Ojibway First Nation - Indigenous Art Coloring Book. Learn traditional stories in English and Ojibway shared by elder while coloring his beautiful artwork.​ Every book purchased will provide royalties to the elder as well as a donation to the Ki
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. Blackfoot First Nation - Indigenous Art Coloring Book. Discover beautiful artwork by leading artists. Learn about Blackfoot traditional wisdom shared by Blackfoot elder Camille Pablo Russell while you add vibrant colour to the beautiful pieces of Blackfoot First Nation art by Kalum Teke Dan and Ryan Jason Allen Willert. Published by Diana Frost.

As you colour one of Coloring It Forward’s books or read the calendar, you will get a chance to discover Canada’s Indigenous Artists through their authentic Native Canadian Art. As you read stories and legends passed down for millennia you will learn more about our wonderful Indigenous peoples’ spirituality and values. You will also be supporting artists and elders who receive royalties from sales as well as donating to Indigenous projects led by Indigenous people. We invite you to join our community and share your experience. Together we can continue learning about each other and appreciating and supporting each other. This is an important step towards reconciliation.
Blackfoot First Nation - Indigenous Art Coloring Book. Discover beautiful artwork by leading artists. Learn about Blackfoot traditional wisdom shared by Blackfoot elder Camille Pablo Russell while you add vibrant colour to the beautiful pieces of Blackfoot First Nation art by Kalum Teke Dan and Ryan Jason Allen Willert. Published by Diana Frost.

As you colour one of Coloring It Forward’s books or read the calendar, you will get a chance to discover Canada’s Indigenous Artists through their authentic Native Canadian Art. As you read stories and legends passed down for millennia you will learn more about our wonderful Indigenous peoples’ spirituality and values. You will also be supporting artists and elders who receive royalties from sales as well as donating to Indigenous projects led by Indigenous people. We invite you to join our community and share your experience. Together we can continue learning about each other and appreciating and supporting each other. This is an important step towards reconciliation.

Every book purchased will provide royalties to the elder as well as a donation to the Kingston Language Nest for their Language Revitalization programs.
Cree First Nation - Indigenous Art Coloring Book. Read the wisdom pieces shared by Cree elder John Sinclair which introduce the teachings he received from his forefathers. Colour the beautiful artwork by Cree artists Delree Dumont and Sam Bighetty. Publis Northern Dene First Nation - Indigenous Art Coloring Book. We hope that you will enjoy learning a bit about Northern Dene ancestral knowledge shared by the late Dene elder George Blondin while you colour in gorgeous Chipewyan Dene artwork by Michael Fatt 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
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Cree First Nation - Indigenous Art Coloring Book. Read the wisdom pieces shared by Cree elder John Sinclair which introduce the teachings he received from his forefathers. Colour the beautiful artwork by Cree artists Delree Dumont and Sam Bighetty. Published by Diana Frost.

As you colour one of Coloring It Forward’s books or read the calendar, you will get a chance to discover Canada’s Indigenous Artists through their authentic Native Canadian Art. As you read stories and legends passed down for millennia you will learn more about our wonderful Indigenous peoples’ spirituality and values. You will also be supporting artists and elders who receive royalties from sales as well as donating to Indigenous projects led by Indigenous people. We invite you to join our community and share your experience. Together we can continue learning about each other and appreciating and supporting each other. This is an important step towards reconciliation.

Every book purchased will provide royalties to the elder as well as a donation to the Kingston Language Nest for their Language Revitalization programs.
Northern Dene First Nation - Indigenous Art Coloring Book. We hope that you will enjoy learning a bit about Northern Dene ancestral knowledge shared by the late Dene elder George Blondin while you colour in gorgeous Chipewyan Dene artwork by Michael Fatt and beautiful Gwich'in Dene art by Christiana Latham. Part of the proceeds from your purchase will be going to these two artists and the elder and to furthering economic development for indigenous artists. Published by Diana Frost.

As you colour one of Coloring It Forward’s books or read the calendar, you will get a chance to discover Canada’s Indigenous Artists through their authentic Native Canadian Art. As you read stories and legends passed down for millennia you will learn more about our wonderful Indigenous peoples’ spirituality and values. You will also be supporting artists and elders who receive royalties from sales as well as donating to Indigenous projects led by Indigenous people. We invite you to join our community and share your experience. Together we can continue learning about each other and appreciating and supporting each other. This is an important step towards reconciliation.

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.
Abandoned Alberta Hardcover Book. Map Town is pleased to be carrying this #1 top seller in Canada. The stunning photos in this beautifully illustrated coffee table book were captured by Joe Chowaniec. Learn about some amazing historic sites that are predo Forgotten Saskatchewan Hardcover Book. Map Town is pleased to be carrying this book that shows beautiful forgotten sites in Saskatchewan.. The stunning photos in this beautifully illustrated coffee table book were captured by Chris Attrell. Learn about so 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
Abandoned Alberta Hardcover Book. Map Town is pleased to be carrying this #1 top seller in Canada. The stunning photos in this beautifully illustrated coffee table book were captured by Joe Chowaniec. Learn about some amazing Alberta historic sites that are predominantly on private land, which few eyes will ever get to see. A great gift for the photographer, for the coffee table or at reception. Printed in Canada. Forgotten Saskatchewan Hardcover Book. Map Town is pleased to be carrying this book that shows beautiful forgotten sites in Saskatchewan.. The stunning photos in this beautifully illustrated coffee table book were captured by Chris Attrell. Learn about some amazing historic sites is Saskatchewan that includes  old homes, grain elevators, gas stations, vehicles, churches and farms to name a few. A great gift for the photographer, for the coffee table or at reception. Printed in Canada. 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 Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations explores the worlds earliest cultures, form the farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the Americas and Polynesia, via the birth of Greek city states and the foundation of Rome. It examines the develop In Her Footsteps - Where Trailblazing Women Changes the World discovers the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history as you journey to the heart of women's activism, history and creativity through the ages. Many incredib
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 Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations explores the world's earliest cultures, form the farming settlements of Mesopotamia to the Americas and Polynesia, via the birth of Greek city states and the foundation of Rome. It examines the development of civilizations in the Near East - Babylonian, Assyrian, Persian - as well as those in Europe - the Minoans, Etruscans and Celts. Across the continents of Africa, Asia and America it covers subjects including Egypt from its pre-dynastic roots to the age of the Pharaohs, China during the Shang and Zhou dynasties, and the great cities of the Incas and Aztecs. Vivid descriptions of individual civilizations are complimented by discussion of such key topics as colonization, agriculture and technology, and the rise of empires. Richly illustrated with photographs, artwork re-creations and full-colour maps, this is an illuminating and mulit-faceted one-volume introduction to early peoples and the worlds they created. In Her Footsteps - Where Trailblazing Women Changes the World discovers the lives and locations of trailblazing women who changed the course of history as you journey to the heart of women's activism, history and creativity through the ages.  Many incredible woman such as Sylvia Pankhurst and Virginia Woolf are featured with a travel guide to the places they explored.  Hardcover.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites book. The World Heritage List is a valuable tool in the battle to preserve cultural and natural heritage. This sixth edition covers the complete World Heritage List: 1007 cultural, natural and mixed sites in 160 countries. Comp 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 Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills book. Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling tech
UNESCO World Heritage Sites book. The World Heritage List is a valuable tool in the battle to preserve cultural and natural heritage. This sixth edition covers the complete World Heritage List: 1007 cultural, natural and mixed sites in 160 countries. Complete with gorgeous photographs and updated maps, World Heritage Sites is uniquely comprehensive. Its strict criteria mean only the most extraordinary and important sites qualify, such as the Statue of Liberty, the Great Barrier Reef, Historic Vienna, the Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site, Robben Island, Ancient Damascus, and the Tower of London.
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.
Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills Book. Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition - it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than 40 experts -- all active climbers and climbing educators - reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolutions in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.