Set Adrift Upon the World: The Sutherland Clearances by James Hunter

By James Hunter

They'd be higher lifeless, they stated, than set adrift upon the realm. yet set adrift they have been – millions of them, their groups destroyed, their houses demolished and burned. Such have been the Sutherland Clearances, a rare episode, concerning the planned depopulation of a lot of a Scottish county. What used to be performed during that episode was once deliberate and conducted via a small crew of fellows and one lady. such a lot of these concerned wrote greatly approximately their activities, intentions and emotions, and masses of it's been preserved. There are not any identical collections of fabric from these whose groups ceased to exist. Their emotions and fears are more durable to entry, yet they're certainly not irrecoverable. during this booklet James Hunter tells the tale of the Sutherland Clearances. His researches took him to documents in Scotland, England and Canada, to the now abandoned straths of Sutherland, to the frozen shorelines of Hudson Bay. the result's a gripping, relocating, definitive account of a people’s fight for survival within the face of tragedy and catastrophe consisting of reviews that have now not featured in any prior such account.

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A temperate empire: making climate change in early America by Anya Zilberstein

By Anya Zilberstein

'A Temperate Empire' explores how early North American settlers understood the common means of weather warming and attempted to remake neighborhood climates via colonial cost and financial development.


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Tapping into the Pulse: Political public opinion polling in by Éric Grenier

By Éric Grenier

Written via Éric Grenier, writer of, and with a foreword by way of Paul Adams, affiliate Professor of Journalism at Carleton college, "Tapping into the heartbeat: Political public opinion polling in Canada, 2013" tells the tale of the yr in Canadian provincial and federal politics with a unique specialize in polls.

Federally, this booklet tells the tale of ways the Liberals made terrific profits less than their new chief Justin Trudeau, how the Senate scandal ate away at Conservative help, and the way the recent Democrats controlled of their first complete 12 months less than Thomas Mulcair. Provincially, it appears on the ups and downs of each greatest, how and why the polls have been so unsuitable in British Columbia, why they did the task in Nova Scotia, and what they could let us know concerning the political scenario in Ontario and Quebec because the provinces headed in the direction of elections in 2014. "Tapping into the Pulse" additionally comprises reference tables of polls published all through 2013 from such a lot of Canada's significant pollsters, making it a useful source.

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The Taliban Don't Wave by Robert Semrau, Michael Friscolanti, Major-General Lewis

By Robert Semrau, Michael Friscolanti, Major-General Lewis MacKenzie

Captain Robert Semrau’s army trial made foreign headlines—a Canadian soldier serving in Afghanistan arrested for allegedly killing a grievously wounded Taliban soldier within the box. The trial and its consequence are a question of public list. What you're approximately to examine the travel of responsibility that encouraged this ebook is not.

What you're approximately to learn is an emotionally draining and mind-snapping firsthand account of battle at the flooring in Afghanistan. It’s uncooked and explosive. Names were replaced to guard the courageous and  not so courageous alike.  

What you're approximately to learn is an account of infantrymen who stay, struggle and die in a moonscape of a rustic the place it’s occasionally challenging to inform your pal out of your enemy. It’s approximately attempting to carry it jointly while a mortar assault is ripping your pals and allies aside, and your global unravels ahead of your eyes.

Rob Semrau wrote this booklet to inform us in regards to the sheer hell that's the Stan, but in addition to acknowledge the excellent braveness and compassion he witnessed within the warmth of conflict. the warriors you're approximately to fulfill and the occasions that befall them will linger on on your brain lengthy upon getting closed those pages.

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Montreal & Quebec City Encounter by Regis St. Louis

By Regis St. Louis

What Will Your Montreal & Quebec urban come upon Be?

Wandering the cobblestoned streets of previous Europe within the New World
Rubbing elbows with track legends (or recognizing the subsequent immense factor) at Jazz Fest
Feasting on every thing from French haute delicacies to Hebrew-deli smoked meat
Touring l. a. Citadelle, and understanding the raison d'etre of Quebec City
Cycling, walking, horseback driving, bird-watching or simply stress-free on 'the mountain'
Spending the evening in a wintry fairy-tale citadel made totally of ice

Discover two times the town In part The Time

Full-color pull-out map for simple navigation
Our specialist writer recommends the easiest eating places, museums, outlets, fairs, bars and more
Hand-picked highlights and itineraries assist you utilize a quick trip
Meet the locals: a caleche driving force, the president of the Society of business improvement for outdated Montreal, a neighborhood musician, and the chef-owner of a popular restaurant

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Posted to Canada: The Watercolours of George Russell by Honor de Pencier

By Honor de Pencier

Published to Canada examines, for the 1st time, the giant physique of labor created by means of George Dartnell, a British military general practitioner stationed in Canada from 1835 to 1844. Dartnell, an entire and renowned general practitioner, sketched greater than a hundred and fifty scenes of a pristine Canada of dense forests, transparent lakes and rough-edged good looks in the course of his nine-year posting -- all of which shape a tremendous a part of Canada's pre-photographic visible background. during this, the 1st booklet on Dartnell, his bright depictions of rural Quebec and Ontario, Montreal, Quebec urban, Penetanguishene, London, and Port Talbot are tested in nice element. Dartnell's paintings bargains infrequent and insightful glimpses of either the lifetime of a healthcare professional within the early 19th century and the fledgling groups within which he served. one of the infrequent scenes portrayed by way of Dartnell lare the 1st identified depictions of St. Marys, Ontario, and maple-sugaring close to Penetanguishene. Of the handfuls of sketches reproduced within the e-book, many were culled from deepest collections and not ahead of displayed publicly.

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Frommer's Toronto by Hilary Davidson

By Hilary Davidson

Thoroughly up to date each year (unlike lots of the competition), "Frommer' s Toronto is written by way of a local who' ll exhibit you all of the highlights and hidden pleasures of this interesting urban. She' s inspected numerous lodges and chosen the main inviting locations to stick for each flavor and finances: historical downtown inns, top bets for households, romantic motels, and extra. She' ll additionally express you the easiest of Toronto's multicultural eating scene, from based French bistros and Italian trattorias to eclectic spots for Asian, Greek, and fusion cuisines. With Frommer' s in hand, you received' t leave out any of the joys, from Harbourfront Centre, the Metropolitan Zoo, and Skydome to artwork museums, markets, local strolls, and ferries to within reach islands - plus cycling, boating, cross-country snowboarding, ice-skating, and swimming. It' s all the following, in a single trustworthy, easy-to-use advisor, jam-packed with local maps, special costs, and logistical suggestions. You' ll even get a web listing that makes trip-planning a snap!"

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Fundamentals Interactions: Proceedings of the 21st Lake by Alan Astbury, Faqir Khanna, Roger Moore

By Alan Astbury, Faqir Khanna, Roger Moore

This complaints quantity comprises the newest advancements in particle physics in collider experiments. The contributions conceal new effects comparable to the creation of quark-gluon plasma within the heavy-ion collider, the recent thoughts for precision dimension at low energies, and the prestige of neutrino physics at a number of laboratories together with the hot amenities which are on the drawing board.

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