The Last Hiccup: A Novel by Christopher Meades

By Christopher Meades

Set in Nineteen Thirties Russia, this darkly funny, tragic, and eventually heroic novel tells the story of Vladimir, an eight-year-old Russian boy all of sudden with a protracted case of the hiccups. He quickly unearths himself lively away to a Moscow health facility by means of the well-known health care provider Sergei Namestikov, who places him via a chain of extraordinary—and frequently bizarre—treatments with a view to discover a therapy. whilst Sergei’s leader clinical rival, the intense Alexander Afiniganov, discovers that underneath Vladimir’s clean eyes lurks a natural, unbridled evil, he's taking steps to take away the kid from well mannered society. deserted through all people yet his hiccups, Vladimir makes a decision to come back to the realm he as soon as knew, encountering many unusual humans and occasions alongside the way in which. humorous, poignant, and surreal, it is a shut examine the character of fine and evil choked with a blinding forged of characters.

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Scoundrels, Dreamers and Second Sons: British Remittance Men by Mark Zuehlke

By Mark Zuehlke

Between 1880 and 1914, hundreds of thousands of British remittance males got here to the Canadian West, advised out of the country through a speedily altering British society.

In a land of cowboys and loggers, their makes an attempt to recreate the air of mystery of landed gentry have been occasionally misunderstood - and sometimes ridiculed. Many Canadians suggestion steeplechase tracks, easels, tennis and "taking ease" have been futile ambitions for a bunch of differently friendly and well-educated males. What a few observed as a chase after failed goals, an absence of family members ties, and a refusal to ever quiet down to severe paintings, remittance males observed because the very issues that made their lives worthy living.

With a touch of nostalgia for the pre-war period that harboured those vibrant outcasts of a diminishing empire, Mark Zuehlke fondly recounts the customarily humourous and infrequently dismal efforts of "good breeding" in Canada's West.

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Common mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians by Karl B McKnight

By Karl B McKnight

This is the 1st ebook to aid basic readers realize 2 hundred universal mosses of the Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains. With simply this box consultant, a hand lens, and a sprig bottle--no microscopes necessary--readers could be capable of determine and identify some of the universal species of mosses becoming within the region's backyards, parks, forests, wetlands, and mountains. on the middle of this advisor is an leading edge, color-tabbed procedure that is helping readers choose small teams of comparable species. Illustrated identity keys, colourful habitat and leaf pictures, greater than six hundred distinct line drawings, and written descriptions aid differentiate the species. This obtainable booklet permits all nature fans to make actual identifications and achieve entry to the captivating global of mosses.

  • 200 species incorporated
  • More than six hundred specified line drawings
  • More than four hundred colour pictures
  • Innovative color-tabbed procedure for species id
  • Illustrated species id keys
  • Helpful suggestions for moss collecting

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Explore with Jacques Cartier by Marie Powell

By Marie Powell

This interesting e-book follows French explorer Jacques Cartier to the recent global the place he claimed the recent territory known as Canada for France. ancient info and high-interest truth packing containers are provided in a tabloid-news sort that courses readers via significant voyages, explorations, and discoveries. issues comprise what led Cartier to sail west, existence on board send, Cartier's exploration alongside the St. Lawrence, his interactions with the Iroquois, constructing French settlements in Canada, and Cartier's legacy.

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Rails Across Canada: The History of Canadian Pacific and by Tom Murray

By Tom Murray


Few tales within the annals of railroading are as compelling because the development, evolution, and spectacular successes of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian nationwide railways. This sprawling quantity combines of Voyageur Press' such a lot winning Railroad colour historical past titles into one quantity taking within the grand scope of either railroads. writer Tom Murray provides rigorously researched and concisely awarded histories of every railroad, besides greater than three hundred photos, together with infrequent archival black-and-white pictures and glossy and interval colour images sourced from nationwide records and personal collections.


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Frommer's Toronto 2006 (Frommer's Complete) by Hilary Davidson

By Hilary Davidson

Thoroughly up-to-date each year (unlike lots of the competition), Frommer's Toronto is written through a local who'll express you the entire highlights and hidden pleasures of this interesting urban. She's inspected numerous motels and chosen the main inviting locations to stick for each style and funds: ancient downtown inns, most sensible bets for households, romantic lodges, and extra. She'll additionally convey you the simplest of Toronto's multicultural eating scene, from dependent French bistros and Italian trattorias to eclectic spots for Asian, Greek, and fusion cuisines. With Frommer's in hand, you will not pass over any of the thrill, from Harbourfront Centre, the Metropolitan Zoo, and Skydome to paintings museums, markets, fairs, local strolls, and ferries to within sight islands -- plus cycling, boating, cross-country snowboarding, ice-skating, and swimming. it is all the following, in a single trustworthy, easy-to-use consultant, filled with local maps, unique costs, and logistical guidance.

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Brokering Belonging: Chinese in Canada's Exclusion Era, by Lisa Rose Mar

By Lisa Rose Mar

Brokering Belonging strains numerous generations of chinese language "brokers," ethnic leaders who acted as intermediaries among the chinese language and Anglo worlds of Canada. earlier than international struggle II, so much chinese language couldn't vote and lots of have been unlawful immigrants, so agents performed casual yet beneficial roles as representatives to the bigger society. Lisa Rose Mar's research of Chinatown leaders exhibits how politics helped identify North America's first significant workforce of unlawful immigrants. Drawing on new chinese facts, her dramatic account of political strength struggles over representing chinese language Canadians bargains a transnational immigrant view of historical past, established in a Pacific international that joins Canada, the us, China, and the British Empire.

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