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18th Century Maritime Influences of the History and Place Names of British Columbia

C. H. Little

1991   

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1001 British Columbia place names

G.P.V. Akrigg, Helen B. Akrigg

1970    195 pages    (Vancouver, B.C. : Discovery Press)

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1421 : the year China discovered the world

Gavin Menzies

2003    656 pages    (Corgi)

If you're going to make a stir, you might as well do it in style. And Gavin Menzies has caused one, big time. In 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, this retired Royal Navy submarine commander, who only visited China for the first time on his 25th wedding anniversary, claims that the Chinese navigator Zheng He discovered America some 71 years before Columbus. And not content with this, he goes on to suggest that Zheng He learnt how to calculate longitude several centuries before John [...]

If you're going to make a stir, you might as well do it in style. And Gavin Menzies has caused one, big time. In 1421: The Year China Discovered the World, this retired Royal Navy submarine commander, who only visited China for the first time on his 25th wedding anniversary, claims that the Chinese navigator Zheng He discovered America some 71 years before Columbus. And not content with this, he goes on to suggest that Zheng He learnt how to calculate longitude several centuries before John Harrison supposedly nailed the problem. Unsurprisingly, this has not gone down too well in some areas and the book has been the target of some scepticism. Although Menzies has unearthed a few unknown primary sources, the bulk of his thesis depends on amalgamating several disparate areas of research into a grand unified theory. So he combines what we do know--principally that the Chinese built huge sailing ships with nine masts and that Asiatic chickens were discovered in South America--into what he considers compelling evidence. Menzies has also turned up some maps from the pre-Columbus era that appear to show the Americas, along with a few shipwrecks and Ming artefacts from along his supposed route. It all makes for a gripping read, even if the sum doesn't quite add up to the whole. For all the detail, Menzies is some way off providing proof. None of the supposed 28,000 colonists has left any documentary evidence because all records, boats and shipyards associated with his voyage were burnt by imperial order in 1433. This surely begs the question--if we know so much of Zheng He's voyages around the Indian Ocean, how come we know nothing of his trips further east? Nor, conveniently for Menzies, did any of the colonists return home in triumph. They either died en route or skulked home to obscurity after they were disowned by the emperor. So you either accept Menzies as an act of faith or brush him aside with scepticism. Either way, you'll have a lot of fun in the process as the book is never less than provocative. And even the sceptics will find themselves hoping Menzies has got it right, because there's something intrinsically uplifting about the notion of an amateur historian getting one over the professionals. --John Crace [less]

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Account of Mutiny on the Bounty, An

William Bligh, Robert Bowman (Editor)

1980    224 pages    (BRILL)

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Across the top of the world

James P. Delgado

1999    228 pages    (D&m Adult)

After Columbus found his voyage to Asia unexpectedly blocked by the New World, one driving goal of explorers was to find a way around it. To the south, the Strait of Magellan is one of the most difficult journeys in the world; it seemed only reasonable to expect that a more comfortable alternative would lie to the north. In the event, of course, the world is not designed for human comfort, and the Northwest Passage is incredibly arduous and not particularly useful. But the search motivated [...]

After Columbus found his voyage to Asia unexpectedly blocked by the New World, one driving goal of explorers was to find a way around it. To the south, the Strait of Magellan is one of the most difficult journeys in the world; it seemed only reasonable to expect that a more comfortable alternative would lie to the north. In the event, of course, the world is not designed for human comfort, and the Northwest Passage is incredibly arduous and not particularly useful. But the search motivated Arctic exploration and adventure for hundreds of years, and inspired many gripping or tragic adventures. Arctic archeologist James Delgado relates these tales--the voyages of the Norsemen, Henry Hudson, Sir John Franklin, and others--with a rare combination of verve, historical context, and lots of illustrations. Maps, photos, and images from different eras make Across the Top of the World a fascinating book for browsing or for concentrated reading. It's an invaluable companion--reference, atlas, and history--to any other book about polar exploration and adventure. --Mary Ellen Curtin [less]

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Admirals, adventurers and able seamen : forgotten stories about places on our British Columbia coast and how they got their names

Harrison Brown, Jack Grundle

1957    30 pages    (Vancouver, B.C. : Keystone Press)

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British Columbia--HistoryGeographical names--British Columbia
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advance of seapower : treasures from the Tamm collection, The

Robin Inglis, Michael North

1986    60 pages    (Vancouver : Vancouver Maritime Museum)

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Sea-power--History--ExhibitionsWarships--Models--ExhibitionsWarships in art--Exhibitions
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All at Sea : Adventures and Misadventures Afloat

Michael Brown

1975    197 pages    (London : Hamish Hamilton)

The sea mouse / Jan de Hartog -- The log of a sea-waif / Frank Bullen -- Smoked skipper / W.W. Jacobs -- A day to remember / Leo Walmsley -- Across the bay / Rex Clements -- The wreck of the Patria / A.H. Rasmussen -- The launching of the Bootle-bumtrinket / Gerald Durrell -- Learning the river / Mark Twain -- Bevis learns to sail / Richard Jefferies -- Boy overboard / Rudyard Kipling -- In the hands of the smugglers / John Masefield -- Absorbing Nelson / Sam Noble -- The cargo of rice / C.S. [...]

The sea mouse / Jan de Hartog -- The log of a sea-waif / Frank Bullen -- Smoked skipper / W.W. Jacobs -- A day to remember / Leo Walmsley -- Across the bay / Rex Clements -- The wreck of the Patria / A.H. Rasmussen -- The launching of the Bootle-bumtrinket / Gerald Durrell -- Learning the river / Mark Twain -- Bevis learns to sail / Richard Jefferies -- Boy overboard / Rudyard Kipling -- In the hands of the smugglers / John Masefield -- Absorbing Nelson / Sam Noble -- The cargo of rice / C.S. Forester -- Casabianca / Mrs. Felicia Hemans. [less]

1900- TextsAdventure and adventurersChildren's storiesChildren's stories in English
197 pages ; 24 cm.

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American fishing schooners, 1825-1935, The

Howard I. Chapelle

1981    1 pages    (W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated)

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Anatomy of the Titanic

Tom McCluskie

1998    160 pages    (The Promotional Reprint Co Ltd)

This unique account of a design and construction of the White Star Line's proudest achievement features nearly 250 photographs, many previously unseen. "Anatomy of the Titanic" is a comprehensive tour of the doomed ship--a page-by-page progression through the vessel. A full color section displays original plans and drawings of the interior of the ship, the same one used by James Cameron in making his film. In addition to being an unprecedented engineering feat, the Titanic was [...]

This unique account of a design and construction of the White Star Line's proudest achievement features nearly 250 photographs, many previously unseen. "Anatomy of the Titanic" is a comprehensive tour of the doomed ship--a page-by-page progression through the vessel. A full color section displays original plans and drawings of the interior of the ship, the same one used by James Cameron in making his film. In addition to being an unprecedented engineering feat, the Titanic was famed for it's opulence and luxury. The fabulous interior design and furnishings are shown here in their full magnificence. [less]

Titanic (Steamship)
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Antarctic pioneers : the voyage of the Belgica 1897-99

Geir O. Kløver

2010    119 pages    (Oslo : The Fram Museum)

"This book tells the amazing story of the Belgica Expedition and the crew of the Belgica's struggle for survival in the Antarctic pack ice. It is fully illustrated with Roald Amundsen's personal collection of photos from the expedition and contains several excerpts from his diary. The book includes Emile Racovitza's funny hand drawn commentaries on the life onboard, Roald Amundsen's diary illustrations, a section on other pioneering expeditions to Antarctica, and the [...]

"This book tells the amazing story of the Belgica Expedition and the crew of the Belgica's struggle for survival in the Antarctic pack ice. It is fully illustrated with Roald Amundsen's personal collection of photos from the expedition and contains several excerpts from his diary. The book includes Emile Racovitza's funny hand drawn commentaries on the life onboard, Roald Amundsen's diary illustrations, a section on other pioneering expeditions to Antarctica, and the story of the Belgica after the expedtion. [less]

Antarctica--Discovery and exploration--BelgianBelgica (Ship)
119 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
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Antiques Afloat

Peter Vassilopoulos (Photographer)

1980    (Panorama Publications, Limited)

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Arctic coast, The

Douglas Wilkinson

1974    160 pages    (Toronto : Natural Science of Canada)

Covers, geography, geology, plant life, animal life, and conservation.

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Natural history--Arctic regionsNatural history--Northern Canada
160 pages illustrations (some color), color maps 25 x 27 cm.
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Arctic Grail: the quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

Pierre Berton

1989    672 pages    (Penguin Canada (APB), McClelland and Stewart Book)

Call #: G 620 B47 1989   

In The Arctic Grail, Pierre Berton follows the paths forged by a handful of stubborn explorers, who risked life and limb in their quest to find the Northwest Passage. This quest is peopled with larger-than-life adventurers and with the remarkable Inuit, without whom Arctic exploration would not have been possible. Pierre Berton was born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon. He spent his early newspaper career in Vancouver, where at 21 he was the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily. He moved to [...]

In The Arctic Grail, Pierre Berton follows the paths forged by a handful of stubborn explorers, who risked life and limb in their quest to find the Northwest Passage. This quest is peopled with larger-than-life adventurers and with the remarkable Inuit, without whom Arctic exploration would not have been possible. Pierre Berton was born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon. He spent his early newspaper career in Vancouver, where at 21 he was the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily. He moved to Toronto in 1947 and at the age of 31 was named managing editor of Maclean's magazine. He was an associate editor and columnist at the Toronto Star from 1958 to 1962 and has written and hosted several national television programs. He is the author of thirty-four books and has received three Governor General's Awards for works of non-fiction. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada and a member of the Canadian News Hall of Fame. [less]

Arctic regions-Discovery and explorationNorthwest Passage-Discovery and exploration
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Arctic Ordeal: The Journal of John Richardson, Surgeon-Naturalist with Franklin, 1820-1822

C. Stuart Houston (Editor), H. Albert Hochbaum (Illustrator)

1984    349 pages    (Kingston : McGill -Queen's University Press)

Call #: G 650 1820 R5 1984    

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Arctic Regions--Discovery and explorationArctic regions--Discovery and exploration--BritishNatural history--Northwest TerritoriesNatural History--Northwest TerritoriesNorthwest Territories--Description and travel--To 1900Scientific expeditions--Arctic regions
xxxiii, 349 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm

Includes append (p. 331-333) and index (p.335-349)
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Arctic workhorse : the RCMP schooner St. Roch

James P. Delgado

2003    80 pages    (TouchWood Editions)

Dodging between the Arctic floes, almost crushed several times, the little RCMP vessel St. Roch was the first ship to conquer the hazardous Northwest Passage from west to east. Two years later, in 1944, she did it from east to west. Arctic Workhorse is a biography of St. Roch, from her construction in Vancouver in 1928, through her working life and famous voyages, to her resting place at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. [...]

Dodging between the Arctic floes, almost crushed several times, the little RCMP vessel St. Roch was the first ship to conquer the hazardous Northwest Passage from west to east. Two years later, in 1944, she did it from east to west.

Arctic Workhorse is a biography of St. Roch, from her construction in Vancouver in 1928, through her working life and famous voyages, to her resting place at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. [less]

St. Roch (Schooner)
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Arts of the sailor, The

Hervey Garrett Smith

1979    233 pages    (Barnes & Noble Books)

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Knots and splicesSails
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Atlantic coast : a natural history, The

Harry Thurston

2011    336 pages    (Greystone Books / David Suzuki Foundation)

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Atlas of Exploration

John Hemming (Foreword by)

1997    248 pages    (Oxford University Press, Incorporated)

The history of exploration is the history of human fascination with the world. Almost from the beginning of humanity, people have felt impelled to venture into unknown regions, displaying incredible endurance and bravery in the face of harsh environments and hostile inhabitants. From thedaring Polynesian navigators who, more than 3000 years ago, first began to advance across the vast Pacific Ocean in dug-out canoes with only the stars to guide them, to the Victorian missionaries and adventurers [...]

The history of exploration is the history of human fascination with the world. Almost from the beginning of humanity, people have felt impelled to venture into unknown regions, displaying incredible endurance and bravery in the face of harsh environments and hostile inhabitants. From thedaring Polynesian navigators who, more than 3000 years ago, first began to advance across the vast Pacific Ocean in dug-out canoes with only the stars to guide them, to the Victorian missionaries and adventurers who opened the way for European colonial expansion, to the scientists of our own time,with their sophisticated navigational and observational technology, explorers have tested their imaginations against an uncharted world. The Oxford Atlas of Exploration is a splendid and authoritative history of this endeavor. With a highly readable and informative text, supported by nearly 100 specially drawn maps and 300 vivid photographs and illustrations, it traces the journeys of the discoverers of our world, recording theirachievements and their varied motives: desire for land, wealth, and fame; missionary zeal; political and cultural empire-building; scientific inquiry; and sheer, irresistible, curiosity. The book begins with the earliest recorded journeys of exploration in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and ranges from the time of the Phoenicians' voyages in the North Atlantic and Egyptians' travels in the Arabian Sea. We follow Cortes in Mexico, La Salle on the Mississippi, Darwin in the GalapagosIslands, James Cook in the Antarctic, and many others. In each section, the main routes of explorers are depicted on graphic relief maps, while photographs, paintings and engravings brilliantly portray the great variety of terrain through which these courageous men and women passed. Also includedare maps from different historical periods which reveal cartographers' growing knowledge of the shape of the world's continents and oceans. The final section of the atlas contains fascinating biographical details of many of the great explorers, geographers, and cartographers whose achievements havesupplied our sense of the shape and texture of the earth. It is followed by a time chart which summarizes the history of exploration over 5000 years. From the High Andes to the ocean depths, from the Sahara desert to the polar ice caps, The Oxford Atlas of Exploration allows us to rediscover all the extraordinary ways humans have come to know their world. Opening its pages is taking the first step on a grand adventure. [less]

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atlas of shipwrecks and treasure, The

Nigel Pickford

1994    220 pages    (Viking Canada (AHC))

The first comprehensive illustrated guide to ships lost at sea and the treasures they have yielded, capturing the romance and the risks of treasure hunting. From Roman ships laden with bronze statues to the gold--carrying blockade runners of World War II, this highly illustrated historical atlas is the first comprehensive guide to ships lost at sea and the treasures that have yielded. Tales of shipwrecks. The Atlas features spellbinding accounts of 40 of the most significant shipwrecks of all [...]

The first comprehensive illustrated guide to ships lost at sea and the treasures they have yielded, capturing the romance and the risks of treasure hunting. From Roman ships laden with bronze statues to the gold--carrying blockade runners of World War II, this highly illustrated historical atlas is the first comprehensive guide to ships lost at sea and the treasures that have yielded. Tales of shipwrecks. The Atlas features spellbinding accounts of 40 of the most significant shipwrecks of all time. These accounts reveal how and why the ships sank and describe the often extraordinary feats of salvage accomplished through the centuries. There are tales of Chinese junks lost in the shark--infested waters of the South China Sea; of Spanish galleons laden with jewels; of prospectors in pursuit of gold around the world. Salvaged treasure. The Atlas is sumptuously illustrated with photographs of treasure salvaged from the wrecks, including rare coins, precious porcelain, finely crafted jewelry, and even mercury. Illustrations of diving equipment through the ages explain the development of salvage and underwater archaeology. Exquisite thematic maps. Beautiful hand--drawn maps illustrate the seas and oceans of the world during the different historical periods. They highlight the trade routes and ports of an era, detail the cargoes carried, show the notorious black holes that have bedeviled shipping, and plot the positions of some of the most remarkable shipwrecks. Comprehensive gazetteer. Twenty full--color maps plot the sites of over 1,400 wrecks around the world, showing the depths at which they lie. Accompanying profiles give details of the date on which each ship went down, its cargo, and any salvage attempts so far. Many of the wrecks still lie there on the ocean bed, their treasure awaiting recovery. Expertly researched and lavishly illustrated, this outstanding world history of shipwrecks will fire the imagination of everyone who is drawn to the risks and romance of treasure hunting. [less]

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B. C. Fact Book, The

Mark Zuehlke

2003    272 pages    (Whitecap Books, Limited)

With over 300 entries, "The B.C. Fact Book" is an eclectic mix of information and folklore that captures the eccentricities, diverse heritage, and interesting places of British Columbia.

With over 300 entries, "The B.C. Fact Book" is an eclectic mix of information and folklore that captures the eccentricities, diverse heritage, and interesting places of British Columbia. [less]

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Basking sharks : the slaughter of BC's gentle giants

Scott Wallace, Brian Gisborne

2006    96 pages    (Transmontanus)

The basking shark, a fish the size of a London bus, used to appear off the BC coast every spring. During World War II, the fish became a nuisance to commercial nets and fishing trollers. Gliding just below the surface, the basking shark was an easy target for a new pest eradication program that touted killing one of the "plankton–eating monsters" as great sport.

The basking shark, a fish the size of a London bus, used to appear off the BC coast every spring. During World War II, the fish became a nuisance to commercial nets and fishing trollers. Gliding just below the surface, the basking shark was an easy target for a new pest eradication program that touted killing one of the "plankton–eating monsters" as great sport. [less]

Basking shark--British Columbia--Pacific CoastBasking shark--Control--Government policy--Canada--HistoryEndangered speciesFishing
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Battle for the Bay : the naval war of 1812

Joshua M. Smith

2011    128 pages    (Goose Lane Editions & NBMHP)

As the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 approaches, a new chapter in the history of the war is being opened for the first time. Although naval battles raged on the Great Lakes, combat between privateers and small government vessels boiled in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine. Three small warships — the Provincial sloop Brunswicker, His Majesty's schooner Bream, and His Majesty's brig of war Boxer — played a vital role in defending the eastern waters of British North America in this [...]

As the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 approaches, a new chapter in the history of the war is being opened for the first time. Although naval battles raged on the Great Lakes, combat between privateers and small government vessels boiled in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine. Three small warships — the Provincial sloop Brunswicker, His Majesty's schooner Bream, and His Majesty's brig of war Boxer — played a vital role in defending the eastern waters of British North America in this crucial war.

The crews of these hardy ships fought both the Americans and the elements — winter winds, summer fog, and the fierce tidal currents of the Bay of Fundy — enduring the all-too-real threats of shipwreck and possible capture and imprisonment. In peacetime, these patrol craft enforced maritime law. In wartime, they engaged in a guerre de course, attacking the enemy's commercial shipping while protecting their own. Now, for the first time, Joshua Smith tells the full story of the battle for the bay. [less]

Bay of FundyCanada--History--War of 1812--Naval operationsUnited States--History--War of 1812--Naval operations
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Baychimo : Arctic ghost ship

James P. Delgado

2010    256 pages    (Heritage House Publishing)

Baychimo is the legendary Hudson's Bay Company ship that survived for years in the Arctic after being abandoned by her crew in 1931.In the 1920s, the crew of Baychimo set up trading posts in eastern Canada, sailed on fur-trading expeditions to Siberia during the turbulent years of the Russian Civil War, and eventually made the dangerous annual voyage around Alaska to Canada's western Arctic coast, shouldering her way through the ice floes to resupply the HBC's remote trading posts. But this ship [...]

Baychimo is the legendary Hudson's Bay Company ship that survived for years in the Arctic after being abandoned by her crew in 1931.In the 1920s, the crew of Baychimo set up trading posts in eastern Canada, sailed on fur-trading expeditions to Siberia during the turbulent years of the Russian Civil War, and eventually made the dangerous annual voyage around Alaska to Canada's western Arctic coast, shouldering her way through the ice floes to resupply the HBC's remote trading posts. But this ship's story had a remarkable twist. When Baychimo was caught in 1931 in an ice floe that refused to let go, her crew expected her to sink at any moment, and abandoned ship. But she was as stubborn as the ice, and she floated away unharmed to begin what would prove to be the longest phase of her seemingly charmed career: for the next four decades she would appear on the horizon at unexpected times and places, always defiantly upright and afloat, becoming the legendary ghost ship of the Arctic. [less]

Baychimo (Ship)Hudson's Bay Company--History--20th centuryShipwrecksShipwrecks--Arctic Ocean
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Be an Underwater Detective

Outlet Book Company Staff, Random House Value Publishing Staff

1989    40 pages    (Random House Value Publishing)

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big foot : museums and children with learning difficulties, The

Anne Pearson, Chitra Aloysius, British Museum

1994    96 pages    (London : Published for the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press)

This title tackles the subject of the benefits of museum visits to children with learning difficulties. The preparation, visit and follow-up activities of six groups of children, coming to the British Museum in 1991, are described and evaluated. The authors also discuss the issues which must be addressed when planning museum visits for special needs children. From their survey, Pearson and Aloysius assemble the lessons learned into a useful summary list.

This title tackles the subject of the benefits of museum visits to children with learning difficulties. The preparation, visit and follow-up activities of six groups of children, coming to the British Museum in 1991, are described and evaluated. The authors also discuss the issues which must be addressed when planning museum visits for special needs children. From their survey, Pearson and Aloysius assemble the lessons learned into a useful summary list. [less]

British MuseumLearning disabled children--Education--ArtMuseums and people with disabilities--Great Britain
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big ship : an autobiography by Henry A. Larsen in co-operation with Frank R. Sheer and Edvard Omholt-Jensen, The

Henry Asbjørn Larsen

1967    223 pages    (Toronto : McClelland and Stewart)

Call #: G 635 L3 L37 1967   

"The St. Roch under Larsen faced many dangers in her northern voyages and these are described here simply and without embellishment." -from Foreward

"The St. Roch under Larsen faced many dangers in her northern voyages and these are described here simply and without embellishment." -from Foreward [less]

Henry Asbjørn Larsen 1899-1964Northwest PassageSt. Roch (Schooner)
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223 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
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Boat people, The

Sharon Bala

2018    416 pages    (McClelland & Stewart)

By the winner of The Journey Prize, and inspired by a real incident, The Boat People is a gripping and morally complex novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage to reach Canada – only to face the threat of deportation and accusations of terrorism in their new land.

By the winner of The Journey Prize, and inspired by a real incident, The Boat People is a gripping and morally complex novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage to reach Canada – only to face the threat of deportation and accusations of terrorism in their new land. [less]

Canada--Emigration and immigrationRefugees
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Boating in Canada : practical piloting and seamanship

Garth Griffiths

1976    328 pages    (University of Toronto Press)

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Boats and boating--CanadaPilots and pilotageSeamanship
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Boats-rafts-ships

Wolfgang Rudolph

1974    231 pages    (Van Nostrand Reinhold Company)

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Bodega y Quadra returns to the Americas

Freeman Tovell, Vancouver Conference on Exploration and Discovery

1990    26 pages    (Burnaby, B.C. : Vancouver Conference on Exploration and Discovery, Dept. of History, Simon Fraser University)

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Box, The

Marc Levinson

2005    392 pages    (Princeton University Press)

In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. Published on the fiftieth anniversary of [...]

In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. It recounts how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur, Malcom McLean, turned containerization from an impractical idea into a massive industry that slashed the cost of transporting goods around the world and made the boom in global trade possible. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U.S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheap that industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe. [less]

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Boy Aloft

Gavin Craig

1971    199 pages    (Larousse Harrap Publishers)

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Brief presence : Spain's activity on America's northwest coast, 1774-1796

Tomas Bartroli

1991    62 pages    (Thomas Bartroli)

Published by the author Tomas Bartroli who was a member of staff of the Dept. of Hispanic and Italian studies at the University of British Columbia.

Published by the author Tomas Bartroli who was a member of staff of the Dept. of Hispanic and Italian studies at the University of British Columbia. [less]

Nootka Sound (B.C.)--HistoryPacific Northwest--Discovery and exploration--SpanishSpain--Discovery and exploration
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British Columbia : a history

Margaret A. Ormsby

1958    558 pages    (Toronto : Macmillan of Canada )

"Commissioned by the British Columbia Centennial Committee this book concentrates on the political history of the province, with expanded bibliography and added lists of governors, lieutenant governors, and premiers of the province."

"Commissioned by the British Columbia Centennial Committee this book concentrates on the political history of the province, with expanded bibliography and added lists of governors, lieutenant governors, and premiers of the province." [less]

British Columbia--History
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British Columbia official centennial record

1957    184 pages    (Evergreen Press Ltd.)

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British Columbia--History
 
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