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Par C. S Nicholls. 1998
Livingstone has been acclaimed a hero for his discovery of the Victoria Falls and he mapped out much of central… Africa's waterways. In 1871 Henry Stanley went to Africa to find Livingstone leading to one of the most famous meetings in exploration history. This text provides an account of Livingstone's life, from his humble beginnings in Scotland, and his struggle to gain qualifications, to his employment with the London Missionary Society and his search for the source of the Nile. 1998.
Par Marjorie Harris. 2009
Harris - who has been an organic gardener since the 1960s - encourages the Canadian gardener to get back to… basics. With information updated for today's society, she shows how little use pesticides and chemicals are when making a lush and abundant garden. 2009.
Dolnick retells the story of Powell, an ambitious, one-armed Civil War vet who, along with nine other men who possessed… no whitewater experience, braved the treacherous Colorado River from Wyoming Territory to Arizona. Only six of them survived the trip. 2001.
Par Ann Linnea. 1995
At forty-three the author, with a friend, makes a kayak trip around Lake Superior. Cold, stormy weather and fatigue combine… with closeness to nature and a sense of accomplishment to produce self-understanding and prepare Linnea for the next stage of her life. Contains feminist and "new age" concepts and language. 1995.
Par Georgina Howell. 2006
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer, and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world… of privilege and plenty. Turning her back on that, she became the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and saw its first king safely onto the throne in 1921. A compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and, in so doing, created a remarkable and enduring legacy. Some descriptions of violence. 2007, c2006.
Par David Philpott. 1985
The author, head of a billion-dollar corporation, left his old life and set out alone in a 30-foot sailboat. He… travelled from Halifax to Bermuda and into the open Atlantic where his boat was wrecked in a storm. 1985.
Par Richard Munson. 1991
Jacques Cousteau is a living legend as an undersea adventurer. He helped to invent the Aqualung, launched the science of… undersea archaeology, discovered oil beneath the Persian Gulf and built undersea stations and small submarines for research. Here is a balanced portrait of this talented, charismatic and little-understood man. 2005.
Par Diane Ackerman. 2001
A celebration of the sensory pleasures of the garden, from deadheading flowers to studying slugs. Ackerman describes the unexpected drama,… and the sanctuary, that her garden provides. Her hymn to the outdoors and the pleasure we take in it ranges from descriptions of nature's violence to loneliness, portrayed by clamouring male crickets in spring, to sheer wonderment. 2001.
Par Peter Gzowski, Chris Czajkowski. 1991
In her late 30s, the author set out alone to clear land and build a home in the wilderness of… B.C. She faced many challenges, including her own lack of practical skills. 1991.
Par Edith Marks, Rita Montauredes. 1997
Par Robert S Grant. 1995
This book offers a kaleidoscope of Canadian aviation stories. Grant takes the reader from coast to coast with adventure in… the High Arctic, to near misses in western mountain ranges. He describes the life behind the controls of a bush plane as hard and sometimes dangerous work, that also has its glamorous moments. 1995.
Par Joe C. W Armstrong. 1987
Biography of Samuel de Champlain, the explorer who first understood North America's potential for settlement, agriculture, and trade. Armstrong details… Champlain's explorations in North America, and discusses his skills as a navigator, naturalist, ethnographer, and administrator. 1987.
Par Jonathan Turk. 1998
The author describes four of his adventures, some undertaken with his wife Chris, and many of which ended up as… unanticipated ordeals: kayaking to Cape Horn, rowing across the Northwest Passage, dog sledding on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, and following an old migration route to Greenland. He also reflects on famous explorations of the past. 1998.
Par Gianni Granzotto. 1985
Par John Stewart Collis. 1976
Par James Giblin. 1997
A portrait of the aviation hero who in 1927 made the first nonstop transatlantic flight. Traces his daredevil youth, his… early days of flying, his family life and the tragic kidnapping of his son, his isolationist stand in World War II, and his later life. Grades 4-7. 1997.
Par Michael Collins. 1974
An evocative picture of the joys of flight - the union of man, technology and the elements. Astronaut Collins traces… his career from first flight experiences in the air force through the days as a test pilot and the flight of the complex Apollo II. An intensely human and honest portrait. 1974.
Par Edward Rice. 1990
An explorer, swordsman, linguist, scholar, writer and lover, Burton travelled to the "forbidden" cities of Mecca and Medina, discovered Lake… Tanganyika, and survived diseases and wounds. A master of 29 languages, Burton translated classic Oriental literature, such as "The perfumed garden", into English. 2001, c1990.
Par Kieran Egan. 2000
This narrative is a chronicle of Egan's Zen garden adventure with observations about the "Zen" principles that guided his work.… It is the education professor's first foray into the world of garden writing. 2000.
Par Zaira Cattaneo, Tomaso Vecchi. 2011
Italian researchers examine the effects of blindness on the development and functioning of the human cognitive system. They demonstrate the… ways other senses evolve to help compensate for the absence of sight. 2011.