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Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
Par Larry Pynn. 1996
In 1992, Vancouver Sun journalist Larry Pynn decided to undertake an adventure. He followed the old Stikine Trail in the…Yukon, by foot, horseback and canoe, to the Klondike. He discovered many relics, met colourful characters, and relived Canadian gold rush history.
Par Jane Poulson. 2002
Autobiography of Dr. Jane Poulson, the first blind person in Canada to become a practising doctor. Poulson suffered from diabetes…and because of the disease, lost her sight and then experienced severe heart problems. Nonetheless she was an extremely accomplished doctor, published widely in leading medical journals, and showed great courage and endurance to all who knew her. She wrote this book during the last two years of her life. 2002.
Par Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
Par Michael Tucker. 1984
The author has spent many years as a trainer of guide dogs. He explains how the dogs are selected and…trained, how they are matched with their new owners, and the training that the owner receives. 1984.
Par Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere…east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.
Par Pierre Berton. 1996
Berton relates the history of the Great Lakes and the humans who have lived around them. From their birth during…the Ice Age to the fight to save them from pollution, Berton tells the many stories which their shores have witnessed. 1996.
Par Ernest Freeberg. 2001
Chronicles the life of Laura Bridgman, who, born into a New Hampshire farm family in 1829, became deaf and blind…at the age of two. Freeberg recounts Laura's transformation into a woman who voraciously absorbed the world around her under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. 2001.
Par Jim DeFede. 2002
As flights were temporarily grounded following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the town of Gander found itself hosting over 6,000 stranded…commercial airline passengers. The people of Gander put up the unexpected guests in schools, community centres and even their own homes. A heartwarming story of strangers being greeted with exemplary kindness. 2002.
Par Matt Jackson. 2004
In 1997, Matt Jackson quit his job, strode to the edge of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lake Louise, and began…his journey. His plan was to hitchhike across Canada, expecting the trip to take three months - but didn't arrive in Newfoundland until three and a half years later. It's a good, old-fashioned road tale. 2004.
Par Andrew H Malcolm. 1985
Par Charles Gordon. 1997
In the summer of 1996, Charles Gordon and his wife Nancy packed up the family car and drove across Canada…and back. Gordon writes of the places they visited, the animals and other bizarre creatures they met, and the situations they found themselves in during the three month journey. 1997.
Par Christopher Moore, Janet Lunn, Bill Slavin. 2002
A coast-to-coast tour of Canada, examining the history and geography of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories, filled with little-known…facts and fascinating stories. Includes highlights of great historical moments, information about government and industries, and portraits of memorable men and women. There are also recipes for delicacies like Caribou Chilli, lists of the people who have gone over Niagara Falls, and things that people have seen in Lake Okanagan. For grades 4-7. c2002.
Par Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw. 1994
When Aldous Huxley was sixteen, an eye disease left him with defective vision. Years later he discovered the method of…visual re-education invented by Dr Bates. Huxley's vision improved dramatically, and in this book he describes the eye exercises of the Bates method (still in use today), and explores Bates' theory of the relationship between mental wellbeing and clarity of vision. 1994.
Par Peter Purves. 1981
The story of Tess is the story of how a guide dog is trained, from her early days as a…puppy to the moment, 18 months later, when she is handed over to her blind owner, Mary. 1981.
Par James Laxer. 2006
In 1604, a small group of migrants fled political turmoil and famine in France to start a new colony on…Canada's east coast. Their roughly demarcated territory included what are now Canada's Maritime provinces, land that was fought over by the British and French empires until the Acadians were finally expelled in 1755. In the absence of a state, what defines an Acadian today is elusive, and while their community, centred in New Brunswick, is more confident than ever, it is entering a contentious debate about its future. Some descriptions of violence. 2006.
Par Nicole Dryburgh. 2010
Nicole went through surgery to remove a malignant tumour on her spine, then radiotherapy, a brain haemorrhage, blindness, loss of…movement, chemotherapy, more chemotherapy, loss of hearing, more radiotherapy, and more surgery. Nicole also has raised thousands of pounds for charity, passed GCSE English after just 6 months' study, gone abseiling, visited New York, had meetings with royalty and government ministers, been the subject of a BBC TV documentary, won numerous national and local awards, and worked for the Teenage Cancer Trust. "Talk to the Hand" is a continuation of Nicole's very full life story, and includes her tips for overcoming setbacks and crises. 2010.
Par Sid Marty. 1999
Sid Marty presents a collection of true Rock Mountain tales drawn on his own memories and those of friends and…former colleagues. Among his subjects are: the old guide who built a staircase up a cliff; the stranded snowshoer who was rescued between rounds of beer in a Banff tavern; the man who catered to hungry grizzlies; an opinionated packrat with a gift for larceny; and a horse named Candy whose heart was as big as a stove. 1999.
So, you want to be Canadian: All About The Most Fascinating People In The World And The Magical Place That They Call Home
Par Kerry Colburn, Rob Sorensen. 2004
Long known as funny, charming and peaceable, Canadians are beloved the world over for their enlightened social policies and their…willingness to bring the beer. This essential guide features amazing Canadian inventions, great moments in Canadian history, and pointers on how to eat, drink, dress and apologize like a Canadian. 2004.
Par R. Michael M'Gonigle, Wendy C Wickwire. 1988
"Stein" explores the Stein River watershed in British Columbia. Recording its history, and of the Natives who first lived and…left their ancient art there, it also encompasses the ecological, anthropological, and cultural aspects of the area. The authors discuss the preservation of the Stein from logging, and champion the return to the land by local Natives. 1988.