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Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lampur

by Yvonne Blomer

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2017-09
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9781926794396
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book explores one woman's passion for cycling and the roads it pulls her along. She details the experiences and impressions of both she and her travelling companion husband as they explore Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, and Malaysian. 248 pages.
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Mud and Green Fields

by George Kitching

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April 2004
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9780920277737
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author's military memoir spans from the 1930's when he was a platoon and company commander with a British regiment in India, after which he transferred to the Canadian army and went overseas with the Royal Canadian Regiment, when the second world war broke out the following year. During the fighting in Sicily he was the senior… Read more
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The Misty Islands (The Mariner's Library)

by Miles Smeeton

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Published
May 1989
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Good
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9780246134899
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author's narrative of a sea journey beginning on the Japanese coast line, wintering amongst the mountains on the northernmost island of Hokkaido, then sailing to the Aleutians, encountering fascinating people and some strange animals along the way. 214 pages.
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Seven-knot summers

by Beth Hill

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Published
March 19, 2004
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9780920663271
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Condition: clean copy. Content: this memoir tells the stories of summers spent cruising the BC coast search for and recording petroglyphs, visiting homesteaders, and the indigenous peoples. 248 pages, footnotes, bibliography, index.
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Quest

by George Dibbern

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Condition: clean copy, ex library copy, with donation plated and library stamp on first page. Content: This is the story of the author's 10 year wanderings at sea in a small boat starting in 1930. 422 pages. Scarce.
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The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale

by Thomas Nickerson, Owen Chase, and Others (First Person Accounts)

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2000-05-01
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9780140437966
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Condition: clean copy. Content: this is the narrative of the whaleship 'Essex' which in 1820 was rammed by a sperm whale, leaving 20 crew members at sea in three small open boats for ninety days. This editions presents the never-before-published unabridged chronicle by cabin boy Thomas Nickerson along side Owen Chase's original version. Also included are the most important other contemporary… Read more
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Three's a crew

by Kathrene Sutherland (Gedney) Pinkerton

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Published
1991
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9780920663110
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Condition: clean copy. Content: a memoir of the author's life aboard her floating home, with her husband and daughter, in both coastal British Columbia and south-east Alaska from 1924 to 1931. 316 pages.
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Knee-Deep in Shavings

by Norman C. Blanchard and Stephen Wilen

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Published
May 1996
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9780920663639
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Condition: clean copy. Content: reminiscences of master boat-builder Norman C Blanchard regarding boat-build techniques and yachting in and around Puget Sound spanning the 20th century. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 182 pages, index.
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Luxton's Pacific Crossing

by Norman Luxton

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Published
2002
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Good
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9781552634493
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In 1901, Normal Luxton - a young mane from the Canadian prairies - met a European sea captain, John Claus Voss, in a Vancouver bar. Over a bottle, they challenged each other to circumnavigate the globe by canoe. In May the pair set out from Victoria, BC in a 38 foot long Salish dugout fitted with sails,… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In her journals the author's keen eye and sensitive spirit caught the essence of what life in this wilderness of northern BC demanded from its women on a day-to-day basis and the writings document her ministry during the Depression years. 24e6 pages, notes, index black and white photographs.
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: Dr. ORMSBY, the editor, regards these recollections as a uniquely important source for the history of the BC Interior. Her introduction and extensive annotation both related Mrs. Allison's narrative to the history of BC and identify the people Mrs. Allison met and the places she visited. The editor has also … Read more
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Three Times Out

by Nellie L. McClung

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Published
1918
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Condition: clean copy, bust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: Story of Private Simmons and his three escape attempts from a German prison camp during the First World War as told to Nellie McClung. 248 pages.
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SLAVER'S LOG BOOK

by THEOPHILUS CONNEAU

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Published
1977
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Good
ISBN
9780709164012
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Condition: clean copy: Content: This book is a complete transcript of Capt. Theophilus Conneau's 1853 handwritten manuscript, including his own title and unabashed preface. 370 pages, index.
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Hicking with Nietzche

by John Kaag

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Published
2018
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ISBN
9780374170011
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is a tale of two real and philosophical journeys - the first made by the author when he is an introspective young man of nineteen, the other eighteen years later, in radically different circumstances, when he is now a husband and father, his wife and small child in tow. Both times, the author sets off tor… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In 1942, Tom Sando was imprisoned in Canadian concentration camps - first in Petawawa, Ontario and then Angler, Ontario - a young Japanese Canadian imprisoned only because he was willing to stand an fight for his rights as a Canadian. The author's story, related through a series of his journal entries throughout his years of imprisonment. This… Read more
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

by Annie Dillard

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Published
June 12, 2007
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ISBN
9780061233326
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Condition: clean copy. Content:The author's personal narrative of one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer the author stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water… Read more
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Slashburner:Hot Times in the British Columbia Woods

by Nick Raeside

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Published
2020
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ISBN
9781550170898
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In this memoir, the author recounts many hilarious anecdotes from his career in the woods buint the 1970's, 80's, and 90's, when he and his slashburing crews rampaged throughout southeastern BC armed with drip torches, chainsaws and explosives. They lit fires. They put some of them out. They survived rocks likes, animal encounters and flare fights. 228 pages
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Life In the Country

by Bruce Hutchison

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Published
1988
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ISBN
9780888946201
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 'This evocative chronicle is the love story of how Bruce Hutchison tended a tiny fragment of the Canadian earth for more than threescore years. A richly rewarding harvest of the imagination, it distills a great writer's response to the turning seasons, both of the land and of his mind' … Read more
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Tales From the Edge of the Woods

by Willem Lange

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Published
1998-01
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ISBN
9780874518597
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Condition: clean copy. Content: 'Mr. Willem Lange (the author) is the perfect New England memoirist: experienced, curious, shrewd, self-decrecating, amused and affectionate. He writes of pu-country villages, woodlots, deer camps, log jobs, schoolrooms, and cellar holes, but his real subject is mortality. On the whole, he's for it.' … Read more
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Our Life Off the Grid: An Urban Couple Goes Feral

by J. David Cox

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Published
2015
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ISBN
9780994014504
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Condition: clean copy, some wear. Content: With no skills and very limited knowledge, the authors build a life in the middle of nowhere by reading how-to-book and doing things the hard way.In this lighthearted memoir they face the challenges of constructing their own home, providing their own water and electricity, and learning to live with wildlife, including their few but eccentric… Read more
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