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STIKINE: THE GREAT RIVER

by Gary Fiegehen

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Published
1991
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Near Fine
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First
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9780888947369
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The Stikine is a 380-mile river running through wilderness from northwestern British Columbia to southeast Alaska. It is one of the last truly wild rivers in BC (it is top-grade difficulty for kayaking); it drains a rugged, pristine area east of the Coast Mountains, cutting a fast-flowing course through the mountains in deep glacier-lined gorges to empty into Eastern Passage.… Read more
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SETON GORDON: THE LIFE OF A HIGHLAND GENTLEMAN

by Raymond Eagle

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Published
1991
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Very Good+
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First
ISBN
9780948403835
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This is a first edition (1991) of Seton Gordon: The Life and Times of a Highland Gentleman, by the Canadian author Raymond Eagle. (It's an actual first edition: the American editions dated 1992 also state first editions.) Seton Gordon CBE (1886-1977) was a Scottish naturalist, photographer and folklorist. He is famous for his 31 books on the… Read more
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THE DISHONORABLE DR COOK

by Peter Cherici, Bradford Washburn

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Published
2001
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Fine
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First
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9780898868043
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Frederick Albert Cook (1865-940) was an American doctor and explorer who, in 1906, claimed that he had reached the peak of Mount McKinley, making him the first to scale North America's highest mountain. He had not. At the time, there were questions, inquiries, and an endless trail of fake photographs, incorrect maps and bribed witnesses. This… Read more
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THE BACKWOODS OF CANADA: LETTERS OF NATURALIST CATHARINE TRAILL

by CATHARINE PARR TRAILL

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2003
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9781552673584
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The full title of this book is The Backwoods of Canada: Being the Letters of the Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America. It was first published, in the UK, in 1836. This is a facsimile reprint. Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899) was a successful English writer when she married a… Read more
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NEW YORKER: COVER BROOKLYN or BUST by BRUCE McCALL

by NEW YORKER

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2019
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First
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April 1, 2019. 94 Pages, no label or barcode Cover: Brooklyn or Bust, by Bruce McCall See Table of Contents Scan Condition: Slight crease at stapled edge. Otherwise perfect.
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LAKE O'HARA (Canadian Rockies)

by Paul Lee

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Published
2016
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Fine
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First, Only
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9780993952807
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Lake O'Hara, The Secret Heaven in BC's Yoho National Park, in the Canadian Rockies, is a 164-page book of photographs. Each page is its own postcard. There are 2 pages of text; the rest of the book is stunning, frameable color photographs, each one 10 7/8 x 6 1/8". The photographs were taken by the author, who is… Read more
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FOREST RANGER AHOY!

by Michael Coney

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Published
1983
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Fine
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First
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9780919931008
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The west coast of Canada has an unusual navy. Since 1911, the wooden ships of the British Columbia Forest Service have sailed the seas and channels of 16,000 mile coastline, and this book tells the story of those ships. It talks about the men, the forests, their jobs and their famous boats. This book was published in… Read more
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THE COMMANDING SEA: SIX VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY

by Clare Francis, Warren Tute

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Published
1981
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780720713077
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This is ex-library, but it's a lovely book, in excellent condition. You can easily remove all of the library fittings. In the 1970s, British writer Clare Francis made six ocean voyages, which were documented by the BBC. This is the companion book to that. In addition, it includes essays by experts on specific aspects of the sea, … Read more
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THE FRASER RIVER

by ALAN HAIG-BROWN

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Published
1996
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Fine
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First
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9781550171471
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Magnificent, Treacherous and Exhilarating, the Fraser is one of the world's great rivers. In this spectacular book, Alan Haig-Brown and Rick Blacklaws share their longtime fascination with all 850 miles of the largest salmon-spawning river on earth, the longest and most powerful un-darnmed river in North America, and one of Canada's most breathtakingly beautiful scenic… Read more
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THE WHALERS

by A.B.C. Whipple

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Published
1978
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780809426720
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From 1978 to 1981, Time-Life Books published a series called The Seafarers. It was 22 volumes, all written by experts in their fields, on different aspects of maritime history. All are 175-185 pages, all bound in thick black leatherette, all beautifully illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs. Of the 22, I have 16 left (the list is… Read more
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ELEPHANTS & OTHER LAND GIANTS

by Time-Life

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Published
1976
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Near Fine
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First
ISBN
9780913948057
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This is a companion book to the Time-Life TV Series Wild, Wild World of Animals. This one is Elephants & Other Land Giants: African and Asiatic Elephants, Hippopotamuses, Giraffes, Rhonoceroses, Big Birds and Giant Reptiles. 128 pages, including loads of photos. Well-reviewed. Never Read but there is an attractive bookplate at the front and some waving to the first few pages. Otherwise… Read more
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CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC: EAVESDROPPING ON KILLER WHALES

by CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC

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Published
2001
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780566988841
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Canadian Geographic is a high-end magazine published by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.July/August 2001 92 Pages. See Table of Contents Scan Unread. No Label. Pristine
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CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC: FACE TO FACE WITH GRIZZLIES

by CANADIAN GEOGRAPHIC

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Published
2001
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Fine
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First
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9780566988841
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Canadian Geographic is a high-end magazine published by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.March/April 2001 100 Pages. See Table of Contents Scan Unread. No Label. Pristine
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THE GREAT LAKES

by Pierre Berton

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Published
1996
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9780773729711
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This is a first edition of The Great Lakes, written by the famed Canadian journalist and historian Pierre Berton (1920-2004). It was published in 1996 and includes hundreds of photographs by the Canadian photographer Andre Gallant. It is a historical overview, paired with brilliant photography showing the diversity of landscapes, species, and seasons. It is colored… Read more
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VANITY FAIR: THE GREEN ISSUE. JULIA ROBERTS, GEORGE CLOONEY, RFK JR, AL GORE

by VANITY FAIR

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Published
2006
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Fine
Edition
May
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Vanity Fair May 2006 Cover: Julia Roberts, Al Gore, George Clooney, RFK Jr. See Table of Contents Scans 246 Pages Pristine - Unread
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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

by KENNETH GRAHAME

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Published
2000
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Fine
ISBN
9781552670040
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The Wind in the Willows is a 1908 children's novel by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932). Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, it focuses on four animals: Mole, Rat (a European water vole), Toad, and Badger, in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie, and celebrated for its evocation of… Read more
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THE SPAWNING GROUNDS

by GAIL ANDERSON-DARGATZ

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Published
2016
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780345810816
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This is the fifth novel from the brilliant Canadian novelist Gail Anderson-Dargatz, published in 2016. It takes place in the Thompson-Shuswap region of British Columbia, specifically around a bend in the river where the salmon run. On one side of the river is a ranch once owned by Eugene Robertson, who came in the gold rush around 1860. On the other… Read more
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LIGHTLY POACHED

by LILLIAN BECKWITH

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Published
1973
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Near Fine
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First
ISBN
9780091176402
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This is a first edition of Lightly Poached, a 1973 novel written by Lillian Beckwith (1916-2004). Beckwith was English but, in the late 50s, she moved to the Hebrides of Scotland and lived there for 20 years, mainly on the Isle of Skye. She wrote 7 books about her experiences. They're semi-autobiographical, and mostly fiction. They… Read more
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GREEN MANSIONS

by WILLIAM HENRY HUDSON

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Published
1970
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Near Fine
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First
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The is a first edition from the classics series published by International Collectors Library in 1970. Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest is a 1904 novel by the prolific Anglo-Argentinian writer William Henry Hudson (1841-1922). A failed revolutionary attempt drives the hero of Hudson's novel to seek refuge in the primeval forests of south-western Venezuela. There,… Read more
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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO SHIPS & THE SEA

by Peter Kemp

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
Edition
First paperback
ISBN
9780192820846
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The most comprehensive and authoritative reference book of its kind, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea is was first published in 1976 to huge acclaim. It covers every aspect of the seas and the vessels that sail on them, from shipbuilding, yachting, diving, and marine mammals, to tidal power, piracy, and the literature and language of the sea. This… Read more
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