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The Broken Blade
When an accident befalls his father, 13-year-old Pierre signs on to work as a fur trader in remote northern Quebec. This novel conjures the rough life of the traders and the early days of French Canada.
Whalewatcher, A Global Guide to Watching Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises in the Wild
A photo guide to whales, dolphins and porpoises worldwide, with featured spreads on 40 commonly encountered species.
A Traveller's History of Canada
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
Three Weeks in Quebec City: The Meeting That Made Canada
A riveting history of the earliest drafting of a Canadian national constitution during the Quebec Conference of 1864.
Guide to the Offshore Wildlife of the Northern Atlantic
An oversize field guide to the seabirds, ocean mammals and turtles found off Atlantic shores north of the Tropic of Cancer featuring 39 excellent color plates and extensive descriptive information.
Maria Chapdelaine, A Tale of French Canada
A young woman living with her family on the frontier in Quebec, Maria endures the hardships of isolation and climate and must choose between three suitors.
The St. Lawrence
In this original survey of the St. Lawrence, renowned naturalist Henry Beston not only includes the history of the river, but also its land and its people. Originally published in 1942, illustrated with sketches.
Why I Hate Canadians
This is the tenth anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.
Whale (Eyewitness Books)
With 900 detailed illustrations, this slim book is a highly visual guide to cetaceans that will appeal to kids ages 9 to 12.
A People's History of Quebec
This swift overview of Quebec’s 450-year history by a leading historian covers everything from the earliest days of colonization to the province’s recent efforts to gain independence. Includes a helpful timeline.
Moon Quebec City
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights) but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Quebec City.
Canada, Images of the Land
From the country's expansive prairies and forests to its magnificent coastline, the over 200 images in this oversized photo book capture the sublime and staggeringly diverse landscape of Canada.
Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories
An in-depth look at Canada-Quebec relations through interviews with prominent Canadian figures.
Quebec Province Map
The Canadian cartographers' map of the province at a scale of 1:750,000.
Michelin Green Guide Quebec
A thorough introduction to the region in the classic Michelin style, featuring brief descriptions of all the major attractions.
The St. Lawrence, River Route to the Great Lakes
Sixth in a series of illustrated primers on riverways around the word for ages 9-12, this is also a nice introduction for the family.
A deeply engaging meditation on all things whale. Hoare saves his special love and attention for the sperm whale -- not only via a beautiful literary analysis of Moby Dick -- but also by indulging in a childhood fantasy and actually swimming with whales in the Azores.
Negotiating a River, Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway
This political and environmental history looks at the defining episodes of the St. Lawrence Seaway megaproject, from the complex diplomatic negotiations between the US and Canada to its lasting impact on transnational relations.
Historical Atlas of Canada, Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps
Covering over 1,000 years of Canadian history (from above) this historical atlas includes previously unpublished maps, charts and illustrations, newly discovered in archives and libraries from around the world.
Wolfe at Quebec, The Man Who Won the French and Indian War
Hibbert brings the campaigns, life at Louisborg and dramatic capture of Quebec in 1759 to life in this tale of the neurotic, complex British general.
The St. Lawrence River
An examination of the St. Lawrence river as a corridor for exploration, cultural exchange, trade and economic development; for kids ages 12 to 17.