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Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw

Author : Will Ferguson
ISBN : 9780307369086
Genre : History
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Will Ferguson’s first book in three years, following on the back-to-back successes of How to Be a Canadian (over 110,000 copies sold) and Happiness™ (Winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour). Will Ferguson has spent the past three years criss-crossing Canada and back again. In a helicopter above the barrenlands of the sub-Arctic, in a canoe with his four-year-old son, aboard seaplanes and along the Underground Railroad, Will’s travels have taken him from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the sun-dappled streets of Olde Victoria. In his last book, Will told us how to be Canadian; now in this book, he will tell us what it means to be Canadian. And what Will finds out along the way is that Canada in its development and in its current state is really a series of outposts — not only geographically but culturally. Will’s journey takes him to far-flung isolated communities as well as deep into Canada’s urban centres. From the “million-acre farm” that is P.E.I. to the tobacco belt of southern Ontario, from the architectural mess that is Montreal to the glorious jumble that is St. John’s, from a renegade republic in northwestern New Brunswick to a tundra buggy in the polar bear migration paths of Hudson Bay, Will explodes the myths of who we are. Funny, poignant and insightful, Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw is a provocative tribute to our quirky and fascinating country. Excerpt from Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw In one particular seedy St. John’s pub, I was adopted by a work crew from Portugal Cove who took an immediate, almost antagonistic liking to me. “You’re from Alberta, you say? I have a cousin in Fort McMurray, maybe you know him.” (Everybody in Newfoundland has a cousin in Fort McMurray.) The crew from Portugal Cove tormented me with screech and second-hand smoke as they regaled me with tales of how their families were so poor “back when” that all they could afford to eat were lobsters. This was not the first time I had heard this. Apparently half the population of Newfoundland has subsisted on lobster at some point or other. From the Hardcover edition.

Moose Jaw

Author : John Larsen
ISBN : 1550501631
Genre : Moose Jaw (Sask.)
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In dramatic writing and numerous archival and contemporary photos, this accessible and lively coffee-table book tells the story of the small prairie city with the big, big reputation.Despite its odd name - or maybe even partially because of it - Moose Jaw has had a history that is rich beyond that of most of its sister prairie cities. This new and comprehensive book charts the events that make up both the city's history and its mythology: the infamous River Street red-light district; the time half the police force threw the other half in jail; the coming of the air force training base. And, of course, those mysterious tunnels.Extensive interviews with Moose Jaw people who were witness to many of its historical highlights give the book a conversational immediacy. Numerous photos from past and present, along with reproductions of letters, posters, handbills and interesting documents, present the visual record to complement the text.

Hitching Rides With Buddha

Author : Will Ferguson
ISBN : 9780676976991
Genre : Japan
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Originally published as Hokkaido Highway Blues, with limited distribution in Canada, Will Ferguson’s classic book about Japan, for all fans of the bestselling Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw. With the same fervour they have for outlandish game shows and tiny gadgets, the Japanese go nuts each spring when the cherry blossoms sweep from island to island towards the country’s northerly tip. Will Ferguson was celebrating the event in the standard fashion. And after way too much sake he announced he would be the first person in recorded history to follow the blossom’s progress end to end. To make it a challenge worth doing, he’d hitchhike all the way: relying on the kindness of some very weird and wonderful strangers. Mixing his penchant for biting observation with wicked humour, Ferguson starts at the southernmost tip of Cape Sata and heads north for distant Hokkaido. Whether he is doing the forbidden and not knowing it, or holding "conversations by non sequitur," it is a journey full of misadventures and revelations. The resulting travelogue is one of the funniest and most illuminating books ever written about Japan. To make matters worse, I decided to hitchhike. Striking a heroic stance, I declared my intention to my Japanese friends to become the first person ever to hitchhike the length of Japan, end-to-end, cape-to-cape, sea-to-sea. This did not impress them as much as I had hoped. “Why would you want to do that?” they asked, genuinely puzzled. “There is no reason to hitchhike. That’s why we built the Bullet Train.” Others worried about my safety. “But,” I would argue, “Japan is a very safe country, is it not?” “Oh, yes. Very safe. Safest in the world.” “So why shouldn’t I hitchhike?” “Because Japan is dangerous.” And so on. Now, I will admit that mooching rides across Japan is not a major achievement — I mean, it’s not like I paddled up the Amazon or discovered insulin or anything — but I am the first person ever to do this, so allow me my hubris. When I left my home in Minamata City aboard a southbound train, I felt suitably bold with my backpack and muscular thumb. “I’m going to hitchhike the length of Japan,” I told the man beside me. He smiled and nodded. “I’m going to follow the cherry blossoms.” He nodded. “All the way to Russia,” I said. He smiled again, and soon after changed seats. —from Hitching Rides with Buddha From the Hardcover edition.

Milhouse S Dad

Author : G. Roland Selby
ISBN : 9781466958159
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Milhouse's Dad is a heartfelt account of a grieving father's memories of his exceptional son, of their life together and of the father's struggle to find meaning in the seemingly empty existence that followed the violent death of the son who had filled his life with joy. The happy "coming-of-age" stories and warm descriptions of family adventures are interspersed with soulful chapters revealing the deep feelings of grief experienced by the family, of their post-traumatic quest for some understanding of their loss and of their painful efforts toward accepting a life without the beloved young man who was so cruelly taken from them. This is a story about the heights of joy we can all experience and of the depths of despair that can lurk, unexpectedly, around ever corner.

Going Places

Author : Robert Burgin
ISBN : 9781598849721
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

The Survival Guide To British Columbia

Author : Ian Ferguson
ISBN : 9781772032864
Genre : Humor
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A completely satirical yet oddly practical guide to surviving and thriving in Canada’s westernmost province. So you’ve arrived in British Columbia. Perhaps you’re just passing through; perhaps you want to stay a while. You may even be contemplating making British Columbia your home. What you need is a well-researched, clearly written, and comprehensive guide to living and even prospering in Canada’s westernmost province. This isn’t it. However, the information contained in this book will allow you to experience British Columbia with minimal damage to your health and well being. Having lived in nearly every province in the country before settling in BC, Ian Ferguson can say with great authority that things work differently here. So differently, in fact, that visitors and newcomers from other parts of Canada may put themselves in physical (or social) peril if they try to dress, act, drive, work, vote, or socialize in the same ways as they would in Ontario, New Brunswick, or (god forbid) Alberta. With practical advice, little-known facts, and personal anecdotes, Ferguson tackles everything from how to recognize a local (and differentiate the various types of facial hair that delineate the male British Columbian) to how to survive both natural and unnatural disasters (whether it’s a light dusting of snow on the southern tip of Vancouver Island or a full-blown hockey riot) to how BC has been governed through the ages (like the time a bootlegger was put in charge of prohibition). Illuminating, hilarious, and only mildly offensive (if you have no sense of humour), The Survival Guide to British Columbia will make you question why you ever came here in the first place.

Hitching Rides With Buddha

Author : Will Ferguson
ISBN : 0676976980
Genre : Hitchhiking
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Originally published as Hokkaido Highway Blues, with limited distribution in Canada, Will Ferguson's classic book about Japan, for all fans of the bestselling Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw. With the same fervour they have for outlandish game shows and tiny gadgets, the Japanese go nuts each spring when the cherry blossoms sweep from island to island towards the country's northerly tip. Will Ferguson was celebrating the event in the standard fashion. And after way too much sake he announced he would be the first person in recorded history to follow the blossom's progress end to end. To make it a challenge worth doing, he'd hitchhike all the way: relying on the kindness of some very weird and wonderful strangers. Mixing his penchant for biting observation with wicked humour, Ferguson starts at the southernmost tip of Cape Sata and heads north for distant Hokkaido. Whether he is doing the forbidden and not knowing it, or holding "conversations by non sequitur," it is a journey full of misadventures and revelations. The resulting travelogue is one of the funniest and most illuminating books ever written about Japan. "To make matters worse, I decided to hitchhike. Striking a heroic stance, I declared my intention to my Japanese friends to become the first person ever to hitchhike the length of Japan, end-to-end, cape-to-cape, sea-to-sea. This did not impress them as much as I had hoped. "Why would you want to do that?" they asked, genuinely puzzled. "There is no reason to hitchhike. That's why we built the Bullet Train." Others worried about my safety. "But," I would argue, "Japan is a very safe country, is it not?" "Oh, yes. Very safe. Safest in the world." "So whyshouldn't I hitchhike?" "Because Japan is dangerous." And so on. Now, I will admit that mooching rides across Japan is not a major achievement -- I mean, it's not like I paddled up the Amazon or discovered insulin or anything -- but I am the first person ever to do this, so allow me my hubris. When I left my home in Minamata City aboard a southbound train, I felt suitably bold with my backpack and muscular thumb. "I'm going to hitchhike the length of Japan," I told the man beside me. He smiled and nodded. "I'm going to follow the cherry blossoms." He nodded. "All the way to Russia," I said. He smiled again, and soon after changed seats. "--from Hitching Rides with Buddha

Quill Quire

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105029523607
Genre : Book industries and trade
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But It S A Dry Cold

Author : Elaine Wheaton
ISBN : 1894004019
Genre : Science
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A popular account of Canadian prairie climate, written with a good deal of humour.

Heart Of A Stranger

Author : Margaret Laurence
ISBN : 0888644078
Genre : Fiction
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Heart of a Stranger, originally published in 1976, is a travelogue chronicling Laurence's geographical journeys to many lands and places. She notes "I saw, somewhat to my surprise, that they are all, in one way or another, travel articles. And by travel, I mean both those voyages which are outer and those voyages which are inner."

The Last Best West

Author : Jean Bruce
ISBN : 0889024022
Genre : History
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Between 1896 and 1914, the Canadian government conducted a program in central Europe, Great Britain, and the United States aimed at persuading people to immigrate to western Canada, the "Last Best West." This book reviews this campaign, beginning with a review of the history of the program and continuing with a selection of over 190 photographs of the period accompanied by texts taken from publications of the time. The photos and texts are arranged in topical sections covering the advertising used in the campaign, the immigration process, the earliest settlements, church and school life, working conditions, the transition from settlement to city, and immigrant families.

Looking Back

Author : Paul Dederick
ISBN : 1894856163
Genre : Saskatchewan
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Historians, like reporters, are detectives - hunting down new stories that provide different perspectives on historical events. Looking Back is based on the popular weekly five-minute history series of the same name created by Paul Dederick, an award-winning CBC TV current affairs producer and Bill Waiser a University of Saskatchewan history professor. Looking Back highlighted little-known, compelling, and sometimes quirky stories from Saskatchewan's past. All stories were filmed on location and - more often than not - featured people who had some personal or special connection to the event. The series was never intended to offer an in-depth analysis of historical events and personalities; rather, it's purpose was to educate and entertain and in doing so, get people interested in and talking about the province's rich and varied past. Broadcast on CBC TV's "Saskatchewan Now" early-evening news from 1998 to 2001, the program was shortlisted for the Pierre Berton Award, and honourable mentions at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015066381453
Genre : English literature
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The Prairies Lost And Found

Author : Leonard B. Kuffert
ISBN : UOM:39015076169153
Genre : Prairie Provinces
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"We lose and find all the time. We can forget, apprehend or comprehend our surroundings several times each day. Both losing and finding, forgetting and rediscovering the natural and human traces on the prairies might seem like an impossibility. Have we not recorded our impressions and images of prairie life faithfully? Are we not standing on the shoulders of (prairie) giants? One kind of prairie, grain elevators, have been disappearing from the North American prairies for about a generation, and yet they have become (I would argue even more vividly than in the days before they started to disappear) an iconic symbol of a place which is less and less like its imagined past. Our memories (both individual and collective) adjust to such absences by canonizing vanishing saints before it really is too late. We lose the thing and find – we like to think – its essence. We remember artistic renderings of prairie people, landscapes and stories, reading Margaret Laurence’s novels or W. L. Morton’s history, but we cannot reproduce the pictures and words at will. We know the countours of their labours just the same. We forget, or at least under-advertise, the fast that the Prairie (however it might be divided by provincial or international borders) is also an urban place. We think less often of the fact that we have a transantional prairies, in which an awareness of divergent national pasts and presents is necessary. To acknowledge these complexities is to know, to reclaim and indeed to find the prairies."--BOOK JACKET.

Pelicans To Polar Bears

Author : Catherine M. Senecal
ISBN : 1896150020
Genre : Nature
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American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066043236
Genre : American literature
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The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034958819
Genre : American literature
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Reader S Choice

Author : Kim Flachmann
ISBN : 0131979760
Genre : College readers
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The Geist Atlas Of Canada

Author : Melissa Edwards
ISBN : PSU:000060867063
Genre : Travel
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Oh, Canada: a nation of hockey players, trailer park boys, and doughnut shop habitues; a nation that can claim Marshall McLuhan, Pamela Anderson, and Mr Dressup as among their own. Canada is one complex country all right, and what better way to document its character than an atlas of Canadian place names as compiled by Geist, the magazine of Canadian ideas and culture? This offbeat yet erudite collection of full-colour maps--many (but not all) of which have appeared in the magazine since 1995--includes a wide range of clearly Canadian subject matter from all points far and wide. The Meat Map of Canada features T-Bone Glacier, Yukon, Pork and Bean Point, Manitoba, and Burgerville, Ontario; the Angst Map of Canada locates Doom Mountain, BC, Dismal Creek, Alberta, and Port Disappointment, Newfoundland; and the Money Map of Canada lists Success, Saskatchewan, Silver Lake, Ontario, and Lac Spendet, Quebec. Each map is accompanied by the stories behind specific place names as well as fast and furious Canadian facts and trivia. The net result is a tongue-in-cheek snapshot of the essential Canadian character, in all its quirky glory. Other map subjects include: Apocalypse; Art; Atwood (Margaret); Automotive; Beer; Body Parts; Condiments; Doughnuts; Erotica; Gay and Lesbian; Hockey; International; Kitchen Implements; Literary; Loudmouths; Malls; Menstrual; Pets; Retail; Sartorial; and World's Largest. With an introduction by Geist editor Stephen Osborne.

Canada

Author : Jane Hutchings
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124237095
Genre : Travel
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Describing destinations, history, culture, arts and people, this guide to Canada provides the picture through text and photography. It contains detailed, cross-reference maps to pin-point areas and sites mentioned. They also incorporate the travel details and contact numbers for visitors.

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