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Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies
Correy, Ryan, author
Follow along as veteran rider Ryan Correy pedals into the most popular national parks in the Canadian Rockies: Waterton, Kananaskis, Banff, Kootenay, Yoho and Jasper. The result is ten ambitious, multi-day routes complete with directional cues, detailed maps, a helpful Bikepacking 101 section, rich photography and personal stories that will stoke the curiosity of both the beginner and experienced backcountry rider.
The company : the rise and fall of the Hudson's Bay empire
Bown, Stephen R., author
The story of the Hudson's Bay Company, dramatic and adventurous and complex, is the story of modern Canada's creation. And yet it hasn't been told in a book for over thirty years, and never in such depth and vivid detail as in Stephen R. Bown's exciting new telling. The Company started out small in 1670, trading practical manufactured goods for furs with the Indigenous inhabitants of inland subarctic Canada. Controlled by a handful of English aristocrats, it expanded into a powerful political force that ruled the lives of many thousands of people--from the lowlands south and west of Hudson Bay, to the tundra, the great plains, the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific northwest. It transformed the culture and economy of many Indigenous groups and ended up as the most important political and economic force in northern and western North America.
Contest of queens
Bartlett, Jordan H., author.
Jacs, an inventor's apprentice from the Lower Realm, befriends Connor of the Upper Realm. The strength of their bond overcame realm-related prejudice. But when the old feud in the Queendom of Frea reignites, Jacs must defy gravity and compete in the Contest of Queens to prove that a Queendom is strongest when united.
A delicate art : artists, wildflowers and native plants of the West
Edward Feuz Jr. : a story of enchantment
Stephen, D. L. (Donna), author
Edward was the son of Edouard Feuz Sr., who was the first of the Swiss Guides to be brought to Canada by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Edward Jr. arrived in Canada in 1903 to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Edward Jr. began work at Glacier House near Roger's Pass and continued to be employed by the railway until his retirement in 1949, guiding privately until 1953, completing a fifty year career as a mountain guide. Edward Jr. was the first person to stand upon the summit of 78 peaks and with leading 102 new climbing routes, he was never involved with a fatal accident.
The historians : a novel
Ekbäck, Cecilia, 1971-, author
Before the war they were the best of friends. Five brilliant young historians debated origins, ideas and the place of history in modern times under the guidance of the charismatic Professor Lindahl. When war broke out the five disbanded, ending up on different sides. Now one of them has been found tortured and killed... It is 1943 and Sweden's neutrality in the war is under pressure. Laura Dahlgren, a bright young historian who is the right hand of the chief negotiator with Germany, is privy to ongoing discussions about the transport of German soldiers to occupied Norway and German access to Swedish iron ore. When her former best friend and fellow classmate, Britta, is discovered tortured and murdered, Laura is determined to find her killer.
Ice & Mixed Climbing, 2nd Edition Improve Technique, Safety, and Performance
Marathon man : my life, my father's stroke, and running 35 marathons in 35 days
Corcoran, Alan, author
Museums without borders : selected writings of Robert R. Janes
Janes, Robert R., 1948-
Nuptse & Lhotse in the land of the Midnight Sun
Asnong, Jocelyn, 1973-, author, illustrator
Scrubbing the sky : inside the race to cool the planet
McKendrick, Paul, 1976- author
Searching for happy valley : a modern quest for Shangri-La
Marshall, Jane, author
Over her 17-year career as a travel writer, Jane Marshall discovered something profound. On three continents, separated by vast oceans, she found hidden valleys known locally as "Happy Valley." Her quest: to discover what makes them happy and learn from their Indigenous keepers. The happy valleys share common characteristics: a balance between humans and nature has been struck. Marshall immerses herself in the land and forms deep connections with its people so she can learn sustainable ways of living their Indigenous populations have honed over millennia.
Stories of ice : adventure, commerce and creativity on Canada's glaciers
With the state of global ice constantly in the news, one mountain journalist examines Canadian glaciers to uncover their secrets and their future. From a mother/daughter duo who spent five months skiing across icefields from Vancouver to Alaska, to scientists discovering biofilms deep inside glacier caverns, to protesters camping for weeks to protect their beloved local glacier, western Canada's glaciers are dynamic, enigmatic, exquisitely beautiful, sometimes dangerous environments where people play, work, run businesses, explore, and create art every single day. Author Lynn Martel is one of them. With gorgeous images by some of the country's best outdoor photographers, Stories of Ice shares the excitement, the mystery, and the wonder of Canada's glaciers and poses questions about their future.
Take me outside : running across the Canadian landscape that shapes us
Harris, Colin, author
You'd think starting a non-profit organization aimed at getting young people to spend less time in front of screens and more time outside would be difficult enough. But with a decrepit support vehicle housing two dogs that despised each other, a good friend who left after five months, a lot of peanut butter, and a hope to inspire thousands of students, Colin Harris decided to start this journey by running 7600 kilometres, the equivalent of 181 marathons, across Canada. And to ensure this was a truly Canadian venture, he started in the bleak and snowy month of January.
Taking a break from saving the world : a conservation activist's journey from burnout to balance
Legault, Stephen, 1971-
The three sisters bar and hotel : a novel
Govier, Katherine, 1948- author
It is 1911, and the coming of the railroad to the Canadian Rockies brings a parade of newcomers to the Bow Valley -- coal miners, scientists, runaway aristocrats and remittance men. Among them is poacher Herbie Wishart. Herbie reinvents himself as a trail guide in the town of Gateway and becomes an outfitter for a fossil-hunting expedition headed by a prominent American archaeologist. Along for the trip are Hodgson's adult children, mopey Humphrey and the captivating Isabel, with whom Herbie strikes up a campside alliance. But when an early snowstorm hits and trailside grudges come to a head, the expedition mysteriously disappears. Despite all efforts from that year on to solve, or bury, the mystery, the disappearance will haunt Gateway, and define the futures of Herbie Wishart and his stubbornly female descendants.
The truth about wind
Hutchins, Hazel, author
When Jesse finds a toy horse and makes it his very own, his imagination runs wild. This horse is the fastest horse in the whole world, so Jesse names him Wind. He can't wait to race him across the prairie (the kitchen table) and over deep canyons (the bathtub). There's just one problem: Wind doesn't actually belong to Jesse. He was left behind accidentally by his real owners. And though at first Jesse is full of joy as he plays with Wind, soon he starts to feel uneasy--Jesse knows Wind's real owners must miss him. But how can Jesse explain to his mother exactly where Wind came from?
Vertical Reference The Life of Legendary Mountain Helicopter Rescue Pilot Jim Davies.
What bears teach us
Elmeligi, Sarah, author.
A lavishly illustrated book that explores the complex behavioural characteristics of North America's largest land carnivores by examining the bear-human relationship from the bear's perspective. Join Elmeligi and photographer John Marriott on a journey that examines and shares the behaviour of black, grizzly, and polar bears in North America in a way you've never seen before.
Winter 8000 : climbing the world's highest mountains in the coldest season
McDonald, Bernadette, 1951- author.