Best Canadian Exploration History Books
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1. The Company: The Rise and Fall of the Hudson's Bay Empire
Author: by Stephen Bown
Published at: Doubleday Canada (October 27, 2020)
NATIONAL BESTSELLERA thrilling new telling of the story of modern Canada’s origins. 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. When the Company was faced with competition from French traders in the 1780s, the result was a bloody corporate battle, the coming of Governor George Simpson-one of the greatest villains in Canadian history-and the Company assuming political control and ruthless dominance.
2. War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier
Author: by John F. Ross
Published at: Bantam; First Paper Edition (April 26, 2011)
Often hailed as the godfather of today’s elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on impossible missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers’ legend.
The child of marginalized Scots-Irish immigrants, Rogers learned to survive in New England’s dark and deadly forests, grasping, as did few others, that a new world required new forms of warfare.John F. Ross not only re-creates Rogers’s life and his spectacular battles with breathtaking immediacy and meticulous accuracy, but brings a new and provocative perspective on Rogers’s unique vision of a unified continent, one that would influence Thomas Jefferson and inspire the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Rogers’s principles of unconventional war-making would lay the groundwork for the colonial strategy later used in the War of Independenceand prove so compelling that army rangers still study them today. Robert Rogers, a backwoods founding father, was heroic, admirable, brutal, canny, ambitious, duplicitous, visionary, and much morelike America itself.
3. Maenam: A Fresh Approach to Thai Cooking
Author: by Angus An
Published at: Appetite by Random House (August 4, 2020)
More than 100 flavor-driven Thai recipes built on technique, balance, tradition, and innovation from award-winning chef Angus An. In Maenam, chef Angus An takes you on his ongoing journey of discovering Thai cuisine and shows how to blend traditional Thai flavors and cooking techniques with local, seasonal inspirations from the west coast.
With Angus’s foolproof instructions, Maenam offers the foundation to modern Thai cuisine for adventurous cooks of all skill levels. Filled with over 100 of his signature recipes, each meal balances robust, intense ingredients with his approach to Thai food’s clear, sharp flavours.
Transform your kitchen with snacks inspired by Thai street vendors, quick to prepare noodles and one-bowl meals, light- and full-bodied soups to have all year-round, flavorful and protein-filled salads, seasoned stir fries, killer curries, and refreshing desserts. Named after Angus’s first award-winning Vancouver Thai restaurant Maenam, the Thai word for “river,” this cookbook is a celebration of Angus’s inventive approach to Thai cuisine that is in many ways representative of a river’s constant ever-replenishing flow.
4. Primary Composition Book: Dotted Midline and Picture Space | Grades K-2 Composition School Exercise Book | 100 Story Pages (Colorful Rainbows Series for kids) (Pretty Primary Notebooks for Girls Only)
Author: by Maxwell Gumpers
Published at: Independently published (May 9, 2020)
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The dotted midline and thick baseline make handwriting practice easier for kids in preschool. Compatible with the common handwriting methods used in schools such as Zaner-Bloser, D’Nealian, and McDoughal Littel. See more of our cute cover designs for girls and boys by searching ‘Maxwell Gumpers’ on Amazon to see them all.
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5. Distracted and Defeated: the rulers and the ruled
Author: by Mike Bhangu
Published at: BBP (March 20, 2017)
From time to time, the “haves” of society shape and manipulate the type of information the “have-nots” absorb and become. The “haves” tamper with information so to control the type of thoughts and actions the “have-nots” might conjure. If the “have-nots” were free to think freely, they might challenge the status quo.
If the current state of affairs is modified, “the haves” might lose their status as “the haves” and the power they’re accustom to. The accumulation of each instance has birthed an illusion and every person is subject to the misinformation.
To make matters worse, most people are born with a trusting mindset and do not expect the deception. Nor are they prepared for it. The mystery is worldwide and evident throughout written history. The manner in which the world is presented isn’t complete and fabrications are scattered throughout the chronology.
6. Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition: Lost and Found
Author: by Gillian Hutchinson
Published at: Adlard Coles (September 19, 2017)
The true story of Sir John Franklin’s fateful expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror of the North-West Passage in 1845, and the eventual discovery of the ships’ wrecks in 2014 and 2016. In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set out on a voyage to find the North-West Passage-the sea route linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
The expedition was expected to complete its mission within three years and return home in triumph but the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, and the 129 men aboard them disappeared in the Arctic. The last Europeans to see them alive were the crews of two whaling ships in Baffin Bay in July 1845, just before they entered the labyrinth of the Arctic Archipelago.
The loss of this British hero and his crew, and the many rescue expeditions and searches that followed, captured the public imagination, but the mystery surrounding the expedition’s fate only deepened as more clues were found. How did Franklin’s final expedition end in tragedy?
7. Companions of Champlain: Founding Families of Quebec, 1608-1635. With 2016 Addendum
Author: by Denise Larson
Published at: Clearfield (January 10, 2016)
In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men set out to penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America. And then they disappeared. The truth about what happened to Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition was shrouded in mystery for more than a century.
Then, in 1984, Owen Beattie and his team exhumed two crew members from a burial site in the North for forensic evidence, to shocking results. But the most startling discovery didn’t come until 2014, when a team commissioned by the Canadian government uncovered one of the lost ships: Erebus.
9. Psalms Coloring Books For Adults: Relaxing & Inspirational Christian Coloring Books Adult Coloring Books, Bible Coloring Book (Bible Verse Coloring Books For Adults)
Author: by Jacob Mason
Published at: Independently published (March 15, 2020)
Inspirational Gifts For womenThis Christian coloring book for everyone lets you enjoy the relaxing act of coloring while also deepening your relationship with the Lord. This book is perfect for Christians of all ages and makes a wonderful gift for special Christians in your life.
As you enjoy the relaxing bible of coloring, your soul will be singing with praise and adoration for the Lord. So grab your colored pencils and spend some time with the Lord! Product Details:Large format 8. 5 x 11 inch pages30 Beautiful Design with Motivation Quote for coloring.
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10. Sources of the River, 2nd Edition: Tracking David Thompson Across North America
Author: by Jack Nisbet
Published at: Sasquatch Books; 2nd edition (April 10, 2007)
The awe-inspiring story of explorer David Thompson, whose expeditions helped shape western North AmericaIn this true story of adventure, author Jack Nisbet re-creates the life and times of David Thompsonfur trader, explorer, surveyor, and mapmaker. From 1784 to 1812, Thompson explored western North America, and his field journals provide the earliest written accounts of the natural history and indigenous cultures of the what is now British Columbia, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
Thompson was the first person to chart the entire route of the Columbia river, and his wilderness expeditions have become the stuff of legend. Jack Nisbet tracks the explorer across the content, interweaving his own observations with Thompson’s historical writings.
The result is a fascinating story of two men discovering the Northwest territory almost two hundred years apart.
12. Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Author: by Paul Watson
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated edition (March 21, 2017)
The spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic historyand how the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge finally led to the recent discovery of the shipwrecks. Spanning nearly 200 years, Ice Ghosts is a fast-paced detective story about Western science, indigenous beliefs, and the irrepressible spirit of exploration and discovery.
It weaves together an epic account of the legendary Franklin Expedition of 1845whose two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, and their crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic icewith the modern tale of the scientists, researchers, divers, and local Inuit behind the recent discoveries of the two ships, which made news around the world.
The journalist Paul Watson was on the icebreaker that led the expedition that discovered the HMS Erebus in 2014, and he broke the news of the discovery of the HMS Terror in 2016. In a masterful work of history and contemporary reporting, he tells the full story of the Franklin Expedition: Sir John Franklin and his crew setting off from England in search of the fabled Northwest Passage; the hazards they encountered and the reasons they were forced to abandon ship after getting stuck in the ice hundreds of miles from the nearest outpost of Western civilization; and the dozens of search expeditions over more than 160 years, which collectively have been called the most extensive, expensive, perverse, and ill-starredmanhunt in history.
13. King William's War: The First Contest for North America, 1689–1697
Author: by Michael G. Laramie
Published at: Westholme Publishing; 1st edition (November 15, 2017)
Winner of the New York Society of Colonial Wars Annual Book AwardFought in New York, New England, and Canada, the Conflict that Began the Long French and English Struggle for the New World While much has been written on the French and Indian War of 17541763, the colonial conflicts that preceded it have received comparatively little attention.
Yet in King William’s War, the first clash between England and France for control of North America, the patterns of conflict for the next seventy years were laid, as were the goals and objectives of both sides, as well as the realization that the colonies of the two nations could not coexist.
King William’s War actually encompassed several proxy wars being fought by the English and the French through their native allies. The Beaver Wars was a long running feud between the Iroquois Confederacy, New France, and New France’s native allies over control of the lucrative fur trade.
Fueled by English guns and money, the Iroquois attempted to divert the French fur trade towards their English trading partners in Albany, and in the process gain control over other Indian tribes. To the east the pro-French Wabanaki of Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick had earlier fought a war with New England, but English expansion and French urgings, aided by foolish moves and political blunders on the part of New England, erupted into a second Wabanaki War on the eve of King William’s War.
14. Voyages of Delusion: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
Author: by Glyn Williams
Published at: Yale University Press; 1st edition (February 8, 2003)
The eighteenth centurythe Age of Reasonwas characterized by determined attempts by philosophers, scientists, and political theorists to dispel myth, superstition, and ignorance. But the Age of Reason also witnessed some of the most irrational and vainglorious attempts by sailors and speculators to find a navigable Northwest Passage that would lead through the icy seas of the Arctic from Hudson Bay to the wealth of the Pacific Ocean.
Lured by the promise of fame and riches, men endured paralyzing cold, malnutrition, and terrifying storms. Many lives and fortunes were lost in the quest for the elusive “maritime philosopher’s stone.”In this gripping work of narrative history, Glyn Williams describes the adventures and mishaps of these misguided expeditions.
Vividly written and replete with fascinating characters, Voyages of Delusion is a riveting contribution to the history of North American exploration.
15. Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search
Author: by Russell A. Potter
Published at: McGill-Queen's University Press; 1st edition (July 26, 2016)
In 2014 media around the world buzzed with news that an archaeological team from Parks Canada had located and identified the wreck of HMS Erebus, the flagship of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Finding Franklin outlines the larger story and the cast of detectives from every walk of life that led to the discovery, solving one of the Arctic’s greatest mysteries.
In compelling and accessible prose, Russell Potter details his decades of work alongside key figures in the era of modern searches for the expedition and elucidates how shared research and ideas have led to a fuller understanding of the Franklin crew’s final months.
Illustrated with numerous images and maps from the last two centuries, Finding Franklin recounts the more than fifty searches for traces of his ships and crew, and the dedicated, often obsessive, men and women who embarked on them. Potter discusses the crucial role that Inuit oral accounts, often cited but rarely understood, played in all of these searches, and continue to play to this day, and offers historical and cultural context to the contemporary debates over the significance of Franklin’s achievement.