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Fifty-Two Sundays: From the Pulpit of The Padre

by David Parsons Rowland & Barry D. Rowland Natural Heritage (March 31, 2014)

Fifty-Two Sundays: From the Pulpit of the Padre is a response to the many requests for copies of David Rowland's sermons and addresses. Selecting has not been an easy task. The intention is to highlight his...


Growing Old Together: And Other Poems

by Robert W. Nero Natural Heritage (November 29, 2005)

Poems in tribute to the authors wife, Ruth and to Lady Grayl, the great gray owl Nero adopted in 1984 and who lived with the couple until her death in 2005.


From Reindeer Lake to Eskimo Point

by Peter Kazaks & George Luste Natural Heritage (November 05, 2003)

In this account of an 800-mile canoe trip - which begins at Reindeer Lake on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border, continues into Nunavut past the treeline, and ends on Hudson Bay - Peter Kazaks conveys the experience...


Fergus: A Scottish Town By Birthright

by Pat Mestern Natural Heritage (May 26, 2008)

Ferguss founders, Lowland Scots Adam Fergusson and James Webster, gave all new streets Scottish names, a practice still maintained by the local council.


Copper Woman: And Other Poems

by Afua Cooper Natural Heritage (January 26, 2007)

Afua Coopers poetry brings mythic, historical, and present-day voices to life, all the way from Africa to the Caribbean to Canada and beyond.


A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall

by Joyce Barkhouse Natural Heritage (June 30, 1990)

Traumatized by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, followed by his father's death, Raddall left school at age 14 - yet he went on to become one of Canada's most renowned storytellers.


With Axe and Bible: The Scottish Pioneers of New Brunswick, 1784-1874

by Lucille H. Campey Natural Heritage (May 31, 2007)

Lucille H. Campey traces the progress of Scottish colonization and its ramifications for New Brunswick's early development. This book is a must for genealogists.


The Rouge River Valley: An Urban Wilderness

by James E. Garratt Natural Heritage (April 15, 2000)

The Rouge River Valley is a unique yet very fragile and transient natural phenomenon existing within the confines of Toronto.


The Mazinaw Experience: Bon Echo and Beyond

by John Campbell Natural Heritage (July 15, 2000)

The Mazinaw District in eastern Ontario is famous for Bon Echo Rock. This book traces the presence of human habitation from the areas earliest beginnings to the present.


Nature's Year in the Kawarthas: A Guide to the Unfolding Seasons

by Drew Monkman & Kimberly Caldwell Natural Heritage (November 04, 2002)

An almanac of key events occurring in the natural world over the course of a year in the Kawartha Lakes district and in cottage country in general.


Dangerous Passage: Issues in the Arctic

by Gerard Kenney Natural Heritage (May 29, 2006)

The story of the opening up of the Northwest Passage and the ensuing potential risks to the Arctic environment and Canadian sovereignty are explored.


A Place to Walk: A Naturalist's Journal of the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail

by Aleta Karstad Natural Heritage (August 15, 1995)

What do experienced field naturalists discover when they explore the heavily populated Lake Ontario shoreline as if they were surveying a wilderness for the first time?


Where the Water Lilies Grow

by R.D. Lawrence Natural Heritage (July 15, 1999)

A sequel to The Place in the Forest, this book conjures up the sounds, the smells, and the very feel of water-based life over every season.


The Queen's Bush Settlement: Black Pioneers 1839-1865

by Linda Brown-Kubisch Natural Heritage (February 20, 2004)

The Black pioneers who established the Queen's Bush settlement where present-day Waterloo and Wellington counties meet are the focus of this extensively researched book.


Encountering the Wild

by Carol Bennett McCuaig Natural Heritage (March 01, 2011)

Poison Ivy Acres, 250 acres of wilderness dedicated to the preservation of natural habitat, has been home to Carol Bennett McCuaig for many years. Her keen powers of observation, coupled with her insights into...


A Mill Should Be Build Thereon: An Early History of the Todmorden Mills

by Eleanor Darke Natural Heritage (August 15, 1995)

This invaluable local history confirms the significance of mills and later factories along the Don River in early York, now Toronto.


Opportunity Road: Yonge Street 1860-1939

by F.R. (Hamish) Berchem Natural Heritage (October 15, 1996)

This stylishly illustrated work promises to be a worthy sequel to Berchem's earlier book, The Yonge Street Story 1793-1860.


Who Killed George?: The Ordeal of Olive Sternaman

by Cheryl MacDonald Natural Heritage (June 30, 1994)

Drawing on newspaper accounts and legal documents, Cheryl MacDonald has recreated a true-to-life Victorian melodrama. Who Killed George? offers insight into the legal system, social sentiments, and status of...


Nature First: Outdoor Life the Friluftsliv Way

by Bob Henderson & Nils Vikander Natural Heritage (July 31, 2007)

Friluftsliv is an approach to creating a relationship between humans and nature. Nature First explores ways of applying this wisdom to everyday out-of-doors life.


Herbie and Friends: Cartoons In Wartime

by Barry D. Rowland Natural Heritage (May 15, 1990)

The favourite cartoon character of Canada's overseas troops during the Second World War, "Herbie" got into some of the most bizarre predicaments imaginable.


Reptiles and Amphibians of Prince Edward County, Ontario

by Peter Christie Natural Heritage (July 15, 1997)

A comprehensive look at the little-known residents of a well-known corner of rural Ontario, complete with descriptions and illustrations.


Algonquin Wildlife: Lessons in Survival

by Norm Quinn, Cassandra Ward & Dan Strickland Natural Heritage (August 26, 2002)

A celebration of the vast array of wildlife studies ongoing in Ontarios very first provincial park.


If I Had a Million Dollars...I'd Ease the Pain of HIV/AIDS in Africa: A How-to Manual for Individuals and Groups Wishing to Make a Positive Response t

by Stephen Douglas Natural Heritage (September 26, 2004)

This guide was written by Stephen Douglas on behalf of the York Region Committee in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.


Almaguin Chronicles: Memories of the Past

by Astrid Taim Natural Heritage (January 31, 2007)

Almaguin Chronicles explores the relationship between lumbering and settlement in the Parry Sound District the last frontier of this part of Ontario.


Scotland Farewell: The People of the Hector

by Donald MacKay Natural Heritage (August 30, 2006)

This is the story of the first Highland Scots who sailed to Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1773 aboard the brig Hector their hardships, resourcefulness, and ultimate success.


Bowmanville: A Small Town at the Edge

by William Humber Natural Heritage (July 15, 1997)

This is an extraordinarily detailed account of a modern small town on the edge of a rapidly expanding metropolitan region.


Buckskin & Broadcloth: A Celebration of E. Pauline Johnson-Tekahionwake, 1861-1913

by Sheila M.F. Johnston Natural Heritage (November 15, 1997)

An exciting volume of anecdotes, letters, and poetry, illustrated with period photographs and new illustrations.


The Golden Bridge: Young Immigrants to Canada, 1833-1939

by Marjorie Kohli & J.A. David Lorente Natural Heritage (October 15, 2003)

The Golden Bridge documents the period of "home children" and juvenile migration to Canadian shores prior to the Second World War.


The Lovely and the Wild

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence & Glen Loates Natural Heritage (June 30, 1987)

From childhood Louise de Kiriline Lawrence dreamed of settling one day in a tranquil spot and living in harmony with nature.


A Boy's Cottage Diary, 1904

by Fred Dickinson & Larry Turner Natural Heritage (June 30, 1996)

Fred Dickinson's diary opens a window on youth and the world of Ontario lakeside cottages at the beginning of the twentieth century.


Brockville: The River City

by Russ Disotell Natural Heritage (October 15, 1997)

Brockville's origins reach back to the resettlement of Loyalists following the American Revolution and the threat of American encroachment.


Owen Sound: The Port City

by Paul White Natural Heritage (November 15, 2000)

Owen Sound begins with the Native Peoples of the area and moves through pioneer settlement to the creation of a city in north central Ontario.


Worth Travelling Miles to See: Diary of a Survey Trip to Lake Temiskaming, 1886

by A.H. Telfer & Lorene DiCorpo Natural Heritage (May 05, 2004)

In the 1880s the provincial government dispatched land surveyors to explore the northern Ontario hinterland in preparation for settlement.


To Whom the Wilderness Speaks

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence & Aleta Karstad Natural Heritage (January 15, 1989)

"Lawrence was quite possibly the most remarkable woman in Canada. Certainly she was a remarkable nature writer." - Pat Barclay, Books in Canada


Grassroots Artisans: Walter Stansell, Dan Sarazin, Henry Taylor

by Barry Lloyd Penhale Natural Heritage (August 15, 1982)

Walter Stansell of Straffordville, Dan Sarazin of Golden Lake, and Henry Taylor of Bancroft did what they had to do to preserve some of Canadas rural history.


The Loghouse Nest

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Natural Heritage (March 15, 1988)

A charming account of the author's special relationship with the birds and wild creatures who shared her northern homesite at Pimisi Bay, near Mattawa, Ontario.


Pearls and Pebbles

by Catharine Parr Traill & Elizabeth Thompson Natural Heritage (November 15, 1999)

An unusual book with a lasting charm, with a broad focus ranging from observations on the natural environment to the early settlement of Upper Canada.


Turning Points: The Detroit Riot of 1967, A Canadian Perspective

by Herb Colling Natural Heritage (May 22, 2003)

The Detroit Riot of 1967 marked a turning point in the attitudes and behaviour of people in all walks of life in the Border Cities. As the citizens of Windsor watched their nearest neighbour burn, the way they...


The Place in the Forest

by R.D. Lawrence Natural Heritage (March 15, 1998)

On a patch of Ontario wilderness that soon came to be known as "The Place," R.D. Lawrence and his wife built a cabin and studied the ways of the wild.


When We Both Got to Heaven: James Atkey Among the Anishnabek at Colpoy's Bay

by Mel Atkey & Rev. Maggie McLeod Natural Heritage (October 08, 2002)

James Atkey (18051868) arrived on the shores of Georgian Bay at the time of treaty negotiations between the First Nations people of the area and the colonial government.


Broken Shackles: Old Man Henson From Slavery to Freedom

by Peter Meyler Natural Heritage (January 26, 2007)

First published in 1889 under a pseudonym, this unique book documents the flight to Canada from the perspective of a fugitive slave from Maryland.


Birds of Ontario (Vol. 1)

by J. Murray Speirs & Robert Bateman Natural Heritage (June 30, 1985)

Birds of Ontario contains an identification and description of all species, with 344 outstanding colour plates.


Waking Nanabijou: Uncovering a Secret Past

by Jim Poling, Sr. Natural Heritage (September 21, 2007)

Upon his mothers death, veteran journalist Jim Poling discovers papers that lead him to question her identity. A search that began in anger concludes with understanding.


The Legacy of John Waldie and Sons: A History of the Victoria Harbour Lumber Company

by Kenneth A. Armson & Marjorie McLeod Natural Heritage (September 30, 2007)

The story of John Waldie, "the second largest lumber operator in Canada," provides insights into the world of the lumber barons and the impact of the industry on Ontario forests.


There Was A Piper, A Scottish Piper: Memoirs of Pipe Major John T. MacKenzie

by John T. MacKenzie Natural Heritage (August 24, 2001)

The memoirs of John T. MacKenzie reveal a remarkable military man and an authority on highland piping with a commitment to tradition and excellence.


The Yonge Street Story, 1793-1860: An Account from Letters, Diaries and Newspapers, 1793-1860

by F.R. (Hamish) Berchem Natural Heritage (April 15, 1996)

Handsomely illustrated with the author's drawings, and painstakingly researched, this book captures the not-so-distant days when muddy Yonge Street was the backbone of pioneer Ontario.


Moose to Moccasins: The Story of Ka Kita Wa Pa No Kwe

by Madeline Katt Theriault Natural Heritage (August 31, 2006)

Born in a tent on Bear Island, Lake Temagami, in 1908, Madeline Katt Theriault could recall an earlier independent and traditional First Nations lifestyle.


A Very Fine Class of Immigrants: Prince Edward Island's Scottish Pioneers, 1770-1850

by Lucille H. Campey Natural Heritage (May 15, 2007)

Scots who opted for pioneer life in Prince Edward Island are the subject of this book.


Bears in the Bird Feeders: Cottage Life on Shaman's Rock

by Jim Poling, Sr. Natural Heritage (March 18, 2013)

Going to the cottage is like going to school, only better. You learn interesting and important stuff every day. As well as fun and relaxation, cottage living throughout the seasons is a reminder that all of...


Mar: A Glimpse Into the Natural Life of a Bird

by Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Natural Heritage (April 15, 1986)

Writing with uncanny skill, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence leads us gently into the world of birds. Her perception, intuition and experience give her insights that she here freely shares with us all.