Disasters

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Lost Feast

Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food

When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. … 308 View
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Rebuilding Halifax

A History of the Halifax Relief Commission

Using the perspectives of law, politics, public policy and intergovernmental relations, historian Barry Cahill describes the complex activities of an almost-unaccountable agency that took the … 226 View

The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

Public Betrayal, Justice Denied

This book explores the circumstances leading up to the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, describes the events themselves, and recounts the aftermath including the outcome of criminal trials … 216 View

Titanic Remembered

The Unsinkable Ship and Halifax

The sinking of the ocean-liner Titanic in April of 1912 captured the attention of the world; as the nearest large port to the site of the disaster, Halifax became the focus of the world’s … 72 View
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Silphium

From: Lost Feast

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Introduction

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Overview of the town of Lac-Mégantic, its relation to railroads, and the rail disaster of 2013, placed within the context of government deregulation of key industries like transportation and … 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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The introduction provides a brief overview of the history of the Halifax Relief Commission and it’s activities over the course of its six-decade existence. 12 $1.20 Add
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Gods and Monsters

From: Lost Feast

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Halifax Relief

From Citizen’s Committee to Government Commission (1917-1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 1 Discusses the immediate aftermath of the explosion of the Mont Blanc in Halifax harbour. The chapter describes how, within hours of the catastrophe, local government and business … 29 $2.90 Add
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The Liberators

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Introduces the concept of neoliberalism and its prioritization of deregulation and privatization. Analyzes the process of privatization and deregulation in the Canadian rail industry. Introduces … 10 $1.00 Add
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At Sea

From: Titanic Remembered

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Looks at the Journey of the Titanic on the Sea, looks at specific experiences by passengers, the dangerous of icebergs, analyzes the disaster of the sinking, the responses from the white star … 11 $1.10 Add
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Across the Seas of Grass

From: Lost Feast

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Railway Makeover

From: The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster

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Discusses the privatization of CN Rail, and the impact of NAFTA on rail regulations. Identifies why privatized rail firms cut staffing levels, how the federal government allowed private rail … 13 $1.30 Add
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The First Year

(1918)

From: Rebuilding Halifax

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Chapter 2 discusses the actions of the Halifax Relief Commission in the first year after the explosion. 28 $2.80 Add
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After the Disaster

From: Titanic Remembered

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Looks at the ships involved in the aftermath of the disaster and the effort to find survivors: Mackay-Bennett, Minia, Montmagny and Algerine 12 $1.20 Add
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The Beast in the Jaktorów Forest

From: Lost Feast

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