Transportation

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Car Nation

An Illustrated History of Canada's Transformation Behind the Wheel

Canadians fell in love with the car at first glance. They were scared by it too, and by its potential. Canada was quick to become a car nation, as the automobile was enthusiastically adopted by … 96 View

Fastest in the World

The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils

Like the builders of the Avro Arrow, the pioneers of hydrofoils are celebrated in this book for their world-class accomplishments. When Alexander Graham Bell was experimenting with flying … 98 View

Samuel Cunard

Nova Scotia's Master of the North Atlantic

An illustrated biography of a Canadian who sparked a world transportation revolution In North America, the name Cunard is synonymous with shipping. This book traces the entrepreneurial rise of … 112 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

Thirty Years’ War

The Failed Public/Private Partnership that Spurred the Creation of the Toronto Transit Commission, 1891-1921

Between 1891 and 1921, the Toronto Railway Company operated Toronto’s streetcars under a franchise granted by the City. The arrangement brought the City a modern electric streetcar system, … 257 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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Introduction

From: Thirty Years' War

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Background to the legal battles between the City of Toronto and its transit provider in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 13 $1.30 Add
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Machines, People, Places and a World Transformed

From: Car Nation

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Examines the car as a technology that changed the world as we know it. Outlines that the car became a fulcrum for human interaction. Looks at the American Influence on the Canadian Car Industry. … 9 $0.90 Add
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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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Air, Water, and Nova Scotia

From: Fastest in the World

Outlines the success of Canadian Hydrofoil vessels and the importance Nova Scotia to the development 5 $0.50 Add
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Introduction

From: Titanic Remembered

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An introduction that sums up why the author is qualified to write this book. It also outlines an exhibit at the Martime Museum of the Atlantic about the Titanic sinking 2 $0.20 Add
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A Paradigm Shift

From: Samuel Cunard

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Explains the importance of Samuel Cunard in giving a major push to the use of steamships and the paradigm shift of the first use of regularized transportation and communication by steamship … 5 $0.50 Add
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Bell & Baldwin

From: Fastest in the World

1870-1909. Examines the partnership of Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin and what led to the creadtion of the HD-4 10 $1.00 Add
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Campus Parking and the Car as a Third Place

Asphalt Grievances and Commuter Sociability

From: Degrees of Failure

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Using the examples of three Canadian schools, this chapter demonstrates how issues concerning the automobile, especially both the lack and expansion of on-campus parking, have become major policy … 13 $1.30 Add
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Laying the Groundwork for Conflict, 1891–92

From: Thirty Years' War

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Account of the end of the franchise of the Toronto Street Railway Company and the need to replace it. 16 $1.60 Add
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Making Tracks

The Myth of CPR

From: National Dreams

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The myth of the CPR as creator of the country is, in fact, as old as the railway itself, which is not surprising given that it was the railway itself which created the myth. The mundane act of … 39 $1.17 Add