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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

Dry Run

Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for … 312 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
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Forward and Preface

From: Dry Run

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For this book, I’ve chosen to focus on my first love in the professional world, water, a subject to which I devoted a considerable part of my early professional career. With the arrival of … 7 $0.70 Add
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Introduction

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

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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Preface & Introduction

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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A Short History of Water

From: Dry Run

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In this chapter you’ll learn a little of the fascinating history of water and civilization and how politics, economics and water have been part of the history of the US, especially of the … 11 $1.10 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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Religion & Revolution

From: Samuel Cunard

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Examines Samuel Cunard’s family roots in religion and revolution, overview of his early life in Halifax 10 $1.00 Add
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The Auto Revolution Begins:

Invention and Industry

From: Car Nation

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1900-1920. Looks at the beginning of the auto revolution, examines different makes and models, looks at the auto revolution’s impact on work, wages, and workers 17 $1.70 Add
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“A Boat Which is Not a Boat”

From: Fastest in the World

1908-1918. Outlines the development of Baldwin and Bell’s HD series from 1 to 4 and their quest for hydrofoil self-propulsion 13 $1.30 Add
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Canada’s New Carscape:

Town and Country Remade

From: Car Nation

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1912-1930. Analyzes the spread of the car in popularity and the freedom it represented to Canadians as you could now travel across the country, the changes to cities because of the car, road … 17 $1.70 Add
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Cunard & Company

From: Samuel Cunard

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1804-1812. Looks at Samuel Cunard as an entrepreneur. Also examines the war of 1812 and the city of Halifax during this time 10 $1.00 Add
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Canadian Motordom in Depression and War

From: Car Nation

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1930-1945. Looks at the downturn for the auto industry during the Great Depression, the unionization of the industry, and the effect of WWII on the auto industry. Specifically uses the life of … 17 $1.70 Add