Books tagged: Adventurers & Explorers

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Aloha Wanderwell

By Christian Fink-Jensen & Randolph Eustace-Walden

In 1922, a 15-year-old girl, fed up with life in a French convent school, answered an ad for a travelling secretary. Tall, blonde, and swaggering with confidence, she might have passed for twenty. She also knew what she wanted: to become the first female to drive around the ... Read more

Arctic Naturalist

By Anthony Dalton

Dewey Soper first travelled to the Arctic in 1923. During the next seven years he accepted three research postings on Baffin Island, each of which lasted between one and two years. In 1929 he discovered the breeding grounds of the blue goose in the southwest corner of Baffin ... Read more

Bush Runner

By Mark Bourrie

WINNER OF THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE • "Readers might well wonder if Jonathan Swift at his edgiest has been at work. "—RBC Taylor Prize Jury Citation • "A remarkable biography of an even more remarkable 17th-century individual … Beautifully written and endlessly thought-provoking. ... Read more

Cataline

By Susan Smith-Josephy & Irene Bjerky

In the early days of British Columbia, pack trains of horses or mules were a lifeline for the early pioneer population. Explorers, trappers, traders, miners, merchants, workers and settlers and relied on them for the materials needed to live and work. Packers were also vital ... Read more

Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill

By Susanna Pfisterer

is the enthralling true story of Jasper's Willi Pfisterer, a legend in the field of mountaineering and safety in the Rocky Mountains. For more than thirty years, Willi was an integral part of Jasper's alpine landscape, guiding climbers up to the highest peaks, and rescuing them ... Read more

George Simpson

By D.T. Lahey

Born in Scotland and trained as a sugar broker in London, England, Sir George Simpson (1792-1860) was unexpectedly appointed in 1820 as governor of Rupert’s Land and the Indian territories, an area encompassing all of Canada from Hudson Bay to the Pacific Ocean. By his friendliness ... Read more

Mountain Man

By Hiram Cody Tegart & Andrew Bruce Richards

Life was one big adventure for Hiram Cody Tegart. At times unbelievable and others just downright impressive, MOUNTAIN MAN is the celebration of a legend of a man and a legendary way of life that is quickly disappearing. Cody was born in 1950 on a ranch in BC?s Columbia Valley. ... Read more

North of Familiar

By Terry Milos

Adventure, family, and the wild - one woman's story of starting a family on the border of BC, the Yukon, and any semblance of human settlement. In 1974, Terry Milos moved to rural northern Canada, to pursue her dream of homesteading. Following the seventies trend of the back-to-landers, ... Read more