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21. Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper &
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21. Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks (Lonely Planet Banff, Glacier and Jasper National Park)
by Korina Miller, Susan Derby, David Lukas
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Asin: 1740595629
Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Sales Rank: 54724
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Paddle the turquoise waters of glacier-fed lakes, snowshoe through fresh powder and melt into soothing hot springs.Glimpse elk and bighorn sheep along the highest road in North America.Enjoy night stars from a backcountry campsite or the deck of a posh resort.Our comprehensive, inspiring guide to Banff, Jasper & Glacier will help you connect with this stunning region.

* GET BUSY - you're spoiled for choice with skiing, hiking, biking, mountain climbing, white-water rafting, horseback riding and canoeing
* KID AROUND - recommended activities, restaurants, lodgings and cultural events for the whole family
* DELVE DEEPER - explore the less-touristed Waterton Lakes, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks
* ESCAPE THE CROWDS - insider tips on finding high-season solitude
* LEARN MORE - insightful chapters provide background on the history, geology and ecosystem of the Canadian Rocky Mountains ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A worthy companion for these parks
Just the kind of book I'd want wandering these Parks for the first time. Along with lodging and eating ideas, this book includes maps of the parks, hiking routes and descriptions, and my particular favorite, the section near the end which gave background of the geological, flora and fauna aspects of this region. It was well organized and easily utilized. I carried it my bag and referred to it often, and was able to astound (or annoy) my companions with countless facts.

1-0 out of 5 stars Glacier National Park in Canada or USA?
The title is confusing, as there is a Glacier National Park in British Columbia that is close to Banff and Jasper and quite separate from the park with the same name in Montana. Lonely Planet confirms that the book actually covers Waterton-Glacier (the "international peace park" comprising Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton National Park in Alberta). The book does NOT, however, cover the smaller, less well-known Glacier National Park in Canada. Here's hoping the 2nd edition adopts a clearer title... ... Read more


22. Running in the Family (Vintage International)
by MICHAEL ONDAATJE
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Asin: 0679746692
Catlog: Book (1993-11-30)
Publisher: Vintage
Sales Rank: 21893
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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"Michael Ondaatje is here at his agile and evocative best . . . Brightly colored, sweet and painful, bloody-midned and otherworldly, [Running in the Family] achieves the status of legend."
-Margaret Atwood

In the late 1970s, Michael Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka.Recording his journey through he druglike heat and intoxicating fragrances of the "pendant off the ear of India", Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family.It is a story of broken engagements and drunken suicide attempts, of parties where exquisitely dressed couples tango in the jungle, a tale whose actors pursue lives of Baudelairean excess with impeccable decorum.

Lyrical and witty, tragic and deliriously romantic, Running in the family is an inspired marriage of travel narrative andfamily memoir by one of our most eloquent and poetic writers.
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5-0 out of 5 stars magical realist sensual family saga
Running in the Family is a wonderful autobiography, in the magical-realist, crazy-family-saga vein of Garcia-Marquez or Rushdie. It's funny, poetic, sensual, moving and strongly evocative of Sri Lanka, the author's eccentric family, and the sultry damp tropical greenness. It took me until the middle of the book to really get into it, but then i couldn't stop, and i had to re-read the beginning again; there's something about the events and the time-cycle he's describing that throws you right into the middle of things at the beginning, and becomes more understandable and linear from the middle of the book onwards. But it's well worth any initial confusion, and if you loved the English Patient, this book is a must

5-0 out of 5 stars For Those Who did not love "Anil's Ghost"
No author can make every book work. It's unfair to expect that. This is the first Ondaajate book I read, make that: devoured. I loved the non-linearity, the depth of love for his home country, the characters gathering and separating. I write this review because I believe strongly that Anil's Ghost is the companion piece to "Running in the Family" and less well-done, less artful. But this book more than makes up for the flaws in the later book. Perhaps the kleig lights of fame are too hot for a writer to work at his best. I say that because the author of this book is so gifted and has so much to evoke that I expect he will do so again, maybe not in his beloved, insane Sri Lanka, or maybe back there again. So, in closing, If you despaired of loving "Anil's Ghost" read this and you're efforts will be fully redeemed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pictures of yesterday
Considering that this is in fact an autobiograpy, one can not judge it's contents. After all, you can not judge ones life, either you like it or not in a sense of discussing literature. But, what you can discuss is the manner in which that biography is written. Ondaatje present's life of his family trough generations who lived on Ceilon (Shri Lanka), in a series of random images, which are more like picture, than prose. Many times he stops to grasp certain individual and present his little history, his life, which than influenced the rest of the family in some perverse way. When reading this book, experienced reader will find such compositions that corresponds in that what crtics call 'modern', others will find interesting and compelling story, which never grows in boredom, with fluent narrative style that keeps ones eyes fixed on pages long after the lights went out.
Comparing the Ondaatje with other authors of the modern world,
Ondaatje lacks the one thing that he "must" have when presenting himself in a way he does. By focusing himself merely on a problems of his own, of a personal character in every (which, of course, includes this one)book, he voluntarily forgets that there is other life, other world going around him. When tending to write intelectual prose, one should, at least in one way, give some focus on that matter too.
But, when all this comes to conclusion, if you like (auto)biograhies - buy this one, if you don't, skip it. It's simple as that...

5-0 out of 5 stars delicious
both the style and the subject of this novel are easy and enjoyable to absorb. mostly a memoir including some letters and poems. it has a great sense of humor and is full of passionate, and most importantly interesting accounts of the definatly NOT run of the mill family history Ondaatje has.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a family!
This book was just so enjoyable and hilarious but yet so beautifully written. From the beginning till the end Ondaatje opens up to the reader (in a journal entry) this magical and beautiful world. Onddatje's adroitness to include the reader right there in the conversations he has with various family member will bring you to tears. His captivating sytle takes the reader back in time with him trhough such tear jerking and amusing experiences.

This memoir will give you a deatiled verbalization of each city and place in Ceylon, so that the reader has a clear picture of what it was like to actually be there. His simple structure of setting things up, will make you feel the temperature and jungle like atmosphere by his entailed descriptions.

Ondaatje reminds me of Stein in certain passages because of how he holds nothing back from the reader. It's as though he's sitting down and talking to you while showing photographs and stories of his exuberant and loud family. ... Read more


23. Frommer's Montreal & Quebec City 2005 (Frommer's Complete)
by Herbert BaileyLivesey
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Asin: 0764574043
Catlog: Book (2004-12-13)
Publisher: Frommers
Sales Rank: 14700
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Completely updated every year, Frommer's Montreal & Quebec City is the only guide you'll need to discover these two gems of French Canada. You'll choose from a wide selection of accommodations, from grand hotels to charming guesthouses. Our author, a renowned food writer, has found the very best French cafes and bistros, from the classics to the cutting-edge, and his pull-no-punches reviews will help you find the perfect spot to suit your taste and budget. Frommer's Montreal & Quebec City also includes up-to-the-minute coverage of shopping and nightlife; detailed walking tours; accurate neighborhood maps; and side trips to the scenic Laurentian mountains. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Traveling to Quebec? Don't forget your guide.
As many Frommer's traveling books, this one will help the reader to get along the city and take advantage of his travel. Having this book handy in your backpack will make your walking tours, dinning and staying a truly unforgettable experience. It is amazing how it describes to the detail many places that no other way you would consider visiting. Even though Frommer's is a guarantee istelf, consider buying a better city map to get along, since the one in the book is a little confusing and incomplete.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great help in enjoying two wonderful Canadian cities
In preparing for a trip to Montreal and Quebec, I was pleasantly surprised to find a book that covered both cities.It was easy to read and findspecific information.The different maps were very helpful while walkingaround both cities -- although I used actual road maps for drivingdirections.Keeping in mind that having two cities means less informationabout each -- I found the information was the right amount to help us makeimportant decisions or ask the right questions when we made reservations.It certainly will help you find the "must see" spots as itprovides recommendations for a one-, two- or three-day visit.I often readthe short description of a site aloud before we visited.We changed ourhotel reservations based on the book.As a result, we saved $10 per night(which more than paid for the book) and got free meals for the children --a huge savings over three days. Bottomline -- a good, easy-to-use book withvaluable information -- especially for first or second time visitors.

4-0 out of 5 stars Frommer's Montreal & Quebec City
Good overall book. It is very accurate and a good starting point for a new traveller to the city. The only problem w/ a book like Frommer's is that 10,000 other people have the same book. You tend to see the same kind ofcrowd if you follow thier recommendations as the people who buy the book.Nevertheless, it is a very good informative guide for what it is and shouldbe bought by any 1st time visiter to Montreal and Quebec.

4-0 out of 5 stars Can't wait to vacation in Quebec
Frommer's travel guides never dissapoint, and this one continues in that tradition. Mr. Livesy bringsto life so vividly a place like Ile d'Orleans that you would, at best, be remiss not to make it part of your itinerary. He doesn't pull any punches when discussing Quebec City's relative lack of "haute cuisine" compared to Montreal. After reading this book, I have to believe that Quebec City and its surroundings would warrant its own 274 pages. ... Read more


24. Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies (Altitude Superguides (Paperback))
by Graeme Pole
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Asin: 1551537060
Catlog: Book (1999-07-01)
Publisher: Altitude Publishing Canada
Sales Rank: 256260
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A comprehensive guide to all the best hikes in Canada's Rocky Mountains. From day trips to extended overnight adventures, this book provides you with the information you need to experience the magnificent mountain environment of the Canadian Rockies.

Each hike is introduced with detailed route and trailhead instructions. Full color maps indicate the location and direction of each hike and point out the outstanding landscape features. The hike descriptions are supplemented with important information on history, geology, nature, as well as side-trip options.

The book includes information on bears, hiking equipment, how to handle backcountry problems, how to "leave no trace," tips on cooking, food and drinking water, as well as equipment checklists, off-season suggestions, rainy-day options and how to get to each trailhead, even without a vehicle.

This book is ideal for all those who love experiencing the outdoors - from novice hiker to seasoned backcountry veteran. If you want to hike the Rockies, this is the book to inspire and guide you. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Choose a hike and take the one page description with you.
The key to "Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies, Binder Edition" is the word Binder.Choose a hike, remove the page and insert it in the protective plastic envelope provided.Leave the book athome! Each hike outlines trail location, distance, and elevation.Aknowledgeable description follows.Tastefully integrated are photographsand highlighted vignettes.For example, read the words of explorer WalterWilcox upon his discovery of Paradise Valley in 1894! One is delighted byGraeme Pole's keen attention to detail:turn a page and see animal trackspadding across it, another page reveals a silouette of a mountain flower. The only way to improve Classic Hikes is to personalize it with your notesin the margins.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great descriptions and pictures but not complete
This is a really good guidebook if the hike you want is covered.The pictures really whet your appetite and are generally fairly high quality.The descriptions are good but sometimes only focus solely on the suggestedhike. This can be a problem in some areas (like Lake O'Hara for example)have a lot of options and other trails that are not covered (on the brightside the suggested hikeis wonderful).If you want to focus on thehighlights of the Canadian Rockies, this guidebook is a great choice. Ifyou want a more complete guide of all the options available, you may need adifferent guidebook.Personally, I would buy both this and a more completeguidebook like "Canadian Rockies Trail Guide." ... Read more


25. Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Vancouver
by PaulKarr
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Asin: 0764539264
Catlog: Book (2003-11-03)
Publisher: Frommers
Sales Rank: 133950
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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"Like being taken around by a savvy local."
–The New York Times

"Little fluff and lots of fun."
–Boston Globe

"Hipper and savvier than other guides."
–Diversion magazine

Are you tired of cliché-ridden guidebooks packed with promotional fluff?Then move over to the IRREVERENT GUIDES–the travel series that no tourist board would dare to recommend.

Look inside for the lowdown on

  • The cool clubs, pubs, and bistros that make the city tick
  • Dim sum that will knock your socks off
  • Emerging victorious from a day trip to Victoria and Vancouver Island
  • A day out among lions, islands, and bays–oh my!
  • The secret beaches known only to locals, including a nude beach, right within city limits
  • And much more!
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4-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful!
This book helped make my birthday weekend AMAZING. Instead of hanging out at all the standard tourist-y spots, we were surrounded by locals for most of the trip. This book made our trip, and next time we go somewhere, we're relying on the irreverent guide. (Restaurant guide was especially helpful, but the maps weren't so great...it took us forever to find Havana-but it was totally worth it)

5-0 out of 5 stars Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Vancouver
This book is great!, i don't know Vancouver but i got excited about my first vacation in that town. Now, i know where to go and how spend my days. This book references cool places, addresses and costs. I have other two books about vancouver and this is my favorite.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fun and informative book for any "tourist!"
This book was wonderful, as soon as I opened it, I got excited about our family vacation. It has things for kids, adults and every age in between. It references costs, addresses, mileage and the "inside scoop" on nearly every place to visit in Vancouver, B.C. - Fantastic! ...A "Vancouver bible!" ... Read more


26. Frommer's
by MattHannafin, HeidiSarna
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Asin: 0764569007
Catlog: Book (2004-09-20)
Publisher: Frommers
Sales Rank: 28695
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A cruise is a complete vacation, so it's important that you choose the one that's right for you. Frommer's North American Cruises & Ports of Call is the most user-friendly, opinionated, and comprehensive guide you can buy before you set sail. We provide in-depth coverage on cruises departing from U.S. ports to the Caribbean, Alaska, Bermuda, Mexico and Canada.

Unlike rating systems used in other guides, our system is simple. We break down the essential elements of a cruise experience (dining, activities, children's activities, entertainment, service, overall enjoyment, and overall value), and rate them from "poor" to "outstanding." Photos of each ship combine with the text to give a better sense of the very real differences among the various lines.

Most important, this is the only cruise guide that provides the real prices people pay for cruises, not just the rack rates. Other guides tell you that a seven-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas costs $2,099. You can pay that if you want to, but only Frommer's tells you that the same cruise is selling for $649. We give both the rack rates and the discount price for every cruise we review. This feature alone makes Frommer's North American Cruises and Ports of Call by far the most valuable trip-planning book among cruise guides.

Our authors, noted cruise experts who've personally checked out every ship sailing in and around North America, offer candid and unbiased opinions on them all. They are completely up to date, with all the latest developments and the newest ships. You'll also get complete coverage of the major port destinations, with advice on how to spend your limited time ashore. ... Read more


27. Michelin 2005 Road Atlas USA/Canada/Mexico
by Michelin
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Asin: 2067109529
Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications
Sales Rank: 24559
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EXPERIENCE THE MICHELIN DIFFERENCE Designed with the driver in mind, this high-quality road atlas makes navigation simple and convenient. Featuring maps arranged geographically, instead of state-by-state, the layout progresses seamlessly from page-to-page. KEY SELLING POINTS • More than 50 scenic driving tours • Popular attractions • Key to map pages on the inside front cover for easy reference • Updated interstate maps for easy route planning • Accurate and dependable distance charts

• Bonus maps provide greater detail of the northeast corridor • Portable, easy-to-use size • Stronger plastic spiral binding • Crisper, non-glare paper for easier readability WE ARE THE MOBILITY EXPERTS • Focusing on the enjoyment of travel and mobility as Michelin has for more than 100 years • Providing innovative products to consumers for their traveling benefit • Continually improving our travel publications with each update ... Read more


28. RVing Alaska and Canada
by Sharlene G. Minshall
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Asin: 0964397048
Catlog: Book (2002-04-19)
Publisher: Gypsy Press
Sales Rank: 66363
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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RVing Alaska and Canada is a "How-to" and "Why-not" book completely revised in 2002 with 28 more pages of information, photographs and photo vignettes. It takes you through what to do before you leave; map and information gathering; what to take, when to go, how to go, the real scoop on the road conditions and how much it might cost.

Told in the author's personal and humorous fashion, the book unfolds with not only practical suggestions regarding safety, vehicle breakdowns, campgrounds and boondocking, but takes you on every paved and major (and a few minor) gravel roads throughout Alaska and Northwestern Canada. From the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay and the Dempster Highway to the Northwest Territories of Canada, you will experience true adventure with this solo silver gypsy.

The author combines the excitement of Alaska and Canada with flying to outlying villages for a taste of a different life; playing with the Katmai grizzlies; "mushing" real sled dogs on a glacier; and a 500-mile, wilderness canoe trip on the mighty Yukon River. Through her eyes you will feel the awe of the Aurora Borealis on a lonely section of Top of the World Highway; thrill at Mt. McKinley coming out to play; and the fun of Chicken on a Saturday night.

In these 220 packed pages can be found the needed practicality for RV travelers and entertainment for arm-chair travelers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars RVing Alaska and Canada
This book is a GOLD NUGGET for Alaska Travelers or Arm Chair Travelers.

I read about "Charlie's" adventures twice through and couldn't resist going there myself. Although I traveled by car I included many of the places which I enjoyed in her book. I found many delightful tiny villages and friendly Alaskans like she wrote about. My trip was unforgetable.

Whether you're an "armchair traveler" or you're planning to visit Alaska, this book is a MUST. I give it five stars!

Sue in Virginia ... Read more


29. The Day the World Came to Town : 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
by Jim DeFede
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Asin: 0060559713
Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
Publisher: Regan Books
Sales Rank: 52839
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They affirmed the basic goodness of man at a time when it was easy to doubt such humanity still existed."

When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers.

Roxanne and Clarke Loper were excited to be on their way home from a lengthy and exhausting trip to Kazakhstan, where they had adopted a daughter, when their plane suddenly changed course and they found themselves in Newfoundland. Hannah and Dennis O'Rourke, who had been on vacation in Ireland, were forced to receive updates by telephone on the search for their son Kevin, who was among the firefighters missing at the World Trade Center. George Vitale, a New York state trooper and head of the governor's security detail in New York City who was returning from a trip to Dublin, struggled to locate his sister Patty, who worked in the Twin Towers. A family of Russian immigrants, on their way to the Seattle area to begin a new life, dealt with the uncertainty of conditions in their future home.

The people of Gander were asked to aid and care for these distraught travelers, as well as for thousands more, and their response was truly extraordinary. Oz Fudge, the town constable, searched all over Gander for a flight-crew member so that he could give her a hug as a favor to her sister, a fellow law enforcement officer who managed to reach him by phone. Eithne Smith, an elementary-school teacher, helped the passengers staying at her school put together letters to family members all over the world, which she then faxed. Bonnie Harris, Vi Tucker, and Linda Humby, members of a local animal protection agency, crawled into the jets' cargo holds to feed and care for all of the animals on the flights. Hundreds of people put their names on a list to take passengers into their homes and give them a chance to get cleaned up and relax.

The Day the World Came to Town is a positively heartwarming account of the citizens of Gander and its surrounding communities and the unexpected guests who were welcomed with exemplary kindness.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Full of Grace
Man, there are a lot of September 11th books out there. I've avoided most of them, but this was placed in my hands as a "must read." And I'm very glad I read it.

When the hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center, US Airspace was closed. Several thousand transatlantic airline passengers found themselves diverted to Canada. This is a story of some of the 6,000 that found themselves in Gander, Newfoundland.

You wouldn't think a story about what is on the surface a 4 day unscheduled layover would be so compelling. But the response of this tiny town with a large airport (a former airbase) is incredibly moving.

Jim DeFede does an incredible job of getting out of the way and letting the story speak for itself. He interviewed a large sample of the people who were stranded, as well as the people who opened their homes and set up shelters. A good portion of the books covers the incredible logisticics involved, but it never loses the human element.

The generosity of the people of Gander is something to behold. The stories of astounding generosity come one after another: The pharmacist who worked 30 hours straight to fill perscriptions from all over the world at no cost to the passengers, the vet who set up a shelter for animals in transit, and the countless people who raided their own linen closets so the passengers would have sheets and towels (none of the passengers had access to their luggage).

I would recommend this book to anyone who's lost faith in humanity since 09/11/01.

{Special note to Canada: Thank you!}

5-0 out of 5 stars Humanity's finest hour ---- kosher kitchen included!
It took me a while to get around to reading this book, because, by the time it came out, I was over-saturated with 9/11 materials. But this is a very different type of story from those about Ground Zero. When the United States shut down its airspace and diverted all those planes elsewhere, 38 of them ended up in Gander, Newfoundland, a fishing town of about 10,000. The reason was simple: Gander, in spite of its small population today, has an enormous airport. During World War II, American military planes refueled at Gander before heading across the ocean to Europe. Until the invention of the jet engine, Gander was the "biggest gas station in the world," and many planes still stop there to refuel.

Physically, Gander Airport could accommodate all those big planes landing, but what about the passengers? That's the real story of Gander -- how the people opened their hearts and homes to total strangers and mobilized every resource they had to comfort and care for the thousands of travelers who suddenly found themselves stranded. It was humanity's finest hour.

This book abounds with human interest stories, such as: the fire engine racing to the next town with sirens blaring, to bring back toys for the "plane children"; the animal protection volunteers who crawled into the bellies of the grounded planes to rescue and care for the passengers' pets; the American family returning from Kazakhstan with a newly-adopted daughter; the big party for the four kids with birthdays that week... and many, many more.

I was especially pleased to read about Rabbi Sudak, the Orthodox Jew (Lubovitcher Hasid, actually) stranded in Gander, who set up a small kosher kitchen and ministered to other stranded Jews, as well as curious locals and a "secret Jew" who lived in the area and "came out" to the rabbi. I was aware of this story because I had read about it in a Jewish newspaper but, in all the TV coverage of Gander, I never heard the rabbi mentioned once. In fact, there was a total lack of coverage of Jewish chaplains anywhere during the mainstream 9/11 coverage. This annoyed me to no end, because I KNEW that rabbis and lay Jewish workers were ministering during the 9/11 efforts, the same as their Christian counterparts. So it was very heartening to see this story included among the many tales of courage and caring.

On the technical end, the book is well-written. The author, Jim Defede, is an excellent storyteller. In the course of writing the book, he interviewed over 180 people. From these, he chose a few representative stories to follow through the entire six days of the crisis. At the same time, he paints the bigger picture very well, so that we can see how the whole town of Gander -- as well as several other towns in the area -- were part of it. He also weaves in cultural and historical background about the area, such as the history of the airport mentioned above. (Which, by the way, answered my own questions about why all those planes were sent to a tiny town. I remember wondering about that at the time.) All in all, this is an excellent book -- one that I could not put down once I started reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars A love Story for all Nations
Teachers take note! This is a must read for all future leaders. Jim DeFede tells the reality of people coming together to be "in the moment" during a very difficult moment.
Clergy, this is a must read for religious studies!This is a how to book for adults -- how to turn evil into good, how to step across politics, religion, take down the borders that separate us and take charge, how to work for peace.
Parents, a family read! Young and old, children, women, men and animals, every one is counted and made to be accountable for making life go on!
A fine gift book --Heart warming sincerity at its best!

5-0 out of 5 stars Brought me back
Having only recently been given this book it brought back to me those few days I spent in a remote but truly wonderful town. I was on American Airlines flight 101 from Heathrow to JFK and was diverted to Gander that morning. To say I met some of the most amazing people ever would be an understatement. My friend and I were looked after so well. A woman took us to her home so I could call my parents, another took us to her home to shower. Those I remember most fondly are Doug Brittain & his wife who took us into their home to sleep. Amazing people.

5-0 out of 5 stars Another definition of community and grace
I just finished reading _Plainsong_ and told my wife how I enjoyed this story of community and grace. Then my wife recommended _The Day the World Came to Town_ as another non-fictional demonstration of the same themes. I started it and couldn't quit reading it ... finished it in less than 24 hours.

This is a great and reassuring story how a group of people reach out and embrace others in a time of need. While I love reading, I don't find myself often emotionally touched by books ... DeFede succeeded in finding the right words, images and stories that touched my emotions time and time again.

There is another book that I would recommend as well. It's a similar story of how a community reaches out to those affected by world events and provides a touch of humanity when it's needed. Bob Greene's _Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen_ tells about how North Platte NE (and surrounding towns) greeted WWII servicemen and servicewomen on their journeys across America. The shift in time and story is an interesting counterpoint to a common theme in both books: how people reach out in times of uncertainty and pain to make strangers' lives a bit more comfortable and how grace is defined in human terms. ... Read more


30. Streetwise Toronto
by Streetwise Maps, Michael Brown
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Asin: 1886705089
Catlog: Book (2000-07-01)
Publisher: Streetwise Maps
Sales Rank: 325214
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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STREETWISE(r) TORONTO
Revised yearly, STREETWISE(r) is the best-selling map of TORONTO, with coverage from Mount Pleasant Cemetery to Centre Island. Localities covered are Black Creek Pioneer Village, Zoo Metropolitan Toronto, and the Sky Dome. Points of interest such as museums, hotels, parks, and popular sites are highlighted and fully indexed. The Subway and Rapid Transit routes are clearly indicated on a map inset. Laminated for durability, accordion folded to fit in your pocket or purse, STREETWISE(r) gives you TORONTO in a clear, concise, and convenient format.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd had this the last time I visited Hogtown...
... you can bet I'll have it with me when I go back. The usual Streetwise quality is evident in this map; the only quibble I have with it is the rather odd orientation. Thanks to the fact that all Streetwise have to fit into their standard rectangle shape, and the somewhat unusual shape of Toronto means that in order to fit it in, it has to be oriented with north nowhere near "up". Once you get used to that, though, you have a dandy, sturdy map of Toronto, including the TTC subway lines. ... Read more


31. Fodor's Toronto 2005 (Fodor's Toronto)
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Asin: 1400014700
Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
Publisher: Fodor's
Sales Rank: 45302
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32. Fodor's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, 8th Edition (Fodor's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island)
by Shannon M. Kelly
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Asin: 1400012937
Catlog: Book (2004-03-02)
Publisher: Fodor's
Sales Rank: 58377
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33. Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria 2005 (Frommer's Complete)
by DonaldOlson
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Asin: 0764574590
Catlog: Book (2004-12-13)
Publisher: Frommers
Sales Rank: 12359
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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You’ll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer’s. It’s like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go—they’ve done the legwork for you, and they’re not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer’s Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You’d be lost without us!

Thoroughly updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer’s Vancouver & Victoria features gorgeous color photos of the sights and experiences that await you. The guide is meticulously researched by local residents, who share their favorite finds in these two crown jewels of British Columbia.

You’ll find great places to stay for every taste and budget, from elegant harborside hotels to family-friendly inns, and the latest on dining, from innovative Pacific Rim cuisine to traditional fish 'n' chips. You’ll discover spectacular gardens, colorful neighborhoods, art galleries, beaches, and more—with detailed maps, city strolls, sizzling nightlife, and ferry trips to nearby islands. Also featured are fabulous side trips, including skiing at Whistler, and great places for whale watching, hiking, sea kayaking, and more. You’ll even get an online directory that makes trip-planning a snap.

If you’re exploring beyond the cities, you might want to check out Frommer’s British Columbia & the Canadian Rockies or Frommer’s Canada. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Uncovering the mysteries of Canada
Canada is so close to where I live, however, I don't know enough about the destination to truly feel that I will experience all that it has to offer.This guidebook helped me to plan out exactly what I felt would be worthwhile for me.I've got a great itinerary put together in anticipation of a great trip. ... Read more


34. Lonely Planet Quebec (Lonely Planet Quebec)
by Steve Kokker
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Asin: 1740590244
Catlog: Book (2002-07-01)
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Sales Rank: 115902
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Dogsled in the far north, disco in downtown Montréal, ski the Laurentians or drive along the scenic St Lawrence.This comprehensive guide, written by a homegrown author, is your ticket to ‘La Belle Province,’ from the cobbled streets of Québec City to the katajaq (throat singing) of Nunavik.

  • 46 detailed maps, including Route Verte bike trails
  • special sections on First Nations cultures and world-class whale watching
  • accommodations for all budgets – in hostels, B&Bs, castles and ice hotels
  • inside scoop on the culinary scene, from haute cuisine and creton páté to poutine and maple Popsicles
  • handy language section with Québécois French
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35. Lonely Planet Canada's Maritime Provinces (Lonely Planet Canada's Maritime Provinces)
by David Stanley
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Asin: 1740590236
Catlog: Book (2002-07-01)
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Sales Rank: 32217
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Covers Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick.

Set sail for Canada's Maritime provinces and really get away from it all. Whether you want to step lively to fiddle music at a traditional ceilidh, wander a lonely beach, watch whales and kayak on the Bay of Fundy or explore the galleries and museums in Halifax, this comprehensive guide points the way.

  • lodging for all budgets, from wooded campsites to historic B&Bs
  • extensive coverage of the region's national and provincial parks
  • the area's best scenic drives
  • tips on where to treat yourself to lobster suppers, French Acadian rappie pie and everything in between
  • 36 detailed maps
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5-0 out of 5 stars Roadtested
February 2003 - just back from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. I found the book helpful, accurate and comprehensive - exactly the qualities required in a travel guide.

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific choice
I'm currently using this book to plan a Sep 2003 trip up to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island & possibly the Bay of Fundy. Lonely Planet has to be my favorite series of travel books, and this edition is right on par with their other guides.

One goal of mine has been to stay in B&B's the whole time (I picture lots of intimate Atlantic oceanside places), and there is a good focus on these accommodations. Another increasing trend in the LP series has been to supplement with web addresses for more information. The author looks like they have gone to great lengths to provide an extraordinary number of links for accommodations, activities, visitor info and often, restaurants. Coverage of maps (including city) and suggested itineraries are two of my favorite aspects of Lonely Planet, and this guide has great ones. This book also doubles as a history primer for the area. Two easy-read examples within that I enjoyed included background on the New Brunswick-to-PEI bridge & the history of why Halifax gives a Christmas tree to Boston each year.

Overall, there is more information contained within than I could use while visiting the area. It's simply the best choice for visiting the Maritimes.

One last note, Lonely Planet also released a full guide on Quebec as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Maritimes
As the previous reviewer stated, this is a great guide for locals as well as visitors. The author combines some fine local history and stories with essential travel tips that will definitely point travellers in the right direction for an enjoyable vacation.

5-0 out of 5 stars A simple, easy-reference guide
Canada's Maritime Provinces is a simple, easy-reference guide to touring Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Maps, facts, history, motel listings, restaurants, famous entertainment locales, highlights, expenses, and much more are covered in this small, handy, portable and information-packed reference. Canada's Maritime Provinces is a "must-have" for anyone planning to see the sights on or near Canada's windswept and beautiful coast.

5-0 out of 5 stars The LP's Maritimes, from a Maritimer
As someone who actually resides in the Maritimes, I find it intruiging to read others' impressions of our area--usually in the form of a guide book. David Stanley's guide to Canada's Maritime Provinces is a book that even locals will love. Chalk full of history, detailed maps, and recommendations, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. It's tabloid style layout is accessible, easy to read, and quick to navigate--a bonus often overlooked in other travel literature. There are great recommendations for all budgets, which makes this one of the most inclusive guide books I've seen on the Maritimes. An excellent book to those traveling to the Maritimes, also an excellent book for those living in the Maritimes. Enjoy!
Geoffrey. ... Read more


36. Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands (Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide)
by Anne Yeadon-Jones, Laurence Yeadon Jones
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Asin: 1570613540
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Sales Rank: 498409
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The Pacific Northwest is well known for its spectacular world-class cruising grounds. Authors Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones have combed every nautical mile of this area in their 36-foot sailboat, Dreamspeaker, to sketch and write about the true gems in this watery region. Key features include the best anchorages and marinas in each region, unique hand-drawn shoreline plans for each destination, detailed sketch charts, and color photographs. There are also details on approach, hazards and cautions, where to anchor, marina contacts, and US/Canadian customs. In addition, you can find out where to drop a crab pot, pick huckleberries, find a freshwater lake, discover a hidden beach, watch otters at play, or simply take a hike. ... Read more


37. Alaska & Canada's Inside Passage Cruise Tour Guide: City Maps, History, Native Culture Plus a 6-Foot Fold-Out Map of Cruise Route from Puget Sound to (Cruise Tour Guide)
by George King, Karin Hasselberg
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Asin: 0961143800
Catlog: Book (2003-06)
Publisher: Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
Sales Rank: 56239
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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A giant six-foot by 11-3/4" fold-out map opens up to reveal vital details of this magnificent 1,000 mile Inside Passage-- names of glaciers, islands and channels that the cruise ships navigate through.Read about early explorers and ancient Indian cultures.Information on land and sea mammals are colorfully illustrated along with various types of fishing vessels that are likely to be seen.Learn about the exciting cities and ports-of-call along the cruise line route.Each city and port-of-call is covered by descriptive text, photos and a map showing the major points of interest. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good general info but needs upgrading
The chart is good for general information contained in one document. The quality of construction is excellent, allowing opening and closing many times without any tearing. As many of the cruies ships go further north of the present chart, the chart would be of greater value if it were extended to the Seward AK area. The course on the chart was a bit confusing as the ship I was on used a different route.

5-0 out of 5 stars I LOVE this map!
A foot wide and eleven feet tall IS a weird shape for a chart, but I find it to be very enjoyable because it shows the whole inside passage in detail. Where else can you find something like this? Let's hope this map stays around. It's a great concept and allows one a greater appreciation of the region. ... Read more


38. Nahanni: River of Gold...River of Dreams
by Neil Hartling
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Asin: 1895465060
Catlog: Book (1999-03)
Publisher: Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association
Sales Rank: 754753
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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An Icon of Canadian wilderness, the Nahanni River courses through the dramatic and diverse landscape of Naanni National Park. Declared as the first World Heritage Site by the United Nations, this spectacular river ranks as one of the most beautiful in the world. In his book, outfitter and guide Neil Hartling leads you on a narrative and photographic journey down this majestic river with the beautiful name. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars fascinating journey through the Nahanni River
The Nahanni River, with its surrounding National Park, is one of Canada's truly great and unspoiled wilderness areas. This book takes us on a narrative journey through the varied and spectacular course of the Nahanni.

Perhaps no one knows the Nahanni better than author Neil Hartling. Living in the Yukon and operating adventure tours of the area, he is a wonderful story teller equally concerned with publicizing and protecting this pristine area.

This book touches on many disciplines. The geological formation of the area with its canyons and waterfalls is described in detail. The folklore and history as well as environmental concerns for the future are powerfully told.

For those interested in sport and adventure canoeing this is a grand story of one of the world's prime and elusive venues. The color photos of the majestic Nahanni landscapes will delight anyone who appreciates natural beauty. ... Read more


39. Lines of Country: An Atlas of Railway and Waterway History in Canada
by Christopher Andreae, Boston Mills Pr
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Asin: 1550461338
Catlog: Book (1996-04-01)
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
Sales Rank: 1652689
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great Canadian railway and canal reference
If you are interested in Canadian transportation history, then this atlas is a must for you! The author details, in writing, pictures and maps every significant railway and canal in Canada, including in-service dates, the route(s) and abandonments.

A great way to see how our country was shaped by rail and canal transportation from 1830's to 1950's. It is a must-have for every rail-fan, student of Canadian history, school and library in Canada.

Bernie Geiger, Ottawa, Ontario, July 1998 ... Read more


40. Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island (Frommer's
by PaulKarr
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Asin: 0764544500
Catlog: Book (2004-05-10)
Publisher: Frommers
Sales Rank: 68299
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Frommer's Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island is the premier guide to the Atlantic Provinces, with complete coverage of the title destinations as well as Newfoundland and Labrador. You'll get the inside scoop on the best hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife, as well as the author's picks for the best travel experiences, including: sea kayaking nova scotia; biking the cabot trail; hiking Gros Morne National Park; driving along the Viking Trail in Newfoundland; walking through Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia; feasting on fresh lobster and Digby scallops; and more. ... Read more


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