- Dave Quinton
For almost 30 years Dave Quinton was welcomed as a family member into the living rooms of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. As the face of CBC-television’s Land & Sea, Quinton brought viewers into overlooked outports, introduced them to the men and women who lived there, and showcased the province’s natural beauty. During his decades as host, Quinton witnessed tremendous change and reported history as it happened.
But what of the things viewers didn’t get to see? The outtakes, the misadventures, the touching stories away from the camera? Quinton has compiled many of his favourite tales, poignant memories, and keen observations, enlivened with over 100 full-colour photographs. Told with warmth and wit, Land & Sea: My 30 Years sheds new light on a beloved television show and the people and province who inspired it.Land & Sea: My 30 Years24.95 CADhardover
- William Crowell & Frank Leaman
Nova Scotia’s maritime heritage is brought to life in the story of an adventurer who traveled the world on an epic solo voyage in a 23-foot sailboat in the 1930s. With only his dog, Togo, as a companion, Captain William Crowell overcame the challenges of an unforgiving ocean.
Decades later, his grandson Frank Leaman helped him tell the story of his travels. The Roar of the Sea explores not only his family’s history, but also Nova Scotia’s seafaring heritage. After the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax included Captain Crowell’s solo voyage as part of its permanent Days of Sail exhibit, Frank continued to gather Crowell family history and dig deeper into his grandfather’s life. Together with Allison Lawlor, Frank has created a story that weaves Captain Crowell’s life into his family’s Loyalist roots and personal reflections. The resulting book stands as one grandson’s loving tribute to his grandfather - a daring mariner who saw the end of a golden era of wooden ships and iron men.The Roar of the Sea19.95 CADPaperback
- Sandra Barr & Martha Hickman Hild
A traveller’s guide to 48 sites of geologic interest in Nova Scotia. Maps, GPS waypoints, and travel directions make it easy for anyone to visit breathtaking, informative locations both on and off the beaten path. Together, these sites reveal the geological history of Nova Scotia. Colour photographs and accompanying descriptions capture the appeal and significance of the rocks at each site.Geology of Nova Scotia Field Guide34.95 CADflexibound
- Marlene Creates
In this adaptation from Creates’s award-winning video, a series of photographs and a 40-part serial poem of a river’s seasonal changes are observed and recorded by means of 80 named varieties of ice, snow, and winter weather in the Newfoundland dialect. These terms are precise, practical, evocative, sonic, and lyrical.
• Winner, 2014 Yosemite International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize (film adaptation)
• Winner, 2015 Royal Reel Award at the Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver (film adaptation).Brickle, Nish and Knobbly: A Newfoundland Treasury of Terms for Ice and Snow35.00 CADhardcover