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Tungsten John

Heeding the call of the South Nahanni River, John and Vivien mounted four expeditions — by bicycle, foot, and the occasional crew-cab pickup — into the glorious, treacherous terrain that surrounds this spectacular waterway and its systems of lakes.

Truckstop Nights by Don Precosky
Truckstop Nights

While at university, Don Precosky worked at the local Husky Truckstop on the Trans Canada Highway in Thunder Bay (then it was two towns, Fort William and Port Arthur.)

Precosky's memoir recognizes sacrifices of truckers, loggers and everyone associated with transportation in the north.

"Truck drivers are among the most miserable, intolerant, loudmouthed, and cowardly people it could be your misfortune to meet.

Sermon on the Mont: Louis Dudek's Post-Modernist Cantos, cover
Sermon on the Mont

In 1980 Frank Davey, the first Canadian critic to use the term “postmodern” and to refer to himself as postmodernist, identified Louis Dudek as the first Canadian poet “to move significantly towards that multiplicity of possibilities we know today as postmodernism.” Other postmodernists agreed, while modernist critics either ignored Dudek or questioned his importance as a poet or critic.

The Farmer's Chances, Cover
The Farmer's Chances

This translation of a propaganda pamphlet, circulated to Danish farmers in the summer of 1944, details Nazi “blood and soil” farm policy and extrapolates, from the history of farming in capitalistic and communistic countries, on what will happen to the farmer if the Axis powers lose the war.

Kluane National Park, Lowell Glacier Overland Trail Guide Cover
Kluane National Park - Lowell Glacier Hike

Kluane National Park; Lowell Glacier Hike is an update from Vivien Lougheed’s classic, Kluane National Park Hiking Guide (Third Edition), New Star Press, 2007. The pamphlet guide includes local coordinates in UTM and Lat/Long, sketch maps and color photos. This pamphlet is 14 pages in length and provides details of the hike as well as brief historical notes. This is one of the most spectacular hikes in the park.

Donjek Glacier
Kluane National Park - Donjek Glacier Hike

Kluane National Park; Donjek Glacier Hike is an update from Vivien Lougheed’s classic, Kluane National Park Hiking Guide (Third Edition), New Star Press, 2007. The pamphlet guide includes local coordinates in UTM and Lat/Long, sketch maps and color photos. This pamphlet is 18 pages in length and provides details of the hike as well as brief historical notes. This is one of the most spectacular hikes in the park.

Kluane National Park - Kaskawulsh Glacier Hike
Kluane National Park - Kaskawulsh Glacier Hike

Kluane National Park; Kaskawulsh Glacier Hike (Slim's West) is an update from Vivien Lougheed’s classic, Kluane National Park Hiking Guide (Third Edition), New Star Press, 2007. The pamphlet guide includes local coordinates in UTM and Lat/Long, sketch maps and color photos. Fourteen pages in length this booklet provides details of the hike as well as brief historical notes. This is one of the most spectacular hikes in the park.

Nahanni National Park - Cirque of the Unclimbables Hike
Nahanni National Park - Cirque of the Unclimbables Hike

Nahanni National Park; Cirque of the Unclimbables Hike is an update from John Harris’s classic, Tungsten John, Attempts to reach the South Nahanni River, New Star Press, 2000, with Trail Information by Vivien Lougheed. This pamphlet guide includes local coordinates in UTM and Lat/Long, sketch maps and color photos. This pamphlet is 27 pages in length and provides details of the hike, the side trip up Frost Creek as well as brief historical notes. This is the most spectacular hike in the park.

Forbidden Mountains, Mt Kailash, Tibet
Forbidden Mountains

Vivien Lougheed and her long-time friend and colleague took the ultimate adventure. They travelled through the forbidden mountains of Tibet without raising the ire of the Chinese overlords, to visit some of the world's most holy places. These include Mount Kailash, considered by Buddhists to be the navel of the earth, the closest a mortal can get to nirvana. Mount Kailash, bearing the sacred Buddhist symbol, the reverse swastica on its face. It is also the headwaters of the Ganges, the Sutledge, the Brahmaputra and the Indus rivers.

Viking to Canuck
Viking to Canuck

Viking to Canuck is more than a biographical tale of Bjorn Norheim’s life — it is a valuable historical document told with passion and humor. Bjorn’s entertaining style amuses readers with tales of life under the German occupation, of smuggling Jews into Sweden and of immigrating to Canada to work in the rough and tumble logging camps of Northern Ontario. But his desire to see more of Canada compelled Bjorn to head to BC where bush jobs were plentiful and the pay was good.