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Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
Cape Breton University - MacDermaid Music and Stories
Cape Breton University - Micmac News-The complete run from 1965-1991
Dr. Thomas J. Khattar Collection
Material Culture Review
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton News
Cape Breton University - The Thermometer
Cape Breton University - Semi-Weekly Express
Cape Breton University - The Sydney Booster
Cape Breton University - The Daily Advocate
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Advocate
Cape Breton University - Glace Bay Enterprise
Cape Breton University - The Nova Scotia Gleaner
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Digest
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The industrial resources of Nova Scotia : comprehending the physical geography, topography, geology, agriculture, fisheries, mines, forests ... commerce, emigration ... natural history and resources, of the province
This book is a history of the industrial resources of Nova Scotia. It contains information on geography, forestry, the fisheries, agriculture, shipbuilding and manufacturing. Chapters also discuss some Nova Scotia history, such as the relationship between the British, French and Indian populations, and the City of Halifax. Geological studies are included, as well as a section dealing with the minerals and mining capabilities of Nova Scotia, with special reference to Cape Breton.
The Howadji in Syria
'The Howadji in Syria' is a documentation of the author's travels in the Syrian Desert, Jerusalem, and Damascus. Life in the desert, the importance of camels, travelling among the Beduin, mirages, and finding oases, are all discussed within the first section. Upon his arrival in Jerusalem, the author describes the celebrations of Palm Sunday, Bethlehem, and Galilee. The section on Damascus describes Arab bazaars, cafes, and marketplaces, as well as the ruined cities of Baalbec and Palmyra.
The history of the world in five books : to which is prefix'd, the life of the author, newly compil'd, from materials more ample and authentick than have yet been publish'd; by Mr. Oldys. : also his trial, with some additions: together with a new and more copious index to the whole work.
These volumes discuss the history of the world, including the theory of Creation by God. There is a brief biography of the author as well. Chapters include information on the creation of the world, the diverse land of Eden, the Great Deluge and the Ark, and the first planting of nations after the flood. Other sections deal with Moses and the Egyptians, the lands of Canaan, and Elim, Affur, and Lud. Most of this text contains Christian ideals and teachings. A portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh is included at the beginning of this text.
The history of the war of seventeen hundred and forty one
This book is a brief history of the War of 1741. There is an overview of the political situation before the war, and a discussion of several of the causes. The state of the British, French, and Prussian armies are also examined. The book contains a brief description of the first Battle of Louisbourg. This text deals primarily with the events between the Battle of Fontenoy and the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
The history of the war of Cyprus
This book recounts the history of the war in Cyprus, 1570-1571. The inhabitants of Cyprus, their customs, religion and culture are also all discussed. Chapters include information on several battles on the Isle of Cyprus, including the Venetian seige and capture of the city of Supoto, the destruction of the navy by the plague, and the importance of Cyprus to other countries in the area at the time, such as Spain and Italy. Several illustrations are also included.
The history of the Mahometan empire in Spain : containing a general history of the Arabs, their institutions, conquests, literature, arts, sciences, and manners, to the expulsion of the Moors. Designed as an introduction to the Arabian antiquities of Spain
This book is a history of the Arab Mahometan Empire in Spain. Chapters include descriptions of the history of the Arab States from the time of Mohammed, a description of the conquest of Spain by the Arabs, the Umayyad dynasty, and a literary and civil history. Other sections deal predominantly with the sciences and the arts of the Arab world, as well as the distinctions between art found in the Middle East and art found in Moorish Spain. A brief appendix is also included, as well as a map comprising the territory controlled by the Caliphs.
The history of the Five Indian Nations of Canada, which are dependent on the Province of New-York in America, and are the barrier between the English and French in that part of the world
This book is a history of the Five Indian Nations of Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries, that is, the Mohawks, Oneydoes, Onondagas, Cayugas, and the Sennekas. The governance of these Indian nations, their affairs relating to the French Canadians as well as the Americans, and military action taken against these Indian groups, are all discussed within this text. Other chapters deal with specific battles, such as the sacking of Montreal by the Sennekas, or with treaties signed with these groups, such as the Treaty of Lancaster. A map that depicts the territory of the Five Nations is included within this book.
The history of Philip's war, commonly called the great Indian war, of 1675 and 1676 : also, of the French and Indian wars at the eastward, in 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696, and 1704
This book is a historical investigation of King Philip's War against the native Indian populations of North America in the years 1675 and 1676. Battles, troop positions, and land claims are all discussed in this text. Other chapters describe firsthand accounts of the battles with the Indians and the English expeditions into the West. Several sections of this book also deal with the tensions between the French and the Indians, and describe many of the battles between these two factions.
The history of Greenland : containing a description of the country, and its inhabitants : and particularly, a relation of the mission, carried on for above these thirty years by the Unitas Fratrum, at New Herrnhuth and Lichtenfels, in that country
A historical account of life in the Herrnhuth region of Greenland from 1740 to 1747, this book includes discussions on the success of a Christian mission in this area, and specifically deals with the struggles to build a local church. Other chapters include information on Christianity, the geographical location of several towns in Greenland, and social practices of the locals.
The history of Greece : from the accession of Alexander of Macedon, till its final subjection to the Roman power
This book is a history of Greece from the period of Alexander the Great until its decline at the hands of the Roman Empire. Chapters include information on Phillip of Macedon, as well as Alexander and his victorious wars against Persia. This text also includes information on the civil war in Greece after the death of Alexander, and discussions on the Greek war with Rome, which eventually resulted in a decline of Grecian power. The ruin of Greece at the hands of barbarians, as well as the fall of Constantinople, are also discussed in depth.
The history of France, under the kings of the race of Valois : from the accession of Charles the Fifth, in 1364, to the death of Charles the Ninth, in 1574
These volumes present a history of France from the years 1364-1574. There are chapters on the kings of France during this time period, as well as information on the state of anarchy in France following the assassination of the Duke of Orleans. Some comparisons between English and French history are made within these texts. Also included is information on the Dauphin, as well as French conflicts with Rome. Some discussion of other European countries and their rulers is also included.
The history of France, from the accession of Henry the Third, in 1574, to the death of Henry the Fourth, in 1610 : preceded by a view of the civil, military and political state of Europe, between the middle, and the close of the sixteenth century; and followed by a view of the state of Europe at the accession of Louis the Thirteenth
These volumes comprise a history of France from the years 1574-1610. They also present political, economic, and social information on many of the countries in Europe at the time, such as Italy, England, Germany, Russia, Austria, as well as the Ottoman Empire. A brief history of each of these countries is also included. Chapters include information on the French royalty, as well as wars and conflicts which France was involved in. The rebellion of the Hugonots and its quelling is also featured, as well as the war between France and Spain. The importance of art and the sciences is also extensively discussed.
The history of Acadia : from its first discovery to its surrender to England by the Treaty of Paris
This book examines the history of the Acadians. Several chapters deal with the exploration of North America by men such as Samuel de Champlain, the French colonies at Port Royal, the Micmac Indians and their culture, and the French distrust of the English. Also discussed is the civil war which arose in Acadia during the mid-17th century, which lead to much political infighting. A number of historic battles are also described, such as the Battle of Le Tour, the capture of Louisbourg, and the fall of Beausejour. The Treaty of Utrecht, in which much Acadian land was turned over to the English, is also discussed within this book, as is the Treaty of Paris.
The history and description of fossil fuel, the collieries, and coal trade of Great Britain
This book is a history of the coalfields, fossil fuels, and economic trade principals of Britain during the 19th century. Chapters include discussion of fire and fuel, geological theories relating to the use of coal as a fuel source, peat moss and its abundance in various countries, formation of coal, and the collieries. Information on mining is also included, with descriptions of the equipment used, working conditions, shaft sinking, and water drainage. A brief dissertation on the foreign coal trade is also included.
The henwife ; her own experience in her own poultry-yard : to which is added the henwife's later experience
This book is a description of the correct ways to care for farm poultry. Chapters discuss topics such as the housing and yards suitable for poultry, types of feed to use, hatching, exhibitions, fattening, and types of disease that could ravage the poultry stocks. A number of breeds and their characteristics are included, such as the Grey Dorking, the Brahma Pootra, Hamburghs, Bantams, and Houdans. Also included is a section depicted as 'The Henwife's Later Experiences', that documents the care of chickens specifically.
The Great Divide : travels in the upper Yellowstone in the summer of 1874
This book is a description of the author's travels throughout Yellowstone National Park in the year 1874. There are chapters on geography, animal and plant life, as well as the native Indian population, including their culture, lifestyle, and methods of hunting and trapping food. The geysers of Yellowstone are also described, as well as the climate of the area and the difficulties of making camp. Several maps and illustrations are included throughout this book.
The geological evidences of the antiquity of man : with an outline of glacial and post-tertiary geology and remarks on the origin of species, with special reference to man's first appearance on the earth
This book is a description of prehistoric man, as well as a discussion of Darwin's 'Origin of Species'. The glacial period is examined in detail, along with its relevance to whether or not man was pre-glacial or post-glacial. Several sections deal with studying fossilised remains of early humans, early artworks in Danish peat moss, and the earliest signs of man's existence in Europe.
The garden of caresses
The poems included in 'The Garden of Caresses' were written in Spain in the tenth century. This is an English translation by Christopher Sandford of the 1911 French version by Franz Toussaint. Each section of this book contains several poems, translated into English from Arabic. The poems deal with topics such as love, happiness, jealousy, and nature, and are divided into five parts.
The gamesters law : wherein is treated, of unlawful games. What considerations are good to ground an assumpsit for money won upon wagers and bets. ... Of the power of justices by the common and statute-law, in punishing offenders, and searching gaming houses. To which is added, an abstract of an act passed in the ninth year of Q. Anne ...
This text deals with illegal gambling and betting in Britain during the early 18th century. Chapters discuss unlawful gaming, fines and levies placed against the participants in illegal betting, actions against deceit at cards and cheating while gaming, and the power of the justices to enter any house suspected of providing illegal games.
This magazine is a collection of information regarding poultry and gamecocks. Several sections include advertisements for local 'Gameclubs' where poultry enthusiasts could show their different breeds or engage in cockfighting. Instructions on constructing housing for poultry are included, as well as descriptions of medicine for curing farmyard diseases. A number of illustrations and advertisements are included throughout.
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