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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 game birds of India, Burmah, and Ceylon
These volumes describe the popular game birds in areas of India, Burmah, and Ceylon. Species discussed include the Great Bustard, the Black Breasted Kalij, the Marbled Teal, and the Green-Legged Partridge. Sections include information on the habits, history, migration patterns, and hunting tips specific to each breed of bird. Illustrations are included for each example.
The forts of Chignecto : a study of the eighteenth century conflict between France and Great Britain in Acadia
This book describes the area of Chignecto as well as the British Fort Lawrence and the French Fort Beausejour. Chapters include details on the topography of Chignecto, communications and transport between the forts, the attack on Fort Beausejour, and the British occupation. An appendix is also included that contains copies of journals written by prominent military men during the late 18th century. A number of photographs and illustrations are also included throughout this book.
The fight for Canada : a sketch from the history of the great imperial war
This book documents the many battles that have been fought to create the country of Canada as we now know it, including the Seven Years War, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and several other significant battles. Biographies of Montcalm and Wolfe are included, as well as several portraits of these men. Other chapters deal with the seige and fall of Quebec, the loss of Louisbourg and the corresponding fall of New France, and several other biographies of important men. Several maps illustrate the areas in which many of these battles were fought.
The far north : explorations in the Arctic regions
This book describes the journey of the author from New York to the Arctic and along the Northwest Passage. Chapters describe his departure from New York, problems with food supplies,meeting with the Esquimeaux, the Esquimeaux village, starvation, and eventual escape from the Arctic. The situations faced in this book are an example of the problems an Arctic explorer would have faced in the late 19th century. A number of illustrations are also included.
The Fall of New France, 1755-1760
This book contains information on the fall of New France in North America during the 18th century. Chapters include discussion of the French in Nova Scotia, as well as their settlements around Quebec and Montreal. Several key battles between the English and French forces are discussed, such as the Battle of the Plains of Abraham between General Wolfe's English troops and the French under General Montcalm. Brief biographical information on both of these men is included, as well as portraits. The importance of English troops from New England is also examined.
The English physitian enlarged : with three hundred, sixty and nine medicines, made of English herbs that were not in any impression until this
This is a book of botanical and medical research that seeks to explain the benefits of utilising herbal medicines in England during the 17th century. A list of plants and herbs that were deemed to have medicinal benefits is included within this text, as well as instructions on how to create balms, ointments, and medicines out of these herbs. It also describes making compounds out of the herbs, as well as the best time to gather them. Some examples of herbs described in this book are Sweet Basil, Ladies Mantle, White Saxifrage and Spignel.
The encyclop?ªdia of the poultry yard
This book is an encyclopedia of all the topics a poultry keeper would be required to know. It includes discussion of several different types of fowl, as well as disease, accidents in the farmyard, drinking vessels, killing of poultry, and medicines for any disease. Several illustrations of pens and housing for poultry are included.
The encyclop?ªdia of poultry
The purpose of these volumes is to discuss poultry and provide a reference work on the subject. They include information on each kind of poultry, from the Rose Comb Arconas to the Sumatra Black Rooster. They also contain information on the care of fowl and prevention of accidents or disease. Several illustrations depicting the different types of fowl are included. The second volume discusses the proper killing of fowl, dressing them for market, and several symptoms and treatments of disease. The second volume also contains several illustrations and photographs.
This book represents the author's view of the 'New World', and contains descriptions of his travels throughout Canada. It includes information on the climate of Canada, the local Indian population, life in the back woods, the Quebecois, British influence over the territories, and eventually the Canadian secession from England. The politics of Canada are also discussed in several chapters, along with the author's opinions regarding the slight differences between the Canadian and British political systems.
The economic Mollusca of Acadia
This book discusses the different kinds of mollusks in the Maritime Provinces, as well as their importance to local economies. It includes information on sea snails, mussels, squid, whelks, and periwinkles. The economic value of each of these species is included as well.
The Earl of Stirling's register of royal letters relative to the affairs of Scotland and Nova Scotia from 1615 to 1635
These volumes are a collection of Royal letters having to do with events in Scotland as well as Nova Scotia during the early 17th century. They also contain a brief genealogy of the Stewart and Campbell clans in Scotland, and a list of the members of the Royal Family. The letters included within these books are addressed to a number of recipients, including the Earl of Lauderdale, the Scottish Privy Council, and the Earl of Melrose. Many of these notes deal with financial matters, although several discuss Scottish influence on the Island of Cape Breton, as well as the colony of Nova Scotia.
The ducks of India : their habits, breeding grounds and migrations; together with other useful information for the sportsman and observer
This book deals with different species of ducks, specifically those found in India. Chapters deal with ducks in general, as well as individual species of ducks. Sections include descriptions of duck shooting in India, distinguishing features, snaring ducks, as well as a number of species, such as the Comb Duck, the Spotted-Bill, and the Eastern White-Eyed Pochard. Breeding grounds and migrational paths are also discussed at some length. A number of illustrations are included in this text.
The dovecote and the aviary : being sketches of the natural history of pigeons and other domestic birds in a captive state with hints for their management
This book is a study of domesticated birds, with special attention paid to pigeons. Discussion includes why pigeons are favored over other domesticated birds, records of ancient pigeon fanciers, habits of pigeons to feed their own young, and hints on management of pigeons. Other chapters deal with several other species of fowl, such as the water-hen, the crested turkey, or the kingfisher. Several other types of birds are discussed as well, although most of the information on breeding and grooming centers around pigeons.
The diwan of Zeb-un-Nissa : the first fifty ghazals
'The Diwan of Zeb-un-Nissa' is a poem written by the princess Zeb-un-Nissa in 1659. She wrote the poem so that her Persian style of writing would become respected in the literary world. The poem itself is included in this text, as well as a brief section documenting how Zeb-un-Nissa came to write the poem. A notes section that explains some of the wording used throughout the poem is also included.
The dictionary of the farm
This book is a dictionary of farm terms. It contains entries on subjects such as arable land, barns, dairy, grasslands, and horses, as well as several others. A brief section details the life of the author, and contains information on his life in the Netherlands as well as in England. Several illustrations are included along with each entry in the dictionary.
The crescent and the cross, or, Romance and realities of eastern travel
This book documents the author's voyage throughout the Mediterranean. It discusses aspects of life at sea, as well as the cities and countries which the author visited. Information on areas such as the Nile, Cairo, Alexandria and Algiers are included in the first volume, as well as information on the religion and cultures within these regions. There are discussions on the practices of the Islamic faith, such as religious costumes, religious beliefs, and beliefs revolving around death. Christianity is also discussed, with special consideration to the Christian religion throughout Africa. The second volume deals predominantly with the culture and religions of Greece and Syria, as well as some chapters devoted to the city of Beirut and its history. Several illustrations are included throughout.
The Cosmographi?ª introductio of Martin Waldseem??ller in facsimilie : followed by the Four voyages of Amerigo Vespucci, with their translation into English
This text includes early writings from the 16th century about the discovery of America. It describes the principal theorems of geography, the discovery of the American continent, and includes several early maps of the world. A large section of this book is written in the original Latin with English translations. A number of illustrated maps and charts are included as well.
The conquest of Syria, Persia, and AEgypt, by the Saracens : containing the lives of Abubeker, Omar, and Othman, the immediate successors of Mahomet, giving an account of their most remarkable battles, sieges, &c. particularly those of Aleppo, Antioch, Damascus, Alexandria and Jerusalem; illustrating the religion, rites, customs and manner of living of that warlike people
This book describes the conquest of many areas in the Middle East by the Saracens. Chapters include biographical information on leaders such as Abubeker, Omar, and Othman, including their attitudes towards the Islamic religion and the necessity for Holy War. Historical battles and seiges are discussed, such as the battles at Antioch, Damascus, and Jerusalem. A chronological chart of these historical events is also included. Many chapters also provide information on the history of the Saracens themselves, such as their religious beliefs and culture.
The conquest of Florida under Hernando de Soto
These volumes are historical accounts of the Spanish discovery of Florida under Hernando de Soto in the 16th century. Chapters include information on de Soto's travels throughout Florida, as well as accounts from other Spanish expeditions, such as that of Pamphilo de Navarez and Juan de Anasco. Some of de Soto's personal history is included, as well as a discussion of the Spanish battles with the native populations in Florida and the surrounding area, including the decisive battle of Mauvila.
The conquest of Canada
These volumes deal largely with the fight for control of Canada and the United States by the governments of England and France in the 18th century. Settlements in areas of Canada were created by the French or English, but the populations remained loyal to their homelands. The main regions discussed in these books are New England and Quebec, although there are chapters on other areas, such as Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island. Other chapters include information on the local Indian populations, including battles with the Iroquois in Quebec, and the French treaties with the natives near Louisbourg.
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