- Best Baby Names For Canadians
What are the most popular first names in the NHL? In Quebec? In the far North? There are shelves of baby books out there, but none that takes a uniquely Canadian perspective. The Best Baby Names for Canadians offers an A to Z listing of more than 10,000 girls’ and boys’ names drawn from the comprehensive Collins database of names. Each entry features detailed origins, meanings, short-forms and pronunciations. Then, for true added value and interest, The Best Baby Names for Canadians features fun-to-read lists, resources, trivia and facts on what Canucks arecalling their kids.
• The most popular names in Canada and in each province
• You Say Brianna, I say Tianna: Canadian vs. American names
• Your baby’s name and the stars
• Endangered names and up-and-coming handles
• Nicknames to know about
• Names from the far North, Quebec and other distinctive regions of Canada
• First names first: the names of 1,000 well-known Canadians
• 2 minutes for name-calling: the most popular names of NHL players
• Choosing a name: 25 real-life stories from Canadian parents and children
From Aidan to Zoe, The Best Baby Names for Canadians will become the must-have baby name book for Canadian parents everywhere.
Well-known Cancerians: Actors Dan Aykroyd, Genevieve Bujold and Pamela Anderson, and Supreme Court Justice Rosalie Abella were all born on Canada Day (July 1).
When it comes to naming girls, Canadian parents choose T-names more often than Americans. Taryn, for example, is four times more popular in Canada than in the U.S.
Canadian parents prefer boys’ names with Celtic origins more than Americans do. Liam is five times more popular in Canada than in the United States.
- Route Planning Map Scotland
1:550,000 8.7 miles to 1 inch Single sided full colour map of Scotland. Ideal as a planning aid. MAIN FEATURES * Fully revised for 1999 * Colour classified roads * Attractive layer colouring depicts height * Urban area maps of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle shown at 4 miles to 1 inch INCLUDES * Ferry routes * Information on restricted motorway junctions * Places of tourist interest shown AREA OF COVERAGE Covers the whole of Scotland and extends down into England as far south as Scarborough. WHO THE PRODUCT IS AIMED AT This is an essential route planning map. It shows a wealth of information but maintains its clarity. OTHER PRODUCTS IN THE SERIES * Route Planning Map of Britain * Route Planning Map of Ireland
- BAC POCHE ECONOMIE B
Neuf circuits de randonnees pour decouvrir le Cantal. Edition 2011 : integre l'itineraire Saint-Flour - Egliseneuve-d'Entraigues sur le GR(R) 4.
Avec un diametre d'environ 70 km, le massif cantalien est l'un des plus importants d'Europe. Pics, monts et planezes ont pris la place de l'enorme volcan des origines. Lentement erodee, cette region montagneuse est devenue un immense paturage d'altitude qui se couvre de fleurs au printemps : ancolies, lis, digitales, gentianes.
Plus a l'Est, perchee sur son promontoire de basalte, St-Flour garde au travers de son eveche et se sa cathedrale le souvenir jaloux de sa prosperite passee. Elle est la porte qui permet d'acceder aux sommets aplanis et parsemes de blocs de granit de la Margeride (boucle a parcourir en 6 jours), aux gorges de la Truyere (boucle a parcourir en 5 jours) et au plateau basaltique de la Planeze (boucle a parcourir en 4 jours).
- To End All Wars: A True Story About the Will to Survive and the Courage to Forgive
Now A Major Motion Picture Starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland'Waking from a dream, I suddenly realized where I was: in the Death House-in a prison camp by the River Kwai. I was a prisoner of war, lying among the dead, waiting for the bodies to be carried away so that I might have more room.'When Ernest Gordon was twenty-four he was captured by the Japanese and forced, with other British prisoners, to build the notorious 'Railroad of Death', where nearly 16,000 Prisoners of War gave their life. Faced with the appalling conditions of the prisoners' camp and the brutality of the captors, he survived to become an inspiring example of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.To End All Wars is Ernest Gordon's gripping true story behind both the Academy Award-winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai starring Alec Guinness and the new film To End All Wars directed by David Cunningham.
- THE FROZEN WATER TRADE
The story of the 19th-century ice trade, in which ice from the lakes of New England - valued for its incredible purity - revolutionised domestic life around the world.
In the days before artificial refrigeration, it was thought impossible to transport ice for long distances. But one man, Frederic Tudor, was convinced it could be done. This is the story of how, almost single-handedly, and in the face of near-universal mockery, he established a vast industry that would introduce the benefits of fresh ice to large parts of the globe.
Thanks to Tudor, the American fashion for drinks 'on the rocks' spread to tropical areas such as the West Indies and British India. By the 1830s fleets of schooners carried the frozen cargo, packed with sawdust and tarpaulins for insulation, to all corners of the world. The harvesting of the ice from New England's lakes employed thousands of men.
The frozen water trade had a profound influence on the tastes of a large part of the world, but with the development of artificial cooling systems in the first quarter of the 20th century, the huge industry established by Frederic Tudor vanished as if it had never been.