Centennial Conference of the Canadian Hydrographic Service
Author: Canadian Hydrographers' Association, Canadian Hydrographic Service
Publisher: Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans, Scientific Information and Publications Branch = Gouvernement du Canada, Pêches et océans, Direction de l'information et des publications scientifiques
Jacques Cartier's voyages of 1534, 1535, and 1541constitute the first record of European impressions of the St Lawrence region of northeastern North American and its peoples. The Voyages are rich in details about almost every aspect of the region's environment and the people who inhabited it. As Ramsay Cook points out in his introduction, Cartier was more than an explorer; he was also Canada's first ethnographer. His accounts provide a wealth of information about the native people of the region and their relations with each other. Indirectly, he also reveals much about himself and about sixteenth-century European attitudes and beliefs. These memoirs recount not only the French experience with the Iroquois, but alo the Iroquois' discovery of the French. In addition to Cartier's Voyages, a slightly amended version of H.P. Biggar's 1924 text, the volume includes a series of letters relating to Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval, who was in command of cartier on the last voyage. Many of these letters appear for the first time in English. Ramsay Cook's introduction, 'Donnacona Discovers Europe,' rereads the documents in the light of recent scholarship as well as from contemporary perspectives in order to understand better the viewpoints of Cartier and the native people with whom he came into contact.
Author: Andrew Gillespie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Featuring top practitioners from organizations including Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Simon-Kucher & Partners and Mission Burrito, Business Economics offers students real insight into how economics is used in business and why it is relevant to their future careers. Renowned for its engaging style and clarity of explanation, students are carefully guided through economic concepts and models, with stimulating examples and questions to reinforce learning and test understanding. Video walkthroughs help explain more difficult economic concepts and give readers the opportunity to go back over what they have learnt. Packed full of engaging and topical cases which students can easily relate to, the author considers economics in the context of business and management, equipping students with the tools necessary to apply economics to business issues and decisions. New to this edition New insights from top business practitioners explaining how economics is used in their day to day work Increased coverage of macro economics and game theory Updated coverage of the financial crisis, integrated throughout the chapters Tips from business practitioners on the essential skills and attributes required in the workplace Fully updated examples and cases to illustrate economics in business
Author: Jacques Poulin, Sheila Fischman
A 2005 Canada Reads Selection In this classic road novel, Jacques Poulin tells the story of a man in search of his brother. The geographical journey — through Detroit, into Chicago, on to St. Louis, along the Oregon Trail and into California — becomes a metaphor for the exploration of the history of the French in North America.
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Environmental issues and human impacts on this ecosystem, organized according to its physics, biology, fisheries and chemistry.
Les impressions des premiers explorateurs sont les plus spontanées et les plus fraîches : là est l'originalité de ce livre. Depuis le XIIIe siècle avec les missionnaires européens et Marco Polo en Asie jusqu'au tour du monde de Magellan au XVIe siècle, les explorateurs, devant leurs découvertes, s'étonnent et admirent : immensité des continents et des océans, démesure des phénomènes naturels, étonnante verdeur des Tropiques, dureté climatique des hautes latitudes. Le décalage culturel des populations suscite soit crainte, soit sympathie : le " bon sauvage " est déjà là, mais l'altérité n'est pas à sens unique et, sous la rencontre, on devine, quoique peu explicites, les réactions et les aptitudes des peuples " visités ".