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The Great Outdoors: Atlantic Canada

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These books will help you explore the beauty of Atlantic Canada, from the historic resource within our ocean (fish!) to the geology of Newfoundland, hiking trails and even weather lore!
Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia

Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia

9th Edition
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Pack up and get ready to hike the beautiful trails of Nova Scotia. From Yarmouth to the Canso Causeway, this new updated edition of Hiking Trails of Mainland Nova Scotia, a companion to Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, provides illustrated descriptions of the most enjoyable and challenging hikes that mainland Nova Scotia has to offer. Michael Haynes hiked and mapped every trail in 2011 and describes the featured routes — from quiet afternoon excursions to serious multi-day expeditions.

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Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, 2nd Edition

Hiking Trails of Cape Breton, 2nd Edition

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

This revised edition has new and detailed information on 40 new hiking trails on Cape Breton Island, ranging from its very northern tip at Money Point all the way to the Ghost Beach Trail, which begins as soon as you cross the Canso Causeway. This hands-on account of the most enjoyable, challenging, family-oriented, and entertaining hiking trails in Cape Breton have been personally mapped, explored, and conquered by the author and provide accurate, helpful and poignant tips and pointers on how t …

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Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality, 2nd Edition

Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality, 2nd Edition

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Featuring five new trails (three of which lead into Wilderness Protected Areas), newly added trailhead GPS coordinates, cellphone coverage details, hiking tips, and extra sidebar notes on flora, fauna, and historic sites that you'll encounter along the way, the new edition of Trails of Halifax Regional Municipality is the essential guide to hiking in Nova Scotia's most picturesque city. What's more, each trail in the guide is graded to ensure that the route you select best suits your level of hi …

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Here's the Catch

Here's the Catch

The Fish We Harvest from the Northwest Atlantic
edition:Book
tagged : marine life

A spectacular, brilliantly illustrated celebration of 52 fish species that live in the rich waters of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Today, overfishing and a changing ocean environment threaten many fish stocks. Yet despite the many ongoing challenges, the fishery remains central to the economic well being of North America. It is also at the core of cultural identity—from Newfoundland and Labrador to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. Here’s the Catch explores what could be lost or gained from this h …

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Geology of Newfoundland Field Guide

Geology of Newfoundland Field Guide

Touring Through Time at 48 Scenic Sites
edition:Book

A guide to 48 sites of geologic interest on the island of Newfoundland - one of North America's prime destinations for rock enthusiasts. Maps, GPS waypoints, and travel directions make it easy for anyone to visit breathtaking, informative locations both on and off the beaten track. Colour photographs and accompanying descriptions capture the appeal and significance of the rocks at each site.

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Grandma Says

Grandma Says

Weather Lore From Meteorologist Cindy Day
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

GLOBE AND MAIL BESTSELLER

Rain before seven, fine by eleven.
 When chimney smoke descends the fair weather ends.
 When swallows fly high the weather will be dry; when birds fly low expect rain and a blow

  

On Cindy Day's grandmother's farm, the weather wasn't predicted with a computer or official forecast, but by accumulated wisdom and careful observation. Cindy's grandma was a constant prognosticator, making predictions about the weather that more often than not, proved correct!

 

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RAIN BEFORE SEVEN, FINE BY ELEVEN

Grandma was an early riser. In fact I don't think I ever heard an alarm clock go off in her bedroom. She was up with the roosters!

When the day got off to a rainy start, she would tell us that before long, the rain would stop: "Rain before 7, fine by 11". 

 

This is one of those weather sayings that is not always correct but it is often right and it can be explained with a quick look at a weather map.

Some systems are more active at certain times of the day. A cold front is often made more powerful with the benefit of daytime heating, especially if the sun is out. Cold fronts trigger those dramatic late day thunderstorms that we sometimes experience at the end of a hot summer day. A few hours after sunset, a lot of that energy subsides.

                                                                                              A warm front on the other hand has a much more gentle approach. It's a slower moving wide band of moisture that comes in to replace cooler air. Because the warm air is less dense, it slides up and over the colder air; condensation occurs and rain falls behind the front. That process is helped along by the cooling of the air after sunset. The slow moving system can take as long as 12 hours to move through, so if the rain began at sunset, it should be on its way out shortly after sunrise. Once the front passes, the sky clears and the air pressure rises. Temperatures also rise as warm air replaces cold air.                                                                              So if you wake up to the sound of light rain dancing on the roof, don't despair,the day might not be right off after all. Grandma would tell you that there's a good a chance that rain could end before noon with some sun to brighten the rest of your day.

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