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In Nebooktook, Mike Parker once again pays homage to our wilderness heritage and those who, in days gone by, revelled in a life in the woods. In today's world, primitive wilderness places are more "visionary" than "actual. " The call of the loon is being drowned…

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Born and raised in Bear River, Nova Scotia, Mike Parker has been called Nova Scotia's Storyteller, a reference to the diversity of themes covered in his many books of popular history. The best-selling author has been researching and writing about his native…

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Hunting, fishing and woodsmanship are inscribed in North American culture. Once the survival skills of the Mi'kmaq people, they became recreational pastimes for British officers arriving in Nova Scotia in the nineteenth century. The native people became…

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Gold Rush Ghost Towns of Nova Scotia tells the fascinating stories of abandoned communities, not haunted buildings and paranormal encounters, although the occasional resident spirit does make an appearance. Ghost towns generally begin as industry-based…

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There is an aura that cloaks islands in mystique and stirs the imagination. Nova Scotia would be an island if not for a narrow isthmus linking Canada's second smallest province to New Brunswick. The ocean waters surrounding Nova Scotia have proportionally more…

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Stonehenge stands as an enduring link to our prehistoric ancestors, yet the secrets it has guarded for thousands of years have long eluded us. Until now, the millions of enthusiasts who flock to the iconic site have made do with mere speculation-about…

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Unspoiled woods and waters, abundant game and legendary guides were the cornerstones upon which early tourism was built in Nova Scotia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many entertaining and informative accounts were written by visiting…

Historic Dartmouth

by Mike Parker

|January 10, 1998

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Mike Parker was born in Digby County and grew up with the guiding and lumbering traditions of southwestern Nova Scotia. Early in his career, Mike acquired a keen interest in the stories and the lore of the woodsman and the wilderness. The author of numerous books…

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Our knowledge about Stonehenge has changed dramatically as a result of the Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009), led by Mike Parker Pearson, and included not only Stonehenge itself but also the nearby great henge enclosure of Durrington Walls. This book is…

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The story of Britain's road development—graphically and beautifully illustrated on our maps—is also the story of its political, economic, and social history. And the car, more than any other single factor, has shaped our landscape and changed our…

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Mike Parker, bestselling author of Map Addict, offers a very full, intelligent and witty exploration into a glorious and passionate British subject - footpaths and the history of land ownership. Mike discovers how these paths have become part of our cultural…

Map Addict

by Mike Parker

|September 17, 2009

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'My name is Mike and I am a map addict. There, it's said…' Maps not only show the world, they help it turn. On an average day, we will consult some form of map approximately a dozen times, often without even noticing: checking the A-Z, the road atlas or the Sat…