Nova Scotia Shaped by the Sea: A Living History -- New Revised Edition by Lesley ChoyceNova Scotia Shaped by the Sea: A Living History -- New Revised Edition by Lesley Choyce

Nova Scotia Shaped by the Sea: A Living History -- New Revised Edition

byLesley Choyce

Paperback | October 11, 2007

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The history of Nova Scotia is an amazing story of a land and people shaped by the waves, the tides, the wind and the wonder of the North Atlantic. Lesley Choyce weaves the legacy of this unique coastal province, piecing together the stories written in the rocks, the wrecks and the record books of human glory and error. In this true-life adventure, he provides a down-to-earth journey through the natural and man-made history that is both refreshing and revealing. The story begins after the retreat of the glaciers when the first people arrived, and over thousands of years evolved the highly civilized Mi'kmaq culture. The arrival of the Europeans disrupted their life, unleashing tumultuous conflicts that would last centuries. Then came the power struggle between France and England, which was fought at sea as well as on land. As England emerged the victor, the Acadians were driven from the land they loved. Once the wars subsided, the pirates and privateers still plundered the seas, but the honest sailors and shipbuilders of Nova Scotia led the province into a flourishing world trade. During the First World War, Nova Scotia was again thrust into military action, resulting in one of the most devastating explosions ever to rip through a city. Decades later, Halifax was torn apart again, this time by military riots. Here in the new century, it is clear that the way of life along this coast is changing. But while the wealth of the sea has been plundered by human greed, the dreams of life in harmony with the fierce yet beautiful North Atlantic live on, even as the coastline continues to be carved away by the restless surge of the waves
Lesley Choyce was born in New Jersey in 1951 and moved to Canada in 1978. Choyce teaches part-time at Dalhousie University, runs Pottersfield Press and has written 40 adult and young adult books. Choyce also hosts a nationally syndicated TV talk show in Halifax. His recent novel, The Republic of Nothing is currently being developed as ...
Title:Nova Scotia Shaped by the Sea: A Living History -- New Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:6 × 9 × 0.88 inPublished:October 11, 2007Publisher:POTTERSFIELD PRESSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1895900948

ISBN - 13:9781895900941


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Informative I find that the book has tons of information and is very well researched. The one thing I might have added would be maps of the areas being discussed. I come from Western Canada and don't know the Eastern Canadian geography all that well, so maps would be very helpful to the reader in being able to envision the locations.
Date published: 2008-04-06