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NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA:  THE NRC, 1916-1966., Eggleston, Wilfrid.  Foreword by W.G. Schneider.
1 Eggleston, Wilfrid. Foreword by W.G. Schneider. NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA: THE NRC, 1916-1966.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1978 0772011818 / 9780772011817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
470 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photoraphs. "Skidding tires. Jet engines. Stars. Improved packaging. Seaweed. Radar. Wheat rust. Atoms. All have been the objects of intensive research by Canadian scientists. We are scarcely aware of the effects of such scientific reseach and planning on our daily lives; yet their impact is incalculable. The National Research Council in Ottawa has been responsible not only for research conducted in its own laboratories, but also in universities and regional laboratories across the country. The history of the Council is enriched by strong personalities such as Dr. Henry Marshall Tory, its first President and early champion of federal research. It chronicles the frustration of bureaucratic haggling, and the battles for improved funding and facilities to carry on important projects. It is the dramatic account of wartime work for more effective weaponry, on gas masks, radar and atomic fission. And it details the equally significant, but less known work on wheat rust, the difficulties of construction in the Canadian environment and wind tunnel experiments to ensure aviation safety." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on front board, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
2 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Brenda M Cook; David T Hawkings, Bridget Howlett, John M Pollock, Terence Lee, Dr. Razzell.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. JUNE 1999. VOL. 26 NO. 6. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1999. 
Paging runs 205 - 244 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Abelard and Heloise - Some notes towards a family tree; Little used sources and new discoveries - 2. Silver Plate Tax and Carriage Tax; Records of nurses and nursing - Resources in London Metropolitan Archieves; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; Presenting the 1901 census; Gipsy genealogy - A study of name changing and other anomalies; Child mortality - A new appeal from Dr Razzell; Correspondence; Notes and news insert; Book reviews; Deaths; Readers' queries; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection; Federation News. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear/wrinkling, t i n y s o i l ing mark on front bottom edge. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE SEEDS:  THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH., Pare, Lucy Griffith.  With Antoine Pare.
3 Pare, Lucy Griffith. With Antoine Pare. THE SEEDS: THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH.
Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides, Quebec L'aRPENT PERDU 1984 0969138717 / 9780969138716 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
353 pp, 10 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) profusely illustrated slice of history giving a first-hand account of Lucy Griffith Pare's 96 years. Beginning in Australia, the story follows the fortunes of the author and her family from the relative comfort of Melbourne to the harsh conditions of the Western Australian Goldfields. As a child of seven in 1895 the author travels by camel train along with her sisters and mother to join her father in the thick of the goldrush. The story traces the growth of a desert camp of tents to the twin cities of Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. Then, just before the First (World) War, the author meets and marries Alphonse Pare, a French Canadian mining engineer, and moves into a new life in Canada. The story continues in Montreal and recounts the growth of their family through the turbulent years of the two wars and the Depression. In the First (World) War Alphonse serves in the cavalry and Lucy awaits him in the British Isles; in the Second (World) War, they are represented by four sons and three sons-in-law in uniform. After the Second (World) War, the author finds herself in the centre of a burgeoning Canadian family that spans four generations and includes nine children, forty-six grandchildren and an ever-increasing number of great-grandchildren." Interior - small hand-written notation in margin of page 135 in black ink and also in red ink in top margin of page 195, small stain at top of pages 132 and 133 - migrates lightly through page. Exterior - small stain on top of text block, small crease at fore-edge of front cover, very light edge wear, two light stains at bottom edge of front cover, two tiny scuffs on front cover, light creases and some wrinkles on spine, a very small stain on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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