We are on the edge of North America. Here the Vikings lived, briefly, their only location in this part of the world. This is England's oldest colony and Canada's newest province. With the North Atlantic at our doorstep we are home to Iceberg Alley, one of the best places in the world to view icebergs. We are one of the most spectacular whale watching places in the world . We are home to millions of seabirds, moose and caribou live here too. Because of their particular uniqueness, 55 communities are described in this book; another 94 are mentioned. The isolation and demanding environment of this province have helped produce qualities such as unusual dialects, quick wit, a ready sense of humour, and distinctive music. The variable scenery, including fossils and geology, is stunning, in interest and beauty; but ugly natural and other disasters have occurred here too. It is all part of the Newfoundland Mystique that author Neil Payne captures so well in this interesting, informative and easy to read book.