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How to Breathe Underwater

How to Breathe Underwater

Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change
by Chris Turner
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How to Breathe Underwater

Bittersweet Sands

Bittersweet Sands

Twenty Four Days in Fort McMurray
by Rick Ranson
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Bittersweet Sands

by Rick Ranson
When Green Growth Is Not Enough

When Green Growth Is Not Enough

Climate Change, Ecological Modernization, and Sufficiency
by Anders Hayden
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When Green Growth Is Not Enough

The Joy of Missing Out

The Joy of Missing Out

Finding Balance in a Digital World
by Christina Crook
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The Joy of Missing Out

Home

Home

Chronicle of a North Country Life
by Beth Powning
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Home

by Beth Powning
Meltdown in Tibet

Meltdown in Tibet

China's Reckless Destruction of Ecosystems from the Highlands of Tibet to the Deltas of Asia
by Michael Buckley
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Meltdown in Tibet

by Michael Buckley
Salmon

Salmon

A Scientific Memoir
by Jude Isabella
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Salmon

by Jude Isabella
Comeback, The

Comeback, The

by John Ralston Saul
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Comeback, The

by John Ralston Saul

Drug War Capitalism

by Dawn Paley
Acting for Freedom

Acting for Freedom

Fifty Years of Civil Liberties in Canada
by Marian Botsford Fraser
with Kent Roach & Sukanya Pillay
preface by Joseph Boyden
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Acting for Freedom

by Marian Botsford Fraser
with Kent Roach & Sukanya Pillay
preface by Joseph Boyden
Future and Why We Should Avoid It,The

Future and Why We Should Avoid It,The

Killer Robots, The Apocalypse and Other Topics of Mild Concern
by Scott Feschuk
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Future and Why We Should Avoid It,The

Technology and Sustainability

Acquired Tastes

Acquired Tastes

Why Families Eat the Way They Do
by Josée Johnston; Brenda L. Beagan; Helen Vallianatos; Elaine M. Power; Deborah McPhail & Gwen E. Chapman
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Acquired Tastes

by Josée Johnston; Brenda L. Beagan; Helen Vallianatos; Elaine M. Power; Deborah McPhail & Gwen E. Chapman
The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

The Dalton Camp Lectures in Journalism
by Naomi Klein; Stephanie Nolen; Nahlah Ayed; June Callwood; Sue Gardner; Ken Whyte; Chantal Hebert; Neil Reynolds; Roy MacGregor; David Carr & Joe Schlesinger
edited by Philip Lee
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The Next Big Thing

by Naomi Klein; Stephanie Nolen; Nahlah Ayed; June Callwood; Sue Gardner; Ken Whyte; Chantal Hebert; Neil Reynolds; Roy MacGregor; David Carr & Joe Schlesinger
edited by Philip Lee
Mixed Race Amnesia

Mixed Race Amnesia

Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality
by Minelle Mahtani
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Mixed Race Amnesia

by Minelle Mahtani
Me Myself And Us

Me Myself And Us

The Science of Personality and the Art of Well-Being
by Brian Little
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Me Myself And Us

by Brian Little

An Altar in the Wilderness

Older, Faster, Stronger

Older, Faster, Stronger

What Women Runners Can Teach Us All About Living Younger, Longer
by Margaret Webb
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Older, Faster, Stronger

Mission Invisible

Mission Invisible

Race, Religion, and News at the Dawn of the 9/11 Era
by Ross Perigoe & Mahmoud Eid
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Mission Invisible

by Ross Perigoe & Mahmoud Eid
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CanLit Is Terrifying

[October 30, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Fear not! (Or at least, fear less.) Here is your guide to a most Canadian bookish Halloween.

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Notes From a Children's Librarian: Books About Disguises

[October 28, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

October is the superb month for books about disguise, because of Halloween, of course, and because of how the whole outd …

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Book Cover Tomes of Terror

Books and Ghosts: Tomes of Terror

[October 27, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Books and ghosts: how could we not feature Mark Leslie's new book, Tomes of Terror: Haunted Bookstores and Libraries, on …

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Book Cover Tommy Douglas Extraordinary Canadians

Charlotte Gray: On Medicare, and the Paradox of Tommy Douglas

[October 24, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Tommy Douglas, the longtime premier of Saskatchewan, was the father of medicare. Born almost exactly 110 years ago (Oct …

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Efficiency Expert: Lillian Gilbreth, Larger-Than-Life

[October 23, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Mother of 11 children, Lillian Gilbreth was also a psychologist, a leading efficiency expert, industrial engineer, an au …

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Books About Amazing Pets

Books About Amazing Pets

[October 22, 2014] | By [Kiley Turner]

For some reason there are more books about dogs than cats. Conspiracy?

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Canadian Spacewalkers

Canadian Spacewalkers: Messing Up Your Mind

[October 21, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

In this excerpt from Canadian Spacewalkers, Bob McDonald shares his own experience with simulated spacewalking, and spea …

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Book Cover Bold Scientists

Bold Scientists: Science, and Wonder and Awe

[October 18, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Nature enslaved no longer elicits wonder. Yet Bacon calls wonder 'the seed of knowledge.' Without seed, what can we expe …

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The Interruption: Sean Cranbury Chats With Carrie Snyder

The Interruption: Sean Cranbury Chats With Carrie Snyder

[October 17, 2014] | By [Sean Cranbury]

Sean Cranbury chats with Carrie Snyder, whose novel, Girl Runner, has just been shortlisted for the 2014 Rogers Trust Fi …

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Great Companions

[October 16, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

We've made some great pairings of recent Canadian books of note, creating ideal cross-genre literary companions. 

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