A day trip for every weekend of the year to destinations throughout the lower mainland, from Delta to Whistler, Hope to Bowen Island, from an experienced adventurer.Through his popular guidebooks and media appearances, Jack Christie has helped countless Vancouverites and visitors alike appreciate the renowned natural beauty and diverse recreational …
A Doyle Reader is a lively collection of personal memories and commentaries from well-known Newfoundland writer and broadcaster Marjorie Doyle.Musings on growing up in St. John’s and pointed commentary on Newfoundland's Confederation with Canada. Writings on the province's culture, heritage, and music. A travelogue of an English teacher abroad. C …
This charming book records one man's philosophical journey into the little-known culture of Bhutan. The gently meandering text pauses to meditate on the mystery of the ordinary as revealed in the natural world, emerging into wisdom and enlightenment. Gorgeously illustrated with paintings of nearly 100 rarely seen Bhutanese plants.
Join Gordon Cope and his wife, Linda, as they discover the enchanting customs, cuisine and inhabitants of Henley-upon-Thames, the most eccentric 12th-century village in the United Kingdom, where the internationally renowned Royal Regatta reigns supreme, a young George Orwell spent his formative years and one-time Beatle George Harrison lived from t …
Dubbed the undisputed “Indiana Jones of food science,” Professor Massimo Marcone ventures into the bizarre world of food delicacies with this follow-up to his much lauded previous book, In Bad Taste. Part travelogue, part scientific journal, Pass the Food goes where no other book has gone before. Dr. Marcone describes his journeys into remote r …
In this collection of poetry by Glen Sorestad, a once-comfortable world takes on a startling and dreamlike quality when removed from the usual surroundings of home. These are poems about places encountered, from the oil donkeys rocking by the runway in Calgary to the fields of France seen through a train window. They are also about people observed …
In a Montreal Bistro
We were all on verbal flights
winging on myths of our own.
She said her pen could fly
(as she served us another drink).
I liked the image, tipped to excess.
I told her only poems could fly,
quoted a colleague of mine as proof.
She doubted my sincerity. And said so.
Her proof employed no artifice.
Just a spring-loaded ballpoint pen.
And when she jammed it on the table
it flew on the wall of the fluorescent sun,
came to rest at my feet --
left me to ponder
the merits of myth-making
in a world that worships technology.
The dogs own Nice. Everywhere
the evidence lies. Dogshit grows
on sidewalks, steets and grass.
The dogs of Nice are impartial,
indiscriminate. At the entrance
of the park a sign warns owners
of penalties against this burst
of flower-turds. The dogs
scorn the sign and consequences,
pretend they do not recognize
the artist's graphic depiction
of "Dog Squatting Over Turd"
The dog Xed out in heavy black
like a victim on a Mafia hit list.
When the dogs assume control
over the rest of the world, will
they address the human problem
with similar signs?
In Paris, Texas, Christ rises above
the final rest of Willet Babcock.
The long-dead rancher is well anchored
for fierce winds. He cares little
about the three of us, drawn here
not for prayers over Babcock's bones,
but to stare, as we do now, up
at this sculpted Christ astride
Babcock's massive headstone
that derricks twenty feet against
the wintry Texas sky, His shoulder
against the cross, flowing robe
to His feet. We are poets all, two
fled south from a frozen country
to follow our Texas colleague here.
to scuff the stoney path to Babcock
though the pebbles we dislodge above
are bootless to his ears as we
assume the perfect vantage point to see
beneath the robe of Jesus -- His left foot,
His cowboy boot. Why shouldn't I believe
that in Texas even He would wear boots?
For the moment we are silent as Babcock,
gathered here around the feet of Christ.
Alaska to Nunavut showcases a diverse array of northern rivers, introducing readers to each rivers unique beauty and highlightsits landscape, flora and fauna. The book uses stunning colour photographs, which portray the rivers as treasure troves of ecological beauty and opportunities for adventure. The rivers are a string of jewels across the top o …