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Books Featured in July 2011

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Here are the new books featured by Canadian Bookshelf during July 2011.
Pirates Of Somalia

Pirates Of Somalia

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
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For centuries, stories of pirates have captured the imagination of people everywhere. But the recent gangs of daring, ragtag pirates off the coast of Somalia, hijacking huge ships owned by international conglomerates, have brought the scourge of piracy into the modern era. The world sees nothing but opportunistic bands of local bandits, but Jay Bahadur, the only Western journalist to venture so deeply into this world, truly sees how it operates.

In The Pirates of Somalia, Bahadur ventures to Punt …

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Roll With It

Roll With It

edition:Paperback
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Roll With It follows the progression of Neddy as she starts to make her own decisions instead of living a life thatâ??s been planned for her. She rejects the sacrifices necessary to succeed as a figure skaterâ??early mornings, a diet of apples and celery, and the pressure to performâ??in favour of the rough and tumble adventures and fiesty camaraderie of the roller derby community. With her father out of the country while she embarks on her first year of university, Neddy is free to consider …

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Barbaric Civilization

Barbaric Civilization

A Critical Sociology of Genocide
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
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From its beginnings in the early twelfth century, the Western civilizing process has involved two interconnected transformations: the monopolization of military force by sovereign states and the cultivation in individuals of habits and dispositions of the kind that we call "civilized." The combined forward movement of these processes channels violent struggles for social dominance into symbolic performances. But even as the civilizing process frees many subjects from the threat of direct physica …

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Florida's Snowbirds

Florida's Snowbirds

Spectacle, Mobility, and Community since 1945
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook

Developing numerous themes, including leisure, state-promoted tourism, citizenship, and business investment, Godefroy Desrosiers-Lauzon considers advertisements, movies, policymakers, and the behaviour of snowbirds in Florida to provide the most thorough study of the vacation state to date. He also looks at the temporary communities of Canadians, Québecois, New Englanders, and Mid- Westerners that develop, showing how they blur the lines that usually divide national and regional identities, and …

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And Me Among Them

And Me Among Them

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Ruth grew too fast.

A young girl over seven feet tall, she struggles to conceal the physical and mental symptoms of her rapid growth, to connect with other children, and to appease her parents, Elspeth, an English seamstress who lost her family to the war, and James, a mailman rethinking his devotion to his wife. Not knowing how to help Ruth, Elspeth and James turn inward, away from one another. As their marriage falters, Ruth finds herself increasingly drawn to Suzy, the dangerous girl next door …

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A Quest for Humanity

A Quest for Humanity

The Good Society in a Global World
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook eBook
tagged : political

In A Quest for Humanity, Menno Boldt presents a persuasive new framework for achieving a human social order in the global age. Boldt explores the concept of ‘the good society’ as a world in which every person can realize their potential for humanity through liberty, social justice, and equal human dignity.

A Quest for Humanity innovatively positions globalization as a deterministic phenomenon of expanding interdependence and shared knowledge — resulting in ever-larger economic and political …

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Little Jane Silver

Little Jane Silver

A Little Jane Silver Adventure
edition:eBook
also available: eBook Paperback

Meet Little Jane Silver, the twelve year-old granddaughter of notorious Treasure Island pirate Long John Silver. Growing up on the Pieces of Eight, the pirate ship of her parents, Captains Bonnie Mary Bright and Long John Silver II, Little Jane is increasingly frustrated with being thrust below decks whenever any real pirating action takes place.

Desperate to be taken seriously as a member of the crew, Little Jane vows to become a real pirate, but every attempt she makes to prove herself onboard …

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Revisiting "Our Forest Home"

Revisiting "Our Forest Home"

The Immigrant Letters of Frances Stewart
edited by Jodi Lee Aoki
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Frances Stewart arrived in Upper Canada from Ireland in 1822 with her husband, three children, and two servants. The family settled in Douro Township on the bank of the Otonabee River in 1823. Spanning three-quarters of a century, her letters represent the immigrant experience of one of the first pioneer women in the Peterborough, Ontario, area. Included are transcripts of the extant collection. They chronicle the three stages of Francess life: the years of her childhood in Ireland to her depart …

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