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RMB - SPRING 2012

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RMB took it somewhat easy for Spring 2012 and published a modest selection of six books for spring and summer in western Canada. If you are looking to hike, cowboy-up, stay safe or stop and smell the flowers then this list is for you. Enjoy these new titles, along with some best-selling back-list.
A Delicate Art

A Delicate Art

Artists, Wildflowers and Native Plants of the West
edition:Hardcover

A Delicate Art highlights the paintings and photography of six artists in Alberta who with passion and long moments of observation have made an inspired contribution to wildflower art. Covering a period of one hundred years to the present, the story behind these creators Mary Schäffer Warren, Mary Vaux Walcott, William Copeland McCalla, Annora Brown, Robert Sinclair and Carole Harmon is also told.

 

A blend of biography, botanical and regional art history and commentary by the artists themselves …

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The Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede

A Collection of Vintage Postcards
compiled by Ken Tingley
edition:Hardcover

By 1912 the large-scale cowboy ranches of the Old West had been disappearing for years and the Calgary Stampede — along with other exhibitions, like Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show — was set-up to commemorate a fading way of life for younger generations and for those who still remembered the mythic era. The Canadian Northwest shared in that grand tradition, and the time was right for a great Canadian cowboy showcase.

 

After a century of international acclaim, the western dream continues and t …

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Cowboy Wild

Cowboy Wild

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Love it or hate it, the Calgary Stampede is a place where myth, history and spectacle collide. 100 years after an American vaudeville cowboy first dreamed it up, the Stampede remains an unrivalled homage to the West.

 

Cowboy Wild was more than a decade in the making. Photographer David Campion roamed the world’s biggest Wild West show and brought back a collection of images that speak to our fascination with the cowboy. With wry humour, these photographs pull back the curtain and probe the cont …

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Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - 4th Edition

Gillean Daffern's Kananaskis Country Trail Guide - 4th Edition

Volume 4: Sheep—Gorge Creek—North Fork

With over 100,000 copies of the previous editions sold, Gillean Daffern’s bestselling hiking guides to Kananaskis Country have been completely reformatted, revised and updated. As the pre-eminent expert on the area, the author continues to offer something for every level of foot-traveller, be they novice or experienced hikers, scramblers or backpackers. Gillean’s clear and detailed text, enhanced with colour photos and maps, enables everyone to navigate safely through this complex and beauti …

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Outdoor Safety & Survival

Outdoor Safety & Survival

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Prince George-based outdoors expert, Mike Nash, shares what he has learned about outdoor safety and survival during more than thirty years of year-round treks into the rugged backcountry of western Canada. This dynamic and up-to-date handbook discusses ways to prepare for and deal with any number of critical situations that may arise in remote and mountainous terrain and is packed with information on:

  • general safety principles
  • what to take with you
  • finding your way
  • coping with year-round we …
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The Glittering Mountains of Canada

The Glittering Mountains of Canada

A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook

"This then is a book of mountaineering, not presenting the Canadian Rockies in their entirety — no single volume will ever do that — but including many of the finest things. It is also a book of mountain travel, under conditions such as perhaps the European traveller experienced in the Alps during the Eighteenth Century. Finally, it is a book of mountain history; for here is Geography in the making, and with a tradition behind it — a story that has never been properly gathered together, an …

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The Glittering Mountains of Canada

The Glittering Mountains of Canada

A Record of Exploration and Pioneer Ascents in the Canadian Rockies, 1914-1924
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

"This then is a book of mountaineering, not presenting the Canadian Rockies in their entirety — no single volume will ever do that — but including many of the finest things. It is also a book of mountain travel, under conditions such as perhaps the European traveller experienced in the Alps during the Eighteenth Century. Finally, it is a book of mountain history; for here is Geography in the making, and with a tradition behind it — a story that has never been properly gathered together, an …

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