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RMB: The Manifestos

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RMB has created one of the most unique, non-fiction series in Canadian publishing. The books in this collection are literary, critical and cultural studies that are provocative, passionate and populist in nature. The goal is to encourage debate and help facilitate change whenever and wherever possible. Books in this uniquely packaged, hardcover series are limited to a minimum / maximum of 20,000 - 25,000 words. They're enlightening to read and attractive to hold. Perfect to display in your library, bookstore or personal collection.
Becoming Water

Becoming Water

Glaciers in a Warming World
edition:eBook

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Becoming Water takes the reader on a tour of Canada’s glaciers, describing the stories they tell and educating the reader about how glaciers came to be, how they work and what their future holds in our warming world. By visiting Canada’s high and low Arctic, and the mountain West, the reader will learn how varied and complex our glaciers really are, how the …

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Digging the City

Digging the City

An Urban Agriculture Manifesto
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

At the last census in 2006, just over 80 percent of Canada’s population lived in urban centres. How we feed that population and protect its food sources is an enduring subject of debate in food security circles these days. As consumers and citizens, we all need to take a hard look at the deficiencies in Canada’s ability to feed the urban poor; our dependence on imported foods and centralized food processing; our detachment from our food sources; the often problematic solutions to food securi …

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Gift Ecology

Gift Ecology

Reimagining a Sustainable World
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Global sustainability in the 21st century seems to be an elusive goal. There are too many issues, too many problems—and, increasingly, too many people—to make the major changes required in the time various experts tell us we have left before it’s too late.

 

To create a sustainable future, we need to change the game itself. We cannot simply try to solve our problems one at a time. Instead, we need to reimagine sustainability in all its dimensions—social, cultural, environmental and econom …

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Little Black Lies

Little Black Lies

Corporate & Political Spin in the Global War for Oil
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Beginning in 1967 and for just over 30 years, the oil industry toiled in the relative obscurity of Northern Alberta as machines peeled away earth and boreal forest to exhume what has now become one of humanity’s most precious and contentious resources: bitumen. As the years passed, the bitumen mines sprawled, poisonous tailings ponds spread, toxins polluted the environment, cancer reared its head downstream and the price of petroleum soared beyond all expectations.

 

As plans continue to build …

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Ethical Water

Ethical Water

Learning to Value What Matters Most
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Fresh water is essential to both the ever-expanding human population and the ever-threatened natural landscapes that surround us. And yet, society seems to continually ignore the need for a common-sense approach to—and appreciation of—our freshwater resources and our consumption of this remarkable, life-giving substance that now exceeds its future availabil …

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The Incomparable Honeybee and the Economics of Pollination

The Incomparable Honeybee and the Economics of Pollination

Revised & Updated
edition:Hardcover

“Nifty book on honeybees . . . helpful things you can do!” — Margaret Atwood (via Twitter)

 

In this updated bestseller (with new science and data related to North America, the United Kingdom and Australia), Dr. Reese Halter continues with his passionate crusade to save the world’s most important group of flower-visiting animals: the honeybee. Responsible for pollinating over 110 different crop types throughout the world and accounting for a quarter-trillion dollars’ worth of commerce, …

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The Insatiable Bark Beetle

The Insatiable Bark Beetle

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

In our ever-warming world, trillions of indigenous bark beetles are killing billions of mature conifers throughout the forests of western North America and around the world, as they embark on their largest and most destructive feeding frenzy in modern times. In areas where cold temperatures traditionally prevented these insects from thriving, our once-healthy b …

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The Beaver Manifesto

The Beaver Manifesto

edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Beavers are the great comeback story—a keystone species that survived ice ages, major droughts, the fur trade, urbanization and near extinction. Their ability to create and maintain aquatic habitats has endeared them to conservationists, but puts the beavers at odds with urban and industrial expansion. These conflicts reflect a dichotomy within our national identity. We place environment and our concept of wilderness as a key touchstone for promotion and celebration, while devoting significant …

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