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RMB: New Books for Fall 2014!

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What's that you say? RMB has another unique, wild and diverse selection of books for Fall 2014?! Bring it on!!
Global Chorus

Global Chorus

365 Voices on the Future of the Planet
edited by Todd MacLean
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Global Chorus is a remarkable, illustrated collection of 365 daily meditations around some very large and increasingly crucial themes:

“Do you think that humanity can find a way past the current global environmental and social crises? Will we be able to create the conditions necessary for our own survival as well as that of other species on the planet? What would these conditions look like? In summary, then, and in the plainest of terms, do we have hope, and can we do it?”

The contributors inc …

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The Afterthought

The Afterthought

West Coast Rock Posters and Recollections from the '60s
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

The Afterthought brings back into focus the psychedelic sixties in all of their purple-haze glory, as seen through the eyes of legendary west coast music promoter and entrepreneur Jerry Kruz. Using the historical posters as a timeline, Kruz’s recollections are a celebration of the resiliency of Woodstock-era arts and culture and foundational musical acts like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Steve Miller, The Collectors (Chilliwack), Tom Northcott Trio, Country Joe & the Fish and many more.

Com …

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Bad Judgment

Bad Judgment

The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Judge John Reilly, now retired, was the youngest judge ever appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta. For most of his 33 years on the bench he was the circuit judge for the Stoney Indian Reserve at Morley, Alberta.

During his career he became interested in aboriginal justice and saw the failure of the “white” legal system to do justice for aboriginal people, the harm caused to them by Canadian colonialism, and the failure of all levels of government, including tribal government, to allevi …

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Buried

Buried

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

On January 20, 2003, at 10:45 a.m., a massive avalanche released from Tumbledown Mountain in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia. Tonnes of snow carried 13 members of two guided backcountry skiing groups down the 37-degree incline of a run called La Traviata and buried them. After a frantic hour of digging by remaining group members, an unthinkable outcome became reality. Seven people were dead.

The tragedy made international news, splashing photos of the seven dead Canadian and US skiers on te …

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Frostbike

Frostbike

The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappear into basements and garages when the warm months end, parked there by owners fearful of the cold, snow and ice that winter brings. But does it have to be that way?

Canadian writer and journalist Tom Babin started questioning this dogma after being stuck in winter commuter traffic one dreary and cold D …

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged :

A Jean Little Classic

When Lucy's family moves to a new town just before school begins, Lucy is lonely and worried about whether she'll make new friends. Then she meets a little dog that is friendly and may—or may not—be a stray. Her parents let her keep him until they find the owner, but Lucy, who calls him Trouble, begins to hope the owner is never found.

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Salmon

Salmon

edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged : seafood, canadian

Salmon is delicious, and an extremely beneficial food from a health standpoint. It is perfect for creating hearty soups, impressive meals for guests or light summer snacks. The recipes in this book have been provided by some of Canada's top chefs, and have all been tested and adapted for the home cook.

Salmon features tasty recipes for every season using great Canadian ingredients. Some highlights include Salmon Bisque (The Normaway Inn, Margaree Valley, NS), Roasted Spring Salmon with Rhubarb C …

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The Columbia River Treaty

The Columbia River Treaty

A Primer
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer is a vital work that clearly explains the nature of this complex water agreement between Canada and the United States and how its impending update will impact communities, landscapes, industry and water supplies between the two countries for many years to come.

The Columbia River Treaty ratification in 1964 created the largest hydropower project in North America, with additional emphasis on flood protection for the USA. As the Treaty approaches its 60th anniver …

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