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There is nothing tame about Canadian books.
Wildness Rushing In

Wildness Rushing In

edition:Paperback

In this amazing first collection of poetry, Habsbawn-Smith displays a skill and passion for capturing and creating experience through language. Here is a new, and original voice that sparks with intelligence in its full-tilt explorations of nature, solitude, joy, loss and love. At once sensory, contemplative, compassionate and packed full of startling insights, Wildness Rushing In is an exciting and accomplished poetic debut. "It will come as no surprise to readers of wildness rushing in that de …

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The Deerholme Foraging Book

The Deerholme Foraging Book

Wild Foods from the Pacific Northwest
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

The Deerholme Foraging Book is an exploration of the wild foods found in the Pacific Northwest. It is written by award-winning chef and author Bill Jones and features local mushrooms, edible plants, sea vegetables, and shellfish. The book is the product of twenty years of research and professional cooking with foraged foods. It serves as an introduction to the world of wild food and contains identification and sourcing information, harvesting and preparation tips, and more than one hundred delic …

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Wild Blue

Wild Blue

A Natural History of the World's Largest Animal
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

The blue whale is the largest creature that has ever lived—far heavier than even the most burly dinosaur. A big female can outweigh every player in the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball combined. Its mouth can gulp more than 50,000 litres of seawater. A newborn can be seven metres long and gain 18,000 kilograms in four months—about four kilos per hour. But the largest of all animals is also one of the least understood.

A hundred years ago, whalers learned just enough to find t …

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Becoming Wild

Becoming Wild

Living the Primitive Life on a West Coast Island
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Nikki van Schyndel is not your typical grizzled survivalist. She is a contemporary, urban young woman who threw off modern comforts to spend nineteen months in a remote rainforest with her housecat and a virtual stranger. Set in the Broughton Archipelago, a maze of isolated islands near northern Vancouver Island, BECOMING WILD is a story of survival in the pristine wilderness of BC. Sometimes predator and sometimes prey, twenty-nine-year-old Nikki and her companion Micah fend off theharshweather …

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Sleeping with Rhinos

Sleeping with Rhinos

Journeys to Wild Places
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : adventure

Escape to extraordinary corners of the globe where wildness is still valued and Mother Nature still has some clout.

Follow travel writers and photographers Robin and Arlene Karpan as they track the legendary big cats of Africa, marvel at the spectacle of Mexico's great monarch migration, and get personal with resplendent white baby harp seals on isolated ice floes. Watch the sun rise over the world's largest sand dunes in the Namibian desert, then venture to the Athabasca Sand Dunes where rivers …

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Cougar, The

Cougar, The

Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous
edition:Hardcover
tagged : big cats

Winner of the Foreword Reviews 2013 Book of the Year Awards.

As cougar attacks on humans become more and more frequent it is essential to understand this fascinating and dangerous predator. Elusive, graceful, powerful. Whether they've seen one in the wild or not, everyone is fascinated by the big cat called cougar, puma, mountain lion and approximately forty other names. But don't let their big size fool you. Olympic class athletes when it comes to jumping, cougars have been observed leaping 5.5 …

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Wild Women

Wild Women

Painters of the Wilderness
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Wild Women is a celebration of the wilderness as seen through the eyes of these three women artists: Joyce Burkholder, Kathy Haycock and Linda Sorensen. The book presents reproductions of each artist's paintings, and photos of the artists at work in the landscape and in their studios. It includes short biographies of each artist, followed by a section of conversations that illuminate and compare their individual approaches and techniques. The foreword and afterword bring the message of the impor …

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North of Familiar

North of Familiar

A Woman's Story of Homesteading and Adventure in the Canadian Wilderness
edition:Paperback

Adventure, family, and the wild — one woman's story of starting a family on the border of BC, the Yukon, and any semblance of human settlement. In 1974, Terry Milos moved to rural northern Canada, to pursue her dream of homesteading. Following the seventies trend of the back-to-landers, she and her partner left the city life for what they imagined would be a simpler existence. Sometimes humorous and often insightful, NORTH OF FAMILIAR is the story of a woman who learned to hunt, fish, and live …

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