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2014 Lane Anderson Award Nominees

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The Lane Anderson Award honours the very best science writing in Canada today, both in the adult and young reading categories. Each award will be determined on the relevance of its content to the importance of science in today’s world, and the author’s ability to connect the topic to the interests of the general trade reader.”
Manitoba Butterflies

Manitoba Butterflies

A Field Guide
edition:Paperback

Manitoba Butterflies is one of the most unique and accessible field guides to feature Manitoba's winged ambassador, the butterfly. Novices and experts alike will be engrossed with over 600 full colour photos featuring full colour life-size specimens as well as images of the entire butterfly lifecycle from egg to mature butterfly of over 100 butterfly species found in Manitoba. The combination of scientific fact and anecdotal information make for a thoroughly engaging way to learn about butterfli …

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Oil Man and the Sea, The

Oil Man and the Sea, The

Navigating the Northern Gateway
edition:Paperback

Short-listed for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award and winner of the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction.

With Enbridge Inc.'s Northern Gateway proposal nearing approval, supertankers loaded with two million barrels of bitumen each may soon join herring, humpbacks and salmon on their annual migration through the tumultuous waters off British Columbia's Central Coast -- a place no oil tanker has been before. The contentious project has aroused intense …

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The Peace-Athabasca Delta

The Peace-Athabasca Delta

Portrait of a Dynamic Ecosystem
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
tagged : ecology

"In the delta, water is boss, change is the only constant, and creation and destruction exist side by side." The Peace-Athabasca Delta in northern Alberta is a globally significant wetland that lies within one of the largest unfragmented landscapes in North America. Arguably the world's largest boreal inland delta, it is renowned for its biological productivity and is a central feature of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yet the delta and its indigenous cultures lie downstream of Alberta's bitumen …

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Chitchat

Chitchat

Celebrating the World's Languages
by Jude Isabella
illustrated by Kathy Boake
edition:Hardcover

Award-winning children's science writer Jude Isabella has compiled everything a young reader would ever want to know about language into one accessible, visually stunning book. In lively text, both spoken and written language are explored, including: a basic history of human's use of language; how individuals learn language as babies, and why; how writing systems and alphabets differ; the many sources and uses of slang through the years; how languages evolved in different parts of the world; and …

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Before the World Was Ready

Before the World Was Ready

Stories of Daring Genius in Science
by Claire Eamer
illustrated by Sa Boothroyd
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

Eight fascinating tales of scientists and inventors ahead of their time. 

Earth revolves around the sun. Washing hands helps stop the spread of disease. Poisons in the environment affect the entire ecosystem. Today, these ideas are common knowledge but at one time, they were all rejected. As is often the case, it can take years for people to accept a new idea or invention that changes the way they see the world. 

In this thought-provoking book, you’ll find out what happened when people weren’t …

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Pterosaur Trouble

Pterosaur Trouble

illustrated by Daniel Loxton & Jim W.W. Smith
edition:Hardcover

In the popular Tales of Prehistoric Life series, incredibly lifelike, computer-generated images illustrate action-packed stories about dinosaurs and their contemporaries. As this dramatic tale begins, Quetzalcoatlus, a huge pterosaur, is seen flying over a lush landscape looking for a good breakfast. He lands near a river with the hope of finding some tasty fish. However, he is soon surrounded by a pack of Saurornitholestes, who begin furiously biting and pecking at the pterosaur. Though the two …

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