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Atlantic Canada Non-Fiction for the Holidays 2014

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In the Company of Animals

In the Company of Animals

Stories of Extraordinary Encounters
edited by Pam Chamberlain
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : canadian

Animals fascinate us humans, and we relate to them in a variety of ways. Whether we view them as companions, as workmates, as symbols, as totems, or as food, animals matter to us, and we want to tell their stories. In this collection, 38 writers from across Canada tell thought-provoking stories of extraordinary encounters with animals. From tributes to a favourite cat or dog to tales of a chance encounter with a moose or a cougar, the writers cover a wide range of encounters with a wide variety …

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Out Proud

Out Proud

Stories of Pride, Courage, and Social Justice
edited by Douglas Gosse
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Produced in partnership with Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, Out Proud: Stories of Pride, Courage, and Social Justice is the second in a series of essay anthologies designed to give attention to issues that are sometimes ignored in the mainstream media—and a voice to those most closely affected by them. Expertly edited by sociologist Dr. Douglas Gosse, Out Proud features more than fifty short essays on the experience of LGBTTIQQ2SA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgendered, Intersex …

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Bricoleur & His Sentences, The

Bricoleur & His Sentences, The

edition:Paperback

The Bricoleur and His Sentences is about reading, and about writing and thinking conducted with an ardent scepticism, a muscular dance between yes and but. On its way to a lively discussion of literary rhetoric and a gathering of sentences illustrating same, this book formulates a bricoleur's poetics founded in Stan Dragland's personal experience, both literary and otherwise, and does so in the beloved company of other bricoleurs/bricoleuses--writers like Walter Benjamin, Margaret Avison, Michae …

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Double Pregnant

Double Pregnant

Two Lesbians Make a Family
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : gay studies

Girl meets girl. Girl marries girl. They want to have babies … but they need a little help.

Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner’s light-hearted, poignant and informative true story of two lesbians who want to have children. For a variety of reasons, one being that Natalie’s wife is a woman of colour who was adopted into a white family, the couple decides not to take the anonymous sperm clinic route. Natalie and Viviën want their children to have some connection to their donor if poss …

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In Pursuit of Justice

In Pursuit of Justice

Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op and the Fair Trade Movement
edition:Paperback

This is the story of Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op, Canada’s first fair trade coffee roaster. This book describes its successes and its failures and details how a small group of people — "just us" — worked against adversity and defied many of the norms associated with building a business. In this fascinating tale, general readers, business owners and community activists will find hope and the courage to forge new paths, build new organizations and shape a new society. This story is also a …

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Day Trips from Halifax

Day Trips from Halifax

edition:Paperback

A densely packed guide to Nova Scotia's most raucous adventures, inspiring landscapes, and amazing history, this book ensures that visitors to and residents of the region never have a boring weekend again. From tidal-bore rafting on the Shubenacadie River or strolling among lions at the Oaklawn Zoo to searching for ancient fossils on Joggins Beach, Day Trips from Halifax is filled with all you need to know about hidden beaches, unexpected hiking trails and much, much more.

ULTIMATE GUIDE
"Thi …

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Harperism

Harperism

How Stephen Harper and his think tank colleagues have transformed Canada
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Margaret Thatcher transformed British political life forever. So did Ronald Reagan in the United States. Now Canada has experienced a similar, dramatic shift to a new kind of politics, which author Donald Gutstein terms Harperism. Among its key tenets:

  • A weakened labour movement--and preferably the disappearance of unions--will contribute to Canada's economic prosperity
  • Cutting back government scientific research and data collection will improve public policy-making
  • Eliminating First Natio …
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