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The Secret Marathon

The Secret Marathon

Empowering Women and Girls in Afghanistan through Sport
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Martin Parnell's third book highlighting the power of sport to change lives takes the reader on an inspirational journey into Afghanistan, a country known for political chaos and female oppression.

“The children were stoning us, the people said bad words like ’prostitutes, why don’t you stay at home? You are destroying Islam.’” —Zainab, Afghanistan's first female marathon runner

In 2016, Martin Parnell went on a journey that many believed was madness: running a marathon in Afghanistan …

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Northern Light

Northern Light

The Arctic and Subarctic Photography of Dave Brosha
photographs by Dave Brosha
contributions by Martin Hartley & Paul Zizka
edition:Hardcover

Featuring remarkable landscapes and powerful portraits, Dave Brosha’s first book of photography transports the viewer to stunning Arctic and Subarctic locations.

“Epic, awesome shots …” —Martin Hartley, National Geographic contributing photographer

“Amazing shots …” —Phil Plait, “Bad Astronomy” from Discover magazine

“One of the most celebrated creative photographers in the world …” —Nikon

“Critically acclaimed … spectacular photos …” —The Globe and Mail

Dave B …

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Searching for Mary Schäffer

Searching for Mary Schäffer

Women Wilderness Photography
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia, well known for her travels in the Canadian Rockies and Japan at the turn of the twentieth century. In Searching for Mary Schäffer, Colleen Skidmore takes up Schäffer’s own resonant themes—women and wilderness, travel and science—to ask new questions, tell new stories, and reassess the persona of Mary Schäffer imagined in more recent times. Public and private archival collections in the United S …

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Apples, etc.

Apples, etc.

An Artist's Memoir
edition:Paperback

Gathie Falk is one of Canada’s most heralded visual artists: she has won the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize; she has been honoured with the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada; and her work is featured in major galleries across the country. From performance works involving eggs and bird feathers, to paintings of flower beds and night skies, to celebrated sculptures o …

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Beau Dick

Beau Dick

Revolutionary Spirit
edition:Hardcover

A stunning tribute to the art and life of one of the greatest Indigenous carvers of the last fifty years

Born in 1955 on Village Island, Kingcome Inlet, British Columbia, Beau Dick was a Kwakwaka—wakw artist, activist and teacher. He lived and worked in Alert Bay. Although foremost an artist, Dick was actively engaged in all aspects of Kwakwaka'wakw culture: studying and revivifying the traditions of carving, dancing, and storytelling. From the age of fourteen Dick trained with his grandfather …

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My Conversations With Canadians

My Conversations With Canadians

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

My Conversations With Canadians is the book that "Canada150" needs.

Harkening back to her first book tour at the age of 26 (for the autobiographical novel Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel), and touching down upon a multitude of experiences she's had as a Canadian, a First Nations leader, a woman and mother and grandmother over the course of her life, Lee Maracle's My Conversations with Canadians presents a tour de force exploration into the writer's own history and a re-imagining of the future of our nati …

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