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Picture a Tree

Picture a Tree

illustrated by Barbara Reid
edition:Hardcover
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age: 3 to 8
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Picture a tree — what do YOU see?

Picture a tree, from every season, and from every angle. These wondrous beings give shade and shelter. They protect, and bring beauty to, any landscape.

Now look again. Look closer.

A tree's colours both soothe and excite. Its shape can ignite the imagination and conjure a pirate ship, a bear cave, a clubhouse, a fr …

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War Law

War Law

Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict
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In this unique and highly readable book, written for the intelligent layperson, one of the world's leading experts in international law uses historical case studies to examine the basis on which war is waged and how the global legal environment shapes current events.

 

The international rules governing the use of military force are under unprecedente …

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The Patched Heart

The Patched Heart

A Gift of Friendship and Caring
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Reading age: 6 to 8

This is the story of a brave puppy whose delight in life contributes to his own healing. It is a tale of going to the hospital to get well, and also a tale of friendship and its power to heal. It is a longing for community—doctors, nurses, friends and family—all working together to help their patient. This story will touch your heart and bright …

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Other Side of Eden, The

Other Side of Eden, The

Hunters, Farmers and the Shaping of the World
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Part memoir, part adventure story, part intellectual voyage, The Other Side of Eden begins in the High Arctic of the 1970s. This was where Hugh Brody first lived with hunting peoples and where, as he explains, he first encountered a way of being that would transform how he saw the world. In this marvellous new book, Brody's travels take him through …

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Earth's Blanket, The

Earth's Blanket, The

Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living
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Grade: 11

Renowned ethnobotanist Nancy Turner distills in this volume her decades of experience working with First Nations in the Pacific Northwest. The Earth's Blanket explores the wealth of ecological knowledge and the deep personal connection to the land and its history that is encoded in indigenous stories and lifeways, and what they may be able to teach …

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Spotted Owls

Spotted Owls

Shadows in an Old-Growth Forest
by Richard Cannings
by (photographer) Jared Hobbs
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Rare photographs and an engaging text celebrate a ghostly inhabitant of the old-growth forest-a species facing imminent extinction on the Pacific coast.

Roosting on the branch of a Douglas Fir or gliding over the forest floor, the Spotted Owl depends on the varied habitat of the old-growth forest. As these ancient stands are increasingly lost to log …

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Tourism in National Parks and Protected Areas

Tourism in National Parks and Protected Areas

Planning and Management
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This book describes the state of the art tourism planning and management in national parks an protected areas. It also provides guidelines for best practice in tourism operations. Other objectives are to consider the role of local communities within or near these areas, outline the developmentof tourism infrastructure and services, discuss visitor …

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Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation

Marine Mammal Ecology and Conservation

A Handbook of Techniques
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Marine mammals command a high level of public attention, reflected in specific legislation for their protection and management in many countries. They also present particular challenges to ecologists and conservation biologists. They are mostly difficult to observe, they occupy an environment that is vast in its three dimensional extent, there are …

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