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Grammar Matters

Grammar Matters

The Social Significance of How We Use Language
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It is hard to find someone who doesn't have a pet peeve about language. The act of bemoaning the decline of language has become something of a cottage industry. High profile, self-appointed language police worry that new forms of popular media are contributing to sloppiness, imprecision, and a general disregard for the rules of grammar and speech.

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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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Reconciliation

Reconciliation

First Nations Treaty Making in British Columbia
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In the hundred years since British Columbia joined Confederation, Canada has negotiated only one treaty in the province. A decade after signing the Nisga'a treaty, and despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars, the BC Treaty Commission process had not finalized a single treaty. This impassioned book explains why.

The long answer to the questi …

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Heart of a Peacock, The

Heart of a Peacock, The

by Emily Carr
introduction by Rosemary Neering
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A collection of 51 short stories by the legendary writer and painter Emily Carr, arranged in themes such as her experiences with Native people, her adventures with various beloved creatures and her love of nature. Together, they underline Carr's place as a writer with the sharp yet tender eye of an artist, with a deep feeling for the tragedies of l …

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Growing Pains

Growing Pains

The Autobiography of Emily Carr
by Emily Carr
introduction by Robin Laurence
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Completed just before Emily Carr died in 1945, Growing Pains tells the story of her life, beginning with her girlhood in pioneer Victoria and going on to her training as an artist in San Francisco, England and France. She writes about the frustration she felt at the rejection of her art by Canadians, of the years of despair when she stopped paintin …

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Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, The

Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, The

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On September 26, 1580, Francis Drake returned triumphantly to England after an epic three-year voyage, his ship, the Golden Hinde carrying a huge haul of plunder. Long given up for lost, he had passed through the dreaded Strait of Magellan to raid Spanish treasure galleons on the coast of Peru, and then had become the first captain to sail complete …

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Bill Reid and Beyond

Bill Reid and Beyond

Expanding on Modern Native Art
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A fresh perspective from Haida leaders, art and cultural historians, anthropologists and artists on the lasting legacy of the famed Haida artist Bill Reid.

 

Bill Reid's work has long been acknowledged for its astute and eloquent analysis of Haida tradition, and for the paradox of making modern art from the old Haida stories. It expanded the understa …

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Orca Currents Collection with Resource Guide

Orca Currents Collection with Resource Guide

compiled by Orca Various
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age: 10 to 14
Grade: 5 to 9
Reading age: 10 to 14
  • Reading levels from grade 2.0 to 4.5
  • 112-136 pages each
  • Short, high-interest novels for ages 10 to 14
  • Accelerated Reader selections
  • Lexile levels available
  • Free individual teachers' guides online

     

"These short, well-constructed books written by best-selling, award-winning authors are a gold mine for reluctant readers in middle school. Ra …

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