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By Deborah Cadbury. 2000
The text tells the story of the bitter feud between Gideon Mantell, who uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry… and became obsessed with the ancient past and Richard Owen, patronised by royalty, the Prime Minister and the aristocracy, who scooped the credit for the discovery of the dinosaurs. Their struggle was to create a new science that would change man's perception of his place in the universe. 2000.
By Adrian J Desmond. 1976
Science historian draws on recent, revolutionary discoveries to present a new picture of dinosaurs and their world. Takes exception to… the long-held myth that these beasts were sluggish, small brained, giant lizards. 1976.
By Wayne Grady. 1993
In 1985, a party of Canadian and Chinese scientists embarked on a five-year treasure hunt in China's Gobi Desert, the… badlands of Alberta and Canada's Arctic. They hoped to answer questions about dinosaur behaviour, migration, and evolution. 1993.
By Wayne Grady. 2000
Wayne Grady, the science editor of Equinox, and Phil Currie, a Canadian palaeontologist, travel to Patagonia, China, and the Alberta… Badlands. Living in tents, experiencing rain, mud, windstorms, disagreements, and the ultimate glimpse of bone, they try to find conclusive evidence in an ongoing debate: did dinosaurs go extinct, or evolve into birds of the modern world? 2000.
By Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeleine Bemelmans. 1985
By Walter Alvarez. 1997
A geologist recalls the first scientific proposals of the theory that a large asteroid or comet had collided with Earth… sixty-five million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Describes the vehement debate that followed, the accumulation of evidence, and the discovery of a crater beneath the Yucatan peninsula that appears to substantiate the impact claim. c1997.
By Lynn Henry, Rita Joe. 1996
Mi'kmaq poet Rita Joe reflects on the tumultuous events of her life. Raised in foster homes and educated in an… Indian residential school, she endured prejudice, sexism, and poverty. She began to write poetry, and soon discovered the voice through which she could reclaim her Aboriginal heritage. 1996.
By Tennessee Williams. 1995
Autobiographical play set in 1940 dealing with Tennessee Williams' first love - a young Canadian draft dodger who was dying… of a brain tumour. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1995, c1981.
By Rita Mae Brown. 1997
Autobiography of the openly lesbian novelist who has co-authored mysteries with her cat, Sneaky Pie. Describes her illegitimate birth, adoption… by relatives, and southern childhood; how she became an advocate for women's rights; and her relationships with tennis star Martina Navratilova and author Fannie Flagg. Some strong language. c1997.
By Roger Lemelin, Victor Lévy Beaulieu. 1991
Le but de ce livre est de parler de soi. Sa règle du jeu est le JE. Le meneur de… ce jeu-je vivifiant est l'écrivain Victor-Levy Beaulieu, qui a atteint dans cet échange le sommet de l'art de son ancien métier de journaliste. 1991.
By Luc Decaunes. 1982
By John Ayre. 1989
Northrop Frye authored three of the most influential books of literary criticism and his revolutionary theories established his international fame.… In this biography, Ayre describes Frye's impoverished childhood and traces the progression of his work. Nominated for the City of Toronto and Trillium Awards.
By Roger Duchêne. 1998
Molière n'a pas laissé de confidences. Pas une lettre, pas un mot. Il a près de quarante ans quand il… commence à faire parler de lui. Sa vie et son oeuvre font scandale. On l'accuse de ruiner la religion, la famille, la morale. Et d'avoir épousé la fille de sa maîtresse, sa propre fille... Qui ne se priverait pas de le cocufier abondamment. Ses ennemis forgent sa légende noire, ses amis une légende dorée. Cette biographie les replace enfin dans leur contexte. En les prenant au sérieux, sans les tenir pour vraies, en les présentant au lecteur pour qu'il puisse juger à son tour. 1998.
By Janet Louise Swoboda Lunn. 2002
Maud Montgomery's life was often long and painful. Lunn brings to life the spirit that was Lucy Maud Montgomery, including… her strict and lonely upbringing, as well as her hard-won successes after years of doubt and rejection. Throughout her life, Maud never stopped writing her journals and stories. For junior high readers. 2002.
By Mark Twain. 1994
Memoir of Twain's career as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River in his youth before the Civil War. Twenty-one… years later he returns for a trip from St. Louis to New Orleans, reminiscing about the changes and the cities he encounters. Includes a history of the river. Originally published in 1883. 1994.
By Yves Coppens. 1999
L'auteur, spécialiste de la paléontologie, a rassemblé ici sa conception de l'histoire de l'homme, une science neuve qui n'en finit… plus de réviser ses éphémères certitudes. Une esquisse d'autobiographie, un portrait de la fameuse Lucy, certes pas la plus vieille femme du monde, mais "le squellette le moins incomplet de la préhistoire."
By Eric Buffetaut. 2003
By Nina Bawden. 1994
Memoir of a novelist. Recounts her childhood evacuation from London in World War II; her years at Oxford, where she… knew Richard Burton and Margaret Thatcher; and her later life. Relates stories of her family, including the struggles of her schizophrenic son, who committed suicide. Junior and senior high readers. 1994.
By George Beahm. 2009
Jam-packed with new and reprinted material, “Bedazzled” serves up a wealth of information about the fastest-selling author of our time… and her mega-franchise that shows no signs of diminishing. Takes the reader on a guided tour of all things “Twilight”, including an in-depth profile of Meyer's personal and professional life, and a look behind the scenes of the two “Twilight” movies. For junior and senior high and older readers. c2009.
After being diagnosed with lupus at twenty-five, O'Connor spent her adult years on her mother's southern dairy farm, writing and… raising peacocks. Many of her short stories deal with racial or religious issues. Senior High. 1994.