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By Laura Trethewey. 2020
The vulnerable visage of the crown jewel of planet Earth.An exploration of the earth's last wild frontier, filled with high-stakes… stories of people and places facing an uncertain future.On a life raft in the Mediterranean, a teenager from Ghana wonders whether he will reach Europe alive, and whether he will be allowed to stay. In the North Atlantic, a young chef disappears from a cruise ship, leaving a mystery for his friends and family to solve. A water-squatting community battles eviction from a harbour in British Columbia, raising the question of who owns the water.The Imperilled Ocean by Laura Trethewey is a deeply reported work of narrative journalism that follows people as they head out to sea. What they discover holds inspiring and dire implications for the life of the ocean — and for all of us back on land. Battles are fought, fortunes made, lives lost, and the ocean approaches an uncertain future. Behind this human drama, the ocean is growing ever more unstable, threatening to upend life on land.
By Michelle Mulder. 2018
Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, illustrated with many color photographs. Readers will find out what… urban rewilding is and how it can make our lives (and our planet) safer and healthier. Grades 2-4. 2018.
By Etta Kaner. 2018
Do polar bears build homes to keep warm? Do penguins snuggle with a friend? Yes! But their homes aren't made… of wood, and penguins don't cuddle on a couch. Instead, these animals -- and many others -- have adapted in amazing ways to survive chilly weather. A light-hearted introduction to animal adaptations around the world. Grades K-3. 2018.
By Sampar, Alain M Bergeron, Michel Quintin. 2018
Entre deux séances de bronzage, vous apprendrez que les puces travaillent même lorsqu'elles sont en vacances, et que le Sud… n'est pas la destination privilégiée des vers de terre qui veulent décompresser. Vous le constaterez, il y a matière à rire quand les animaux décident de recharger leurs batteries ! Une compilation de mises en scène rigolotes et instructives. Années 1-3.
By Elise Gravel. 2018
Saviez-vous qu'aucun mille-pattes n'a vraiment mille pattes ? Celui qui en compte le plus en possède 752. Mais avouez que… c'est plus long à dire, un sept-cent-cinquante-deux-pattes ! Dans ce nouveau titre de la populaire série Les petits dégoûtants, vous apprendrez aussi que certains de ces adorables myriapodes peuvent mesurer jusqu'à 38 centimètres ! Dégoûtants, les mille-pattes ? Oui, mais pas seulement, puisque certains d'entre eux sont très utiles pour chasser de la maison d'autres bestioles encore plus dégoûtantes qu'eux ! Années M-2. 2018.
Naturalist and artist Peggy Kochanoff answers these questions and more in this illustrated guide to solving nature mysteries in the… city. From the author of Silver Birch-nominated Be a Nature Detective series comes a new adventure full of fascinating facts and original watercolours. From scuttling cockroaches to waves of starlings to burdock heads on your clothes, Kochanoff takes readers through city streets to show them the amazing nature growing there. Features a glossary, identification page, and further reading. Grades 5-8. 2018.
By Mireille Messier, Caroline Merola. 2018
Une magnifique promenade dans une nature printanière qui nous permet de découvrir les oiseaux qui nous entourent, leurs nids et… leurs oeufs colorés, tous différents. Entre poésie et documentaire, cette petite introduction à l’ornithologie est à savourer entre enfants et parents. Années M-2. 2018.
By Jen Calleja, Dieter Braun. 2018
The mountains that shape our world are as breathtaking and diverse as the beings that inhabit them. From the peaks… of the Himalayas to the dormant volcano of Mauna Kea, discover some of the most striking geographical features of our planet and the powerful natural forces that formed them. Grades 4-7. 2018. Uniform title: Welt der Berge.
By James Gladstone. 2018
What is it about turtles that fascinates us? Is it how they hide inside their patterned shells, their wizened faces,… their slow determination?In Turtle Pond, a child and his parents visit their local public garden throughout the year, observing the turtles as they play, dive, feed, bask, climb, hide and doze. James Gladstone’s lively prose poem reveals the pleasure and curiosity that come from spending time with the turtles. Karen Reczuch’s stunningly beautiful illustrations accurately portray these extraordinary creatures, both in and out of the water, surrounded by lush plants and the changing seasons beyond the greenhouse windows.An author’s note provides more information about turtles, including the Red-eared Slider featured in the book.
By David Richards. 2019
A thrilling, revelatory collection from one of the most provocative and original literary voices in Canada today.David Adams Richards is… one of Canada's greatest writers, his place in the pantheon ensured by seventeen novels of consistent power and vision. He is also the author of four marvelous non-fiction ruminations on religious faith, hockey, hunting and fishing and their roles in his and the nation's identities. His loyal readers may feel they know him well. But they also know that this is a writer who never fails to surprise. This new collection of essays--his first in a quarter-century--is rich with revelations and insights, deepening our appreciation for this major talent and offering a provoking thought on every page. Murder is one of David's great subjects. In his novels, in the Russian classics he loves and in his life, murder has been a shaping force. The title of this volume refers to a suite of essays on the subject: a hitchhiker with whom David strikes up an unnerving philosophical debate; the killers of the Miramichi and their victims; Caligula; the villains of Russian literature; and, forever in David's mind as he examines this grim topic, the self-deception involved in the allure of evil. But in this wide-ranging collection there is much to delight in too: married love; family; travel; the beauty of the natural world; even Wayne Gretzky is invited to the party. David's principled outlook and spirituality inform his thinking thoroughout. And he draws many of his favourite writers into the discussion--from Tolstoy to Dostoevsky, Mary Shelley to Alden Nowlan--revelling in their work, as we do in David's, as sources of ideas, inspiration and sheer literary pleasure. As a considerable bonus, the book also contains at its midpoint a literary debut: a slim but substantial collection of David's poetry.
By Therese Greenwood. 2019
Four years after Therese Greenwood and her husband moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta, their new community was shattered by one… of the worst wildfires in Canadian history. As the flames approached, they had only minutes to pack, narrowly escaping a fire that would rage for weeks, burn more than 85,000 hectares and force 80,000 people to flee.
By Laura Salas. 2020
There is more than one way for animals to prepare for winter. Some, such as mice, foxes, and moose, simply… tolerate the cold. Of course, black bears hibernate, but chipmunks, wood frogs, and garter snakes do too. And then there are the creatures that migrate, including hummingbirds, blue whales, and even earthworms!
By Robin Marty. 2019
This comprehensive manual for understanding and preparing for the looming changes to reproductive rights law explains how to get the… healthcare you need-by any means necessary. Activist and writer Robin Marty guides listeners through various worst-case scenarios of a post-Roe America and offers ways to fight back, including how to acquire financial support, how to use existing networks and create new ones, and how to, when required, work outside existing legal systems. She details how to plan for your own emergencies, how to start organizing now, what to know about self-managed abortion care with pills and/or herbs, and how to avoid surveillance. The only guidebook of its kind, Handbook for a Post-Roe America includes an extensive, detailed resource guide for all pregnant people (whether cis, trans, or non-binary), listing clinics, action groups, abortion funds, and practical support groups in each state so that, wherever you live, you can get involved. With a newly right-wing Supreme Court and a Republican Senate, Roe is under threat. Robin Marty observes that When we say abortion will be illegal in half the states in the nation, we are no longer talking about some hypothetical future-we are talking about just years down the road. We have to act now to secure what access remains, shore up the networks supporting those who need care, and decide what risks we are willing to take to ensure that any person who wants a termination can still end that pregnancy-with or without the government's permission. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to retrieve downloadable PDF: http://chilp.it/050f4f8
This is the one guide that anyone who writes-whether student, business person, or professional writer-should keep with them whenever they… begin to write. Filled with professional tips and a wealth of instructive examples and prompts, this valuable, easy-to-use handbook can help solve any and all writing problems
By John McPhee. 2018
An "album quilt," an artful assortment of nonfiction writings by John McPhee that have not previously appeared in any book.… The Patch is the seventh collection of essays by the nonfiction master, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, "The Sporting Scene," consists of pieces on fishing, football, golf, and lacrosse-from fly casting for chain pickerel in fall in New Hampshire to walking the links land of St. Andrews at an Open Championship. Part 2, called "An Album Quilt," is a montage of fragments of varying length from pieces done across the years that have never appeared in book form-occasional pieces, memorial pieces, reflections, reminiscences, and short items in various magazines including The New Yorker. They range from a visit to the Hershey chocolate factory to encounters with Oscar Hammerstein, Joan Baez, and Mount Denali. Emphatically, the author's purpose was not merely to preserve things but to choose passages that might entertain contemporary readers. Starting with 250,000 words, he gradually threw out seventy-five per cent of them, and randomly assembled the remaining fragments as "An Album Quilt." Among other things, it is a covert memoir.
By Steven R Gundry. 2018
Tout le monde connaît le gluten, une protéine présente dans le blé et responsable d'inflammation. Et si le problème était… ailleurs ? Dans ce livre, Steven Gundry, cardiologue réputé, révèle que le gluten n'est qu'une des protéines allergisantes au sein d'une famille plus large, les lectines. Ces lectines sont des protéines naturellement produites par les végétaux pour se protéger des prédateurs et qui engendrent de nombreux troubles physiologiques, maladies inflammatoires et prise de poids chez l'individu. Elles sont présentes non seulement dans les céréales comme le blé mais aussi dans les aliments considérés comme sains, tels que de nombreux fruits, légumes, noix, haricots, et produits laitiers conventionnels. Steven Gundry expose dans ce livre les faits et études scientifiques qui justifient son approche, la liste complète des aliments riches en lectine et à éviter, les nombreux aliments naturels substitutifs ainsi que de délicieuses recettes sans lectine
By Jane Drake, Ann Love. 2017
Rewilding is an important environmental movement to restore habitats to their natural state in order to support native species and… make room for animals to move freely. In this comprehensive look at rewilding, the authors present examples from around the world where endangered animals have been rehabilitated and returned to their natural habitats. From pandas and peregrine falcons to jaguars and wolves, the story of these animals testifies to the fact that with good management, the extinction of species can be avoided. This book also relates how cities have begun to restore nature by planting everything from tiny rooftop gardens to huge parks on disused land. Written for 9 to 12-year olds, this book serves as a great resource for projects as well as a fascinating book to read or browse.