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By Heather Anne Pringle. 2001
After covering a conference of mummy experts, science reporter Heather Pringle became so intrigued with mummies that she spent a… year circling the globe, visiting leading scientists in the field. She also investigated preserved Italian saints, Scandinavian mummies in bogs, and frozen Inca princesses. Pringle researched Egyptian embalmers, the past public craze for mummy unwrappings, and the Russians' attempts to preserve Stalin, and along the way learned what mummies have to tell us about ourselves. Winner of the 2002 CNIB Torgi Award. 2001.
By Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker. 1984
Recounts the endurance and determination of two British mountain climbers in making a forty-day ascent up the treacherous west wall… of Changabang Mountain in the Indian Himalayas. Winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize. 1984.
By Claire Martin. 1968
In the second part of her autobiography, the author describes her adolescence and early womanhood in her father's house, one… of gloom and oppressive brutality. The attitudes of the times towards sex and women are bitterly attacked and ridiculed. Sequel to "In an iron glove" (DC00901). 1975, c1968. Uniform title: Dans un gant de fer, v. 2, La joue droite.
By Czeslaw Milosz. 1984
The author contends that the spirit of the 1980s, molded by mass media and political manipulation, is as immoral as… the 1930s when various fanaticisms held sway. Ulro, Blake's mythical realm of spiritual pain, is used as a metaphor. Winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature. 1984. Uniform title: Ziemia Ulro.
By Mary Wallace. 1999
Inuksuks are stone monuments, built by the Inuit people of Canada's arctic. They can show where food is stored, leave… a route to follow, or tell about a good hunting or fishing area. Learn about the different kinds of inuksuks, the people who build them, and the land where they are found. Includes instructions on building your own inuksuk. Grades 3-6. 1999.
By Thomas F Homer-Dixon. 2000
Can we create ideas fast enough to solve the very problems - environmental, social, and technological - we have created?… Homer-Dixon calls the gap between our need for practical and innovative ideas to solve our complex problems and our actual supply of those ideas the "ingenuity gap". He argues that as the gap widens, political disintegration and violent upheaval can result and suggests ways to overcome these real problems before it is too late. Winner of the 2001 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. 2000.
By John Ralston Saul. 1995
Saul, a Canadian essayist and novelist, claims that 20th century ideologies have promoted truisms that undermine the acquisition of knowledge… and reason and the quest for the public good. Instead, managers and technocrats are seen as gods, passive and conformist politics abound, and only salesmanship, style and fashion are seen as meaningful. Saul argues that the average citizen must rise above a smothering bureaucracy and today's mindless devotion to "corporatism" to pursue knowledge and active, publicly interested civic engagement. Winner of the 1996 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction.
By Fernand Dumont. 1968
L'hypothèse fondamentale de l'essai pourrait se ramener à cette proposition: la culture est avant tout un dédoublement de la signification… du monde. L'homme vit à la fois dans deux mondes parallèles, celui du changement, soumis à l'érosion inéluctable du temps et celui de la culture, qui vise à rétablir l'homogénéité sans cesse compromise pour assurer la continuité. À partir de cette hypothèse, Dumont s'intéresse précisément à la façon dont l'homme s'y prend pour construire son lieu. 1971, c1968.
By Andrew Nikiforuk. 2002
Dutch-born Wiebo Ludwig, former leader of a Christian Reformed Church in Goderich, Ontario, and his entourage, which consisted of his… ever-growing family and a few sympathizers, decamped for Alberta in 1985 and bought a place called Trickle Creek - in oil country. What ensued was a long, nasty, and often violent conflict between Ludwig and the oil and gas industry over its legal right to drill on private land, regardless of landowners' concerns over the contamination of air and water by the pollutants that spew out of the wells. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. Winner of the 2002 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. 2002.
By Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska. 1990
Empruntant à l'anthropologie, à la mythologie, à la psychologie, à la sémiologie, à la littérature, à l'histoire, l'auteur évoque des… problèmes fondamentaux: rôle de la femme, organisation de l'univers, fonction des sexes, création littéraire, etc. 1990.
By Lise Noël. 1989
L'intolérance et l'oppression peuvent prendre des visages multiples. On n'avait pas encore tente jusqu'ici de dresser un tableau d'ensemble qui… montre comment s'articulent les rapports dominants/dominés autour des paramètres que sont l'âge, le sexe, la condition physique et mentale, l'appartenance ethnique, la langue ou l'orientation sexuelle. C'est ce que l'on trouve dans ce livre. 1989.