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By Karen Bakker. 2007
As the sustainability of our natural resources is increasingly questioned, Canadians remain stubbornly convinced of the unassailability of our water.… The country's top water experts were assembled to discuss our most pressing issues, from a broad range of perspectives. Arguing that weak governance is at the heart of the problem, key failings are identified and solutions are presented for protecting out most important resource. 2007.
By David T Suzuki. 1998
Suzuki illustrates the continuing need for the preservation of nature through a collection of his newspaper articles and essays. He… covers topics such as the economy, globalization, political shortsightedness, local initiatives and children. He points the way towards a slower way of life that keeps us in tune with the Earth and its riches. 1998.
By Isaac Asimov. 1974
By Harold Andrew Horwood. 1987
Beginning with a natural history of the Annapolis Basin in Nova Scotia and an account of its earliest inhabitants, the… author describes his seasonal observations and uses them to reflect on the natural world and man's place in it. c1987.
By Rebecca Lerner. 2013
Forager-journalist Becky Lerner sets out on a quest to find her inner hunter-gatherer in the city of Portland, Oregon. After… a disheartening week trying to live off wild plants from the streets and parks near her home, she learns the ways of the first people who lived there and, along with a quirky cast of characters, discovers an array of useful wild plants hiding in plain sight. As she harvests them for food, medicine, and just-in-case apocalypse insurance, Lerner delves into anthropology, urban ecology and sustainability, and finds herself looking at Nature in a very different way. 2013.
By Delia Owens, Mark Owens. 1984
Adventurous story of two young American zoologists who come to study the wildlife in Kalahari in 1974 and stay for… seven years. The immediate area, a fossil riverbed, is their home from which they watch lions, hyenas, wild dogs, and antelopes. The Owenses' main purpose is to document how species adapt to the harsh terrain and how the drought affects ecosystems. 1984.
By Judith Flanders. 2017
Nearly everything you know about Christmas is wrong. Do you think the proclaimed war on Christmas is a recent occurrence?… Do you think Santa is Dutch, or that his red suit was brought to you courtesy of Coca-Cola? Or are you merely dreaming of a Christmas like the one you used to know? You aren't alone: thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, a fourth-century archbishop was already complaining that his flock was spending the day dancing and feasting, not in religious observance. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically reminiscing about the vastly better Christmases in the old days. Some traditions of Christmas are relatively new--who would have thought gift-wrap was a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy's, nor even in the United States? Other elements, however, have been around for a surprisingly long time. The first known gag holiday giftbook, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged--what else?--presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is different things to different people: a religious festival for some, a family celebration for others, or perhaps simply a time of seasonal eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye over the myths, legends, and history that make up the holiday to show us the season as it really is, but rarely how it is understood. 2017. Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- Candlemas -- Lady day -- Midsummer -- Michaelmas -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester.
By Maude Barlow. 2007
Barlow wants nations to define the world's fresh water as a human right rather than a commercial product, as she… notes that a handful of multinational water companies, abetted by World Bank monetary policies and United Nations political timidity, are bidding for the complete commodification of formerly public water resources. Barlow calls for private citizens and nongovernmental organizations to challenge corporate control of water delivery, agitate for equitable access to clean water, and confront the reality that freshwater supplies are dwindling. Sequel to "Blue gold". 2007.
By Jared M Diamond. 2005
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Guns, Germs, and Steel" presents a comparative study of societies that have collapsed from ecological problems.… Studies ancient civilizations including the Maya and the Anasazi as well as modern countries like Haiti and Rwanda and proposes global solutions. Bestseller. 2005.
By Marq De Villiers. 2015
Water is a renewable resource, but what are its limits? Between drawing down our resources of fresh water at ever-increasing… rates and continuing to pollute water that should have been cleaned up decades ago, are we entering upon a global crisis? Is water a human right? Who owns water? Who is responsible for keeping it clean and ensuring it gets to the people who need it most? Is privatization of ownership and supply networks an unmitigated evil? Assesses the state of water on Earth today and looks at the ways its use and abuse encompasses intersections between our daily personal water use, agriculture, energy policy, climate change, national security, and global conflicts. Follow-up to de Villiers' book "Water". 2015.
By Jan Wong. 2017
Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking… in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn't keen on spending excessive time with his mom, he dreamed of becoming a chef. Ultimately, it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. On their journey, Jan and Sam live and cook with locals, seeing how globalization is changing food, families, and cultures. In southeast France, they move in with a family sheltering undocumented migrants. From Bernadette, the housekeeper, they learn classic French family fare such as blanquette de veau. In a hamlet in the heart of Italy's Slow Food country, the locals teach them how to make authentic spaghetti alle vongole and a proper risotto with leeks. In Shanghai, they cook firecracker chicken and scallion pancakes with the nouveaux riches and their migrant maids, who are part of the biggest demographic shift in world history. Along the way, mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting--and occasionally clashing--over their mutual love of cooking. 2017.
By Jean Chatzky, MD, Michael F Roizen. 2017
TODAY Show financial expert Jean Chatzky and the Cleveland Clinic's chief wellness officer Dr. Michael Roizen explain the vital connection… between health and wealth--giving readers all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives. The same principles that allow us to achieve a better body will allow us to do the same for our investment portfolio. For instance, physical and financial stability comes down to the same equation: Inflow versus outflow. Do we burn more calories than we ingest? Likewise, are we making more money than we spend? The authors detail scientific ways to improve our behaviour so that the answers tilt in the readers' favour. 2017.
Epidemiologist discusses his research project on aging and the incidence of Alzheimer's disease in a stable population--nuns. Explains how the… survey is conducted and his involvement with this group of women, many of whom have become personal friends. Examines his discoveries concerning remaining mentally alert. 2001.
By Deepak Chopra. 1993
Contrary to our traditional notions of aging, we can learn to direct the way our bodies metabolize time. The author… combines mindbody medicine with current anti-aging research to show why, and how, the effects of aging are largely preventable. He believes that we can reach our full potential, as well as dramatically reshape the aging process, by intervening at the level where belief becomes biology. 1993.
By George E Vaillant. 2003
For more than five decades Harvard Medical School has studied the basic elements of adult human development, analyzing the health… and happiness of hundreds of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. In ‘Aging Well’, the director of the study draws on the data gathered and reveals why some people turn out to be more resilient than others. His conclusion is that individual lifestyle choices play a greater role than genetics, wealth, race, or other factors in determining how happy people are in later life. With step-by-step advice and revelations of scientific findings, this book is aimed to help people age well. 2003.
By Robert Levine. 2004
The Rolling Stones (now in their 60s) have sung to us for years about "what a drag it is getting… old," but it doesn’t have to be that way. This book points to well-known public figures clearly aging with dignity and vitality; shows steps we can take to age while retaining these qualities in defiance of a society that challenges this quest. Living longer is not enough for most of us; we don’t want to just survive. The quality of our life as we age is most important, and much of that depends on our attitudes and approach. Includes strategies to optimize self-esteem as well as health, including attention to nutrition, exercise, health care, education, mind stimulation, sexuality, social activities, and cosmetics and cosmetic surgery. 2004.
By R. D Lawrence. 1996
R. D. Lawrence recalls some of his most fascinating encounters with the wild as he writes about his more than… forty years as a field biologist. Along with tales of outrunning a herd of bison and saving an orphan bear cub, he writes about unfair hunting practices and how best to learn about nature. 1996.
By Ernest George Schwiebert. 1988
By Robert Hunter. 2002
Is our time on earth running out? Hunter believes that around the year 2030, climate change will be so extreme… as to be irreversible; the burning off of the planet's ozone layer and the melting of the polar ice cap will be impossible to stop. He argues that if we all act now and change our own climate-damaging habits, and every government makes environmental protection its chief concern, then we can still change all this and ensure that our children have a future. 2002.
By Eric H Cline. 2015
" Un réchauffement climatique suivi de sécheresse et de famines, des séismes, des guerres civiles catastrophiques, de gigantesques mouvements de… populations fuyant leurs terres d'origine, des risques systémiques pour les échanges internationaux... Nous ne sommes pas en 2015, mais bien au XIIe siècle avant J.-C. ! Toutes les civilisations de la Méditerranée grecque et orientale (de la Crète à l'Égypte, de Canaan à Babylone, etc.) se sont en effet effondrées presque simultanément, il y a plus de trois mille ans. Des régions entières ont été désertées, des villes détruites et définitivement vidées de leurs habitants. L'Égypte ne sera plus que l'ombre d'elle-même. Comment un ensemble de civilisations florissantes a-t-il pu disparaître aussi brutalement ? Le grand archéologue américain Eric H. Cline mène l'enquête et nous raconte la fin de l'âge du bronze sous la forme d'un drame en quatre actes. Il fait revivre sous nos yeux ces sociétés connectées qui possédaient une langue commune, échangeaient de multiples biens (grains, or, étain et cuivre, etc.), alors que les artistes circulaient d'un royaume à l'autre. Les archives découvertes témoignent de mariages royaux, d'alliances, de guerres et même d'embargos. En somme, une mondialisation avant l'heure, confrontée notamment à des aléas climatiques qui pourraient avoir causé sa perte... Une passionnante plongée dans le passé qui nous oblige à réfléchir. " -- 4e de couv.