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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 Anne E Neimark. 1980
Traces Father Damien's life, from his birth in 1840 to his death of leprosy in 1889. His accomplishments in the… leper colony on the Hawaiian island of Molokai attracted worldwide attention and generated support for research and treatment of leprosy. For junior and senior high readers. c1980.
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 Perry Garfinkel. 2006
Why does an idea that's 2,500 years old seem more relevant today than ever before? How can the Buddha's teachings… help us solve many of the world's problems? Journalist Perry Garfinkel circumnavigated the globe to discover the heart of Buddhism and the reasons for its growing popularity - and ended up discovering himself in the process. 2006.
By Charles W Colson. 1976
By John A Munro, Margaret Outerbridge. 1990
By Carole C Carlson. 1983
By John Oliphant. 1991
An investigation into the life of legendary cult leader Brother Twelve. Edward Arthur Wilson, otherwise known as Brother Twelve, founded… a messianic cult, the Aquarian Foundation, on Vancouver Island in 1927. Oliphant traces the development of the cult and the repercussions which followed its collapse. c1991.
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 Joni Eareckson Tada. 1986
Over 20 years ago, Joni was in an accident which left her a quadriplegic. She examines why life in Christ… is so important, and how the Holy Spirit brings choices through which people can change. c1986.
By Martin E Marty. 1981
A distinguished Church historian's assessment of what has been happening in the world and church over the last forty years,… amplified by his own personal recollections. He calls for an ecumenical dialogue between faiths and challenges us to be more responsive to God. 1981.
By Karen Armstrong. 2001
A biographical study of the revered religious leader, traditionally thought to have died in India in 483 B.C. Traces the… main events of his life, from his renunciation of family through his quest for enlightenment, as evidenced in his teachings. Examines his philosophy for its message to humanity. Bestseller. 2001.
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 John Charles Pollock. 1981
Biography of 18th century clergyman John Newton, a one-time slave whose life was transformed. According to his journals, he was… "a wretch," a prodigal son, lost and "blind," but was saved by amazing grace to become a great hymn writer, evangelist and author. 1981.
By Albert Schweitzer, Norman Cousins. 1985
Recounts the author's visit to Schweitzer's African jungle hospital in 1959. Also includes the correspondence between Cousins and Schweitzer on… the nuclear arms race, with additional letters from Khrushchev, Kennedy, Nehru and Eisenhower. 1985.