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By Scott Nearing, Helen Nearing. 1989
Describes how in 1932 a married couple left New York City for the backwoods of Vermont in search of a… life of "simplicity, serenity, utility, and harmony." This account of their pioneering venture tells how they built a house, worked a self-sufficient farm, and lived a satisfying life in nature. c1989. Uniform title: Living the good life
By Edward Stourton. 2011
Anyone who ever walks a dog will know that if you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to… anyone, and anyone can talk to you - about anything. What is more, while we may know that a dog is just a dog, we continue to allow ourselves to speak and think of our dogs as friends, individuals with a full claim on our affections. 2011.
Presents a practical training program for the beginner. Covers the six obedience exercises: heel, sit, stand, drop, stay, and recall… (come when called). Discusses basic training principles and the best age to train a dog; gives specific exercises. Grades 5-8 and older. 1997.
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 Peter Edwards, Antonio Nicaso. 1993
The authors use the details of thirteen Mafia murders in Canada to trace the development of the Mafia in this… country. Each murder is examined in the context of the Mafia ethos. Also includes the code of behaviour for the Calabrian Mafia. Strong language and descriptions of violence. 1993.
By Joseph Wambaugh. 1987
By Ann Rule. 1995
In 1986, Cheryl Keeton's body is found in an overturned van on Portland's Sunset Highway. It looks like a traffic… accident, but Cheryl has been bludgeoned to death. She left behind a note incriminating her estranged husband, Brad Cunningham, much to the shock of his physician girlfriend. Strong language and violence. 1995.
By Isaac Asimov. 1974
By Helen Prejean. 1992
When Louisiana nun Helen Prejean and death-row inmate Patrick Sonnier become pen pals, Sonnier’s friendly nature and ambiguities about his… crime reinforce Prejean’s feelings against the death penalty. After fighting unsuccessfully to have Sonnier’s sentence commuted, Prejean continues her activism, including work with victims’ groups. Includes violence and strong language. 1992.
By Merrily Weisbord, Kim Kachanoff. 2000
All around the world there are certain dogs that provide life saving duties in a variety of different settings. This… book looks at these canines and discusses their specific talents. It describes the lives of 22 working dogs that rescue, protect, entertain, hunt and happily serve people for a living. 2000.
By Ann Brocklehurst. 2016
Tim Bosma of Hamilton, Ontario, was a successful businessman and happily married young father until he put his truck up… for sale online, went for a test drive with two strangers, and never returned. His disappearance and the murder investigation that followed played out on social media and in the headlines over several weeks in spring 2013. His heartbroken family made futile pleas for his return. Weeks later, two men were arrested for Bosma's murder, a petty criminal named Mark Smich, and Dellen Millard, the heir of an aviation millionaire. Disturbingly, there appeared to be no motive for the gruesome killing of Bosma, whose charred remains were found on Millard's farm. It seemed to be a cold-blooded "thrill kill" carried out by what some would deem a psychopath, and his sidekick. But there was even more to the grisly story. The investigation of Bosma's death would eventually lead to the discovery of two other murders: the pair would be charged with the murder of Laura Babcock, Millard's former girlfriend, who disappeared in 2012, and Millard alone would be charged with the murder of his own father, Wayne Millard. 2016.
By Elizabeth Abbott. 2015
From the soulless concrete corridors of an American prison to the halls of a Canadian hospital to life among the… ruins in post-war Serbia, the author meets people whose lives are changed forever by a wagging tail and a pair of soulful eyes—and dogs who find a new lease on life with devoted human companions. Sharing stories of rescuing dogs in need of shelter, friendship, and love: devoted Tommy, the inspiration who began it all; irrepressible Bonzi, the beagle who charmed his way into prisoners’ hearts; and many more, the author digs down into the deepest roots of the human–animal bond, showing us that together people and dogs can find hope and happiness. 2015.
By Steve Jenkins. 2009
By J. Moussaieff Masson. 1997
A psychoanalyst attempts to explore the mind and heart of the dog. Delves into questions about emotions in dogs, offering… evidence of canine love, loyalty, dignity, fear, and loneliness. Recounts true stories that support the author's beliefs about the affective lives of dogs. 1997.
By Desmond Morris. 1987
By Jacques Cousteau, Philippe Diolé. 1975
Observing dolphins in various seas of the world, the authors present characteristics of this intelligent, friendly marine mammal, and the… results of data gathered from experiments. 1975. (Undersea Discoveries of Jacques Yves Cousteau) Uniform title: Les dauphins et la liberté.
By Vicki Myron, Bret Witter. 2008
Spencer, Iowa, public library director Vicki Myron describes finding a kitten in the book drop in 1988. Named Dewey Readmore… Books by library staff, the feline became an increasingly famous mascot over the next nineteen years. Myron also discusses her divorce, single parenthood, breast cancer scare, and love of librarianship. Bestseller. 2008.
By David Heilbroner, Steven Keeney. 1993
Kentucky corporate attorney Steve Keeney looks into Deana Robert's cliff-fall death for her mother, a member of Keeney's church. Twenty-year-old… Deana, a high-school drop-out with an I.Q. of 85, was living in California with an older couple. Learning that the couple took out an insurance policy on Deana, Keeney begins to uncover a trail of murders. Some strong language and violence. 1993.
By Jed Horne. 2005
Analyzes the five trials of Curtis Kyles for the 1984 murder of sixty-year-old New Orleans housewife Delores Dye. Discusses political… and legal manoeuvring in the case, reversal by the U.S. Supreme Court, subsequent retrials, and the unsolved status of the crime. 2005.