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By Ed Broadbent. 2001
Essays providing a wide range of opinions and insights into the many aspects of the issues of democracy and relative… equality. Despite their differing views of the possible methods that could be used, every one agrees that equality must be regained. 2001.
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 Brooke Jeffrey. 2015
Providing fascinating insight into the origins of a new conservative vision for the economy, federalism, and domestic and foreign policies,… the author critically considers Prime Minister Harper’s successes and failures, and evaluates the likely outcome of his long-term vision for Canada. 2015.
By Isaac Asimov. 1974
By Kristina Cordero, Jorge Ramos. 2005
Emmy Award-winning journalist recounts the 2003 smuggling of illegal aliens across the Mexico-Texas border that resulted in the deaths of… nineteen people locked inside a truck. Using survivor interviews and courtroom data Ramos reconstructs the experiences of those who paid human traffickers to enter the United States. 2005. Uniform title: Morir en el intento.
By Henry Kissinger. 1994
Former national security consultant and secretary of state surveys the history of diplomacy from the seventeenth-century Peace of Westphalia. He… focuses on American diplomacy following the Cold War; specifically, his belief in the need for a "blend of experience and insight" to preserve a balance of power and the need to be more assertive about protecting national interests. Kissinger frequently cites his own contributions. c1994.
By Peter C Newman. 1997
Newman tackles the upheavals which reshaped Canadian society in the 1990s. He talks about the major figures in Canada and… the issues which rose to prominence. He also continues his chronicle of how Canada is changing as it loses its institutional touchstones, and why Eaton's is the latest icon to fall from grace. 1997.
By Michael Moore. 2003
Author of Stupid White Men (DC25515) continues his criticism of the United States and the Bush administration. Questions the war… on terrorism and laments the erosion of domestic civil liberties while supporting Oprah Winfrey for president. Strong language. Bestseller. 2003.
By Edward Greenspon, Anthony Wilson-Smith. 1996
Two political journalists chart the first year's of Jean Chrétien's government. They discuss the main events of Chrétien's leadership, especially… the fight against the deficit, and portray the partnership which Chrétien and finance minister Paul Martin have forged. 1996.
Makes the case that America's failed Vietnam War strategy of "gradual pressure" was driven by domestic political considerations with the… timid acquiescence of military advisors. Avers that American leaders' "arrogance, weakness, (and) lying in the pursuit of self-interest" led to one of America's worst foreign policy debacles. 1997.
By Bernard Crick. 2002
A short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome through the… American, French, and Russian revolutions, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world. It argues that democracy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for good government, and that ideas of the rule of law, and of human rights, should in some situations limit democratic claims. 2002.
A collection of essays by 16 contributors, including David Suzuki, Ralph Nader, Kevin Page, Maude Barlow, and Linda McQuaig. These… and other experts in their fields document key changes put in place by the Harper government in the areas of trade deals, the environment, youth activism, indigenous rights, economic growth, taxes, and wealth and poverty. 2015.
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.
Crazies to the left of me, wimps to the right: how one side lost its mind and the other lost its nerve
By Bernard Goldberg. 2007
Enough of the leftist lunatics like Rosie O'Donnell who think "Radical Christians" are "as big a threat to America as… Radical Muslims"; enough of the hyperbolic liberal rhetoric comparing Bush to Saddam; enough of the hyper-partisan, ultra-PC liberal media, which often seem more sympathetic to the "victims of humiliation" at Abu Ghraib than to our troops dying at the hands of Iraqi fundamentalists. Enough, too, of the gutless wonders on the right who don't have the courage to stand up for their own convictions. 2007.
By William L O'Neill. 1971
A journalistic survey of the United States dealing with foreign relations, domestic politics, and the counterculture in the early 1960s.… Though the emphasis is on political rather than cultural history, sports and pop entertainment are included. c1971.
By Reginald Whitaker, Gary Marcuse. 1994
The authors examine the creation of Canada's Cold War policy, the emergence of the new security state, and the alignment… of Canada with the United States in the global Cold War. By scrutinizing both general areas and specific events, the authors reveal a systematic state-sponsored repression of communists and the Left. They argue that Canada's role in the Cold War had a chilling effect on the practice of democracy and undermined Canadian political and economic sovereignty. 1994.
By John English, Robert Bothwell, Ian M Drummond. 1989
The authors present the history and development of Canada since the end of the Second World War. Dividing the books… into sections based on the different government administrations from 1945 to 1989, they discuss the political and economic policies of each administration, as well as federalism, external affairs, and social and cultural affairs. 1989.