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In the Path of an Avalanche: A True Story

by Vivien Bowers Greystone Books (January 06, 2012)

On a clear, cold morning in January 1998, in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, six experienced skiers were buried in a massive avalanche. They didn’t have a chance. A combination of factors...


Thriving - LifeStyles with Love!

by Sheba Suphannahong eBookIt.com (December 04, 2014)

Thriving - LifeStyles with Love!

A collection of short stories for inspiration.

"Wonderful little Pepper-Uppers."

Each saga is shaped as a photo-essay and most need only a few minutes to read.

A different way to...


Tropical Gemstones

by Carol Clark Periplus Editions (August 15, 1998)

Learn the essentials of Asian gemestones with this useful and portable reference book.

Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide...


So Many Ways to Eat

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

What can the Siberian tiger, the army ant, the white pelican, the blue whale and the koala bear possibly have in common? Not their size or strength, of course, but their need for food. And whether they are herbivores,...


Understanding the Universe

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible to the non-expert. Definitions to scientific terms are given either in the explanation itself, or in the comprehensive...


The Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation....


Understanding The Earth

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 08, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Universe and Earth takes the reader into a fascinating journey through cosmos to discover celestial bodies, astronomical observation equipment and astronautics, and then provides a complete...


The Visual World Atlas

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

An overview of the state of the world for understanding global issues Inside you will find: • more than 110 thematic maps, • more than 50 fact tables from world renown organizations, • more than 130 photographs,...


So Many Ways to Live in Difficult Conditions

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

Animals that can withstand scorching temperatures of 80 degrees Celsius. Others that can survive at depths of 11,000 meters in the ocean. Birds that perform graceful maneuvers at altitudes of over 8,000 meters....


So Many Ways to Defend Themselves

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Being small does not mean you have to be vulnerable. Small animals have many different ways of protecting their territory and evading their predators — even huge, extremely dangerous predators. Whether they...


The Visual Dictionary of Plants & Gardening

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Plants and Gardening brings you into the fascinating world of vegetables, from ferns to mosses, flowering plants or trees, and presents tools used to cultivate ornamental or food plants....


So Many Ways to Live in Society

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

Some species prefer to live alone, and others like company. Social animals form groups such as clans or schools and use their combined strength to fight enemies, cold or boredom. Their giant gatherings can last...


The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom takes the reader on a fascinating voyage into well and less known groups of animals: simple organisms, echinoderms, insects, arachnids, mollusks, crustaceans, fishes,...


Young Explorers’ Guide: Living Treasures

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

• A one-of-a-kind treasure hunt • An exhilarating adventure that lets you decide which way to go • An encyclopedia that reads like an adventure novel • An amazing time machine • A world of knowledge...


So Many Ways to Build a Shelter

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Who hasn’t dreamed about building a hidden cabin in the woods or a secret place far from prying glances? Just like humans, animals need shelter — a quiet, safe place to call their own. Some animals are not...


So Many Ways to Communicate

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

A little tune for some, a colorful mask for others. Plays for women only and funny-face contests for mature males. These are not part of a carnival of animals, but rather genuine means of communication. To seduce...


So Many Ways to Reproduce

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

How do animals seduce each other? How are baby animals conceived? What do they look like when they’re born? These are just some of the questions answered in the colorful and fascinating pages of this book....


So Many Ways to Move About

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

They run, jump, crawl, skate or climb. On land, under the ground, on the water, in the water, in the air or in the trees, they display incredible dexterity and ingenuity. Some of them travel 35,000 kilometers...


My Notebook of Questions : Dinosaurs

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Dinosaurs are a fascinating subject. They may be extinct, but they live on in our imagination. Young or old, we still have plenty of questions about these fascinating animals.


The Visual Encyclopedia of Our World

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Almost 40,000 tons of meteorites fall to Earth each year… A living fossil is discovered off the coast of South Africa… The swirling wind becomes a devastating tornado that destroys everything in its path…...


Understanding Weather and the Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


Understanding Plants & the Vegetable Kingdom

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

The world of plants is astoundingly diverse. Thanks to 3 billion years of evolution, there are now more than 380,000 plant species on Earth. For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world...


The Chelsea Green Reader: Selections from 30 Years of Independent Publishing, 1984-2014

by Ben Watson & Ian Baldwin Chelsea Green Publishing (November 20, 2014)

Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company's...


The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications

by Aaron S. Gross Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

Through an absorbing investigation into recent, high-profile scandals involving one of the largest kosher slaughterhouses in the world, located unexpectedly in Postville, Iowa, Aaron S. Gross makes a powerful...


The R.D. Lawrence Library: Where the Water Lilies Grow / The North Runner / The Place in the Forest

by R.D. Lawrence & Max Finkelstein Dundurn (November 12, 2014)

Three books by master nature writer R.D. Lawrence are collected here, bringing to life with affection and accuracy the wildlife around his northern Canadian home.


Stalking the Plumed Serpent and Other Adventures in Herpetology

by D. Bruce Means Pineapple Press (May 01, 2014)

Based on his more than 40 years of field research, Means, an expert on the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, reveals the biological complexity and beauty of the animals he has studied. In Australia, Means searches...


The Worst World Disasters of All Time

by Kevin Baker & Jayne Baker eBookIt.com (November 03, 2014)

The Worst World Disasters of All Time is an overview of the most terrible disaster events in recorded history.

Caution: Because of the nature of this book, some readers may find some of the content and pictures...


Fishing Stories

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick Lyons's new collection is chock-full of them. From fishing a small Catskill creek...


A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India: And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutanh, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & the Maldives

by Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey & Otto Pfister Periplus Editions (November 04, 2014)

Periplus is proud to present the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This ebook offers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color...


Cottage Daze 2-Book Bundle: Cottage Daze/Still in a Daze at the Cottage

by James Ross Dundurn (April 30, 2014)

The Cottage Daze books are a selection of stories aimed at cottagers - the hundreds of thousands across North America who head to their lakeside retreats each year. The seasons, wildlife, the environment, and...


The Voyageur Canadian Essays & Criticism 2-Book Bundle: Selected Writings, A.J.M. Smith / The Kindred of the Wild

by Charles G. D. Roberts, A.J.M. Smith, James Polk & Michael Gnarowski Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

This special bundle contains two classic works of Canadian essays, by renowned nature writer Charles G.D. Roberts and noted literary theorist A.J.M. Smith.


The Voyageur Canadian Biographies 5-Book Bundle: The Firebrand / Mrs. Simcoe's Diary / The Scalpel, the Sword / The Men of the Last Frontier / Pilgrim

by William Kilbourn, Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, Mary Quayle Innis & Sydney Gordon et al. Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

Five books in the Voyageur Classics series celebrate the best in Canadian biographical letters, with two titles from the great Grey Owl, as well as books by or about Elizabeth Simcoe, Dr. Norman Bethune, and...


Tree: A Life Story

by David Suzuki, Wayne Grady & Robert Bateman Greystone Books (July 01, 2009)

“Only God can make a tree,” wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of the most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story, authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a “biography” of this extraordinary...


Business Strategy for Water Challenges: From risk to opportunity

by Stuart Orr & Guy Pegram DoSustainability (October 21, 2014)

This concise guide for professionals offers strategic steps for developing a corporate water stewardship strategy.


The Modern Ark

by Vicki Croke Scribner (September 09, 2014)

An in-depth look at the radical changes occurring in our nation's zoos--from cement-paved mazes to simulated rain forests to completely natural landscapes--as well as the history behind the actual idea of the...


The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

by Katrina Blair & Sandor Ellix Katz Chelsea Green Publishing (October 07, 2014)

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy...


Bugs Up Close

by John Hallmén & Lars-Åke Janzon Skyhorse (November 25, 2014)

Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring...


Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing

by Jake MacDonald Greystone Books (October 25, 2014)

In Casting Quiet Waters, some of North America’s most respected literary writers take us on a fishing trip and use that as an opportunity to explore issues of the human condition. A little more than five centuries...


Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America

by David M. Gordon & Shepard Krech III Ohio University Press (March 01, 2012)

Indigenous knowledge has become a catchphrase in global struggles for environmental justice. Yet indigenous knowledges are often viewed, incorrectly, as pure and primordial cultural artifacts. This collection...


Leading into the World

by Paul Galbreath Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

An exploration of ways to connect worship practices with the call of Christian disciples to care for the earth. Discussion of earth stewardship is largely absent from modern Sunday services, and this re-examination...


Quetico: Near to Nature's Heart

by Jon Nelson Dundurn (May 18, 2009)

Using thorough research, the author presents an insightful look into the natural history of Quetico Park, long recognized as a gem among parks.


Pike's Portage: Stories of a Distinguished Place

by Morten Asfeldt & Bob Henderson Dundurn (January 11, 2010)

The stories of the people who have struggled over Pike's Portage at the edge of the Barrens in the Northwest Territories are many and varied, including sports hunters, surveyors, trappers, and explorers.


Many Heavens, One Earth: Readings on Religion and the Environment

by Clifford Chalmers Cain Lexington Books (January 01, 2012)

Many Heavens, One Earth is a collection of first-person voices from nine of the world religions. In fifteen articles, devotees and scholars reveal the contributions these traditions make to informing and motivating...


Where Do Camels Belong?: Why Invasive Species Aren't All Bad

by Ken Thompson Greystone Books (September 13, 2014)

Where do camels belong? In the Arab world is the obvious answer. But they are relative newcomers there. They evolved and lived for tens of millions of years in North America, while today they retain their greatest...


Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild

by Jennifer Kingsley Greystone Books (September 13, 2014)

In an adventure of a lifetime, Jennifer Kingsley and her five companions canoe through one of the planet’s most rugged settings. They battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, treacherous rapids, and agonizing...


Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth's Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness

by Mary Reynolds Thompson & Lorraine Anderson White Cloud Press (August 02, 2014)

Reclaiming the Wild Soul takes us on a journey into Earth’s five great landscapes — deserts, forests, oceans and rivers, mountains, and grasslands — as aspects of our deeper, wilder selves. Where the inner...


Interspecies Ethics

by Cynthia Willett Columbia University Press (August 05, 2014)

Interspecies Ethics explores animals’ vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species. The social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian...


Red Nile

by Robert Twigger Thomas Dunne Books (October 06, 2014)

From religion, to language, to the stories rooted in our faith and history books, the Nile River has proven to be a constant fixture in mankind's tales. In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times...


Sky's Witness

by C. L. Rawlins Henry Holt and Co. (September 29, 2014)

Thoreau joked that he was a "self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms," never dreaming that such a need might exist. But such is the author's work and that of his various helpers, from ski bums...