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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...


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...


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...


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...


The Endangered Species Road Trip: A Summer's Worth of Dingy Motels, Poison Oak, Ravenous Insects, and the Rarest Species in North America

by Cameron MacDonald Greystone Books (July 22, 2013)

Bill Bryson meets John Vaillant in this life list quest to see the rarest species in North America.

Crammed into a minivan with wife, toddler, infant, and dog, accompanied by mounds of toys, diapers, tent, sleeping...


Fishing the River of Time: A Grandfather's Story

by Tony Taylor Greystone Books (April 22, 2013)

At age eighty, Tony Taylor journeys from Sydney, Australia, to British Columbia to fish the Cowichan River with his eight-year-old grandson, Ned. The trip is an opportunity for Tony to return to a landscape...


An Enchantment of Birds: Memories from a Birder's Life

by Richard Cannings Greystone Books (July 01, 2009)

In these delightful meditations, biologist and bird lover Richard Cannings weaves stories of his personal encounters with birds into fascinating descriptions of their behavior, anatomy, and evolution. He muses...


Everything Under the Sun: Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet

by David Suzuki & Ian Hanington Greystone Books (May 14, 2012)

In this compilation of David Suzuki's latest thoughts and writings, the renowned scientist, author, and broadcaster explores the myriad environmental challenges the world faces and their interconnected causes....


Creative Bird Photography: Essential Tips and Techniques

by Bill Coster Greystone Books (January 15, 2011)

This beautifully illustrated, inspirational guide to bird photography is packed with practical advice for how to photograph birds presented in an informative but accessible writing style. Creative Bird Photography...


Rise of the Necrofauna

by Britt Wray & George Church Greystone Books (September 30, 2017)

Jurassic Park meets The Sixth Extinction in Rise of the Necrofauna, a provocative look at de-extinction from acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray.

A captivating whirlwind tour through the birth...


Rowing the Northwest Passage

by Kevin Vallely Greystone Books (September 23, 2017)

"Vallely transports the reader to places few will ever go: the very edges of the earth and of human endurance."

—Evan Solomon

In this gripping first-hand account, four seasoned adventurers navigate a sophisticated,...


Birdmania

by Bernd Brunner, Jane Billinghurst & Pete Dunne Greystone Books (October 21, 2017)

  • Bird lovers are passionate enthusiasts who enjoy reading about people who share their love for birds
  • Bernd Brunner's past books have been well received and reviewed inThe New York Times, The New Yorker, The...

  • Arthur

    by Mikael Lindnord Greystone Books (September 09, 2017)

    The epic true story of one man, a dog, and how they found each other

    As seen on an ESPN SC Featured documentary

    When you're racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you...


    The Inner Life of Animals

    by Peter Wohlleben, Jane Billinghurst & Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Greystone Books (November 07, 2017)

    "Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben's The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the...


    Best Places to Bird in British Columbia

    by Richard Cannings & Russell Cannings Greystone Books (April 22, 2017)

    In this unique guidebook that will appeal to novice and experienced birders alike, the authors of acclaimed Birdfinding in British Columbia explore their 30 favorite birding sites in the diverse landscape of...


    Just Cool It!

    by David Suzuki & Ian Hanington Greystone Books (April 22, 2017)

    Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced, but we still confront huge barriers to resolving it. So, what do we do, and is there hope for humanity? The problem itself is complex, and there’s...


    The David Suzuki Reader: A Lifetime of Ideas from a Leading Activist and Thinker

    by David Suzuki & Bill McKibben Greystone Books (August 23, 2014)

    In this revised and expanded edition of his collected writings, David Suzuki continues to explore the themes that have informed his work for more than four decades — the interconnectedness of all things, our...


    Barle's Story: One Polar Bear's Amazing Recovery from Life as a Circus Act

    by Else Poulsen & Gay Bradshaw Greystone Books (June 07, 2014)

    When a 19-year old female polar bear named Barle is rescued from the inhumane conditions of a circus in the Caribbean and flown to safety in Detroit, zookeeper Else Poulsen — renowned throughout the world for...


    Terra Preta: How the World's Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change and Reduce World Hunger

    by Kathleen Draper, Ute Scheub, Hans-Peter Schmidt & Haiko Pieplow et al. Greystone Books (May 10, 2016)

    Terra preta is the Portuguese name of a type of soil which is thought to have almost miraculous properties. The newspapers are flooded with reports about “black gold,” scientists believe that two of the greatest...


    Great Soul of Siberia: Passion, Obsession, and One Man's Quest for the World's Most Elusive Tiger

    by Sooyong Park & John Vaillant Greystone Books (September 26, 2015)

    In The Great Soul of Siberia, renowned tiger researcher Sooyong Park tracks three generations of Siberian tigers living in remote southeastern Russia. Reminiscent of the way Timothy Treadwell (the so-called...


    Prairie: A Natural History

    by Candace Savage Greystone Books (October 15, 2011)

    Thorough, detailed, and scientifically up-to-date, Prairies: A Natural History provides a comprehensive nontechnical guide to the biology and ecology of the prairies, or the Great Plains grasslands of North...


    Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America's Great Forests

    by Andrew Nikiforuk Greystone Books (July 22, 2011)

    Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than...


    The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest and the Sea

    by Lorna Crozier & Ian McAllister Greystone Books (August 31, 2015)

    A testament to the miraculous beings that share our planet and the places that they live, The Wild in You is a deeply-felt creative collaboration between one of our time’s best nature photographers and a very...


    The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit?

    by Duncan Clark, Mike Berners-Lee & Bill McKibben Greystone Books (September 21, 2013)

    The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential...


    The Killer Whale Who Changed the World

    by Mark Leiren-Young Greystone Books (September 13, 2016)

    The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale — a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and sparked the movement to save them

    Killer whales had always...


    Crows

    by Candace Savage Greystone Books (April 01, 2007)

    Who knew that crows are second only to humans as toolmakers and tool users, that they have complex family lives not unlike our own, and that their vocalizations resemble human languages? This witty, charming...


    Climate Cover-Up

    by James Hoggan & Richard Littlemore Greystone Books (December 01, 2009)

    Talk of global warming is nearly inescapable these days — but there are some who believe the concept of climate change is an elaborate hoax. Despite the input of the world’s leading climate scientists, the...


    Ten Technologies to Save the Planet

    by Chris Goodall Greystone Books (May 01, 2010)

    Respected, authoritative, award-winning author Chris Goodall tackles global warming reversal in this engaging and balanced book. Ten Technologies to Save the Planet — popular science writing at its most crucial...


    More Good News

    by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel Greystone Books (May 01, 2010)

    In this edition of their bestseller, the sequel to the best-selling Good News for a Change, authors David Suzuki and Holly Dressel provide the latest inspiring stories about individuals, groups, and businesses...


    Chasing Clayoquot

    by David Pitt-Brooke & Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Greystone Books (June 01, 2010)

    First published in 2004, and now with a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., this book of natural history, environmentalism, and politics explores one of the Earth's last primeval...


    A Passion for This Earth

    by Michelle Benjamin, Richard Mabey, Alan Weisman & Helen Caldicott et al. Greystone Books (July 01, 2009)

    David Suzuki's lifelong work as an environmentalist, naturalist, and scientist have influenced countless others in their fight to save the planet, 20 such devotees of them have contributed to this inspiring...


    Mom, Will This Chicken Give Me Man Boobs?

    by Robyn Harding Greystone Books (April 01, 2010)

    After moving to ultra-eco-conscious Vancouver, Robyn Harding vows to decrease the size of her family’s carbon footprint. Ten-year-old Ethan worries about getting moobs from hormones in the food supply, so...


    The Great Lakes

    by Wayne Grady & Emily Damstra Greystone Books (April 15, 2011)

    The Great Lakes have been central to the development of eastern North America. In this “beautifully designed, comprehensive gem of a guide to the ecosystem at the heart of Canada” (The Tyee), award-winning...


    The Legacy

    by David Suzuki & Margaret Atwood Greystone Books (September 11, 2010)

    In this expanded version of an inspiring speech delivered in December 2009, David Suzuki reflects on how we got where we are today and presents his vision for a better future. In his living memory, Suzuki has...


    Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe

    by Charlotte Gill Greystone Books (September 02, 2011)

    Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction

    • Nominated for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Award.

    During Charlotte Gill’s 20 years working...


    Cow: A Bovine Biography

    by Florian Werner, Doris Ecker & Temple Grandin Greystone Books (October 21, 2011)

    She is everywhere: as a vehicle for both farmers and advertisers, a subject for research scientists and poets, and ever-present in the form of lucky charms, children's toys, or simply as a tasty sandwich-filler....


    Curious by Nature: One Woman's Exploration of the Natural World

    by Candace Savage Greystone Books (January 06, 2012)

    The survival of wildlife on this planet depends on animals' relationships with the people who share their natural habitat and influence its management. Nature writer Candace Savage has spent the last 25 years...


    David Suzuki's Green Guide

    by David Suzuki & David R. Boyd Greystone Books (September 01, 2008)

    Everyone knows that the planet is in trouble, but is there a solution? This timely book identifies the most effective ways individuals can be more green in four key areas: home, travel, food, and consumerism....


    The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature

    by David Suzuki, Amanda McConnell & Adrienne Mason Greystone Books (September 28, 2007)

    In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby...


    Good News for a Change: How Everyday People are Helping the Planet

    by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel Greystone Books (August 07, 2003)

    The litany of environmental bad news — rapid extinction of species, pollution, depleted food sources — can be overwhelming, but there's hope too. In this thoughtful look at what’s happening behind the grim...


    The Shark and the Albatross: A Wildlife Filmmaker Reveals Why Nature Matters to Us All

    by John Aitchison & Carl Safina Greystone Books (May 10, 2016)

    For twenty years John Aitchison has been traveling the world to film wildlife for a variety of international TV shows, taking him to far-away places on every continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the story...


    Abundant Beauty: The Adventurous Travels of Marianne North, Botanical Artist

    by Marianne North & Laura Ponsonby Greystone Books (May 01, 2010)

    In 1871, Marianne North, a brilliant artist with a keen interest in botany, set-forth to travel the world on a quest to paint indigenous plants in their natural habitat. Encouraged by her friend Charles Darwin,...


    Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada

    Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction 2010

    by Allan Casey Greystone Books (November 01, 2009)

    Lakes define not only Canada's landscape but the national imagination. Blending writing on nature, travel, and science, award-winning journalist Allan Casey systematically explores how the country's history...


    The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History

    by Harry Thurston & Wayne Barrett Greystone Books (August 26, 2011)

    The North Atlantic coast of North America—commonly known as the Atlantic Coast—extends from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras....


    Tuco: The Parrot, the Others, and A Scattershot World

    by Brian Brett Greystone Books (September 04, 2015)

    For thirty years, Brian Brett shared his office and his life with Tuco, a remarkable parrot given to asking such questions as “Whaddya know?” and announcing “Party time!” when guests showed up at Brett’s...


    More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World

    by Markus Imhoof & Claus-Peter Lieckfeld Greystone Books (September 26, 2015)

    “If 70 percent of all cattle or 30 percent of all chickens were to die annually, states of emergency would be declared everywhere. The death of bees is at least that dramatic and with even more far-reaching...


    Letters to My Grandchildren

    by David Suzuki Greystone Books (May 18, 2015)

    In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren...


    Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World {10th anniversary edition}

    by Candace Savage Greystone Books (April 20, 2015)

    This revised and expanded edition of Candace Savage’s best-selling book about ravens and crows is enhanced by additional paintings, drawings, and photos, as well as a fascinating selection of first-person...


    On the Edge: The State and Fate of the World's Tropical Rainforests

    by Claude Martin & Thomas E. Lovejoy Greystone Books (April 20, 2015)

    In 1972, The Limits to Growth introduced the idea that world resources are limited. Soon after, people became aware of the threats to the world’s rainforests, the biggest terrestrial repositories of biodiversity...