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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...


White Planet: A Mad Dash through Modern Global Ski Culture

by Leslie Anthony Greystone Books (September 27, 2010)

Writer and adventurer Leslie Anthony has spent his life on two planks, racing down hills, searching for the next perfect ride. His real baptism, however, began in the early nineties when Alaska emerged as the...


Marathon and Half-Marathon: The Beginner's Guide

by SportMedBC, Marnie Caron & Jack Taunton Greystone Books (July 01, 2009)

Over 20 million Americans run recreationally, but doing it right is more than a matter of buying an expensive pair of shoes and heading for the track. Building on the popularity of The Beginning Runner’s Handbook,...


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...


Ice Storm: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Vancouver Canucks Team Ever

by Bruce Dowbiggin Greystone Books (October 04, 2014)

In 2008, the Vancouver Canucks were Team Modern, revolutionizing the NHL under their new GM, former player agent Mike Gillis. Cool, calculating, and unsparing with the media, the onetime number one draft pick...


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...


Reflections 2011: The NHL Hockey Year in Photographs

by Michael A. Berger, Getty Images, Nhl Images & The NHL Players Association et al. Greystone Books (September 23, 2011)

What defines one National Hockey League season from another are those moments-the record-setting goals, the stunning saves, the thrilling overtime victories-that flash before the eyes of hockey fans. Reflections...


Eat, Sleep, Ride: How I Braved Bears, Badlands, and Big Breakfasts in My Quest to Cycle the Tour Divide

by Paul Howard Greystone Books (February 15, 2011)

For Paul Howard, who has ridden the entire Tour de France route during the race itself—setting off at 4 am each day to avoid being caught by the pros—riding a small mountain-bike race should hold no fear....


Little Ship of Fools: Sixteen Rowers, One Improbable Boat, Seven Tumultuous Weeks on the Atlantic

by Charles Wilkins Greystone Books (October 21, 2013)

The dramatic and hilarious story of sores and survival on a human-powered journey across the ocean.

It was to be an expedition like no other—a run across the Atlantic from Morocco to Barbados aboard an experimental...


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 Beginning Runner's Handbook: The Proven 13-Week RunWalk Program

    by SportMedBC, Ian MacNeill & Doug Clements Greystone Books (December 20, 2011)

    This easy-to-use, practical guide helps runners safely build strength and endurance, get motivated and set realistic goals, choose the proper footwear and clothing, eat right, and avoid injury. Completely updated,...


    Hockey's Original 6: Great Players of the Golden Era

    by Mike Leonetti, Jean Beliveau & Charles Barkley Greystone Books (September 09, 2011)

    The hockey stars of the 1950s and '60s—Rocket Richard, Gordie Howe, Dave Keon, Bobby Hull, Jean Beliveau, Terry Sawchuk, Tim Horton, and others—were some of the most passionate players in National Hockey League...


    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...


    109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland

    by Mary Macaree, David Macaree, Alice Purdey & John Halliday Greystone Books (April 04, 2014)

    From trails to spectacular waterfalls near Squamish and historic urban forests in South Surrey, coastal headlands in Howe Sound and ridgetop meadows in the Fraser Valley,109 Walks offers a route for everyone...


    A Thrilling Ride: The Vancouver Canucks' Fortieth Anniversary Season

    by Paul Chapman, Bev Wake & Pat Quinn Greystone Books (June 22, 2011)

    A Thrilling Ride invites fans to relive the greatest moments of the Canucks’ most celebrated season and historic achievements, and takes them on a journey through the entire 2010-2011 season, from the opening-night...


    Puckstruck: Distracted, Delighted and Distressed by Canada's Hockey Obsession

    by Stephen Smith Greystone Books (October 25, 2014)

    Like many a Canadian kid, Stephen Smith was up on skates first thing as a boy, out in the weather chasing a puck and the promise of an NHL career. Back indoors after that didn’t quite work out, he turned to...


    Jaw Dropping Hockey Trivia

    by Don Weekes Greystone Books (November 01, 2011)

    From the scoring exploits of historic greats like Gordie Howe, Dit Clapper and Joe Malone to hockey heroics ripped from yesterday's headlines—including the wild 2011 Cup final between the Boston Bruins and...


    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...


    Between the Pipes: A Revealing Look at Hockey's Legendary Goalies

    by Randi Druzin & Roy Macgregor Greystone Books (October 01, 2013)

    Some NHL goalies are great and others are intriguing, but a dozen of them are legends because they're both. In Between the Pipes, Randi Druzin profiles these athletes, revealing the traits that make each one...


    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...


    Feet Don't Fail Me Now: The Rogue's Guide to Running the Marathon

    by Ben Kaplan Greystone Books (December 09, 2013)

    In Feet Don't Fail Me Now, running and music columnist Ben Kaplan describes how to train for a marathon in one year, even if you have never run before. Based on his own experience transforming himself from an...


    Easy Hiking Around Vancouver: An All-Season Guide

    by Jean Cousins Greystone Books (July 09, 2013)

    A guide to the most beautiful short and easy hikes around Vancouver

    Now in its seventh edition, Easy Hiking Around Vancouver is the indespensable guide to exploring Vancouver’s beautiful wilderness. Featuring...


    Gordie: A Hockey Legend

    by Roy Macskimming Greystone Books (July 06, 2012)

    Praised by reviewers, Gordie: A Hockey Legend has been a best seller in both hardcover and paperback, and it remains the only full-length biography to cover Gordie Howe's entire playing career. In the introduction,...


    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...


    A Hunter's Confession

    by David Carpenter Greystone Books (April 03, 2010)

    A Hunter's Confession tells the story of hunting in David Carpenter's life, including the reasons he once loved it and the reasons he no longer pursues it. When he was a boy, Carpenter and his father and brother...


    Gold Medal Diary: Inside the World's Greatest Sports Event

    by Hayley Wickenheiser Greystone Books (October 16, 2010)

    In Gold Medal Diary, Hayley Wickenheiser, three-time Olympic gold medal winner and captain of the Canadian Women's Olympic Hockey Team, reveals her day-to-day experiences of the 2010 Games, including the six-month...


    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...


    Cold War: The Amazing Canada-Soviet Hockey Series of 1972

    by Roy Macskimming Greystone Books (July 06, 2012)

    In 1972, after enduring years of embarrassing defeat at the hands of Soviet "amateurs," Canadian officials convinced their Moscow counterparts to allow a pre-season, eight-game series between the best hockey...


    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...


    Hockey Confidence: Train Your Brain to Win in Hockey and in Life

    by Isabelle Hamptonstone Msc. Greystone Books (September 20, 2016)

    Confidence affects how we deal with stress and how we fulfill our potential to achieve the results we desire. In sports and in life, confidence is the underlying factor determining mental and physical performance,...


    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...


    The Passionate Gardener

    by Des Kennedy Greystone Books (January 06, 2012)

    In this rollicking read, Des Kennedy demonstrates his unerring skill with a satirical pitchfork. The 13 short pieces here roam widely and wildly, examining, among other things, common idiosyncrasies and the...