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Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin Baraka Books (December 15, 2014)

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a connection even exists between the two words....


Renewable Energy: Myths and Obstacles

by Jean-François Lefebvre, Nicole Moreau & Jonathan Théorêt Éditions MultiMondes (June 03, 2013)

If the future of humanity depends on the massive development of renewable energies combined with drastic reductions in energy waste, many obstacles stand in the way.


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,...


My Notebook of Questions : The Human Body

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

The human body is a truly amazing “machine.” Since time began, human beings have tried to grasp how it works, what it does, why it hurts, and other mysteries.


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....


My Notebook of Questions : Inventions

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 18, 2012)

The objects that surround us are so much a part of our daily lives that we often forget they have not always been around.


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...


My Scrapbook of Science (by Professor Genius)

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

Professor Genius invites us to discover his brand new scrapbook about the sciences. This cultured scholar shares with young readers his knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, telling the story of...


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 Dictionary of Communications & Office Automation

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

The Visual Dictionary of Communications and Office Automation looks into information networks and mediums of the modern world, and explores electronic and computer tools of today’s office. Convenient and affordable,...


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,...


Understanding the Human Body

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

With 6 trillion cells, 206 bones, and 600 muscles, the human body is an amazing living mechanism that is in intense and constant activity. For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world...


The Visual Dictionary of The Human Being

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

The Visual Dictionary of Human Being lets you discover the structure of the human body and its constitutive organs, and have a look to equipment used to ensure everybody’s health and well-being. Convenient...


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....


The Visual Dictionary of Food & Kitchen

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

The Visual Dictionary of Food and Kitchen gives readers the opportunity to discover foodstuffs from all around the world and to familiarize themselves with tools used to prepare, preserve or eat food. Convenient...


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....


My Scrapbook of the Story of Life (by Professor Genius)

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

The very learned Professor Genius opens the pages of his personal scrapbook on the story of life. In a unique and accessible style, this wise character presents us with the major stages of creation, from the...


The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

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

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


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...


My Scrapbook of Discoveries and Inventions (by Professor Genius)

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

The wise Professor Genius opens up the pages of his personal Scrapbook of Discoveries and Inventions.


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,...


The Visual Dictionary of Science & Energy

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

The Visual Dictionary of Science and Energy takes the reader into a fascinating journey through pure science (chemistry, physics, mathematics) and the main sources of energy: geothermal and fossil energy, hydroelectricity,...


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 Scrapbook of the Human Body (by Professor Genius)

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

The wise Professor Genius opens up the pages of his personal Scrapbook of the Human Body for us.


Young Explorers’ Guide : Buried Treasures

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


Young Explorers’ Guide : Ingenious Treasures

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

• A one-of-a-kind treasure hunt • A breathtaking adventure – and you’re in control! • An encyclopedia that reads like an adventure novel • An amazing time-machine • A world of knowledge, just waiting...


The Visual Dictionary of the Human Body

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

Attractive, entertaining, and educational: the Visual Dictionary of the Human Body is an indispensable family reference, and a great tool to acquire vocabulary and discover the complexity of the human body.


My Scrapbook of the Universe (by Professor Genius)

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

Professor Genius invites us to discover his own personal scrapbook about the universe. In this volume, the friendly scholar discusses the prominent themes related to this subject in the simplest manner, in an...


The Visual Dictionary of House & Do-It-Yourself

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

The Visual Dictionary of House and Do-It-Yourself explores a house’s structure, components and furniture, as well as carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electricity and painting tools for common construction or...


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...


Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life

by David Pogue Flatiron Books (December 09, 2014)

New York Times Bestseller!

Did you know that can you scroll a Web page just by tapping the space bar? How do you recover photos you've deleted by accident? What can you do if your cell phone's battery is dead...


Genie in the Bottle, The

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz & Val Litwin, Brad Stokes, Erik Hanson, and Chris Bratseth Ecw Press (May 01, 2001)

The Genie in the Bottle makes science downright fun. Dr. Joe Schwarcz blends quirky anecdotes about everyday chemistry with engaging tales from the history of science. Get a different twist on licorice and travel...


From the Flight Deck

by Doug Morris, David McGimpsey & Jake Brown Ecw Press (May 01, 2007)

Imagine you're sitting next to a pilot on a flight and he's eager to answer all those nagging questions you have about air travel. Are those bumps and noises normal? Why are some take-offs delayed? What happens...


Radar, Hula Hoops and Playful Pigs

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz & Greg Oliver and Steven Johnson Ecw Press (September 01, 1999)

Joe Schwarcz tells it like it is. Whether he's plumbing the mysteries of chicken soup or tracing the development of polyethylene, Schwarcz takes a little history, adds a dash of chemistry, and produces a gem...


Let Them Eat Flax!

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Catherine Gildiner & Terry F. Ritchie with Brian D. Wruk Ecw Press (November 23, 2005)

Do you know if your waiter sings in the bathroom? Or if the lady who whipped up the icing on your cake wore false fingernails? When was the last time you microwaved your dishcloth? Is your orange juice pasteurized?...


That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Jason Anderson & Anne Emery Ecw Press (October 01, 2002)

Interesting anecdotes and engaging tales make science fun, meaningful, and accessible. Separating sense from nonsense and fact from myth, these essays cover everything from the ups of helium to the downs of...


Fly in the Ointment, The

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz & Doug Morris Ecw Press (August 12, 2004)

Hot on the heels of his previous bestsellers, award-winning author Dr. Joe Schwarcz's latest book, The Fly in the Ointment, doesn't disappoint. From pesticides and environmental estrogens to lipsticks and garlic,...


Mad Like Tesla

by Tyler Hamilton, William Davis & Crissy Calhoun Ecw Press (September 01, 2011)

Climate change solutions so crazy they just might work! A search for the contemporary Nikola Tesla - considered a mad scientist by his society for predicting global warming more than 100 years ago - fuels this...


What Does the Moon Smell Like?

by Anne Emery Ecw Press (June 01, 2008)

What Does The Moon Smell Like? is an all ages quiz book that feeds your brain tasty, bite-sized tidbits of cool science trivia. It tickles your brain while giving it a workout, so your brain won't even know...


Edison's Concrete Piano

by Judy Wearing, Vince Spadea and Dan Markowitz & Crissy Calhoun Ecw Press (October 31, 2009)

Edison's Concrete Piano highlights the careers of famous inventors - revealing the lesser-known and most fascinating facts about their careers, their wackier hobbies, and especially their big flops and great...


Dr. Joe and What You Didn't Know

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Mike Harrison & Anne Emery Ecw Press (October 31, 2003)

Linus Pauling, one of the most celebrated scientists of the twentieth century, once remarked that satisfying curiosity is one of the greatest sources of pleasure in life. Dr. Joe and What You Didn't Know aims...


What Does the Earth Sound Like?

by Eva Everything & Anne Emery Ecw Press (May 01, 2011)

?"This is a great book. It became a popular table game in the summer holidays with two teams competing with all your questions. It makes an excellent change from celebrity trivia." - Peter Gabriel, Rock and...