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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...

Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada

by Elizabeth May Greystone Books (October 04, 2014)

In this marriage of memoir and manifesto, Elizabeth May reflects on her extraordinary life and the people and experiences that have formed her and informed her beliefs about democracy, climate change, and other...

How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything

by Mike Berners-Lee Greystone Books (April 01, 2011)

Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first book to provide the information we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and informed lifestyle choices and to build carbon considerations...

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,...

Walking for Fitness: The Beginner's Handbook

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

Walking is the most popular physical activity in North America, and for good reason: it can be done by people of all ages and all levels of physical ability, the risk of injury is low, and it doesn’t require...

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...

Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

by Thomas P. Keenan Greystone Books (September 13, 2014)

“Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, “and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy...

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...

Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil

by Andrew Nikiforuk & Chris Hedges Greystone Books (August 30, 2014)

At Trickle Creek in northern Alberta, Wiebo Ludwig thought he’d buffered his tiny religious community from civilization, but in 1990 civilization came calling. A Calgary oil company proposed to drill directly...

Slow Road to Brownsville: A Journey Through the Heart of the Old West

by David Reynolds Greystone Books (September 20, 2014)

"Immensely illuminating and enjoyable account of a road trip along Highway 83 ... Books like [Reynold's] prove that good travel writing remains not only very much alive, but essential."—The Bookseller

In Slow...

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...

Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure

by Amanda Adams Greystone Books (September 17, 2010)

The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks...

Sex, Lies, and Pharmaceuticals: How Drug Companies Plan to Profit from Female Sexual Dysfunction

by Ray Moynihan & Barbara Mintzes Greystone Books (October 02, 2010)

Against a backdrop of virtual intercourse, online porn, and burgeoning Viagra sales, Sex, Lies, and Pharmaceuticals reveals how women’s sexual difficulties are being repackaged as symptoms of a new disorder....

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...

Teenagers: A Natural History

by David Bainbridge & Gordon Neufeld Greystone Books (July 01, 2009)

Teenagers reimagines the way people think about adolescents. No longer society's scourge and scapegoat, the teenager emerges from David Bainbridge's fascinating study as an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon that...

Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection

by Deirdre Kelly Greystone Books (September 07, 2012)

Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection— the feminine ideal. But the reality is another story. From the earliest ballerinas in the 17th century, who...

The Diabetes Code

by Dr. Jason Fung & Nina Teicholz Greystone Books (April 03, 2018)

From acclaimed author Dr. Jason Fung, a revolutionary guide to reversing diabetes.

Dr. Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity with his best-selling book, The Obesity Code. Now he has set out...

A Mermaid's Tale: A Personal Search For Love and Lore

by Amanda Adams Greystone Books (December 01, 2009)

From the seas of antiquity to the city streets of today, A Mermaid's Tale explores the myth and meanings of the mermaid. Beginning with Melusina, the bathing mermaid par excellence, Amanda Adams goes on to describe...

My Turquoise Years: A Memoir

by M.A.C. Farrant Greystone Books (April 01, 2004)

My Turquoise Years is a touching, funny, and elegantly written account of a 13-year-old girl's life. Throughout her childhood, Marion Farrant had heard stories of the sophisticated life her mother, Nancy, led...

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...

Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour

by Jake MacDonald & Rick Hansen Greystone Books (September 23, 2017)

A beautifully illustrated 30th anniversary celebration of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion Tour, which broke barriers for people with disabilities and inspired ordinary citizens to realize impossible dreams.

On March...

A Frenchwoman's Guide to Sex after Sixty

by Marie de Hennezel Greystone Books (October 29, 2017)

  • The French are well known for their lust for life, and lust in general – this book explores why, and offers tips for older people anywhere to enhance their love life
  • Sexuality among seniosr is often a taboo...

  • No Refuge for Women

    by Maria von Welser Greystone Books (September 09, 2017)

  • Interest in the plight of refugees is at an all-time high as US borders are closing to those most in need of refuge
  • The UN Refugee Agency reported that in 2015, only 18 percent women of refugees and migrants...

  • 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,...

    Dirty Kids

    by Chris Urquhart, Micah White & Kitra Cahana Greystone Books (September 16, 2017)

  • Today more than ever young Americans feel disenfranchised, and many are rejecting traditional society for a freer, nomadic lifestyle.
  • Dirty Kids offers an insider's perspective on the lives of nomadic underground...

  • 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...


    by Johannes Hinrich von Borstel Greystone Books (June 03, 2017)

    In this lively and informative exploration of all aspects of the heart, Johannes Hinrich von Borstel offers a perfect mix of medical fact and amusing anecdote. A doctor, prospective cardiologist, and former...

    Frozen in Time

    by John Geiger, Owen Beattie & Wade Davis Greystone Books (June 11, 2017)

    In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men set out to “penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.” And then they disappeared. The truth about what happened to Franklin’s ill-fated...

    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...

    The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat

    by Marissa Landrigan Greystone Books (April 29, 2017)

    Growing up in a household of food-loving Italian-Americans, Marissa Landrigan was always a black sheep—she barely knew how to boil water for pasta. But at college, she thought she’d found her purpose. Buoyed...

    The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer

    by Bertil Marklund Greystone Books (April 29, 2017)

    A short guide to a long life, The Nordic Guide to Living 10 Years Longer is a pragmatic little book that channels the simple, healthy lifestyle of Scandinavia. Swedish doctor Bertil Marklund covers broad ground...

    Demon in My Blood

    by Elizabeth Rains Greystone Books (May 19, 2017)

    Until recently, hepatitis C—which infects 170 million people throughout the world—was always fatal. But today there is finally a remarkable cure.

    Elizabeth Rains describes how she was likely infected with hepatitis...

    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...

    Big Fit Girl

    by Louise Green & Jess Weiner Greystone Books (March 18, 2017)

    In Big Fit Girl, Louise Green describes how the fitness industry fails to meet the needs of plus-size women and thus prevents them from improving their health and fitness. By telling her own story of how she...

    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...

    What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Midlife Misadventure on Spain's Camino de Santiago

    by Jane Christmas Greystone Books (September 28, 2007)

    To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of mid-life, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic’s warning of catfights, death, and a sexy,...

    The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson: A True Story of Love & Murder

    by Lois Simmie Greystone Books (December 31, 2014)

    John Wilson came to Canada from Scotland in 1912, leaving his wife and family with the promise to return in a year. In 1914 he joined the Mounties, and while stationed in Saskatchewan village, he caught TB and...