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Spirit Builders

Spirit Builders

Charles Catto, Frontiers Foundation and the Struggle to End Indigenous Poverty
by James Bacque
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The inspiring story of how one organization has tried to alleviate the struggles faced by First Nations peoples in Canada by building houses and developing livable communities for those in desperate need.

The people who were living here on Turtle Island (North America) before us have been pushed aside from their own land for decades. Mining companie …

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Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies

Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies

by John Martin & Jon Jones
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With over 15,000 copies of previous editions sold internationally, this completely revised and updated new edition is now in full colour and destined to remain the bestselling guide to one of the world’s most stunning mountaineering hotspots.

Originally published in 1995, Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies continues to be the quintessential guid …

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The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide

The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide

by Jane Ross & Daniel Kyba
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A classic, full-colour guide to one of Alberta’s most spectacular and underrated wilderness areas, The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide continues to introduce adventurous tourists and locals to the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Another of RMB’s bestselling hiking books, The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide, has been completely revised, up …

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The Family that Conquered Everest

The Family that Conquered Everest

by Alan Mallory
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tagged : adventurers & explorers, mountaineering, adventure

A fast-paced and engaging story that takes the reader on a remarkable family journey from the flatlands of suburbia to the top of the world.

Climbing Mount Everest is one of humanity’s greatest feats of physical, emotional and psychological endurance. In 2008 Alan Mallory and his family took on the challenge and became the first family of four to …

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At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast

At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast

by Caroline Fox
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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, birds, coastal regions & shorelines

An illustrated narrative that interweaves the shifting seasons of the Northwest Coast with the experiences of a conservation biologist surveying thousands of kilometres of open ocean in order to uncover the complex relationships between humans, marine birds and the realities of contemporary biodiversity.

At Sea with the Marine Birds of the Raincoast …

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Warnings Against Myself

Warnings Against Myself

Meditations on a Life in Climbing
by David Stevenson
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With personal essays detailing noteworthy climbing sites throughout the western United States, infused with a few terrifying excursions to the Alps and a trip to the Bugaboos of western Canada, Warnings Against Myself opens up the beautiful, obsessive world of mountain climbing to climbers and non-climbers alike.

From his youthful second ascent of t …

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The Bold and Cold

The Bold and Cold

A History of 25 Classic Climbs in the Canadian Rockies
by Brandon Pullan
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Perfect for the armchair traveller or devoted mountaineer, this book grabs the reader by the boots and takes them along on the best climbs to be found in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Over the past 100 years, climbers have been pushing standards in the Canadian Rockies. From long alpine ridges to steep north faces, the Rockies are synonymous wi …

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Tod Inlet

Tod Inlet

A Healing Place
by Gwen Curry
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Tod Inlet has been a place of refuge for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, but few are aware of its history. This tiny fjord, less than a half hour from downtown Victoria, is part of Gowlland/Tod Provincial Park and is accessed by a forested path beside Tod Creek. For centuries it was the home of the WSÁNEC (Saanich) people, providing everythi …

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Popular Day Hikes 5

Popular Day Hikes 5

Southern Okanagan: Kelowna - Penticton - Oliver
by Gerry Shea
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Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These accurate, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite.

Located in south-central British Columbia and situated between the Cascade and Columbia mountain ran …

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Storm Warning

Storm Warning

Water and Climate Security in a Changing World
by Robert William Sandford
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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, hydrology, environmental policy

Human beings and industrial-based society are changing the composition of our planet’s atmosphere and causing it to warm at an unnatural and oftentimes astonishingly rapid rate. Much of that warmth is being absorbed by water, which as a result is moving through the global hydrological cycle faster and in unprecedented ways. A warmer atmosphere ca …

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Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies

Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies

by Chic Scott, with Darren Farley
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The book that has taken tens of thousands of skiers out onto stunning, backcountry trails is now reborn in full colour for a whole new generation.

Completely revised and updated, the new edition of this bestselling guidebook features over 150 trails, tours and traverses for the nordic skier in the five Rocky Mountain national parks, Kananaskis Count …

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Wolf Spirit

Wolf Spirit

A Story of Healing, Wolves and Wonder
by Gudrun Pflüger
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When diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour, Gudrun Pflüger was told she had eighteen months left to live. Taking the wolf—a true “endurance athlete”—as her model, she immerses herself in the wilderness of the mountain ranges of western Canada and focuses her mind and body on a mysterious and inspirational path toward self-healing.

Throu …

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The Climate Nexus

The Climate Nexus

Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World
by Dr. Jon O'Riordan & Robert William Sandford
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Secure supplies of water, food and energy are essential to human dignity and well-being around the globe. In turn, the vitality of these three depends on a thriving biodiversity supported by healthy ecosystems. The complex interdependence among these four factors is known as the Nexus.

Global demand for the first three elements is increasing due to …

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Through an Unknown Country

Through an Unknown Country

The Jarvis-Hanington Winter Expedition through the Northern Rockies, 1874–1875
by Mike Murtha & Charles Helm
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In the winter of 1874–75, Edward Worrell Jarvis (1846 –1894) and Charles Francis Hanington (1848–1930) took part in an expedition on behalf of the Canadian Pacific Survey from Quesnel, British Columbia, to Winnipeg, Manitoba. It led them over the northern Rocky Mountains through what would come to be known as Jarvis Pass (Kakwa Provincial Par …

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June Mickle

June Mickle

One Woman’s Life in the Foothills and Mountains of Western Canada
by Kathy Calvert
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June’s strength of character was forged by living in the wilderness west of Turner Valley as a young girl with her mother and her stepfather, Tip Johnson, a renowned cowboy and horse trainer. She learned early to live in harmony with her environment and became a strongly determined woman capable of meeting the challenges of being an artist, horse …

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The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan
by Briony Penn
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The Real Thing is the first official biography of Ian McTaggart Cowan (1910–2010), the “father of Canadian ecology.” Authorized by his family and with the research support and participation of the University of Victoria Libraries, Briony Penn provides an unprecedented and accessible window into the story of this remarkable naturalist. From hi …

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Deep Powder and Steep Rock

Deep Powder and Steep Rock

The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser
by Chic Scott
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Hans Gmoser (1932–2006) was the most influential mountaineer in Canada of the last fifty years. Through innovation, hard work, perseverance and an appetite for adventure, Gmoser evolved from penniless immigrant to mountain guide for kings, queens and prime ministers. He also played a major role in creating what is now western Canada’s dynamic m …

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Alpine Warriors

Alpine Warriors

by Bernadette McDonald
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tagged : mountaineering, baltic states, adventurers & explorers

Winner, Mountaineering History, 2015 Banff Mountain Book Competition

From internationally renowned mountain historian Bernadette McDonald comes a highly readable, intense and exciting look at the explosion of Slovenian alpinism in the context of that country’s turbulent political history.

After the Second World War a period of relative calm began i …

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Active Vancouver

Active Vancouver

A Year-round Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the City's Natural Environments
by Roy Jantzen
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Active Vancouver offers the reader a variety of pursuits—cycling, trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, paddling, walking, and nature treks—all within a day trip of Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the most vibrant urban regions in the world for access to recreational green space.

The myriad activities featured in this unique guidebook are for …

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Saving Farmland

Saving Farmland

The Fight for Real Food
by Nathalie Chambers, with Robin Alys Roberts & Sophie Wooding
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When Nathalie Chambers and her husband, David, first took over Madrona Farm, 27 acres on southern Vancouver Island with a deep history, they never thought their small-scale agricultural business would blossom into an international political act. As pressures from heirs, land developers and industrial farmers grew alongside their rows of organically …

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A Youth Wasted Climbing

A Youth Wasted Climbing

by David Chaundy-Smart
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David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Scott, “one of the leading figures in Ontari …

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Bad Judgment

Bad Judgment

The Myth of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada
by John Reilly
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Judge John Reilly, now retired, was the youngest judge ever appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta. For most of his 33 years on the bench he was the circuit judge for the Stoney Indian Reserve at Morley, Alberta.

During his career he became interested in aboriginal justice and saw the failure of the “white” legal system to do justice for a …

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Salmon

Salmon

A Scientific Memoir
by Jude Isabella
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Salmon: A Scientific Memoir investigates a narrative that is important to the identity of the Pacific Northwest Coast – the salmon as an iconic species. Traditionally it’s been a narrative that is overwhelmingly about conflict. But is that always necessarily the case?

The story follows John Steinbeck’s advice: the best way to achieve reality i …

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The Columbia River Treaty

The Columbia River Treaty

A Primer
by Robert William Sandford; Deborah Harford & Dr. Jon O'Riordan
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

The Columbia River Treaty ratification in 1964 created the largest hydropower project in North America, with additional emphasis on flood protection for the United States. As the treaty approaches its 60th anniver …

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An Altar in the Wilderness

An Altar in the Wilderness

by Kaleeg Hainsworth
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tagged : spirituality, ecology, environmental conservation & protection

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Father Kaleeg Hainsworth, an Eastern Orthodox priest with a lifetime of experience in the Canadian wilderness, grounds this manifesto in the literary, philosophical, mystical and historical teachings of the spirit …

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Technology and Sustainability

Technology and Sustainability

by Peter Denton
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tagged : ecology, social aspects, environmental conservation & protection

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

The developed world is increasingly obsessed with two things: electronic gadgets and our changing climate. We stand in open-mouthed awe of our technological achievements while dejectedly shrugging our shoulders at …

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Global Chorus

Global Chorus

365 Voices on the Future of the Planet
edited by Todd MacLean
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Global Chorus is a remarkable, illustrated collection of 365 daily meditations around some very large and increasingly crucial themes:

“Do you think that humanity can “nd a way past the current global environmental and social crises? Will we be able to create the conditions necessary for our own survival as well as that of other species on the p …

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Buried

Buried

by Ken Wylie
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On January 20, 2003, at 10:45 a.m., a massive avalanche in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia struck three members of two guided backcountry skiing groups and buried them. After a frantic hour of digging by those still standing, an unthinkable outcome became reality: seven people were dead.

The tragedy made international news, splashing photos of …

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Adrift in the Canadian Rockies
by Jamey Glasnovic
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For many people, moving to a mountain town is the realization of a dream, the final step in a pilgrimage to a relaxed lifestyle in a rugged and beautiful setting. After a long journey that began when he was a teenager in the 1980s with the vague idea there might be a better life somewhere “out west,” Jamey Glasnovic eventually fled the chaos an …

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Frostbike

Frostbike

The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling
by Tom Babin
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The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappear into basements and garages when the warm months end, parked there by owners fearful of the cold, snow and ice that winter brings. But does it have to …

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Nuptse and Lhotse Go To the Rockies

Nuptse and Lhotse Go To the Rockies

by (artist) Jocey Asnong
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Nuptse and Lhotse are back for another marvellous adventure! Welcome to the Canadian Rockies, a place where bears prowl around valleys and glacier blue lakes. When Mrs. Jasper, a very large grizzly bear, loses her twin cubs Yoho and Kootenay between Paradise Valley and The Valley of the Ten Peaks, she needs Nuptse and Lhotse to help her find them. …

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Flood Forecast

Flood Forecast

Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada
by Robert William Sandford & Kerry Freek
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Hydro-climatic change is no longer an abstract or theoretical concept if you have been directly affected by the increase in the duration and intensity of extreme weather. In this new RMB manifesto, two of Canada …

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More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies - Second Edition

More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies - Second Edition

by Andrew Nugara
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The second edition of More Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies contains 49 new routes, in addition to the 65 of the first edition, along with a large collection of full-colour photos and maps. The regions of Waterton, The Castle and Kananaskis are covered comprehensively. Between this edition and Alan Kane’s Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, all o …

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Popular Day Hikes 4

Popular Day Hikes 4

Vancouver Island
by Theo Dombrowski
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Popular Day Hikes is a series of books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These factual, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite.

Famed worldwide for its natural beauty, Vancouver Island is blessed with towering mountains, thundering waterfall …

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Great Walks of the World

Great Walks of the World

by D. Larraine Andrews
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An eclectic collection of 11 global walks and hikes, the book includes destinations on every continent but Antarctica. From one-day saunters to two-week odysseys, readers will find the in-depth story behind each trail, combined with detailed maps and a visual feast of archival and contemporary images from contributors located around the world.

Climb …

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Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island

Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island

by Theo Dombrowski
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This is the perfect book for those who love to explore the seashore but also love walking through forests and seaside meadows. Whether discovering inviting stretches of sandy beach, hiking along rugged cliffs or strolling through quiet estuaries, visitors to these trails will usually be far away from the crowds who chose to drive directly to the mo …

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Discovering Words

Discovering Words

by Neepin Auger
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From apple to zigzag and from 1 to 10, Neepin Auger’s books for children will be certain to educate and entertain preschoolers, parents and teachers alike. Inspired by her training as a First Nations artist and her academic work leading to a degree in education, Discovering Words and Discovering Numbers contain brightly coloured, originally creat …

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Discovering Numbers

Discovering Numbers

by Neepin Auger
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From apple to zigzag and from 1 to 10, Neepin Auger’s books for children will be certain to educate and entertain preschoolers, parents and teachers alike. Inspired by her training as a First Nations artist and her academic work leading to a degree in education, Discovering Words and Discovering Numbers contain brightly coloured, originally creat …

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Summits and Starlight

Summits and Starlight

The Canadian Rockies
by Paul Zizka
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Iconic and classic images of the Canadian Rockies are taken to new heights and completely reimagined in this stunning collection of contemporary photography by Paul Zizka. As a professional photographer and versatile adventurer, Paul has been able to access remarkable backcountry landscapes and dizzying peaks throughout the mountains of western Can …

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Through Dust and Darkness

Through Dust and Darkness

A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East
by Jeremy Kroeker
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Jeremy Kroeker is a Mennonite with a motorcycle. He doesn’t have a funny beard and he’s never even driven a buggy, but his family hails from the same Mennonite community that Miriam Toews fictionalized in A Complicated Kindness. From childhood through college, Kroeker attended Christian schools where he learned to think critically back to prede …

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Finding Jim

Finding Jim

by Susan Oakey-Baker
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Finding Jim describes Susan Oakey-Baker’s struggle to confront the realities of life after the death of her husband, renowned mountain guide Jim Haberl, the first Canadian to summit the most difficult mountain in the world: K2. For fifteen years they had spent time adventuring together around the world: skiing the Himalaya, rafting in Nepal and m …

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Running Toward Stillness

Running Toward Stillness

by Stephen Legault
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In 2006 Stephen Legault experienced a period of tremendous upheaval, the result of bad decisions and a lifetime of anger and fear that left him in a deep depression, struggling to come to terms with the choices he had made. While running on a sun-dappled trail around Victoria’s iconic Mount Doug he realized that, like so many other people, he fel …

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Saving Lake Winnipeg

Saving Lake Winnipeg

by Robert William Sandford
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

In February of 2013, as reported by major media from all around the world, Lake Winnipeg was recognized by the Global Nature Fund as the world’s “Threatened Lake of the Year” for 2013. It is not just Manitob …

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The Earth Manifesto

The Earth Manifesto

Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology
by David Tracey
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

We live in critical times. Choices we make daily now will affect the future of life itself. Years from now children will study our era on the brink and ask their elders “When the planet was burning, what did you …

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On Fracking

On Fracking

by C. Alexia Lane
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Across North America and around the world, a significant shift from conventional to unconventional energy extraction is occurring like never before. As traditional energy sources dwindle and the insatiable demand …

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The Homeward Wolf

The Homeward Wolf

by Kevin Van Tighem
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Winner! 2014 Mountain Literature / Jon Whyte Award, Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival

Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Wolves have become a complicated comeback story. Their tracks are once again making trails throughout western Alberta, south …

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Wild Horses, Wild Wolves

Wild Horses, Wild Wolves

Legends at Risk at the Foot of the Canadian Rockies
by Maureen Enns
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Established in 1967, the Ghost River Wilderness Area, located along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta, is one of only three provincially designated wilderness areas in the province. As such, it is supposed to have the strictest form of government protection available in Canada, with development, motorized transportation …

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Popular Day Hikes 3

Popular Day Hikes 3

Northern Okanagan: Vernon - Shuswap - Lumby
by Gerry Shea
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Popular Day Hikes is a series of bestselling books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas. These accurate, attractive guides feature detailed maps and colour photographs to whet the appetite.

Located in the interior of British Columbia, stretching from Grindrod in the north to Vernon in the …

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Bears

Bears

Without Fear
by Kevin Van Tighem
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Fear of bears seems almost to be part of what it is to be human. Our species emerged out of the depths of time into a world already populated by these great carnivores. Before we mastered iron and later developed firearms, we had few defences against bears—only watchful caution and elaborate ceremonies and sacrifices to ward off fear.

Where human …

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Cold Matters

Cold Matters

The State and Fate of Canada's Fresh Water
by Robert William Sandford
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Cold Matters is a vital and approachable work that distills the scientific complexities of snow, ice, water and climate and presents the global implications of research put forth and funded by the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences. This timely book gives the concerned reader an opportunity to take part in the conversation abo …

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