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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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tagged : native american studies, social activists, post-confederation (1867-)

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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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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Tod Inlet

Tod Inlet

A Healing Place
by Gwen Curry
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tagged : regional, environmental conservation & protection, coastal regions & shorelines

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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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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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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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, environmental policy, hydrology

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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The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan
by Briony Penn, Ph.D
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tagged : ecology, environmental conservation & protection, science & technology

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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Saving Farmland

Saving Farmland

The Fight for Real Food
by Nathalie Chambers, with Robin Alys Roberts & Sophie Wooding
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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, sustainable agriculture, agriculture & food

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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Salmon

Salmon

A Scientific Memoir
by Jude Isabella
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tagged : marine biology, environmental conservation & protection, fish

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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tagged : hydrology, ecology, environmental conservation & protection, environmental policy

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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tagged : essays, environmental conservation & protection, ecology

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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Around the World

Around the World

by Petar Rikic
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tagged : essays & travelogues, road travel

At the age of 19, a young Croatian by the name of Petar Rikic decided to leave home and travel around the world by motorcycle. Throughout the course of this immense journey he experienced an equally immense diversity of peoples, landscapes and cultures. By crossing borders, learning languages and immersing himself in dozens of unique communities he …

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Flood Forecast

Flood Forecast

Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada
by Robert William Sandford & Kerry Freek
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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, natural disasters, global warming & climate change

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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Saving Lake Winnipeg

Saving Lake Winnipeg

by Robert William Sandford
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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, lakes, ponds & swamps, environmental science

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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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, environmental science, ecology

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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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, environmental science, natural resources

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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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, wolves, mammals

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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tagged : wilderness, environmental conservation & protection, wolves, horses

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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Bears

Bears

Without Fear
by Kevin Van Tighem
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tagged : bears, environmental conservation & protection, wilderness

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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tagged : ecology, environmental conservation & protection, environmental policy

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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Wolves Unleashed

Wolves Unleashed

by Andrew Simpson
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Along with the internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary film upon which this book is based, Wolves Unleashed takes the reader on an amazing journey that looks closely at Andrew Simpson’s relationship with one of nature’s most elusive, mythical and misunderstood animals.

As a professional animal trainer for the film industry, and h …

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Little Black Lies

Little Black Lies

Corporate and Political Spin in the Global War for Oil
by Jeff Gailus
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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, ecology, environmental policy

Beginning in 1967 and for just over 30 years, the oil industry toiled in the relative obscurity of Northern Alberta as machines peeled away earth and boreal forest to exhume what has now become one of humanity’s most precious and contentious resources: bitumen. As the years passed, the bitumen mines sprawled, poisonous tailings ponds spread, toxi …

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Digging the City

Digging the City

An Urban Agriculture Manifesto
by Rhona McAdam
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At the last census in 2006, just over 80 percent of Canada’s population lived in urban centres. How we feed that population and protect its food sources is an enduring subject of debate in food security circles these days. As consumers and citizens, we all need to take a hard look at the deficiencies in Canada’s ability to feed the urban poor; …

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Gift Ecology

Gift Ecology

Reimagining a Sustainable World
by Peter Denton
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Global sustainability in the 21st century seems to be an elusive goal. There are too many issues, too many problems—and, increasingly, too many people—to make the major changes required in the time various experts tell us we have left before it’s too late.

To create a sustainable future, we need to change the game itself. We cannot simply try …

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Becoming Water

Becoming Water

Glaciers in a Warming World
by Michael Demuth
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Becoming Water takes the reader on a tour of Canada’s glaciers, describing the stories they tell and educating the reader about how glaciers came to be, how they work and what their future holds in our warming w …

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Ethical Water

Ethical Water

Learning to Value What Matters Most
by Robert William Sandford
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tagged : environmental conservation & protection

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

Fresh water is essential to both the ever-expanding human population and the ever-threatened natural landscapes that surround us. And yet, society seems to continually ignore the need for a common-sense approach t …

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The Insatiable Bark Beetle

The Insatiable Bark Beetle

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

In our ever-warming world, trillions of indigenous bark beetles are killing billions of mature conifers throughout the forests of western North America and around the world, as they embark on their largest and mos …

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The Beaver Manifesto

The Beaver Manifesto

by Glynnis Hood
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tagged : environmental conservation & protection

Beavers are the great comeback story—a keystone species that survived ice ages, major droughts, the fur trade, urbanization and near extinction. Their ability to create and maintain aquatic habitats has endeared them to conservationists, but puts the beavers at odds with urban and industrial expansion. These conflicts reflect a dichotomy within o …

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The Incomparable Honeybee & the Economics of Pollination

The Incomparable Honeybee & the Economics of Pollination

Revised & Updated
by Reese Halter
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

From Dr. Reese Halter comes a remarkable, concise account of the honeybees that have profoundly shaped our planet for the past 110 million years. They are the most important group of flower-visiting animals, polli …

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The Grizzly Manifesto

The Grizzly Manifesto

In Defence of the Great Bear
by Jeff Gailus
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

The grizzly bear, once the archetype for all that is wild, is quickly becoming a symbol of nature’s fierce but flagging resilience in the face of human greed and ignorance—and the difficulty a wealth-addicted …

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Restoring the Flow

Restoring the Flow

Confronting the World's Water Woes
by Robert William Sandford
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Try as we might, parts of North America may not escape the impacts of the global water crisis. The same kinds of water supply and quality issues that have appeared around our crowded planet are already beginning to present themselves here. Unfortunately, this is occurring at a time when, as a direct result of declining global food production, the w …

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Denying the Source

Denying the Source

The Crisis of First Nations Water Rights
by Merrell-Ann Phare
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

First Nations are facing some of the worst water crises in Canada and throughout North America. Their widespread lack of access to safe drinking water receives ongoing national media attention, and yet progress ad …

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Water, Weather and the Mountain West

Water, Weather and the Mountain West

by Robert William Sandford
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Growing populations, increasing industrial use and heavy agricultural demand are beginning to tax water supplies in many regions of Canada.

Since many rivers are already fully allocated to numerous uses, future economic and social development will depend upon how much we know about our surface and ground water resources and how effectively we manage …

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