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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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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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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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Bad Judgment

Bad Judgment

The Myth of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada
by John Reilly
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tagged : judicial branch, courts, judicial power, indigenous peoples

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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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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Frostbike

Frostbike

The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling
by Tom Babin
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tagged : cycling, winter sports, city planning & urban development

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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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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The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle

Crossing the Great Divide
by Kate Rawles
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tagged : essays & travelogues, cycling, global warming & climate change

In 2006 “outdoor philosopher” Kate Rawles cycled 4553 miles from Texas to Alaska, following the spine of the Rocky Mountains as closely as possible. Cycling across unforgiving but starkly beautiful landscapes in both the United States and Canada – deserts, high mountain passes, glaciers and eventually down to the sea – she encountered bears …

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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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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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Marathon Quest

Marathon Quest

by Martin Parnell
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tagged : extreme sports, running & jogging, philanthropy & charity

In 2005, during a four-month cycling trip through Africa, Martin Parnell was struck by the power of sport and its ability to bring people together and to bring about change. Five years later, the 55-year-old mining engineer, husband, father and grandfather dedicated a year of his life to run 250 marathons with the aim of raising $250,000 for the ch …

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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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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, ecology, environmental policy

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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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, ecology, environmental policy

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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tagged : environmental conservation & protection, ecology, environmental policy

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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