RMB Frontlist Fall 2013

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    Finding Jim Susan Oakey-Baker Canada
    9781927330708 Hardcover SPORTS & RECREATION / Mountaineering Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $25.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 1 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 28 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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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 mountaineering in North America. In time, they got married, solidified a home for themselves in Whistler, British Columbia, and planned on starting a family. But the future Susan had imagined was not meant to be, and when Jim was killed in an avalanche in the University Range of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska, she was faced with a loss greater than anything she ever could have expected.

      After Jim’s death, Susan spent time retracing the adventures they took together, in a desperate and obsessive attempt to gather and hold on to as many memories of him as she could. She travelled to the place in Alaska where he lost his life; searched the Queen Charlotte Islands where they had first met; trekked to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro where they had journeyed the year before his death; and scoured the hills around their Whistler home for traces of the man she had expected to spend the rest of her life with.

      In the spirit of books like Joan Didion’sThe Year of Magical Thinking and Maria Coffey’s Fragile Edge, Susan Oakey-Baker writes eloquently of her efforts to relive and reanalyze her husband's death, to defy the pain that such a loss causes and embrace the healing power of mountains, adventure and wilderness as she reimagines her new life.

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      Susan Oakey-Baker has twenty years of outdoor experience, having spent time ski touring, mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting and biking all over the world. She has worked as a nationally certified backpacking guide in Africa, Nepal and North America and has guided more than 100 people, ranging in age from 16 to 85, to the top of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, for the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. Her photographs and writing have been published in Pique magazine, the Alpine Club of Canada Gazette and the Canadian Alpine Journal. She lives in Whistler, British Columbia with her husband, Joe, and their 6-year-old son, Sam.

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        * internationally relevant story of adventure, healing and loss

        * appeal to mountaineering, travel and self-help audiences around the world
        * scenes shift from Canada, America, Alaska, Africa and Europe
        * fits perfectly within the ever-growing genre of mourning literature (Joan Didion)

        * Key Regions:  Alaska, Whistler, Vancouver, Calgary, Canmore, Banff

        * Ads with ULS, Library Bound, Ingram, Alpine Club of Canada

        * ARCs (print and digital)
        * Promotion to Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Chatelaine, Outside Magazine, Kootenay Mountain Culture, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, regional magazines and related blogs
        * Pitch to mountaineering and literary festivals in Canada, US and UK
        * National and international award submissions

        * Online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (#findingjim), etc

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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781585426515Explorers of the InfiniteMaria Coffey HardcoverMay 29, 2008$26.95Penguin Publishing Group
      9781400043149The Year of Magical ThinkingJoan Didion HardcoverOct 04, 2005$32.00Alfred A. Knopf
      9780143017516The Third Man FactorJohn Geiger PaperbackJan 27, 2009$26.00Penguin Canada
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      Sue Oakey's story of love, loss, struggle and growth is more like an experience than a read. It is as if Sue took me by the hand and gently guided me through her journey.—Sharon Wood, first Canadian woman to summit Mount Everest


      The sudden loss of a loved one can cause love and sadness to weld. In this courageous, heart-true story, Sue Oakey charts her brave journey into and out of the labyrinth of grief.—Fred Stenson, author of The Great Karoo


      In this emotionally intense memoir, Sue Oakey explores the psychology of risk and paints a moving portrait of those called by the mountain as well as those left behind. Finding Jim is a thoughtful and intelligent meditation on risk, grief, memory, pain, and love. It left me with wet eyes and a full heart. I commend Sue Oakey for her bravery, her honesty, her strength, and her insight.—Angie Abdou, author of The Bone Cage and The Canterbury Trail


      In this touching memoir, Sue Oakey-Baker charts her harrowing journey through grief after the death of her husband in a mountaineering accident. Writing from the heart, she recounts her struggle to rebuild a new life around his loss, and how she slowly found her way back to love.—Maria Coffey, author of Explorers of the Infinite and Where the Mountain Casts its Shadow


      Climbers should take note. While the larger climbing literature seems commercially consumed with hyper-masculine accounts of crisis, calamity, risk, and danger, Finding Jim is another in a growing body of writing that places on view the other side of the mountaineering story — those left at home, those left “where the mountain casts its shadow,” to quote another Coffey title. —Zac Robinson, BC Studies

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    Through Dust and Darkness A Motorcycle Journey of Fear and Faith in the Middle East Jeremy Kroeker Canada
    9781927330746 Paperback TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $20.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.75 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 36 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      Jeremy Kroeker is a Mennonite with a motorcycle. When his seemingly unflinching faith in a Christian worldview begins to shift, Kroeker hops on his bike to seek answers from another perspective. After shipping his ride to Europe, Kroeker discovers that the machine wobbles back and forth worse than his own opinions about spirituality. Still, he caries on, oscillating through Europe—Germany, Austria, Croatia, Albania—and into the Middle East - Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and, ultimately, Iran.

      It is there, in the theocratic nation of Iran, that Kroeker finds himself on a forbidden visit to a holy Muslim Shrine. Once inside, invisible hands reach into his chest and rip from his heart a sincere prayer, his first in many years. And God hears that prayer. For before Kroeker can escape Iran, God steals into his hotel room one night to threaten him with death. At least, that's one way to look at it.

      In the end, Kroeker comes to accept uncertainty. What does he really know anyway? He may always fear a God that he can't explain. Perhaps if he keeps riding, one of these days God will speak clearly. And that frightens him, too.

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      Jeremy Kroeker is a freelance writer, a speaker, mountaineer and the award-winning author of Motorcycle Therapy – A Canadian Adventure in Central America. With his motorcycle, he has travelled to over 30 countries while managing to do at least one outrageously stupid thing in every one. He has evaded police in Egypt, tasted teargas in Israel, scrambled through minefields in Bosnia and Lebanon and wrangled a venomous snake in Austria. One time he got a sliver in El Salvador. His writing has appeared in newspapers such as the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press and Calgary Herald, and in U.S. magazines such as Alpinist, and Outrider Journal. He was born in Manitoba, grew up in Saskatchewan and currently lives in Canmore, Alberta.

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        * timely story of travel through Iran, Iraq and Syria
        * appeal to travel and motorcycle enthusiasts around the world
        * rides the wave of popularity of books like Ewan McGregor’s Long Way Down and others
        * humourous, intense and thought-provoking look at the Middle East
        * Key Regions:    Canmore, Banff, Calgary, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
        * Advertising:    ULS, Library Bound, Ingram
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        * promotion to book reviewers, travel and outdoor writers at Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Outside Magazine, Kootenay Mountain Culture, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, regional magazines and related blogs
        * pitch to festivals in Banff, Keswick, Kendall, Telluride, Vancouver, Wordfest and LitFest
        * award submissions:  Banff, Governor General, travel writing awards, etc
        * online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (@jeremy_kroeker)

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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781412078320
      9780743499347Long Way RoundEwan McGregor PaperbackNov 01, 2005$16.00Atria Books
      9780965478526Jupiters TravelsTed Simon PaperbackMar 22, 2005$31.95Jupitalia Productions
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      Kroeker absolutely nails the Middle East, and if you want to know what the region is like beyond the violent and sensational headlines, read this at once.—Michael J. Totten, prize-winning author of The Road to Fatima Gate


      Kroeker provides plenty of from-the-gut laughs without ever giving the impression that he doesn’t take his surroundings or subject matter seriously. This is an impressive and necessary feat when juggling such a volatile combination, and he handles it with aplomb. The accompanying photographs are what one would expect from a man out to commemorate a personal trip rather than to professionally document the scenes he encountered.... Pragmatic yet still beautiful and hopeful.—Kirkus Reviews


      It’s rare that I begin reading a book with such trepidation, but become so rapidly hooked.... This is writing that sucks you in, and which will definitely mean you sit up late into the night. It contains subject matter that may challenge your own prejudice, but isn’t that what travel is for? And this is perhaps the best vicarious trip you’ll take to the Middle East.—Paddy Tyson, Overland Magazine

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    The Carbon Cycle Crossing the Great Divide Kate Rawles
    9781927330777 Paperback TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $20.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.88 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      “Kate Rawles sets out to discover about global warming the hard way …” -- Michael Palin, author of Around the World in 80 Days and Pole to Pole

      “A wonderfully rich and insightful narrative ... an extraordinarily revealing series of vignettes. Kate’s workaday belief that the principal purpose of philosophy is ‘to question the assumptions of our age’ keeps even her most abstract reflections grounded in an admirable way.” -- Jonathon Porritt, author of Capitalism as if the World Matters

      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, wolves, moose, cliff-swallows, aspens and a single, astonishing lynx. Along the way, she talked to North Americans about climate change – from truck drivers to politicians – to find out what they knew about it, whether they cared, and if they did, what they thought they could do. Kate tells the story of a trip in which she has to deal with the rigours of cycling for ten hours a day in temperatures often in excess of 100° F, fighting punctures, endless repairs and inescapable, grinding fatigue … . But in recounting the physical struggle of such a journey, she also does constant battle with her own ideas and assumptions, helping us to cross the great divide between where we are on climate change and where we need to be. Can we tackle climate change while still keeping our modern Western lifestyles intact? Should we put biofuel in our camper vans and RVs? Or do we need much deeper shifts in lifestyles, values and worldviews?

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      Kate Rawles studied philosophy at Aberdeen University and environmental philosophy at Glasgow and Colorado State. She was an indoor philosophy lecturer for nearly a decade before escaping to work freelance in 2000. Kate now works half time as a lecturer in outdoor studies at the University of Cumbria, teaching environmental issues, and half time as a freelance outdoor philosopher, writer, lecturer and campaigner. She is passionate about the need to find urgent, effective and suitably radical responses to our multiple environmental challenges (including giving our values and worldviews a thorough overhaul) – and firmly believes our quality of life can go up rather than down in the process. Kate is a keen hill walker and sea kayaker (with a particular love of remote islands with lots of wildlife) as well as a long-distance cyclist. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and sits on the Food Ethics Council. She lives in Cumbria, United Kingdom.

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        * timely, environmental story of cycling from Texas to Alaska, following the Great Divide

        * candid interviews with residents in Canada and the USA about Global Warming and Climate Change

        * appeal to travel and cycling enthusiasts around the world

        * Advertising:    ULS, Library Bound, Ingram

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        * promotion to book reviewers, environmental, travel and outdoor writers at Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Chatelaine, Outside Magazine, Kootenay Mountain Culture, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, regional magazines and related blogs

        * pitch to festivals in Banff, Keswick, Telluride, Vancouver, Wordfest and LitFest

        * multiple national and international award submissions:  environmental and travel writing awards, etc

        * online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (@CarbonCycleKate #thecarboncycle), etc

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      9780898866988
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    9781927330647 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Running & Jogging Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $25.00 CAD 5.75 x 7.75 x 0.75 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 20 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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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 he realized that, like so many other people, he felt alone and afraid and was suffering, and that he had to do something about it. Having been toying with meditation for years and studying the teaching of the Buddha since he was a teenager, Stephen decided to address his disquiet by dedicating himself more fully to both meditation and running. By combining these two practices, he was able to more effectively address the problems in his life and bring a renewed sense of meaning, joy and creativity to the acts of spiritual contemplation and physical activity.

      Illustrated throughout with the author's photographs highlighting the tranquil beauty of India, the American Southwest, Canada's West Coast and the wild landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, Running Toward Stillness is an invitation to run through the woods, along the seashore and on mountain trails in order to experience moments of sublime delight, personal insight and the healing power of the natural world.

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      Stephen Legault is a full-time conservation activist, writer, photographer and organizational development consultant. He is the author of a number of historical and environmentally themed mysteries, including The End of the Line and The Third Riel Conspiracy, featuring Durrant Wallace, a sergeant with the North West Mounted Police in the late 1800s; The Slickrock Paradox and Black Sun Descending, a Red Rock Canyon Mystery set in Utah's Canyonlands region; and The Vanishing Track and The Glacier Gallows, the most recent mysteries featuring Cole Blackwater, an environmentalist who finds himself solving crimes. Stephen is also the author of Carry Tiger to Mountain: The Tao of Activism and Leadership, which he wrote based on his experience using the Tao Te Ching as a guide to his lifelong work to protect wilderness and wildlife, Running Toward Stillness (RMB, 2013), a meditation on Buddhist spiritual practice, running and parenthood, and several photography books. He lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his wife, Jenn, and two children, Rio and Silas.

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        * a husband and father’s journey to inner-peace through running, travel, the outdoors and Buddhism

        *discusses contemporary issues of parenthood, marriage, fitness and spirituality

        * appeal to outdoor, travel, parenting, fitness and New Age enthusiasts

        * digs into the philosophical and psychological connections between sports, the outdoors and belief

        * enlightening look at the trials and tribulations of being a 21st century husband and father

        * scenes shift from exotic locations in Canada, America, Europe and India

        * running, spirituality, outdoors and travel

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        * promotion to book reviewers, running, travel and outdoor writers at Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine, Kootenay Mountain Culture, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, Buddist and running magazines and related blogs

        * online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (@stephenlegault #runningtowardstillness), etc

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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780312308865Running the Spiritual PathRoger Joslin PaperbackJun 01, 2004$21.99St. Martin's Press
      9780307888174Running with the Mind of MeditationSakyong Mipham PaperbackApr 09, 2013$16.00Harmony
      9781598699609Zen and the Art of RunningLarry Shapiro PaperbackNov 18, 2009$11.95Adams Media
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      This is the best book about running and life that I have ever read. Full of wisdom, humour, philosophy, raw emotion and great writing. It will inspire you to hit the trails, take up meditation, and help you in the lifelong quest for happiness and fulfillment. The gorgeous photographs are an added bonus.—David R. Boyd, Adjunct Professor, Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University and author of The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment

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    Series: An RMB Manifesto
    On Fracking C. Alexia Lane Canada
    9781927330807 Hardcover NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $16.00 CAD 4.75 x 7 x 0.63 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 60 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      Around the world, a significant shift from conventional to unconventional energy extraction is occurring like never before. As traditional energy sources dwindle and the demand for fossil fuels continues to increase, civilization seems to be taking greater and greater risks in order to fuel our consumption and over-use of this planet's natural resources.

      Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", has emerged as a lightning rod of controversy as engaged citizens grow more and more concerned with the threats facing fresh water resources, local geology and sensitive landscapes.

      C. Alexia Lane's first RMB Manifesto introduces readers to the practice of "fracking" and makes it clear that there is an urgent need for current policies to be reformed in order to alleviate ever-growing community, ecological and environmental concerns.

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      C. Alexia Lane holds a master’s of environmental applied science and management from Ryerson University. She has worked on various water management initiatives in China, Vietnam, Portugal and Canada and has travelled extensively observing the changes to waterways across the globe. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. On Fracking is her first book.

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        * written by an International Environmental Coordinator & Consultant for the Aquaculture Industry

        * worked as a Water Quality Technologist for the European Union Watershed Management Initiative

        * has worked on various water related projects in Canada, Portugal, China and Tibet

        * timely, clear and concise explanation regarding the state and practice of fracking in North America

        * defines the standard process and international repercussions of the hydraulic fracturing practice

        * part of the RMB Manifesto series of books on social and environmental issues

        * ARCs (digital)

        * Regions: Edmonton, Red Deer, Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Lethbridge

        * Genres: environmental writing, climate change and petroleum industry

        * Advertising: ULS, Library Bound, Ingram, Alternatives Journal

        * promotion to book reviewers and environmental writers at Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Outside Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, Alternatives Journal, Guardian UK Environment, New York Times Green, Mother Jones, Grist, regional magazines and newspapers and related blogs

        * multiple national and international award submissions:  GG, Charles Taylor, Donner, environmental, book design awards, etc

        * online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (#fracked! #onfracking), etc
    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781926855684Little Black LiesJeff Gailus HardcoverOct 01, 2012$16.95RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
      9781400068531The End of CountrySeamus McGraw HardcoverJun 28, 2011$26.00Random House Publishing Group
      9781466514676Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic FracturingFrank R. Spellman HardcoverSep 17, 2012$231.00Taylor and Francis
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      This is a must-read about highly controversial hydraulic fracking... Lane cites urgent concerns with off the radar literature on noise/air pollution and local seismic activity and the need for current policy reform exploring potential contamination of groundwater, ecotoxicological fracking effects, climate change and water management.—BC Books for BC Schools, 2014-2015

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    Series: An RMB Manifesto
    The Earth Manifesto Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology David Tracey Canada
    9781927330890 Hardcover NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $16.00 CAD 4.75 x 7 x 0.63 in | 132 pages Carton Quantity: 60 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      We live in critical times. Choices we make daily 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 do?"

      Problems as big as the world are daunting, but solutions are at hand, within each of us. The Earth Manifesto: Saving Nature with Engaged Ecology offers an approach to regain control of our environmental destiny by rediscovering our affinity for nature and then acting to preserve it.

      David Tracey's first RMB Manifesto is rooted in common sense and revolves around the author's "Six Laws of Engaged Ecology", which moves us from theory, in concepts such as interdependence and the wilderness found inour minds, to practice with explanations of ground-truthing and the ways in which we can all work toward creating sustainable communities through shared environmental principles.

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      David Tracey is an environmental designer and author of four previous books, including Guerilla Gardening: A Manualfesto and the novel The Miracle Tree. As a journalist he has covered politics, culture and the environment from countries on five continents for media including the International Herald Tribune, The Economist, The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio and many others. He runs the environmental design company EcoUrbanist, which specializes in ecological approaches to urban development, and is executive director of the non-profit group Tree City, which is working to “help people and trees grow together.” David is a frequent public speaker in Canada and abroad on environmental and urban ecology issues. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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        * written by an environmental site designer and consultant; author of two other books

        * the book offers engaged, ecological solutions for individuals, communities, governments

        * deals with issues of urban agriculture, community ecology and urban planning

        * part of the RMB Manifesto series of books on social and environmental issues

        * Regions: Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Pacific Northwest

        * Genres: environmental writing, climate change and urban agriculture

        * Advertising: ULS, Library Bound, Ingram, Alternatives Journal

        * ARCs (digital)

        * promotion to book reviewers, environmental and urban agriculture writers at Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Outside Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, Alternatives Journal, Guardian UK Environment, New York Times Green, Mother Jones, Grist, regional magazines and newspapers and related blogs

        * multiple national and international award submissions:  GG, Charles Taylor, Donner, environmental, book design awards, etc

        * online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (@davidtracey #theearthmanifesto)

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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781616201418The Nature PrincipleRichard Louv PaperbackApr 17, 2012$25.95Algonquin Books
      9780865716940Urban AgricultureDavid Tracey PaperbackApr 01, 2011$21.95New Society Publishers
      9780865715837Guerrilla GardeningDavid Tracey PaperbackApr 01, 2007$23.95New Society Publishers
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto
    The Homeward Wolf Kevin Van Tighem Canada
    9781927330838 Hardcover NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $16.00 CAD 4.75 x 7 x 0.63 in | 168 pages Carton Quantity: 60 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      Winner! 2014 Mountain Literature / Jon Whyte Award, Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival

      Wolves have become a complicated comeback story. Their tracks are once again making trails throughout western Alberta, southern British Columbia and the northwestern United States, and the lonesome howls of the legendary predator are no longer mere echoes from our frontier past: they are prophetic voices emerging from the hills of our contemporary reality.

      Kevin Van Tighem's first RMB Manifesto explores the history of wolf eradication in western North America and the species' recent return to the places where humans live and play. Rich with personal anecdotes and the stories of individual wolves whose fates reflect the complexity of our relationship with these animals, The Homeward Wolf neither romanticizes nor demonizes this wide-ranging carnivore with whom we once again share our Western spaces. Instead, it argues that wolves are coming back to stay, that conflicts will continue to arise and that we will need to find new ways to manage our relationship with this formidable predator in our ever-changing world.

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      Kevin Van Tighem, a former superintendent at Banff National Park, has written more than 200 articles, stories and essays on conservation and wildlife which have garnered him many awards, including Western Magazine Awards, Outdoor Writers of Canada book and magazine awards and the Journey Award for Fiction. He is the author of Bears Without Fear (RMB 2013), The Homeward Wolf (RMB 2013) and Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River (RMB 2015) and Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta (RMB 2017). He lives with his wife, Gail, in Canmore, Alberta.

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        * written by an expert in the field of wildlife management and habitat

        * former National Park Superintendent (Banff, Jasper and Waterton) for the Canadian Government

        * book offers a clear and concise outline of what’s happening with wolves in western North America

        * part of the RMB Manifesto series of books on social and environmental issues

        * Regions: Banff, Jasper, Canmore, Waterton; AB and BC

        * Genres: environmental writing, climate change and natural history

        * Advertising: ULS, Library Bound, Ingram, Alternatives Journal

        * promotion to book reviewers and environmental writers at Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Outside Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, Alternatives Journal, Guardian UK Environment, New York Times Green, Mother Jones, Grist, regional magazines and newspapers and related blogs

        * multiple national and international award submissions:  GG, Charles Taylor, Donner, environmental, book design awards, etc
        * pitch to Banff Festival, LitFest and Wordfest
        * online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (#thehomewardwolf)
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780226516974
      9781897522837The Grizzly ManifestoJeff Gailus HardcoverMay 24, 2010$16.95RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
      9780762779055Decade of the Wolf, Revised and UpdatedDouglas Smith PaperbackApr 17, 2012$21.95Lyons Press
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      Van Tighem brings his knowledge from 40 years of experience as a naturalist to this manifesto on the importance of wolves in our ecological systems. With detailed examples, he educates the reader on the history, politics and science related to the rising and falling wolf populations in and around western Canada. Highlights include the specific role of wolves in our ecosystems, the conflicts over territory with ranchers and possible solutions to creating sustainable landscapes for all wildlife.—BC Books for BC Schools, 2014-2015


      While a comparatively small book, in size and in number of pages, this book is eminently readable. For me, it’s a keeper; it has many “WOW!” bits. It weaves in the threads of all the relevant topics from the effects of climate change on species—both plant and animal—to the political bungling of habitat management by bureaucrats who shunned science. It presents every aspect of what not to do and what should be done to allow Nature to manage itself.—Maggie Paquet, Watershed Sentiel

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    Series: An RMB Manifesto
    Saving Lake Winnipeg Robert William Sandford Canada
    9781927330869 Hardcover NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $16.00 CAD 4.75 x 7 x 0.63 in | 144 pages Carton Quantity: 60 RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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      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.

      While dramatic flooding now regularly wreaks havoc in cities, provinces and states throughout North America, the woeful condition of Lake Winnipeg has also become a sign of a much larger climate-related problem, as the toxin produced by the bacteria that bloom within this particular lake each summer is now being detected in water bodies across Canada and at levels exceeding maximum guidelines. The deteriorating state of the lake and the pervasive presence of these toxins in water outside of Manitoba must now be recognized as a growing threat to human health, agricultural production and the general economy in both Canada and the United States.

      In his third RMB Manifesto, internationally respected water analyst Robert Sandford speaks on behalf of the Central Great Plains in order to convince government, industry and society that drastic change is needed if we are to avoid similar troubles from plaguing other bodies of water throughout North America.

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      Robert William Sandford is the EPCOR Chair for Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health. He is the co-author of the UN Water in the World We Want report on post-2015 global sustainable development goals relating to water. He is also the author of some 30 books on the history, heritage and landscape of the Canadian Rockies, including Water, Weather and the Mountain West, The Weekender Effect: Hyperdevelopment in Mountain Towns, Restoring the Flow: Confronting the World's Water Woes, Ethical Water: Learning to Value What Matters Most, Cold Matters: The State and Fate of Canada’s Fresh Water, Saving Lake Winnipeg, Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada, Storm Warning: Water and Climate Security in a Changing World and North America in the Anthropocene. He is also a co-author of The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer, The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World and The Hard Work of Hope: Climate Change in the Age of Trump. Robert lives in Canmore, Alberta.

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        * author is an internationally recognized authority on issues relating to fresh water and an advisor on water issues by the InterAction Council, a global public policy think-tank composed of more than twenty former Heads of State including, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, U.S. President Bill Clinton and the former President of Mexico, Vincente Fox

        * author of over 20 books on the history and landscape of western North America

        * part of the RMB Manifesto series of books on social and environmental issues

        * Regions: Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta

        * Genres: environmental writing, climate change and natural history

        * Advertising: ULS, Library Bound, Ingram

        * ARCs (digital)

        * promotion to book reviewers and environmental writers at Globe & Mail, National Post, Canadian Geographic, The Walrus, Macleans, Outside Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookList, Alternatives Journal, Guardian UK Environment, New York Times Green, Mother Jones, Grist, regional magazines and newspapers and related blogs

        * multiple national and international award submissions:  GG, Charles Taylor, Donner, environmental, book design awards, etc

        * pitch to Banff Festival, LitFest and Wordfes

        * online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (#savinglakewinnipeg)

    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780870137051On the BrinkDave Dempsey PaperbackApr 30, 2004$24.95Michigan State University Press
      9781611860122Climate Change in the Great Lakes RegionThomas Dietz HardcoverDec 01, 2011$39.95Michigan State University Press
      9781926855707Ethical WaterRobert William Sandford HardcoverOct 15, 2011$16.95RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
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    catalogue cover
    Discovering Words Neepin Auger Canada
    9781927330951 Board book JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 0 - 3, Age (years) from 0 - 3 Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $12.00 CAD 6.5 x 6.5 x 0.63 in | 28 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Neepin Auger's books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will educate and entertain preschoolers, parents, and teachers alike.

      In addition to the English words presented, the French and Cree equivalents are also given, making these some of the most dynamic and useful board books on the market, perfectly suitable for the classroom, library, and nursery.

      Neepin Auger is a Cree artist, educator, and mother. Originally from the Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta, she has been painting for over ten years, having studied art under her father, Dale Auger, a renowned First Nations artist and author of the award-winning children's book Mwâkwa Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children.

      A apple pomme picikwâs N night nuit tipiskâw
      B butterfly papillon mimikwâs O owl hibou ôhô
      C canoe canoë cîmân P paintbrush pinceau sisopêkahikanâhtik
      D drum tambour mistikwaskihk Q quilt courtepointe nanâtohkokwâtew
      E eggs oeufs wâwih R rainbow arc en ciel pîsimoyâpiy
      F fish poisson kinosêw S sweat lodge suerie matotisân
      G garden jardin ka kiscikesihk T teepee tipi mîkowâhp
      H hat chapeau astotin U up to jusqu'à ispimihk
      I insect nsecte manicôs V valley vallée ka tawatinak
      J jacket veste miskotâkay W water eau nîpîy
      K knife couteau môhkomân X x-ray radiographie sâpwâpahcikan
      L loon plongeon mwâkwa Y yellow bird oiseau jaune osâwi-piyêsîs
      M moccasin mocassin maskisin Z zig zag zig zag wâwâkastew
      Bio

      Neepin Auger is a Cree artist, educator and mother. Originally from the Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta, she has been painting for over ten years, having studied art under her father, Dale Auger, a renowned First Nations artist and author of the award-winning children’s book Mwakwa – Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children (Heritage House, 2006). Neepin graduated from the Department of Education and Schooling at Mount Royal University and is now a full-time teacher. She is also mother to one daughter, Gracie, whom she believes is her greatest masterpiece. Her first books in the series, Discovering Words and Discovering Numbers, were published by RMB in 2013. Neepin Auger lives in Calgary, Alberta.

      Marketing & Promotion

        * artist is a young First Nations educator and mother

        * books in this series are utterly unique in that they deal with English, French and Cree language

        * Cree is understood across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with pockets in BC, ON and Eastern Canada

        * all illustrations are original works of art designed for ease of viewing, using bright and bold colours

        * Regions: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

        * Genres: kids, education, First Nations

        * Advertising: ULS, Library Bound, Ingram, Prairie Books Now, Mount Royal University

        * advance reading copies (digital)

        * promotion to children’s, educational and First Nations media

        * multiple award submissions:  kids, First Nations, book design awards, etc

        * online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (@Neepin)

    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780789499004My First ABC Board BookBoard bookMar 15, 2004$5.99DK
      9781554761647
      9780312490096Happy BabyRoger Priddy Board bookSep 22, 2001$7.49Priddy
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      Neepin Auger's alphabet board book uses the same bright, simple style of illustration as the companion Discovering Numbers. English, French and Cree words accompany each illustration. Only the English words, in fact, follow the alphabet while the French and Cree words are translations. The pictures will be familiar to Cree children and provide a useful introduction to the other languages.—Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools, 2014-2015


      Each page of this small alphabet board book features an animal or object appealing to young readers. Many important aspects of Aboriginal cultures are featured. Sometimes this is in the choice of objects, such as canoe, drum, moccasins, sweat lodge, and teepee. Other times it is in the illustration itself such as Métis beading on a jacket or a woman’s long dark braid. Each picture is labeled in English, French, and Cree. The alphabetical order is based on the English words. A final page compiles all the pictures.—Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools

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    catalogue cover
    9781927330982 Board book JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 0 - 3, Age (years) from 0 - 3 Publication Date: September 23, 2013
    $8.00 CAD 6.5 x 6.5 x 0.31 in | 12 pages Carton Quantity: 84 Canadian Rights: Y RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description

      Neepin Auger's books for children contain original, brightly coloured images and early education level concepts familiar to everyone. Playful and bold, this dynamic series will educate and entertain preschoolers, parents, and teachers alike.

      In addition to the English words presented, the French and Cree equivalents are also given, making these some of the most dynamic and useful board books on the market, perfectly suitable for the classroom, library, and nursery.

      Neepin Auger is a Cree artist, educator, and mother. Originally from the Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta, she has been painting for over ten years, having studied art under her father, Dale Auger, a renowned First Nations artist and author of the award-winning children's book Mwâkwa Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children.

      1 one un peyak 6 six six nikotwâsik
      2 two deux nîso 7 seven sept têpakohp
      3 three trois nisto 8 eight huit ayinânêw
      4 four quatre nêwo 9 nine neuf kekâymitâht
      5 five cinq nîyânan 10 ten dix mitâtaht
      Bio

      Neepin Auger is a Cree artist, educator and mother. Originally from the Bigstone Cree Nation in northern Alberta, she has been painting for over ten years, having studied art under her father, Dale Auger, a renowned First Nations artist and author of the award-winning children’s book Mwakwa – Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children (Heritage House, 2006). Neepin graduated from the Department of Education and Schooling at Mount Royal University and is now a full-time teacher. She is also mother to one daughter, Gracie, whom she believes is her greatest masterpiece. Her first books in the series, Discovering Words and Discovering Numbers, were published by RMB in 2013. Neepin Auger lives in Calgary, Alberta.

      Marketing & Promotion

        * artist is a young First Nations educator and mother

        * books in this series are utterly unique in that they deal with English, French and Cree language

        * Cree is understood across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with pockets in BC, ON and Eastern Canada

        * all illustrations are original works of art designed for ease of viewing, using bright and bold colours

        * Regions: Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

        * Genres: kids, education, First Nations

        * Advertising: ULS, Library Bound, Ingram, Prairie Books Now, Mount Royal University

        * advance reading copies (digital)

        * promotion to children’s, educational and First Nations media

        * multiple award submissions:  kids, First Nations, book design awards, etc

        * online promotion via Catalist, 49th Shelf, Facebook, GoodReads, Twitter (@Neepin)

    • Comparable Titles

      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780789499035My First Number Board BookBoard bookMar 15, 2004$6.99DK
      9780312490232Happy BabyBoard bookSep 22, 2001$5.95Priddy
      9781554761661
    • Interior Images

            

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews

      Neepin Auger has created a simple board book that illustrates the numbers one to ten and includes the words in English, French and Cree. Bright, simple drawings attract the eye. The subjects are those familiar to Cree children but have universal application. This book and its companion Discovering Words will be useful in preschool and kindergarten classrooms, especially those introducing multiple languages.—Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools, 2014-2015


      This small counting board book is uncluttered, colourful, and bold. Each number from 1 to 10 is featured on its own page. The numeral is accompanied by the number word written in English, French, and Cree. The matching pictures use objects or animals important in Aboriginal cultures: one world, two fish, three owls, four feathers, five flowers, six butterflies, seven sweetgrass bundles, eight teepee pegs, nine teepees, and ten arrowheads. A final page compiles all the pictures and labels the objects.

      Auger also compiled a companion title, Discovering Words. Though very simple, both books will appeal to beginning readers or students learning English, French, or Cree as a second language. Teachers may also use the illustrations as a springboard to discuss aspects of traditional and modern Aboriginal cultures.—Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools

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