RMB Frontlist Fall 2016

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    One Day as a Tiger Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism Paperback John Porter 9781771601665 $25.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 11, 2016
    A revelatory and poignant memoir showing mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst as it draws an unforgettable picture of a dazzling, argumentative and exuberant climbing legend. In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents. Although only 28 years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British mountaineering’s most successful era. His ascents included hard... + Read More
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    Surviving Logan Hardcover Erik Bjarnason 9781771601924 $28.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Sep 19, 2016
    One mountaineer’s harrowing story of survival and recovery after being trapped on the second-highest peak in North America, Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory, during an extratropical cyclone. In May of 2005, North Shore Rescue put together a 40th Anniversary Expedition to Mount Logan. The team was made up of seven men and one woman – all experienced mountaineers and search & rescue personnel. The trip up the mountain was relatively standard, marked by good weather. But on May 25, 2005, their good fortune took a tragic turn. Three members of th... + Read More
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    Running to the Edge Paperback Martin Parnell 9781771601726 $25.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Nov 22, 2016
    An inspiring memoir that details one man’s determination to help disadvantaged children through the power of sport while dealing with the dramatic realities of his body’s own physical limitations. In 2010, at age 55, Martin Parnell began tackling a series of extreme sporting challenges which became known as “Quests for Kids,” designed to help improve the lives of 20,000 children through sport and play programs. Martin set himself the goal of completing ten “Quests” in five years, which included “Marathon Quest 250” (250 marathons in one year); ... + Read More
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    Spirit Builders Charles Catto, Frontiers Foundation and the Struggle to End Indigenous Poverty Paperback James Bacque 9781771601368 $25.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Jan 31, 2017
    The inspiring true story of how one organization has tried to alleviate the struggles faced by indigenous 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 companies, lumber companies, railways, governments and fisheries have all taken away First People’s land and resources while dishonouring the treaties that were supposed to protect them. Spirit Builders is... + Read More
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    Bad Medicine A Judge’s Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community – Revised & Updated Paperback John Reilly 9781771601948 $25.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Nov 06, 2018
    John Reilly’s first book, Bad Medicine, was an immediate sensation and Canadian bestseller that sparked controversy and elicited praise nationwide for its honest portrayal of First Nations tribal corruption. This revised and updated edition details the latest legal developments surrounding tribal leadership and the state of governance on Canadian reserves. Early in his career, Judge John Reilly did everything by the book. His jurisdiction included a First Nations community plagued by suicide, addiction, poverty, violence and corruption. He stea... + Read More
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    Bad Judgment The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada – Revised & Updated Paperback John Reilly 9781771601962 $25.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Nov 06, 2018
    John Reilly’s second book, Bad Judgment, details the author’s battle with the Canadian justice system and the difficulties he faced trying to adapt Eurocentric Canadian law for the benefit of First Nations people across the country. This revised and updated edition looks at the future of the Canadian legal and political systems as they relate to this country’s indigenous communities. Judge John Reilly, now retired, was, at age 30, the youngest jurist ever named to the Provincial Court of Alberta. For most of his 33 years on the bench he was the... + Read More
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    Casting Back Sixty Years of Fishing and Writing Paperback Peter McMullan 9781771601740 $25.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 11, 2016
    Covering a span of more than 60 years, these classic fishing essays are brought together for the first time, celebrating the thoughts, pleasures and adventures of a devoted angler and renowned storyteller as he fishes some of the timeless streams of Ireland, New Zealand and British Columbia. Through the pages of Casting Back Peter McMullan takes the reader from his youthful Irish beginnings in the 1940s to his time as a young journalist in Northern Ireland during the mid-1950s, through the 1960s and into today’s western Canada and a totally dif... + Read More
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    Imagine This Valley Essays and Stories Celebrating the Bow Valley Paperback Stephen Legault 9781771601764 $20.00 TRAVEL Oct 11, 2016
    Featuring essays from some of the area’s most beloved personalities, this exceptional literary anthology celebrates the landscape, culture, community and natural history of Alberta’s Bow Valley. Canmore and Banff are collectively renowned for their mountain culture, diverse wildlife and scenes of breathtaking natural splendour. These vibrant mountain communities are also home to exceptional adventurers, artists, thinkers and writers. For the first time, some of the area’s best-known personalities have contributed essays to a collection of work ... + Read More
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    A River Captured The Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change Paperback Eileen Delehanty Pearkes 9781771601788 $20.00 NATURE Sep 19, 2016
    A River Captured explores the controversial history of the Columbia River Treaty and its impact on the ecosystems, indigenous peoples, contemporary culture, provincial politics and recent history of southeastern British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. Long lauded as a model of international cooperation, the Columbia River Treaty governs the storage and management of the waters of the upper Columbia River basin, a region rich in water resources, with a natural geography well suited to hydroelectric megaprojects. The Treaty also caused the di... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto North America in the Anthropocene Hardcover Robert William Sandford 9781771601801 $16.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 12, 2016
    Robert William Sandford’s latest RMB manifesto invites the reader to separate the hype from the hope with respect to the outcomes of the 2015 Paris climate conference and in relation to humanity’s dangerous new era — the Anthropocene. In responding to the urgency – and the opportunity – of getting sustainable development right, the United Nations engaged in numerous program announcements and international conversations during the final months of 2015. Most notable were the Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris and the long antic... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto Live Close to Home Hardcover Peter Denton 9781771601825 $16.00 NATURE Sep 13, 2016
    In his third thought-provoking RMB manifesto Peter Denton explains how we can change course toward a sustainable future in immediate and practical ways – and why it could make all the difference for ourselves and for future generations. As individuals and as a culture and society, we have increasingly emphasized the global village over the village in which we actually live. Our preference for the faraway is at the heart of the environmental and social catastrophes that today seem utterly unavoidable. If things are going to change, there are fou... + Read More
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    A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies – 2nd Edition Paperback Andrew J. Nugara 9781771601849 $35.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Mar 09, 2017
    Whether you are looking for an easy introductory day on flat terrain amid beautiful surroundings or getting to the summit of one of the Rockies innumerable stunning mountains, you will find it in this bestselling guidebook. This second edition of A Beginner’s Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies has almost doubled in content and now describes over 75 great treks for new or beginner snowshoers. In addition to the very easy routes tailored for those who find themselves on snowshoes for the first time, this edition features a number of new... + Read More
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    Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies – 2nd Edition Paperback Andrew J. Nugara 9781771601863 $35.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 17, 2017
    The Canadian Rockies in winter are still nothing short of spectacular, and snowshoes provide an easy, fun and exciting way to see some of the best winter scenery Canada has to offer. Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies – 2nd Edition describes 100+ great routes for snowshoers of all levels – from beginners who have never snowshoed, to experienced backcountry travellers who are looking for new challenges. The 61 routes described in the first edition have been augmented with 45 new routes, including trips in the Crowsnest Pass and new treks at La... + Read More
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    Snowshoe Trails in Southwestern British Columbia Paperback Aileen Stalker 9781771601887 $30.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Jan 24, 2017
    Snowshoeing is the fastest growing winter sport in North America. With this new guidebook, outdoor enthusiasts interested in stepping out of their skis and into a pair of snowshoes will be able to find some of British Columbia’s most enjoyable trails. Snowshoe Trails in Southwestern British Columbia offers readers information on over 35 routes. Ranging from short strolls to day-long treks, the trails have trouble-free access and the authors use winter landmarks, estimated times and general distances to help users find their way. Information ab... + Read More
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    Earth and Sky Photographs and Stories from Montana and Alberta Hardcover Stephen Legault 9781771601597 $40.00 TRAVEL Sep 20, 2016
    With a vivid narrative and stunning photography, this beautifully produced coffee-table book showcases the natural beauty of North America’s Rocky Mountain Front and the human stories that are intimately connected to its profound, and ever-changing, sense of place. People in Alberta, Montana and around the world travel through the foothills to reach more iconic destinations such as Banff, Kananaskis, Waterton and Glacier national parks. The foothills, however, are a unique destination on their own and have helped define both Alberta and Montana... + Read More


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