RMB Frontlist Fall 2017

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    Art of Freedom The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka Hardcover Bernadette McDonald 9781771602129 $32.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 08, 2017
    Winner of the 2017 Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature (Non Fiction). Winner of the 2017 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. Winner of the National Outdoor Book Awards.A profound and moving biography of one of the international climbing world's most respected, complicated and reclusive mountaineers. Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned a... + Read More
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    Honouring High Places The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei Hardcover Junko Tabei 9781771602167 $32.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 17, 2017
    A collection of personal stories and reflections based on the memoirs of Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits. Honouring High Places is a compelling collection of highlights from Junko Tabei’s stirring life that she considered important, inspiring and interesting to mountaineering culture. Until now, her works have been available only in Japanese, and RMB is honoured to be sharing these profound and moving stories with the English-speaking world for the first time. The collection opens on Mount Everest, wh... + Read More
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    At Home in Nature A Life of Unknown Mountains and Deep Wilderness Paperback Rob Wood 9781771602501 $22.00 NATURE Sep 22, 2017
    The compelling story of one family’s life among the rugged landscapes of British Columbia's Coast Mountains, converting youthful ideals, raw land and a passion for the outdoors into a practical off-grid homestead. Rob Wood grew up in a village on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors, where he eventually developed a preoccupation with rock climbing. After studying architecture for five years at the Architectural Association School in London, England, he made his way to Montreal and ended up in Calgary. During his time in Calgary, Rob became a pionee... + Read More
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    Carbon Play The Candid Observations of a Carbon Pioneer Paperback Robert Falls 9781771602181 $22.00 NATURE Sep 10, 2017
    An insider’s look at the complex, inspiring and surprisingly entertaining world of international negotiations, technology and diplomacy relating to the carbon industry, environmental management and climate mitigation. Carbon Play follows Robert Falls’s unique and extraordinary journey in the worlds of academia, politics and corporate “big energy.” With a career that began in marine biology and fisheries management, Robert became a respected environmental professional dealing with national energy and climate policies, frequently meeting with re... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto The Hard Work of Hope Climate Change in the Age of Trump Hardcover Robert William Sandford 9781771602228 $16.00 NATURE Oct 27, 2017
    The Climate Nexus (RMB, 2015) analyzed and explored the economic and social realities facing water, food, energy and biodiversity. The Hard Work of Hope continues this narrative and seeks to develop effective solutions to the growing urgency for global action on climate change. The Hard Work of Hope builds on events that have transpired since December 2015, including initial implementation of the UN’s 2030 Transforming our World global sustainable development agenda; the Paris Agreement on Climate Change; the commitment of the Canadian federal... + Read More
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    Ya Ha Tinda A Home Place - Celebrating 100 Years of the Canadian Government's Only Working Horse Ranch Hardcover Kathy Calvert 9781771602280 $30.00 HISTORY Sep 12, 2017
    An illustrated history celebrating the 100th anniversary of this historic, working horse ranch located along the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. The story of the Ya Ha Tinda and its evolution into the only continuously operating federal government horse ranch in Canada is much more than the story of the people who worked and lived there. Its ancient history is an amalgam of geological evolution, with archaeological evidence of ancient indigenous people’s use of the land for over 9,400 years and a biophysical inventory of flora and faun... + Read More
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    The Green Horse My Early Years in the Canadian Rockies – A Park Warden’s Story Paperback Dale Portman 9781771602266 $25.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 03, 2017
    An inspiring, humorous and adventure-packed mountain memoir that takes the reader on a journey into western Canada’s backcountry parks during the raucous 1960s and 1970s. Born in the west but raised initially in the east, Dale Portman was eight years old when his family headed back to the land of the Rockies. Growing up in Calgary, he was introduced to the Rocky Mountains at an early age and as a young man eventually found work in Banff National Park, where he spent most of his time in the saddle while working for outfitter Bert Mickle, based ... + Read More
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    Days of Rivers Past Reflections on British Columbia's Recreational Steelhead Fishery Paperback Robert Hooton 9781771602204 $25.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Nov 29, 2017
    Personal and professional thoughts on some of British Columbia’s iconic steelhead rivers, along with considerations on the possible futures these streams face in an era of declining habitat, recreational pressure and a changing climate. Days of Rivers Past takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the heart of the steelhead fishery. From the banks of the renowned streams Sustut, Babine, Skeena, Ksi Hlginx (formerly Ishkheenickh), Bulkley, Squamish, Tsitika, Salmon, Gold, Stamp, Englishman and Nanaimo, Robert Hooton guides us through the d... + Read More
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    The Georgia Straight A 50th Anniversary Celebration Hardcover Doug Sarti 9781771602525 $40.00 ART Sep 12, 2017
    This highly illustrated and beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of the Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context. For 50 years the Georgia Straight has served as the voice of reason during a number of turbulent times. With fearless tenacity, the Straight has always taken the good fight to the powers that be, whether they come in the form of big business, city hall, the provincial ... + Read More
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    The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered Hardcover Paul Zizka 9781771602310 $50.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 07, 2017
    Combining breathtaking landscape images with intriguing portraits of mountain athletes, Paul Zizka’s remarkable new collection of photographs will astound mountain and photography enthusiasts alike. The Canadian Rockies are some of the most photographed mountains in the world, yet only a small portion of this phenomenal landscape ends up in the frame. It takes a passionate and adventurous photographer to venture away from the beaten track and deep into the wilderness or to push creative boundaries to reimagine the Rockies’ iconic locations. ... + Read More
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    Seeking Stillness Hardcover Olivier Du Tré 9781771602303 $35.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Dec 11, 2017
    Olivier Du Tré's first book of photography is a profound and haunting portfolio of subtle, quiet and sometimes even sentimental glimpses of life and landscape through the lens of a remarkable artist.This is the fourth book in RMB's series of original portfolios meant to expose readers to "new eyes" in contemporary photography. The book brings together a collection of black and white photographs chosen from multiple folios completed over seven years. Some images were made during Du Tré's extensive travels – to Newfoundland, the Yukon and Belgium... + Read More
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    Discovering Animals: English * French * Cree Board book Neepin Auger 9781771602341 $12.00 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 0 - 3 Oct 17, 2017
    The third book in this colourful and unique series introduces preschool and kindergarten classrooms interested in learning English, French or Cree as a second language to everyday words using original and vibrant illustrations. 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... + Read More
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    Nuptse and Lhotse Go to the West Coast Hardcover Jocey Asnong 9781771602327 $18.00 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Nov 07, 2017
    A colourful, imaginative story for adventurers of all ages that dream of falling asleep on a beach made of stars at the edge of the world. Surf's up and it's time for another Nuptse and Lhotse adventure!   When the cats find Salish, a Purple Ochre Starfish, in a puddle, Nuptse and Lhotse are determined to help Salish get back home. The trio will travel across mountains and orchards, explore a coastal city's many attractions, take an extraordinary ferry ride along the bottom of the Salish Sea, hike through the tangled rainforests of the We... + Read More
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    Nuptse and Lhotse Go to the West Coast Paperback Jocey Asnong 9781771602334 $12.00 JUVENILE FICTION Reading age from 4 - 8 Nov 07, 2017
    A colourful, imaginative story for adventurers of all ages that dream of falling asleep on a beach made of stars at the edge of the world.Surf’s up and it’s time for another Nuptse and Lhotse adventure!  When the cats find Salish, a Purple Ochre Starfish, in a puddle, Nuptse and Lhotse are determined to help Salish get back home. The trio will travel across mountains and orchards, explore a coastal city’s many attractions, take an extraordinary ferry ride along the bottom of the Salish Sea, hike through the tangled rainforests of the West ... + Read More
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    Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk Paperback Tony Daffern 9781771602358 $25.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 17, 2017
    Essential reading for all outdoor enthusiasts who venture into mountainous terrain where avalanches are common. In spite of the increasing sophistication of avalanche hazard forecasting, an alarming number of people die every year in backcountry avalanche accidents. This updated edition of Backcountry Avalanche Safety contains the latest information on avalanche risk and focuses on the following vital topics: •Mountain Weather •Snow and Snowpack •Types of Avalanches •Avalanche Terrain •Trip Planning •Avalanche Gear •Travel in Avalanche Terr... + Read More


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