RMB Frontlist Fall 2014

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    Global Chorus 365 Voices on the Future of the Planet Paperback Todd MacLean 9781771600330 $25.00 NATURE Oct 29, 2014
    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 find 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 planet? What would these conditions look like? In summary, then, and in the plainest of terms, do we have hope, and can we do it?”The contributors include writers, environmentalists, spiritual leaders, po... + Read More
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    The Afterthought West Coast Rock Posters and Recollections from the '60s Hardcover Jerry Kruz 9781771600248 $40.00 MUSIC Oct 07, 2014
    The Afterthought brings back into focus the psychedelic sixties in all of their purple-haze glory, as seen through the eyes of legendary west coast music promoter and entrepreneur Jerry Kruz. Using the historical posters as a timeline, Kruz’s recollections are a celebration of the resiliency of Woodstock-era arts and culture and foundational musical acts like the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Steve Miller, The Collectors (Chilliwack), Tom Northcott Trio, Country Joe & the Fish and many more.Complete with selected discographies and band biographi... + Read More
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    Bad Judgment The Myths of First Nations Equality and Judicial Independence in Canada Paperback John Reilly 9781771600309 $25.00 LAW Nov 14, 2014
    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 aboriginal people, the harm caused to them by Canadian colonialism, and the failure of all levels of government, including tribal government, to alleviate their suffering and deal with the conflicting natu... + Read More
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    Buried Paperback Ken Wylie 9781771600279 $25.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Sep 19, 2014
    On January 20, 2003, at 10:45 a.m., a massive avalanche released from Tumbledown Mountain in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia. Tonnes of snow carried 13 members of two guided backcountry skiing groups down the 37-degree incline of a run called La Traviata and buried them. After a frantic hour of digging by remaining group members, an unthinkable outcome became reality. Seven people were dead.The tragedy made international news, splashing photos of the seven dead Canadian and US skiers on television screens and the pages of newspapers. The ... + Read More
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    Frostbike The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling Paperback Tom Babin 9781771600484 $20.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Sep 19, 2014
    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 be that way?Canadian writer and journalist Tom Babin started questioning this dogma after being stuck in winter commuter traffic one dreary and cold December morning and dreaming about the happiness t... + Read More
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    Lost and Found Adrift in the Canadian Rockies Paperback Jamey Glasnovic 9781771600514 $25.00 TRAVEL Sep 19, 2014
    For many people, moving to a mountain town is the realization of a dream, the final step in a pilgrimage to a relaxed lifestyle in a rugged and beautiful setting. After a long journey that began when he was a teenager in the 1980s with the vague idea there might be a better life somewhere “out west,” Jamey Glasnovic eventually fled the chaos and stress of the big city and tried to settle into an uncomplicated Rocky Mountain existence.Canmore, Alberta, a small community nestled in a picturesque valley situated right at the edge of Banff National... + Read More
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    Salmon A Scientific Memoir Paperback Jude Isabella 9781771600453 $20.00 NATURE Nov 14, 2014
    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 is to combine narrative with scientific data. By following ecologists, archaeologists and fisheries biologists studying salmon, humans and their shared habitat, the reader learns about the fish through the eye... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto The Columbia River Treaty A Primer Hardcover Robert William Sandford 9781771600422 $16.00 NATURE Nov 14, 2014
    The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer is a vital work that clearly explains the nature of this complex water agreement between Canada and the United States and how its impending update will impact communities, landscapes, industry and water supplies between the two countries for many years to come.The Columbia River Treaty ratification in 1964 created the largest hydropower project in North America, with additional emphasis on flood protection for the USA. As the Treaty approaches its 60th anniversary, and the first opportunity for modification, ... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto Technology and Sustainability Hardcover Peter Denton 9781771600392 $16.00 NATURE Nov 14, 2014
    The developed world is increasingly obsessed with two things: electronic gadgets and our changing climate. We stand in open-mouthed awe at our technological achievements while dejectedly shrugging our shoulders at the state of the planet on which we live. Our choice is clear: we need to reimagine the way in which we engage with the technology we create. Peter Denton's first RMB manifesto, Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World, focused on interpersonal relationships as the foundation for a vibrant and ecologically sustainable society. In... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto An Altar in the Wilderness Hardcover Kaleeg Hainsworth 9781771600361 $16.00 NATURE Nov 14, 2014
    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 spiritual masters of both East and West, outlining the human experience of the sacred in nature.The spiritual ecology described here is fully engaged with the wilderness beyond our backyards; it is an ecology which takes in nature as “red in tooth and claw” and offers a way forward in the face of accelerating climate change. This manifesto a... + Read More
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    Beautiful Destruction Hardcover Louis Helbig 9781771600545 $75.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Nov 28, 2014
    The Alberta oil/tar sands are a place of superlatives, of awesome beauty and equally awesome destruction. They are a kaleidoscope of contrasts, colours and patterns keeping time with the seemingly unstoppable movement of machinery, smoke and effluent set in an immense boreal landscape with its own immutable patterns, cadence and cycles.Beautiful Destruction is a large-format, high-quality photography book that uses over 230 stunning, full-colour aerial photographs to transcend the polarities that dominate public discourse of the largest industr... + Read More
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    The Human Connection Photographs & Stories from Bangladesh & Nepal Hardcover Jeremy Fokkens 9781771600576 $30.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 31, 2014
    Portrait and documentary photographer Jeremy Fokkens takes the reader on an international journey, sharing captivating stories and photographs of the people who call Nepal and Bangladesh home.Motivated simply by his excessive curiosity for the less travelled and remote environments, Fokkens began this project with one change of clothes, a bagful of photography equipment and a commitment to photograph eight consecutive months that started in 2011. Fokkens’s images capture intimate moments of his subjects in their daily lives, depicting human res... + Read More
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    Legacy in Time Three Generations of Mountain Photography in the Canadian West Hardcover Henry Vaux Jr. 9781771600606 $30.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Oct 31, 2014
    Among the early North American explorers in the Rogers Pass, Yoho and Banff regions of western Canada were members of the Vaux family of Philadelphia. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, George Vaux Jr. (1863–1927), William S. Vaux (1872–1908) and Mary M. Vaux (1880–1940) regularly visited the majestic peaks, studying the massive glacier formations and creating a brilliant photographic record that features some of the earliest images of glaciers in the mountains of western Canada.Beginning in 1997, Henry Vaux Jr. has been taking duplicat... + Read More


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