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    The Voyage of the Komagata Maru The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar, Expanded and Fully Revised Edition Revised edition Paperback Hugh J.M. Johnston 9780774825481 $29.95 HISTORY Grade (US) from 17 Apr 22, 2014
    Released to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the arrival of the Komagata Maru, this expanded and fully revised edition will stand as the most thoroughly researched account of the notorious Komagata Maru incident. The event centres on the ship’s nearly four hundred Punjabi passengers, who sought entry into Canada at Vancouver in the summer of 1914, only to be chased away by a Canadian warship. This story became a symbol of prejudicial immigration policies, which Canadians today reject, and served to fuel the emerging anti-British moveme... + Read More
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    Welcome to Resisterville American Dissidents in British Columbia Paperback Kathleen Rodgers 9780774827348 $29.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Grade (US) from 17 Nov 01, 2014
    Between 1965 and 1975, thousands of American migrants traded their established lives for a new beginning in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. Some were non-violent resisters who opposed the war in Vietnam. But a larger group was inspired by the ideals of the 1960s counterculture and, hoping to flee the restrictive demands of their parents’ world, they set out to build a peaceful, egalitarian society in the Canadian wilderness. Even today, their success is evident, as these impassioned ideals still define community life. Welcome to R... + Read More
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    The First Nations of British Columbia, Third Edition An Anthropological Overview Paperback Robert J. Muckle 9780774828734 $27.95 HISTORY Grade (US) from 17 Oct 15, 2014
    The First Nations of British Columbia, now in its third edition, is a concise and accessible overview of BC’s First Nations peoples, cultures, and issues. Robert J. Muckle familiarizes readers with the history, diversity, and complexity of First Nations to provide a context for contemporary concerns and initiatives. This latest edition of the classic work has been fully revised, with new chapters added and previous ones rewritten, arguments reframed in light of current developments, and resources brought right up to date. The First Nations of B... + Read More
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    Game Changer The Impact of 9/11 on North American Security Paperback Jonathan Paquin 9780774827072 $34.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Grade (US) from 17 Aug 01, 2014
    The events of 9/11 turned North American politics upside down. US policy makers focused less on how they could better integrate the economies of Mexico, Canada, and the United States and more on security and sovereignty. Security experts have tended to view the developments that followed within a bilateral framework, but Game Changer broadens the canvas by examining how America’s desire to keep its two borders closed to threats but open to trade has influenced both Canada and Mexico. By adopting a truly North American, or trilateral, framework,... + Read More
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    Series: Nature | History | Society Negotiating a River Canada, the US, and the Creation of the St. Lawrence Seaway Paperback Daniel Macfarlane 9780774826440 $34.95 HISTORY Grade (US) from 17 Aug 01, 2014
    A megaproject half a century in the making, the planning and building of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project is one of the defining episodes in North American history. Possibly the largest construction undertaking in Canadian history, and one of the most ambitious borderlands projects ever embarked upon by two countries, it also required decades of negotiation and the controversial relocation of thousands of people. Negotiating a River looks at the profound impacts of this megaproject, from the complex diplomatic negotiations, political m... + Read More
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    Native Art of the Northwest Coast A History of Changing Ideas Paperback Charlotte Townsend-Gault 9780774820509 $75.00 ART Grade (US) from 17 Aug 01, 2014
    The Northwest Coast of North America has long been recognized as one of the world’s canonical art zones. This volume records and scrutinizes the history of how and why this has come about. A work of critical historiography, it makes accessible for the first time in one place a broad selection of the 250 years of writing on Northwest Coast art. The contributors – leading scholars, writers, and artists – provide perspectives on the diverse intellectual traditions that have influenced, stimulated, and clashed with each other. In unsettling the con... + Read More
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    Series: Native Art of the Pacific Northwest: A Bill Holm Center Series Northwest Coast Indian Art An Analysis of Form, 50th Anniversary Edition 2nd edition Paperback Bill Holm 9780295994277 $44.90 ART Grade (US) from 17 Dec 01, 2014
    The 50th anniversary edition of this classic work on the art of Northwest Coast Indians now offers color illustrations for a new generation of readers along with reflections from contemporary Northwest Coast artists about the impact of this book. The masterworks of Northwest Coast Native artists are admired today as among the great achievements of the world?s artists. The painted and carved wooden screens, chests and boxes, rattles, crest hats, and other artworks display the complex and sophisticated northern Northwest Coast style of art that i... + Read More
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    Series: Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters Series Mission Life in Cree-Ojibwe Country Memories of a Mother and Son Paperback Elizabeth Bingham Young 9781771990035 $29.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Grade (US) from 17 Dec 01, 2014
    In May of 1868, Elizabeth Bingham Young and her husband of only five months, Egerton Ryerson Young, began a long journey from Hamilton, Ontario, to the Methodist mission of Rossville, at Norway House. Over the next eight years, Elizabeth supported her husband’s work at Rossville and then at the newly founded mission of Berens River, on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg. In these remote outposts, she gave birth to four children, one of whom died in infancy, acted as a nurse and doctor, and applied both perseverance and determination to learning Cr... + Read More
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    Learning to Like Muktuk An Unlikely Explorer in Territorial Alaska Paperback Penelope Easton 9780870717581 $23.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 01, 2014
    When Penelope Easton, a Second World War veteran with a Masters in Public Health, embarked on a journey to post-war territorial Alaska to serve as a dietitian for the Alaskan Health Department, she could not anticipate the stricken conditions she would find. Fascinated by the glorious and unique foods of indigenous Alaskans, such as muktuk – strips of whale skin and blubber – she took every opportunity to learn about Native Alaskan peoples and their food culture. Easton’s memoirs convey a new perspective on the interactions of Native and non-Na... + Read More
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    Mary Randlett Landscapes Paperback Mary Randlett 9780295994062 $37.40 PHOTOGRAPHY Grade (US) from 17 Aug 01, 2014
    Mary Randlett's photographic vision of the Northwest is big-hearted, intricate, and tender and fully inhabited by the animals, tides, forests, mountains, and spirits that dwell there. What others may take for granted, Randlett sees as quintessential: overcast days with endless and often exquisite variations of gray clouds, raindrops on puddles, dripping branches, and distant shafts of sunlight breaking through the cloud cover. She is steeped in the history of the Northwest and its many art forms.Mary Randlett Landscapes presents a visual record... + Read More
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    Cities of the Dead The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan Hardcover Margaret W. Morton 9780295993980 $46.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Grade (US) from 17 Oct 20, 2014
    A Kyrgyz cemetery seen from a distance is astonishing. The ornate domes and minarets, tightly clustered behind stone walls, seem at odds with this desolate mountain region. Islam, the prominent religion in the region since the twelfth century, discourages tombstones or decorative markers. However, elaborate Kyrgyz tombs combine earlier nomadic customs with Muslim architectural forms. After the territory was formally incorporated into the Russian Empire in 1876, enamel portraits for the deceased were attached to the Muslim monuments. Yet everyth... + Read More
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    Virgil's Golden Egg and Other Neapolitan Miracles Paperback Michael A. Ledeen 9781412854795 $26.95 HISTORY Oct 08, 2014
    Neapolitans are considered the cleverest, most imaginative, most romantic, and the most entertaining people in Italy. The world’s finest men’s fashions, Italy’s most celebrated popular songs and plays, and a high proportion of popular and operatic singers are all from Naples. Past Italian literary awards portray an amazingly high proportion of Neapolitans receiving the greatest honors. Neapolitan creativity survived centuries of foreign occupation, widespread misery, the end of its role as a great capital city, repeated natural catastrophes, a... + Read More
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    Searching for Golden Empires Hardcover William K. Hartmann 9780816530878 $49.95 HISTORY Mar 12, 2015
    In Searching for Golden Empires, William K. Hartmann tells a true-life adventure story that recounts the shared history of the United States and Mexico, unveiling episodes both tragic and uplifting. Hernan Cortés, Montezuma, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, and Viceroy Antonio Mendoza are just some of the principal eyewitnesses in this vivid history of New World exploration.
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    Hitler's Plans for Global Domination Nazi Architecture and Ultimate War Aims 1st edition Paperback Jochen Thies 9781782384632 $36.99 HISTORY Sep 01, 2014
    What did Hitler really want to achieve: world domination. In the early twenties, Hitler was working on this plan and from 1933 on, was working to make it a reality. During 1940 and 1941, he believed he was close to winning the war. This book not only examines Nazi imperial architecture, armament, and plans to regain colonies but also reveals what Hitler said in moments of truth. The author presents many new sources and information, including Hitler’s little known intention to attack New York City with long-range bombers in the days of Pearl H... + Read More
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    Dirigible Dreams The Age of the Airship Hardcover C. Michael Hiam 9781611685602 $38.00 TRANSPORTATION Oct 07, 2014
    Here is the story of airships—manmade flying machines without wings—from their earliest beginnings to the modern era of blimps. In postcards and advertisements, the sleek, silver, cigar-shaped airships, or dirigibles, were the embodiment of futuristic visions of air travel. They immediately captivated the imaginations of people worldwide, but in less than fifty years dirigible became a byword for doomed futurism, an Icarian figure of industrial hubris. Dirigible Dreams looks back on this bygone era, when the future of exploration, commercial tr... + Read More
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    Ice Ship The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram Hardcover Charles W. Johnson 9781611683967 $41.00 HISTORY Oct 07, 2014
    In the golden age of polar exploration (from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s), many an expedition set out to answer the big question—was the Arctic a continent, an open ocean beyond a barrier of ice, or an ocean covered with ice? No one knew, for the ice had kept its secret well; ships trying to penetrate it all failed, often catastrophically. Norway’s charismatic scientist-explorer Fridtjof Nansen, convinced that it was a frozen ocean, intended to prove it in a novel if risky way: by building a ship capable of withstanding the ice, joining ot... + Read More
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    Future Arctic Field Notes from a World on the Edge Hardcover Edward Struzik 9781610914406 $37.95 NATURE Feb 15, 2015
    In one hundred years, or even fifty, the Arctic will look dramatically different than it does today. While these changes may seem remote, they will have a profound impact on a host of global issues, from international politics to animal migrations. In Future Arctic, journalist and explorer Edward Struzik offers a clear-eyed look at the rapidly shifting dynamics in the Arctic region, a harbinger of changes that will reverberate throughout our entire world. A unique combination of extensive on-the-ground research, compelling storytelling, and pol... + Read More
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    Living With Thunder Exploring the Geological Past, Present, and Future of Pacific Northwest Landscapes Paperback Ellen Morris Bishop 9780870717482 $30.95 SCIENCE Nov 01, 2014
    Living with Thunder is a detailed geologic history of the Northwest United States. Preeminent Northwest geologist Ellen Morris Bishop explores the past, present, and future of the area, paying particular attention to the roles of volcanoes, climate changes, and tectonics, in crafting today’s landscapes. Illustrated generously with full colour photographs, Bishop also explores what the geologic future of these landscapes will likely be. Living with Thunder will be of interest to professional geologists and amateur explorers alike.
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    Diary of a Citizen Scientist Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World Paperback Sharman Apt Russell 9780870717529 $23.95 NATURE Oct 01, 2014
    In the exploding world of citizen science, hundreds of thousands of volunteers are monitoring climate change, tracking bird migration and stardust for NASA, or excavating mastodons. The sheer number of citizen scientists, combined with new technology, is beginning to shape how research gets done. Russell takes over a year to study a little-known species of tiger beetle, often used as a marker of biodiversity. With an admitted degree of misplaced confidence, she patrols the New Mexico’s Gila River, net in hand, negotiating the realities of clima... + Read More
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    A Hunger for High Country One Woman's Journey to the Wild in Yellowstone Country Paperback Susan Marsh 9780870717567 $23.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 01, 2014
    A Hunger for High Country, part memoir and part profile of place, is set in the mountains surrounding Yellowstone National Park. As a woman in the US Forest Service, the author finds that her background and values often place her at odds with the agency she works for, and her dream job in Montana ends in sorrow and frustration after six years. Humbled by her failures, she begins again. She comes to understand that technical expertise and excellence do not bring success. The beauty of the wild world shines new light on her personal world and con... + Read More
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    Series: Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Wilderburbs Communities on Nature's Edge Hardcover Lincoln Bramwell 9780295994123 $142.50 HISTORY Grade (US) from 17 Sep 01, 2014
    Since the 1950s, the housing developments in the West that historian Lincoln Bramwell calls ?wilderburbs? have offered residents both the pleasures of living in nature and the creature comforts of the suburbs. Remote from cities but still within commuting distance, nestled next to lakes and rivers or in forests and deserts, and often featuring spectacular views of public lands, wilderburbs celebrate the natural beauty of the American West and pose a vital threat to it. Wilderburbs tells the story of how roads and houses and water development ha... + Read More
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    Public Produce Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities, Revised Edition Paperback Darrin Nordahl 9781610915496 $27.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Oct 15, 2014
    In this timely update to the first edition, Public Produce author Darrin Nordahl uncovers the great community good that can result simply from planting fruits and vegetables in our public spaces. He profiles dozens of successful projects, realized with the active support and involvement of city government and motivated citizens. This creative approach has many benefits: revitalizing unused land, connecting residents with their neighborhoods, and promoting healthier lifestyles. Enthusiasts of urban agriculture will be inspired by the potential ... + Read More
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    Unnatural Selection How We Are Changing Life, Gene by Gene Hardcover Emily Monosson 9781610914987 $37.95 SCIENCE Nov 15, 2014
    Leukemia. Bed bugs. Weeds. Gonorrhea. We beat back these plagues with powerful chemicals, but they evolve in response – rapidly. Emily Monosson shows how fighting pests and pathogens with toxic chemicals drives evolution, with inadvertent consequences. Our chemical age is exerting intense selection pressure on all species, from salmonella to salamanders to humans. Monosson explores how we can lesson our impact: manage pests without creating super bugs; protect individuals from disease without inviting epidemics; and benefit from technology with... + Read More
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    Connecting to Change the World Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact Hardcover Peter Plastrik 9781610915328 $36.95 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Sep 15, 2014
    Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations today need to do more and to do better with less. Increasingly, they are adopting a network-centric approach to their work, building networks of like-minded organizations and people that give them better results than any single organization can accomplish. There are, however, few resources that offer straightforward information and advice on how to create and manage social-impact networks. Drawing on the authors’ deep experience in creating successful network projects, Connecting to Change the World pro... + Read More
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    Series: Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters Series Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun A Memoir from the Heart of Haiti Paperback Vilmond Joegodson Déralciné 9781771990110 $24.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Grade (US) from 17 Dec 02, 2014
    When Joegodson Déralciné was still a small child, his parents left rural Haiti to resettle in the rapidly growing zones of Port-au-Prince. As his family entered the city in 1986, Duvalier and his dictatorship exited. Haitians, once terrorized under Duvalier’s reign, were liberated and emboldened to believe that they could take control of their lives. But how? Joining hundreds of thousands of other peasants trying to adjust to urban life, Joegodson and his family sought work and a means of survival. But all they found was low-waged assembly plan... + Read More
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    Series: Critical Interventions: A Forum for Social Analysis Arab Spring Uprisings, Powers, Interventions 1st edition Paperback Kjetil Fosshagen 9781782384656 $19.99 SOCIAL SCIENCE Mar 01, 2014
    The events of the Arab Spring presented a dramatic reconstitution of politics and the public sphere through their aesthetic and performative uses of public space. Mass demonstrations have become a new global political form, grounded in the localization of globalizing processes, institutions, and relationships. This volume delves beneath the seemingly chaotic nature of events to explore the structural dynamics underpinning popular resistance and their support or suppression. It moves beyond what has usually been defined as Arab Spring nations ... + Read More
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    Russia and the New World Disorder Paperback Bobo Lo 9780815726098 $37.99 POLITICAL SCIENCE Aug 17, 2015
    The Russian annexation of Crimea was one of the great strategic shocks of the past twenty-five years. For many in the West, Moscow's actions in early 2014 marked the end of illusions about cooperation, and the return to geopolitical and ideological confrontation. Russia, for so long a peripheral presence, had become the central actor in a new global drama. In this groundbreaking book, renowned scholar Bobo Lo analyzes the broader context of the crisis by examining the interplay between Russian foreign policy and an increasingly anarchic int... + Read More
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    The Executioner's Men Los Zetas, Rogue Soldiers, Criminal Entrepreneurs, and the Shadow State They Created Paperback George W. Grayson 9781412854849 $26.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 31, 2014
    A new generation of ruthless pragmatists is wreaking havoc across Mexico and Central America. The most powerful Mexican cartel among them is Los Zetas. Under the leadership of Heriberto Lazcano, known as The Executioner, theforever altered how criminal business is conducted in the Western Hemisphere. They have forced a tectonic shift among drug trafficking organizations in the Americas. This narrative brings an unprecedented level of detail in describing how Los Zetas became Mexico's most diabolical criminal organization. The new preface addres... + Read More
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    They Rule The 1% vs. Democracy Paperback Paul Street 9781612053271 $24.95 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Sep 01, 2014
    They Rule is an indispensable guide to how America's wealthy few got so rich, how they translate that wealth into power, and why that wealth and power matter a great deal for the fate of democracy, social health, and a livable planet. Written by an engaged citizen-scholar who participated in the Occupy movement, this book shows readers what they can and must do to begin to shift the balance between the 1% and the rest of us.
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    Separating Fools from Their Money 2nd edition Paperback Scott B. MacDonald 9781412855006 $26.95 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Jan 07, 2015
    What do Michael Milken and Martha Stewart have in common? What was the most outrageous party thrown by a financial baron of the twentieth century? Which US war hero president became party to, and victim of, an unabashed con man known as the Napoleon of Wall Street? These questions and more are discussed in Separating Fools from Their Money. The authors trace the history of financial scandals beginning with young republic days through the Enron/WorldCom debacle of modern times. Informative and entertaining, this book reveals human nature in all... + Read More


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