RMB Frontlist Fall 2012

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    Wolves Unleashed Hardcover Andrew Simpson 9781927330173 $39.95 NATURE Oct 01, 2012
    Along with the internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary film upon which this book is based, Wolves Unleashed takes the reader on an amazing journey that looks closely at Andrew Simpson’s relationship with one of nature’s most elusive, mythical and misunderstood animals. As a professional animal trainer for the film industry, and having worked for almost every major Hollywood studio on over 100 productions, Andrew deals with numerous species on a regular basis. Thanks to his unique, personal affection for wolves and his worldwide ... + Read More
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    The Will of the Land—Updated Edition Hardcover Peter Dettling 9781927330548 $39.95 NATURE Oct 01, 2012
    This second edition of Peter Dettling’s stunning, bestselling and highly controversial book The Will of the Land, which earned the praise of Farley Mowat, Ben Gadd, Doug Peacock, Canadian Geographic Magazine and Outdoor Photography Canada, features a new afterword by the author that updates readers on the continuing plight of the fragile ecosystem that exists in one of North America’s most renowned, popular and threatened natural spaces. . Peter Dettling first visited Canada’s internationally renowned Rocky Mountains national parks as a Swiss t... + Read More
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    Keeper of the Mountains The Elizabeth Hawley Story Paperback Bernadette McDonald 9781927330159 $22.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 01, 2012
    Beginning in 1946, Elizabeth Hawley worked for Fortune magazine as a researcher. Shortly thereafter, she left both her job and the United States itself to travel the world, and thus began her lifelong attraction to the exotic and remote sovereign state of Nepal. In the years that followed, she began reporting on the political and cultural events taking place in her adopted homeland for the likes of Reuters and Time Inc., letting the world in on the strange community of mountaineers, pilgrims and politicians who were descending on Kathmandu, whe... + Read More
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    FREEDOM CLIMBERS (PB) Paperback Bernadette McDonald 9781927330128 $24.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 01, 2012
    NEW IN PAPERBACK Winner! 2012 American Alpine Club Literary Prize (USA) Winner! 2011 Munday Award, Banff Mountain Festival (CANADA) Winner! 2011 Boardman Tasker Prize, Kendal Mountain Festival (UNITED KINGDOM) Freedom Climbers—the most honoured book of mountaineering literature published in Canada—tells the story of a group of extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the Second World War to become the world's leading Himalayan climbers. Although they lived in a dreary, war-ravaged landscap... + Read More
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    Marathon Quest Paperback Martin Parnell 9781927330135 $24.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 15, 2012
    In 2005, during a four-month cycling trip through Africa, Martin Parnell was struck by the power of sport and its ability to bring people together and to bring about change. Five years later, the 55-year-old mining engineer, husband, father and grandfather dedicated a year of his life to run 250 marathons with the aim of raising $250,000 for the charity Right To Play, an international humanitarian organization that reaches out to disadvantaged children around the world. In the end, Martin’s “Marathon Quest 250” raised $320,000 for the charity,... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto Digging the City An Urban Agriculture Manifesto Hardcover Rhona McAdam 9781927330210 $16.95 NATURE Oct 01, 2012
    At the last census in 2006, just over 80 percent of Canada’s population lived in urban centres. How we feed that population and protect its food sources is an enduring subject of debate in food security circles these days. As consumers and citizens, we all need to take a hard look at the deficiencies in Canada’s ability to feed the urban poor; our dependence on imported foods and centralized food processing; our detachment from our food sources; the often problematic solutions to food security devised by governments, municipalities and non-prof... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto Gift Ecology Reimagining a Sustainable World Hardcover Peter Denton 9781927330401 $16.95 NATURE Oct 01, 2012
    Global sustainability in the 21st century seems to be an elusive goal. There are too many issues, too many problems—and, increasingly, too many people—to make the major changes required in the time various experts tell us we have left before it’s too late. To create a sustainable future, we need to change the game itself. We cannot simply try to solve our problems one at a time. Instead, we need to reimagine sustainability in all its dimensions—social, cultural, environmental and economic—to create a global system that reflects how we should b... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto Little Black Lies Corporate & Political Spin in the Global War for Oil Hardcover Jeff Gailus 9781926855684 $16.95 NATURE Oct 01, 2012
    Beginning in 1967 and for just over 30 years, the oil industry toiled in the relative obscurity of Northern Alberta as machines peeled away earth and boreal forest to exhume what has now become one of humanity’s most precious and contentious resources: bitumen. As the years passed, the bitumen mines sprawled, poisonous tailings ponds spread, toxins polluted the environment, cancer reared its head downstream and the price of petroleum soared beyond all expectations. As plans continue to build the Keystone and Northern Gateway pipelines, a growi... + Read More
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    Series: An RMB Manifesto Becoming Water Glaciers in a Warming World Hardcover Mike Demuth 9781926855721 $16.95 NATURE Oct 01, 2012
    Becoming Water takes the reader on a tour of Canada’s glaciers, describing the stories they tell and educating the reader about how glaciers came to be, how they work and what their future holds in our warming world. By visiting Canada’s high and low Arctic and the mountain West, the reader will learn how varied and complex our glaciers really are, how they are measured and how they figure into the national and global story of inevitable change. The reader will learn to think like a scientist, in particular how to look at climate-related data t... + Read More
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    A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies Paperback Andrew J. Nugara 9781927330388 $29.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Dec 01, 2012
    Following the success of his first snowshoeing guide, Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2011), Andrew Nugara has now written the ultimate guide for those finding themselves on snowshoes for the first time. A Beginner’s Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies describes over 40 great routes for new snowshoers. The trips extend from scenic Waterton in the far south to the breathtaking Columbia Icefield in the north section of Banff National Park. Stunning colour photos, maps and detailed route descriptions are provided for each trip,... + Read More
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    Summits & Icefields 2 Alpine Ski Tours in the Columbia Mountains Paperback Chic Scott 9781927330340 $29.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Dec 01, 2012
    This new edition of Summits & Icefields 2: Alpine Ski Tours in the Columbia Mountains continues RMB’s tradition of offering snow enthusiasts updated editions of our bestselling guidebooks. Researched and written by legendary alpinist Chic Scott, with the assistance of certified mountain guide Mark Klassen, this guidebook—along with its companion volume Summits & Icefields 1: Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies (RMB, 2011)—will continue to be the bibles for ski mountaineers looking to experience the winter grandeur of western Canada’s mount... + Read More

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