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Big City Bees

Big City Bees

by Maggie De Vries, illustrated by Renné Benoit
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Grade: 1 to 5
tagged : insects, spiders, etc., environment

p class=“book_description”>Vivid writing and luminous art combine to tell a modern story that introduces young readers to the wonders of beesp class=“book_description”>For city kids like Sophie and Matthew, growing pumpkins is a big thrill.p class=“book_description”>But they're worried. They know they need bees to make their pumpkins gr …

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Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry

Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry

The Art, The Artists, The History
by Alexander Dawkins, foreword by Corrine Hunt
edition:Paperback
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tagged : native american, cultural, jewelry

As beautiful as it is useful, Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry is an invaluable tool for anyone interested in learning about or deepening their understanding of a fascinating craft.

Indigenous hand-engraved jewelry from the Pacific Northwest Coast is among the most distinctive, innovative, and highly sought-after art being produced i …

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Vanishing Fish

Vanishing Fish

Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries
by Daniel Pauly, foreword by Jennifer Jacquet
edition:Hardcover
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tagged : fisheries & aquaculture, fish, natural resource extraction

"Daniel Pauly is a friend whose work has inspired me for years."
—Ted Danson, actor, ocean activist, and co-author of Oceana

"This wonderfully personal and accessible book by the world’s greatest living fisheries biologist summarizes and expands on the causes of collapse and the essential actions that will be required to rebuild fish stocks for …

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Rise of the Necrofauna

Rise of the Necrofauna

The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction
by Britt Wray, foreword by George Church
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New Yorker and Science News 

What happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth—fascinating science, or conservation catastrophe? Jurassic Park meets The Sixth Extinction in Rise of the Necrofauna, a provocative look at de-extinction from acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray, PhD. …

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109 Walks in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland

109 Walks in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland

by John Halliday & Alice Purdey
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tagged : walking, hiking, western provinces

A fully updated edition of the Lower Mainland’s bestselling walking guidebook, featuring a wider range of trails than ever before.

Since its first edition in 1976, 109 Walks has guided more than 100,000 locals and visitors alike to the best viewpoints, urban forests, and coastal headlands of British Columbia’s stunning Lower Mainland. This lates …

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Best Places to Bird in Ontario

Best Places to Bird in Ontario

by Kenneth Burrell & Michael Burrell
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An insider’s guide to the best birding in Ontario, featuring thirty highly recommended sites.

It’s no secret: Ontario’s rich natural landscape and diverse wildlife provides some of the most exceptional birdwatching Canada has to offer, attracting thousands of bird-lovers each year.

In this user-friendly guidebook, local experts Mike and Ken Bur …

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Behind Putin's Curtain

Behind Putin's Curtain

Friendships and Misadventures Inside Russia
by Stephan Orth
edition:Paperback
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tagged : russia, russian & former soviet union, essays & travelogues, russia & the former soviet union

An unconventional travelogue of a country that inspires both fear and fascination.

“In the late summer of 2016,” writes award-winning travel writer Stephan Orth, “a journey to Russia feels like visiting enemy territory.”

In this humorous and thought-provoking book, Orth ventures through that vast and mysterious territory to uncover the real, …

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Inside an Honor Killing

Inside an Honor Killing

A Father and a Daughter Tell Their Story
by Lene Wold
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tagged : women's studies, human rights, islamic studies

A shockingly intimate look at the world of honor killings, as seen through the eyes of both the perpetrators and the victims.

What drives a person to murder their sister, mother, or daughter? What is life like in a society in which women are imprisoned for their own “protection,” while their potential killers walk free?

In this powerful and affec …

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Whatever Gets You Through

Whatever Gets You Through

Twelve Survivors on Life after Sexual Assault
by Jen Sookfong Lee, edited by Stacey May Fowles
edition:Paperback
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tagged : sexual abuse & harassment, women's studies, essays, women

Personal stories of surviving after the trauma of sexual assault.

In the era of #MeToo, we’ve become better at talking about sexual assault. But sexual assault isn’t limited to a single, terrible moment of violence: it stays with survivors, following them wherever they go.

Through the voices of twelve diverse writers, Whatever Gets You Through o …

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Hormone Power

Hormone Power

Transform Your Diet, Transform Your Life
by Marjolein Dubbers
edition:Paperback
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tagged : nutrition, weight loss, women's health, endocrinology & metabolism

Simple tips and recipes to help women balance their hormones, boost their energy, and change their lives.

What if you could feel happier, more energized, and less stressed, simply by changing the way you eat? In this informative book, vitality expert Marjolein Dubbers offers effective, easy-to-follow advice women can use to take charge of their horm …

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Trout School

Trout School

Lessons from a Fly-Fishing Master
by Mark Hume, with Mo Bradley
edition:Paperback
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tagged : fishing, western provinces, essays

From the wisdom of fishing legend Mo Bradley, an essential guide to fly fishing for trout in the Thompson-Okanagan.

Among fly fishers, the Kamloops region in British Columbia’s Thompson-Okanagan is known as one of the best places in the world for catching trout. It owes its reputation in part to Mo Bradley, a man of humble origins now known as a p …

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Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

by Arthur Kruckeberg & Linda Chalker-Scott
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tagged : pacific northwest, canada, techniques

With hundreds of stunning color photographs and new chapters by horticulturist inda Chalker-Scott, this fully updated edition of one of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite gardening books is more extensive and user-friendly than ever before.

This fully-updated third edition of Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest includes revised des …

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This One Looks Like a Boy

This One Looks Like a Boy

My Gender Journey to Life as a Man
by Lorimer Shenher
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tagged : lgbt, personal memoirs, gender studies, men's studies

Inspiring and honest, this unique memoir of gender transition and coming-of-age proves it’s never too late to find your true identity.

Since he was a small child, Lorimer Shenher knew something for certain: he was a boy. The problem was, he was growing up in a girl’s body.

In this candid and thoughtful memoir, Shenher shares the story of his gend …

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The Secret Wisdom of Nature

The Secret Wisdom of Nature

Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -— Stories from Science and Observation
by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst
edition:Hardcover
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“Peter Wohlleben’s curiosity about the natural world, his sense of wonder at its complexity and beauty, and his clear and compelling writing have combined in The Secret Wisdom of Nature. As you read these pages you will understand why I so admire him and am so in love with his work.” —Jane Goodall

The third book in The Mysteries of Nature Tr …

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The Inner Life of Animals

The Inner Life of Animals

Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Love, Grief, and Compassion—Surprising Observations of a Hidden World
by Peter Wohlleben, foreword by Jeffrey Masson, translated by Jane Billinghurst
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"Like The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben's The Inner Life of Animals will rock your world. Surprising, humbling, and filled with delight, this book shows us that animals think, feel and know in much the same way as we do--and that their lives are, to them, as precious as ours are to us."
?Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

Throug …

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The Little Book of Cannabis

The Little Book of Cannabis

How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life
by Amanda Siebert
edition:Paperback
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tagged : herbal medications, biochemistry, alternative therapies

A pragmatic and informative look at better living through cannabis.

Cannabis. Weed. Bud. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s been a health aid, comfort, and life-enhancer for humankind for more than three thousand years. But while cannabis is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, more than a century of prohibition has resulted …

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Adventures in Memory

Adventures in Memory

The Science and Secrets of Remembering and Forgetting
by Hilde Østby & Ylva Østby, foreword by Sam Kean
edition:Hardcover
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tagged : neuroscience, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience & cognitive neuropsychology

A novelist and a neuroscientist uncover the secrets of human memory.

What makes us remember? Why do we forget? And what, exactly, is a memory?

With playfulness and intelligence, Adventures in Memory answers these questions and more, offering an illuminating look at one of our most fascinating faculties. The authors—two Norwegian sisters, one a neur …

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Sound

Sound

A Memoir of Hearing Lost and Found
by Bella Bathurst
edition:Paperback
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tagged : hearing & speech, acoustics & sound, personal memoirs

A profound, beautifully written exploration of sound by a woman who lost her hearing, then regained it.

In this surprising and moving book, award-winning writer Bella Bathurst shares the extraordinary true story of how she lost her hearing and eventually regained it and what she learned from her twelve years of deafness. Diving into a wide-ranging e …

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Buffy Sainte-Marie

The Authorized Biography
by Andrea Warner
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tagged : composers & musicians, individual composer & musician, native americans

"Buffy Sainte-Marie is an icon and inspiration. This book is necessary—an authorized insight into the making of a legend." —Terese Marie Mailhot, author of Heart Berries

A powerful, intimate look at the life of a beloved folk icon and activist.

Folk hero. Songwriter icon. Living legend. Buffy Sainte-Marie is all of these things and more. In this, …

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GAYBCs

GAYBCs

A Queer Alphabet
by Rae Congdon
edition:Hardcover
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A cheeky, progressive adult alphabet book that celebrates and illuminates LGBTQ terminology.

What would happen if someone picked up a classic ABC book, crossed out the words, and replaced them with LGBTQ terms?

The result would be GAYBCs —a playful, subversive alphabet book that aims to spread awareness and demystify queer terminology for everyone. …

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Papa Goose

Papa Goose

One Year, Seven Goslings, and the Flight of My Life
by Michael Quetting, foreword by Stacey O'Brien
edition:Hardcover
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tagged : birds, ornithology, essays

The charming true story of one man’s journey to raise seven goslings in the name of science.

Papa Goose is destined to become a classic. This book has everything in it I love: great animals beautifully portrayed as individuals; cool science; drama, discovery, and personal transformation.” – Sy Montgomery, author of Birdology and The Soul of …

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The Hidden Life of Trees

The Hidden Life of Trees

The Illustrated Edition
by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst
edition:Hardcover
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A visually stunning journey into the diversity and wonders of forests.

In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before.

With compelling selections from …

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Tuco and the Scattershot World

Tuco and the Scattershot World

A Life with Birds
by Brian Brett
edition:Paperback
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tagged : birds, personal memoirs, essays

For thirty years, Brian Brett shared his office and his life with Tuco, a remarkable parrot given to asking such questions as “Whaddya know?” and announcing “Party time!” when guests showed up at Brett’s farm. Although Brett bought Tuco on a whim as a pet, he gradually realizes the enormous obligation he has to the bird and learns that th …

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Tree

Tree

A Life Story
by David Suzuki & Wayne Grady, foreword by Peter Wohlleben
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tagged : trees, forests & rainforests, essays

The story of a single tree, from the moment the seed is released from its cone until, more than five hundred years later, it lies on the forest floor as a nurse log, giving life to ferns, mosses, and hemlocks, even as its own life is ending.

In this unique biography, David Suzuki and Wayne Grady tell story that spans a millennium and includes a cast …

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Bird Brains

Bird Brains

The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays
by Candace Savage
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tagged : birds, birdwatching guides, plants & animals

Internationally celebrated nature writer Candace Savage presents the Corvid family— surprisingly bright, brassy, and colorful birds—in a remarkable collection of full-color, close-up photographs by some of the world’s best wildlife photographers.

Birds have long been viewed as the archetypal featherbrains—beautiful but dumb. But according to …

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Happy Down Below

Happy Down Below

Everything You Want to Know About the Penis and Other Bits
by Dr. Oliver Gralla
edition:Paperback
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tagged : men's health, urology

An informative, accessible, and funny guide to male anatomy and men's health.

 

As many of us know, men are notoriously reluctant to see a doctor. Indeed, only three in five men report going for an annual physical, and just over forty percent only ever visit the clinic when their symptoms become unbearable. Many know little or nothing about their bo …

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105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

105 Hikes in and Around Southwestern British Columbia

by Stephen Hui, foreword by T’uy’t’tanat – Cease Wyss
edition:Paperback
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The all-new, expanded follow-up to southwestern British Columbia’s best-selling hiking guidebook—now featuring trails on the islands and northern Washington.

For nearly fifty years, David and Mary Macaree’s iconic 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia has been the province’s most popular and most trusted hiking guide, with more than 100 …

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Best Places to Bird in the Prairies

Best Places to Bird in the Prairies

by John Acorn; Alan Smith & Nicola Koper, foreword by Candace Savage
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Three local experts reveal their favorite places to watch birds in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

In Best Places to Bird in the Prairies, three of Canada’s top birders reveal their favorite destinations for spotting local birds in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. They highlight thirty-six highly recommended sites, each of which has been …

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Couchsurfing in Iran

Revealing a Hidden World
by Stephan Orth
edition:Paperback
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A modern-day glimpse into the surprising reality of life in Iran.

 

Iran: A destination that is seldom seen by westerners yet often misunderstood. A country that simultaneously enchants and enrages those who visit it. A place where leading a double life has become the norm.

 

In Couchsurfing in Iran, award-winning author Stephan Orth spends sixty-two d …

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Better Sex Through Mindfulness

Better Sex Through Mindfulness

How Women Can Cultivate Desire
by Lori A. Brotto, PhD, foreword by Emily Nagoski
edition:Paperback
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A groundbreaking look at improving desire, arousal, and sexual satisfaction through mindfulness.

 

Studies show that approximately half of all women experience some kind of sexual difficulty at one point in their lives, with lack of interest in sex being by far the most common?and the most distressing. And when sex suffers, so do all other areas of l …

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Fit at Mid-Life

Fit at Mid-Life

A Feminist Fitness Journey
by Samantha Brennan & Tracy Isaacs
edition:Paperback
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tagged : exercise, women's health, motivational & inspirational

A uniquely feminist approach to how women can break free from what society thinks and get active in their forties, fifties, and beyond.

What if you could be fitter now than you were in your twenties? And what if you could achieve it while feeling more comfortable and confident in your body than ever before?

In this empowering, accessible book, blog …

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The Diabetes Code

The Diabetes Code

Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
by Jason Fung, foreword by Nina Teicholz
edition:Paperback
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tagged : diabetes, weight loss, alternative therapies, diseases

“Dr. Jason Fung has done it again. In easy to follow, simple steps and rules, Dr. Fung gives you the tools to rid yourself of diabetes forever. Get this book!”
Dr. Steven R. Gundry, author of The Plant Paradox

The must-have guide to reversing and preventing type 2 diabetes through intermittent fasting and a low-carb, high-fat diet—from Dr. …

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Bakeland

Bakeland

Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature
by Marit Hovland, foreword by Trine Hahnemann
edition:Hardcover
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A quirky, beautifully photographed collection of delicious and creative Nordic baking recipes inspired by nature.

From the Danish concept of hygge (or “coziness”) to the Swedish fika (or “coffee break”), when it comes to enjoying the good things in life, the Nordic countries tend to know best. And dessert, Bakeland reveals, is no exception. …

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Wellmania

Wellmania

Extreme Misadventures in the Search for Wellness
by Brigid Delaney
edition:Paperback
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Bridget Jones meets AJ Jacobs in Wellmania, an in-depth, laugh-out-loud exploration of the best and worst of the wellness industry.

"I laughed so hard, I choked on a doughnut reading this book. I'm so glad Brigid Delaney tried all of this crazy stuff so I never have to." —Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the …

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I Am Nobody

I Am Nobody

Confronting the Sexually Abusive Coach Who Stole My Life
by Greg Gilhooly
edition:Hardcover
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tagged : personal memoirs, abuse, child advocacy, hockey

”I Am Nobody is an honest, tragic account of child sexual abuse and a powerful resource for individuals struggling with recovery. Gilhooly clearly highlights the shortcomings of the Canadian justice system’s approach; hopefully, one day, the punishment will fit the crime." —Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL player and author of Why I Didn't Say Any …

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Gut

Gut

The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ (Revised Edition)
by Giulia Enders, illustrated by Jill Enders
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In this updated edition of a worldwide bestseller, Giulia Enders reveals the secrets and science of the digestive system—including new research on the connection between the gut and the brain.

 

For too long, the gut has been the body’s most ignored and least appreciated organ. But it does more than just dirty work; our gut is at the core of who …

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The Dog

The Dog

by Helen Mixter, illustrated by Margarita Sada
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Grade: p to 17
tagged : dogs, diseases, illnesses & injuries

A testament to the comforting power of an animal's love.

The uncomplicated love and dedication of a dog can make anyone feel better—particularly a child who is small and vulnerable. Through beautiful, simple illustrations and words, The Dog shows how one animal helps a young boy who is ill. She is his comfort, his companion, and his friend; when h …

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A Frenchwoman's Guide to Sex after Sixty

A Frenchwoman's Guide to Sex after Sixty

by Marie De Hennezel
edition:Paperback
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A Frenchwoman’s advice for how women—and men—of a certain age can enjoy love, sex, and desire in their sixties and seventies and beyond.

With wit and a soupçon of irreverence, Marie de Hennezel shows that there is no age limit for erotic joy. Through interviews with countless older French women and men, de Hennezel uncovers a plethora of tips …

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Birdmania

Birdmania

A Remarkable Passion for Birds
by Bernd Brunner, foreword by Pete Dunne, translated by Jane Billinghurst
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"An exquisitely beautiful book ...These stories about birds are ultimately reflections on the curious nature of humanity itself"
— Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk

There is no denying that many people are crazy for birds. Packed with intriguing facts and exquisite and rare artwork, Birdmania showcases an eclectic and fascinating selection …

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Rowing the Northwest Passage

Rowing the Northwest Passage

Adventure, Fear, and Awe in a Rising Sea
by Kevin Vallely
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"Vallely transports the reader to places few will ever go: the very edges of the earth and of human endurance."
—Evan Solomon

In this gripping first-hand account, four seasoned adventurers navigate a sophisticated, high-tech rowboat across the Northwest Passage. One of the "last firsts" remaining in the adventure world, this journey is only possib …

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City on Edge

City on Edge

A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes
by Kate Bird, foreword by Charles Demers
edition:Hardcover
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A passionate and powerful collection of photographs that proves that, for better or worse, Vancouver knows how to make its voice heard.

Vancouver has long been a city on edge. From the 1907 anti-Asian race riots to the Amchitka protests, from Doukhobor demonstrations to the Stanley Cup riots, Vancouver has a long and rich history of making its opini …

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Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour

Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour

30 Years Later—A Celebration of Courage, Strength, and the Power of Community
by Jake Macdonald, foreword by Rick Hansen
edition:Hardcover
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A beautifully illustrated 30th anniversary celebration of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion Tour, which broke barriers for people with disabilities and inspired ordinary citizens to realize impossible dreams.

On March 21, 1985, world-class wheelchair marathoner and multiple Paralympic medalist Rick Hansen set out from Vancouver, British Columbia, on his M …

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Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour

Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour

30 Years Later—A Celebration of Courage, Strength, and the Power of Community
foreword by Rick Hansen, by Jake Macdonald
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A beautifully illustrated 30th anniversary celebration of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion Tour, which broke barriers for people with disabilitives and inspired ordinary citizens to realize impossible dreams.

On March 21, 1985, world-class wheelchair marathoner and multiple Paralympic medalist Rick Hansen set out from Vancouver, British Columbia, on his …

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