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Mining Country

A people's history of Canada's mines and miners

by John Sandlos & Arn Keeling
edition: Paperback
tagged: natural resources, native american, natural resource extraction, social history

Mining has a significant presence in every part of Canada — from east to west coasts to the far north. This book tells the stories of the people and companies who pushed mining into new territories, created new towns and generated jobs by the thousands. It highlights the experiences of those who lived and worked in mining towns across the country …

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Plants of Northern British Columbia

by Andy MacKinnon, edited by Jim Pojar & Ray Coupe
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback
tagged: reference

More than 500 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens are illustrated and described. Revised and substantially updated, this comprehensive and accessible guide to a region rich in plant life includes new photographs and native uses of plants.

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Multispecies Modernity

Disorderly Life in Postcolonial Literature

by Sundhya Walther
edition: Hardcover
tagged: indic, colonialism & post-colonialism

Multispecies Modernity: Disorderly Life in Postcolonial Literature considers relationships between animals and humans in the iconic spaces of postcolonial India: the wild, the body, the home, and the city. Using a diverse range of texts, including fiction, journalism, life writing, film, and visual art, this book argues that a uniquely Indian way o …

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Plants of Haida Gwaii

Third Edition

by Nancy Turner
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
tagged: coastal regions & shorelines, indigenous studies

For many thousands of years the lands and waters of Haida Gwaii have been home to the Haida. Plants of Haida Gwaii, written with the cooperation and collaboration of Haida knowledge holders and botanical experts, is a detailed and insightful record of the traditional uses of over 150 species of native plants. Moreover, it explains the systems of kn …

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Seeing Stars

The Secret Life of Starfish

by Denise Adams
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: marine life, photography

A quirky, fun book exploring the secret underwater lifeof starfish, in the style of The Secret Life of Squirrels.

What do starfish get up to in their spare time? Perhaps they meet each other for underwater picnics, or set up telescopes to view their star cousins in the sky. Maybe they make sand-angels, or arm wrestle each other? Using live critters …

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Luschiim’s Plants

A Hul'q'umi'num' (Cowichan) Ethnobotany

by Luschiim Arvid Charlie, with Nancy Turner
edition: Paperback
tagged: indigenous studies, coastal regions & shorelines, botany

Respected Cowichan Tribe Elder and botanical expert Luschiim, Arvid Charlie, began his education in early childhood, learning from his great grandparents and others of their generation. Luschiim’s Plants represents his dedication to the survival of the Hul'q'umi'num' language and traditional knowledge of plants for future generations. From the he …

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Waterfalls of New Brunswick

A Guide, 2nd Edition

by Nicholas Guitard
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook
tagged: atlantic provinces, rivers, hikes & walks

"A nature lover’s delight." — Chronicle Herald

No one has done more to bring New Brunswick’s waterfalls to popular attention than Nicholas Guitard. He has sought out and documented hundreds of waterfalls, first on his website and then in a bestselling trail guide.

Now ten years after the publication of the first edition, Guitard has a newly upd …

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Serpent River Resurgence

Confronting Uranium Mining at Elliot Lake

by Lianne Leddy
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, native american

Serpent River Resurgence tells the story of how the Serpent River Anishinaabek confronted the persistent forces of settler colonialism and the effects of uranium mining at Elliot Lake, Ontario. Drawing on extensive archival, participant interview, and newspaper sources, Lianne C. Leddy examines the environmental and political power relationships th …

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Safaris for Idiots

A Herd of Wild Animal Cartoons

by Adrian Raeside
edition: Paperback
tagged: comic strips & cartoons, wildlife

In the world of cartoonist Adrian Raeside, wildlife is never far away. Whether it’s an elephant enrolling in a fine arts program, the costume fails of wolves in sheep’s clothing, or why porcupine cafés flop, wild and domesticated characters are constantly rubbing elbows and trying to make space for one another.

Collecting 250 of Raeside’s mos …

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