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How to Be a Climate Optimist

Blueprints for a Better World

by Chris Turner
edition: Paperback
tagged: global warming & climate change, environmental policy, environmental conservation & protection

From the National Business Book Award winner and GG finalist, a very different book about facing the climate crisis, and what awaits us on the other side.

Chris Turner has reported from the places where the sustainable future first emerged—from green islands in Denmark and green office parks in southern India, to solar panel factories in Californ …

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Villain, Vermin, Icon, Kin

Wolves and the Making of Canada

by Stephanie Rutherford
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: wolves, animal rights

A wolf’s howl is felt in the body. Frightening and compelling, incomprehensible or entirely knowable, it is a sound that may be heard as threat or invitation but leaves no listener unaffected.

Toothsome fiends, interfering pests, or creatures wild and free, wolves have been at the heart of Canada’s national story since long before Confederation. …

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Waterfalls of Ontario

by Mark Harris, photographs by George Fischer
edition: Paperback
tagged: ontario, plants & animals

Featuring over 150 waterfalls.

Praise for previous editions:

"A very practical guidebook to exploring 80 different provincial waterfalls... A coffee table book on one hand, a guidebook on the other... nicely balanced, organized and provocative." --Toronto Star

"It's rare to have a book that's so user friendly, packed with information yet beautiful …

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125 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario

The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places

by Chris Earley & Tracy C. Read
edition: Paperback
tagged: ontario

The best-selling book of Ontario wildlands now features 15 additional destinations. This reader-friendly guide explores the remarkable splendor and diversity of the province, from its soaring clifftops, subterranean caves and thundering cataracts to the province's tallest white pine, the oldest rocks on Earth and the warbler capital of North Americ …

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The Declaration of Interdependence

A Pledge to Planet Earth—30th Anniversary Edition

by David Suzuki & Tara Cullis, illustrated by Michael Yahgulanaas
edition: Hardcover
tagged: environmental conservation & protection, essays, inspiration & personal growth, ecology

Calling all people to become stewards of the earth, this exquisite edition is a heartfelt plea for the planet's preservation.

The Declaration of Interdependence—both an enlightening creed and a passionate call to action—was composed by David Suzuki and a team of activists and environmentalists in 1992, in recognition of the United Nations' Earth …

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Reading the Water

Fly Fishing, Fatherhood, and Finding Strength in Nature

by Mark Hume
edition: Hardcover
tagged: fishing, nature therapy, personal memoirs, essays, fatherhood

“A father shares the joys of fly-fishing with his daughters. In this eloquent memoir … [Mark] Hume vividly conveys the sensory details of their adventures and the stunning surroundings … A heartfelt, beautifully written celebration of the wonders of nature and comfort of family.”—Kirkus STARRED Review

Fishing was Mark Hume’s passion sinc …

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Killing Bugs for Business and Beauty

Canada's Aerial War against Forest Pests, 1913-1930

by Mark Kuhlberg
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), economic history, forests & rainforests, environmental conservation & protection, entomology

Killing Bugs for Business and Beauty examines the beginning of Canada’s aerial war against forest insects and how a tiny handful of officials came to lead the world with a made-in-Canada solution to the problem.

 

Shedding light on a largely forgotten chapter in Canadian environmental history, Mark Kuhlberg explores the theme of nature and its agen …

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Ontario Trees

A visual guide to the most important species

illustrated by Jeffrey C. Domm
edition: Paperback
tagged: trees, forests & rainforests

This book enables easy identification of every common tree species in southern Ontario. It includes detailed visuals showing tree shape, leaf shape and colour, seed and cone size, and bark texture. Using the illustrations and key ID features, a tree can be identified in any season of the year. 

Author and illustrator Jeffrey C. Domm spent many weeks …

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The Book of Nature Connection

70 Sensory Activities for All Ages

by Jacob Rodenburg
edition: Paperback
tagged: ecology, curricula, outdoor skills, home schooling

Unplug from technology and "plug in" to nature through the wonder of your senses.

The Book of Nature Connection is packed with fun activities for using all our senses to engage with nature in a deep and nourishing way.

From "extenda-ears" and acorn whistles to bird calls, camouflage games, and scent scavenger hunts, enjoy over 70 diverse, engaging, s …

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