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A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee

Creating Habitat for Native Pollinators: Ontario and Great Lakes Edition

by Lorraine Johnson & Sheila Colla, illustrated by Ann Sanderson
edition: Paperback
tagged: insects & spiders, canada, beekeeping

An inspiring and practical guide to creating beautiful habitat gardens full of life

A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee provides all the information gardeners need to take action to support and protect pollinators, by creating habitat in yards and community spaces, on balconies and boulevards, everywhere!

With more than 300 native plants of Onta …

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Whelks to Whales

Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest, Newly Revised and expanded Third edition

by Rick M. Harbo
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback Paperback eBook
  • age: 8
  • Grade: 1858238-1853487
tagged: marine life, reference

Newly revised and updated with additional photographs and up-to-date names, this full-colour field guide to the marine life of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California is perfect for divers, boaters and beachcombers. It is a ready reference to more than 400 of the most common species: the fascinating local sponge …

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Woman, Watching

Louise de Kiriline Lawrence and the Songbirds of Pimisi Bay

by Merilyn Simonds
edition: eBook
tagged: environmentalists & naturalists, post-confederation (1867-), birds

 

Woman, Watching is an entrancing blend of biography, memoir, history, research, and homage that is unlike anything I’ve ever read. It’s radical, it’s ravishing.” — Kyo Maclear, author of Birds Art Life

From award-winning author Merilyn Simonds, a remarkable biography of an extraordinary woman — a Swedish aristocrat who survived the R …

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The Kootenay Wolves

Five Years Following a Wild Wolf Pack

by John E. Marriott
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: wolves, plants & animals, environmental conservation & protection

A spectacularly illustrated photography book full of behavioural observations and wolf tales that will engage those interested in the state of wild wolves in North America.

On August 24, 2013, professional wildlife photographer John E. Marriott received a phone call that would dramatically alter the course of his career for the next half decade. A f …

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Villain, Vermin, Icon, Kin

Wolves and the Making of Canada

by Stephanie Rutherford
edition: 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 Confederatio …

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Animal as Machine

The Quest to Understand How Animals Work and Adapt

by Michel Anctil
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
tagged: history

Through the ages natural historians have puzzled over how animals work, wavering between a vitalist belief in a soul animating bodily functions and a mechanistic outlook in which animal body parts are seen as pieces of organic machinery.
Animal as Machine explores the life, work, and ideas of scientists who, branding themselves as physiologists, s …

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Made to Order

The Designing of Animals

by Margaret E. Derry
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: animal husbandry, natural history

Animal breeding has been complicated by persisting factors across species, cultures, geography, and time. In Made to Order, Margaret E. Derry explains these factors and other breeding concerns in relation to both animals and society in North America and Europe over the past three centuries.

 

Made to Order addresses how breeding methodology evolved, …

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