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Just Like Us

A Veterinarian’s Visual Memoir of Our Vanishing Great Ape Relatives

by Rick Quinn, foreword by Jane Goodall
edition: Hardcover
tagged: primates, endangered species, plants & animals

“Outstanding photography! This book is a valuable contribution to the public’s understanding of our remarkable ‘near relatives.’” —Robert Bateman, wildlife painter and environmental icon“Just Like Us is an entertaining and informative read that illustrates how one ordinary person can be a catalyst for positive change.” —Jane Gooda …

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Revery

A Year of Bees

by Jenna Butler
edition: Paperback
tagged: endangered species, personal memoirs, essays

Starting in late November as the bees are settling in for winter Jenna Butler takes us through a year of beekeeping on her small piece of the boreal forest. She considers the impact of crop sprays, and debates the impact of introduced flowers versus native flowers, the effect of colony collapse disorder and the protection of natural environments fo …

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Orcapedia

A Guide to the Victims of the International Orca Slave Trade

by Captain Paul Watson & Tiffany Humphrey
edition: Paperback
tagged: animal rights, environmental conservation & protection, endangered species

Orcapedia presents a sobering look at the current imprisonment of a highly intelligent, socially complex, non-threatening species?orcas?by an industry strictly for profit. Many remember the movement to release Keiko, the orca who appeared in the family drama Free Willy, into the wild. Today, there are still dozens of orcas still in captivity. Reade …

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Endlings

by Joanna Lilley
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, endangered species

Endlings takes us across continents and through the long expanse of aeons to give voice to the dead. In poems that are lyrical, exact, and deeply melancholic, Joanna Lilley demands audience for the final moments of animal extinction. From the zebra-horse quagga and chiding dodo, to the giant woolly mammoth and delicate Xerces Blue Butterfly, the ha …

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The North Atlantic Right Whale

Past, Present, and Future

by Joann Hamilton-Barry
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: endangered species, marine life, regional

The North Atlantic right whale, also called the "urban" whale for its proximity to industrialized regions of North America's east coast, is one of the largest whales in the world. Averaging 14 metres, and weighing about 40,000 kilograms, it is known for its graceful tail, callosities, lack of dorsal fins, and strong bond with its young. But histori …

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Once They Were Hats

In Search of the Mighty Beaver

by Frances Backhouse, read by Erin Moon
tagged: wildlife, endangered species

Finalist for the 2015 Lane Anderson Award and the 2016 Butler Book Prize

Beavers, those icons of industriousness, have been gnawing down trees, building dams, shaping the land, and creating critical habitat in North America for at least a million years. Once one of the continent's most ubiquitous mammals, they ranged from the Atlantic to the Pacifi …

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Great Soul of Siberia

Passion, Obsession, and One Man's Quest for the World's Most Elusive Tiger

by Sooyong Park, foreword by John Vaillant
edition: Hardcover
tagged: big cats, endangered species, adventurers & explorers

"Great Soul of Siberia is the most intimate, poetic and immersive investigation of the Siberian tiger ever written."John Vaillant, author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce

 

The remarkable story of one man’s all-consuming quest to follow three generations of Siberian tigers, and the tigers’ struggle to survive in a harsh landscape marked by …

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