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Straggle

Adventures in Walking While Female

by Tanis MacDonald
edition: Paperback
tagged: essays, women authors, canadian

Tanis MacDonald walks the reader down many paths, pointing out the sights, exclaiming over birds, sharing stories and asking questions about who gets to walk freely through our cities, parks and wilderness. She walks to understand the place she now calls home in Southern Ontario, catalogues the fauna around her and walks through illness. Wry, smart …

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Paddling Pathways

Reflections from a Changing Landscape

edited by Bob Henderson, by Sean Blenkinsop
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: essays, canoeing

“In an age of hedonistic adventure-seekers and unrestrained bushcrafters, we finally have an authoritative chronicle of the theoretical adventure, an abstract of exploration in a higher form. Paddling Pathways is a brilliant compendium of Canadian stories from real wilderness aficionados—a must-read for anyone who aspires to apprehend the juxt …

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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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The Zone

Rediscovering Our Natural Self

by Rob Wood
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: essays, ecology, social

A brief personal meditation on the healing power of living a life connected to the sublime beauty of the natural world.

Based on the core philosophy expressed in the forthcoming documentary film of the same name, The Zone is an autobiographical account that details the emotional and physical struggles of renowned mountaineer, naturalist, and archite …

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Stories of Predation

Sixty Years of Watching Wildlife

by Dick Dekker
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged: wolves, essays, personal memoirs

Sixty years ago, Dick Dekker immigrated from one of the smallest countries in Europe to the second-largest country in the world- Canada. Dreaming of Canada's wilderness, he risked his life to find wolves and spent half a century watching eagles and falcons for which his native Holland had become too small to support. The ancient maxim that nature i …

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The Heartbeat of Trees

Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature

by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billinghurst
edition: Hardcover
tagged: trees, essays, botany

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.

In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries …

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Diary of a Young Naturalist

by Dara McAnulty
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: essays, literary, self-esteem & self-reliance

Reflects great admiration and wonder for all humpback whales ... A true homage to these wondrous creatures.” —Kirkus (STARRED Review)

“Remarkable for almost too many reasons to name. Along with Greta Thunberg, [Dara McAnulty] is on his way to becoming one of the most visible environmental campaigners of his generation.”
The Globe and M …

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The Blue Wonder

Why the Sea Glows, Fish Sing, and Other Astonishing Insights from the Ocean

by Frauke Bagusche, translated by Jamie McIntosh
edition: Hardcover
tagged: oceans & seas, oceanography, global warming & climate change, essays, marine life

An intimate account of the beauty, mystery, and amazing science of the ocean.

In The Blue Wonder, marine biologist and diver Frauke Bagusche brings readers on a fascinating and beautiful deep-sea dive into the ocean. Drawing on scientific discoveries and her own research, she uses photographs and playful prose to reveal:

  • deep-sea reefs that glitte …
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Wild Roses Are Worth It

Reimagining the Alberta Advantage

by Kevin Van Tighem
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: essays, environmental conservation & protection

A timely collection of provocative, personal, and thoughtful essays for an Alberta in transition.

This selection of works by naturalist, hunter, conservation activist, and outdoors journalist Kevin Van Tighem will both inspire and provoke, because it offers an unflinching challenge to cherished myths and conventional wisdom in a troubled province be …