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Field Notes on Listening

by Kit Dobson
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, personal memoirs

At the start of a new Star Wars movie Kit Dobson suddenly realized his daughter had never truly seen the night sky. From then on he began to think seriously about how little we, as humans, interact with the natural world and how that has changed our place within it. Written in elegant sections, Field Notes on Listening starts at Dobson’s kitchen …

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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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A Primer of Life Histories

Ecology, Evolution, and Application

by Jeffrey A. Hutchings
edition: Hardcover
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Life histories can be defined as the means by which individuals (or more precisely genotypes) vary their age- or stage-specific expenditures of reproductive effort in response to genetic, phenotypic, and environmental correlates of survival and fecundity. Life histories reflect the expression of traits most closely related to individual fitness, su …

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A Yankee in Canada

by Henry David Thoreau
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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Henry David Thoreau, the "Cosmic Yankee", makes a witty 1100-mile foray into Canada. Suspense and excitement accompany every step of this intellectual invasion. Despite the apparent casualness of the writing, Thoreau put much of himself and his philosophy into this work. The score or more authors on Canadian history, travel, exploration, geography, …

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Daystart Songflight

A Morning Journal

by Brian Bartlett
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: wolves, birds, regional

In the spring of 2018, Brian Bartlett embarked on an experiment of going outdoors before sunrise to find what could be seen, heard, felt and thought in the days’ earlier hours. Composed of entries drafted over 18 months, Daystart Songflight: A Morning Journal combines nature writing, travel, autobiography and reflections on reading. During in-the …

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East Coast Trees and Shrubs

A visual guide to 50+ species in Atlantic Canada

by (artist) Jeffrey C. Domm
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: trees, personal & practical guides, atlantic provinces

Get to know your own backyard and neighbourhood, and get acquainted with the trees and shrubs throughout the Atlantic region.

Features:

  • Highly realistic illustrations
  • Details and identifiers for featured species
  • Locations and natural history of heritage trees
  • Provincial maps showing the best parks and hiking trails for exploring old growth fore …
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Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests

Their natural heritage and local history

by Jason Ramsay-Brown
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: hiking, walking, environmental conservation & protection

No matter where you are in Toronto, you are close to a ravine. In these often-hidden places you can find an astonishing diversity of birds, flowers, and trees. Jason Ramsay-Brown has spent twenty years exploring the more than one hundred ravines, parks, and urban forests within Toronto’s boundaries. For this book he has selected the thirty natura …

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Theoretical Ecology

concepts and applications

by Kevin S. McCann & Gabriel Gellner
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications continues the authoritative and established sequence of theoretical ecology books initiated by Robert M. May which helped pave the way for ecology to become a more robust theoretical science, encouraging the modern biologist to better understand the mathematics behind their theories. This latest instal …

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