The Geese of Beaver Bog

By Bernd Heinrich

Whilst award-winning author and biologist Bernd Heinrich turned the unwitting -- yet doting -- foster dad or mum of an cute gosling named Peep, he used to be drawn into her international. And so, with a scientist''s education and a nature lover''s boundless enthusiasm, he got down to comprehend the travails and triumphs of the Canada ducks residing within the beaver bathroom adjoining to his domestic. within the ducks of Beaver bathroom, Heinrich takes his readers via dust, icy waters, and overgrown sedge hummocks to solve the mysteries in the back of heated battles, suspicious nest raids, jealous outbursts, and extra. With deft perception and infectious strong humor, he sheds gentle on how ducks stay and why they behave as they do. faraway from staid or predictable, the lives of ducks are full of experience and entire of surprises. Illustrated all through with Heinrich''s trademark sketches and that includes appealing four-color photos, The ducks of Beaver bathroom is a component love tale, half technology test, and fully pleasant.

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The Illustrated History of Canada

By Craig Brown

First released in 1987, The Illustrated historical past of Canada used to be the 1st entire, authoritative one-volume background of the rustic. It featured chapters by way of seven of Canada's major historians and 1000's of engravings, lithographs, cartoons, maps, posters, and pictures. jointly, those parts created a sweeping chronicle of Canada from its earliest instances to yesterday's information. Now The Illustrated historical past of Canada has been absolutely up-to-date to deliver readers into the twenty-first century, with new fabric on such subject matters because the upward thrust of small govt, the popularity of place of birth claims, Canada's position within the post-Cold warfare "peace," and the 2011 federal election. greater than ever, The Illustrated historical past of Canada is a must have reference advisor for all Canadians attracted to the historical past - and the longer term - of our kingdom. participants contain Ramsay prepare dinner (emeritus, York University), Christopher Moore (Toronto writer), Desmond Morton (McGill University), Arthur Ray (emeritus, collage of British Columbia), Peter Waite (emeritus, Dalhousie University), and Graeme Wynn (University of British Columbia).

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Canadian History for Dummies

By Will Ferguson

A wild trip via Canadian heritage, absolutely revised and updated!

This re-creation of Canadian historical past For Dummies takes readers on an exhilarating journey via Canadian historical past, from indigenous local cultures and early French and British settlements via Paul Martin's shaky minority govt. This well timed replace positive factors all of the most recent, up to date findings in ancient and archeological study. In his trademark irreverent kind, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey on the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien's selection to not perform the battle in Iraq, and dissects the new sponsorship scandal.

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Speaking Out Louder: Ideas That Work for Canadians

The simply booklet written by way of Jack Layton (1950-2011) on his political existence and imaginative and prescient, this is often the previous NDP leader's passionate name to motion and may encourage all Canadians to include a greater destiny.
 
On August 22, 2011, Jack Layton, professional competition chief, died as he lived, with dignity, bestowing to his nation a message of wish. Canada used to be in mourning and inside of hours of his demise, tens of hundreds of thousands of Canadians -- from NDP supporters to political competitors -- paid tribute to the fellow and his legacy via public vigils, memorials, and expressions of grief.
 
Originally released in 2006, Speaking Out Louder represents Layton's "blueprint for Canada" hugely acclaimed and powerfully written, this e-book captures Jack Layton's political imaginative and prescient and exemplifies the optimism that marked his life's paintings. In it he stocks own tales and interesting, behind-the-scenes information of his profession in nationwide politics and talks concerning the vast matters (poverty, AIDS and healthcare, childcare, housing, schooling) and the information that paintings for Canadians.

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Bud Inc.: Inside Canada's Marijuana Industry

In keeping with Forbes magazine,* marijuana is “Canada’s most useful agricultural product — higher than wheat, farm animals or timber.” Bud Inc. provides us an inside of examine this thriving homegrown industry.

Although the cultivation and promoting of marijuana is still unlawful in Canada, it really is already sizeable company, specifically in British Columbia. cops estimate that the once a year wholesale price of B.C. marijuana is now $6 billion, approximately five% of the province’s overall economic climate. If those stats are right, it truly is B.C.’s greatest export. Ontario and Quebec aren't a long way behind.

Vancouver journalist Ian Mulgrew has been following the increase of this underground economic system for a while, and understands the entire key gamers, political and entrepreneurial. Comparisons to the rum-runners of the Prohibition period are usually not unfounded. those so-called “pot barons” are all savvy businessmen who've outfitted their empires utilizing attempted and actual enterprise models.

Cash-strapped governments, pharmaceutical businesses and different monstrous companies are good conscious of the capability gains, and Canada has been on the leading edge of the worldwide flow to legalize scientific marijuana and decriminalize the leisure use of the drug. Estimates differ, yet it’s suggestion that almost one million humans in Canada may benefit from medicinal marijuana, but purely a few thousand are at the moment legally approved to take advantage of it. Many think that marijuana may be grown, regulated and taxed like several different commodity.

Following the evolution of the marijuana exchange from wealthy teenagers smuggling it of their baggage, to trans-oceanic operations regarding lots of dope, to today’s thriving multi-billion-dollar family undefined, Bud Inc. is a desirable learn of real-life supply-and-demand economics.

*November 2003

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I Am an Islander

By Patrick Ledwell

No guy is a Prince Edward Island. That’s a superb factor, as the tiny province is eroding a metre according to year.  In his new selection of side-splitting essays, i'm An Islander, Patrick Ledwell explores the hilarity of existence considered from the country’s crumbling japanese part. Raised in an enormous kin, the Island comic seems again at his rural roots. i'm an Islander is a humorous and heartfelt stockpile of standup, sketches, and rants, banked as much as guard your reliable humour opposed to every little thing that may erode it.

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Mrs. Simcoe's Diary (Voyageur Classics)

Elizabeth Simcoe’s diary, describing Canada from 1791 to 1796, is heritage written because it was once being made. Created mostly whereas she was once seated in canoes and bateaux, the diary records nice occasions in a well-recognized manner and opens our eyes to a facet of Canadian historical past that's too little shown.

During her time in higher Canada (now Ontario), Mrs. Simcoe encountered attention-grabbing figures, this sort of explorer, Alexander Mackenzie, and Mohawk leader, Joseph Brant. She took specific curiosity within the First international locations humans, the social customs of the early settlers, and the wildlife of a land that contained a trifling 10, 000 non-Natives in 1791. the area she saw so vividly used to be fairly alien to a lady used to a global of ball robes, servants, and comfort in England, however the lieutenant-governor’s spouse used to be made up of stern stuff and embraced her new surroundings with get pleasure from, leaving us with an account instilled with pleasure and enjoyment at every thing she witnessed.

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Better Medicine: Reforming Canadian Health Care

Donner Prize-winning writer Dr. David Gratzer (Code Blue, ECW Press) edits and introduces this choice of twelve essays on overall healthiness care reform in Canada, advocating an open-minded method of such suggestions as privatization, two-tier overall healthiness care, and person charges. Gratzer has assembled a stellar checklist of authors who invite Canadians to question their self belief in government-managed public health. Contributors comprise Order of Canada member and college of Toronto professor Michael Bliss, who argues that our present difficulties are the results of more and more competitive executive measures to regulate sufferers and health-care providers. Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente bargains vignettes that deal with the day by day difficulties of health and wellbeing care: queue leaping, over the top waits, supplier burnout, getting older apparatus, and the politicization of future health administration.  And, Vancouver-based healthiness analyst Cynthia Ramsey areas Canada’s healthiness care process in a world context. Her findings are unsettling. Other members comprise McGill economist and nationwide publish contributor William Watson, former Quebec clinical organization president Dr. Edwin Coffey, former Ontario scientific organization president Dr. William Orovan, and concrete Futures Institute government Director David Baxter. All Canadians curious about the kingdom of healthiness care in Canada should still learn this informative and clever collection.

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Guide to the Alaska Highway

By Ron Dalby

Traveling around the nice northern expanses from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Delta Junction, Alaska, the 1,500-mile Alaska road is still one of many maximum using adventures of all time. within you'll find information on gasoline costs, the place to camp, find out how to organize your car for the adventure, and insightful riding tips.

Tips scattered throughout the guide
tell you the place to identify wildlife,
let you in on a number of favourite fishing holes, and
highlight very important destinations.

Brimming with full-color images, Guide to the Alaska Highway is the main gorgeous, the main whole, and such a lot completely researched ebook out there this present day. This necessary advisor may help tourists tailor a secure, friendly, and relaxing force via probably the most scenic and rugged panorama in the world. This advisor is ideal for the journey lover.

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The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006-

By Paul Wells

The definitive portrait of Stephen Harper in energy by way of this country's so much trenchant, influential and brilliant political commentator.
     Despite a continuing barrage of concern and disbelief from his detractors, Stephen Harper is on his solution to changing into one in every of Canada's most important major ministers. He has already been in strength longer than Lester B. Pearson and John Diefenbaker. by way of 2015, and the top of this majority time period, he will have stuck as much as Brian Mulroney. regardless of the ups and downs, the triumphs and the self-inflicted wounds, Harper has been relocating to construct the Canada he wants--the Canada an important share of Canadian citizens wish or they would not have elected him 3 times. As Wells writes, "He couldn't win elections with no common help within the land. . . . which means that Harper has what each winning federal chief has had to live on over an extended stretch of time: an exceptional realizing of Canada."
In The Longer i am major Minister, Paul Wells explores simply what Harper's knowing of Canada is, and who he speaks for within the nationwide dialog. He explains Harper not just to Harper supporters but in addition to readers who cannot think he's nonetheless Canada's leading minister. during this authoritative, enticing and occasionally deeply serious account of the guy, Paul Wells additionally brings us an illuminating portrait of Canadian democracy: "glorious, a bit dented, and free."

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