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  • Towards a Prairie Atonement

    Towards a Prairie Atonement

    Towards a Prairie Atonement addresses this question by enlisting the help of a Metis Elder and revisiting the history of one corner of the Great Plains. Set on a prairie remnant seven thousand yea...

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  • Visiting With the Ancestors

    Visiting With the Ancestors

    In 2010, five magnificent Blackfoot shirts, now owned by the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum, were brought to Alberta to be exhibited at the Glenbow Museum, in Calgary, and the Galt Museu...

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  • Crow Never Dies

    Crow Never Dies

    “It was a different crow, but the same crow, you understand? Because there is only one Crow. God made them all black and identical-looking because there is no reason for them to be different birds....

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  • Crow Never Dies

    Crow Never Dies

    Life on the Great Hunt

    “It was a different crow, but the same crow, you understand? Because there is only one Crow. God made them all black and identical-looking because there is no reason for them to be different birds....

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  • Stop Making Art and Die

    Stop Making Art and Die

    Far beyond a mere colouring book, Stop Making Art and Die: Survival Activities for Artists is the first adult activity book that makes it impossible not to succeed and flourish as an artist. Writte...

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  • Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill

    Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill

    Shortlisted for the Alberta Readers' Choice Award! Fifty Percent of Mountaineering Is Uphill is the enthralling true story of Jasper’s Willi Pfisterer, a legend in the field of mountaineering and ...

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  • Native Plants for the Short Season Yard

    Native Plants for the Short Season Yard

    This is the definitive guide to gardening with native plants on the prairies. Gardening with native plants has lots of advantages, not only for your yard, but also for the ecosystem. What could be ...

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  • The Bold and Cold

    The Bold and Cold

    Perfect for the armchair traveller or devoted mountaineer, this book grabs the reader by the boots and takes them along on the best climbs to be found in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Over th...

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  • How Canadians Communicate V

    How Canadians Communicate V

    Fewer Canadians than ever are lacing up skates, swimming lengths at the pool, practicing their curve ball, and experiencing the thrill of competition. However, despite a decline in active participa...

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  • From Polar Bears to Porcupines

    From Polar Bears to Porcupines

    Wildlife veterinarian and renowned storyteller Jerry Haigh shares his adventures with diverse creatures from the frozen reaches of the High Arctic to the wilds of Africa and the flat lands of the C...

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  • Tod Inlet

    Tod Inlet

    Tod Inlet has been a place of refuge for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, but few are aware of its history. This tiny fjord, less than a half hour from downtown Victoria, is part of Gowlland/T...

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  • Storm Warning

    Storm Warning

    Human beings and industrial-based society are changing the composition of our planet’s atmosphere and causing it to warm at an unnatural and oftentimes astonishingly rapid rate. Much of that warmth...

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  • Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies

    Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies

    The book that has taken tens of thousands of skiers out onto stunning, backcountry trails is now reborn in full colour for a whole new generation. Completely revised and updated, the new edition o...

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  • The Climate Nexus

    The Climate Nexus

    Secure supplies of water, food and energy are essential to human dignity and well-being around the globe. In turn, the vitality of these three depends on a thriving biodiversity supported by health...

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  • The Real Thing

    The Real Thing

    The Real Thing is the first official biography of Ian McTaggart Cowan (1910–2010), the “father of Canadian ecology.” Authorized by his family and with the research support and participation of the ...

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  • Alpine Warriors

    Alpine Warriors

    From internationally renowned mountain historian Bernadette McDonald comes a highly readable, intense and exciting look at the explosion of Slovenian alpinism in the context of that country’s turbu...

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  • Deep Powder and Steep Rock

    Deep Powder and Steep Rock

    Hans Gmoser (1932–2006) was the most influential mountaineer in Canada of the last fifty years. Through innovation, hard work, perseverance and an appetite for adventure, Gmoser evolved from pennil...

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  • Spiders of Western Canada

    Spiders of Western Canada

    • An introduction to the 27 families describing the characteristics of the species in that family • 85 of the most common species found in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba • Gen...

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  • Why Grow Here

    Why Grow Here

    “A visitor from down south stared at my apple tree and said: ‘Those don’t grow here you know. It’s too cold.’ If the apricot tree in Highlands knew it couldn’t live here, it might stop scattering w...

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  • The Chinchaga Firestorm

    The Chinchaga Firestorm

    In 1950, the biggest firestorm documented in North America—one fire alone burned 3,500,000 acres of boreal forest in northern Alberta and British Columbia—created the world’s largest smoke layer in...

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  • Saving Farmland

    Saving Farmland

    When Nathalie Chambers and her husband, David, first took over Madrona Farm, 27 acres on southern Vancouver Island with a deep history, they never thought their small-scale agricultural business wo...

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  • A Purpose Ridden

    A Purpose Ridden

    In the summer of 1996, a father and his 13-year-old son embarked on a 3400 km bicycle tour across Canada. Affectionately known as “Manhood Training,” this unique bonding experience became the inspi...

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  • A Youth Wasted Climbing

    A Youth Wasted Climbing

    David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the las...

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  • Medicinal Garden Plants for Canada

    Medicinal Garden Plants for Canada

    Traditionally, plants were used to treat and cure whatever ails, from cuts and burns to colds and flu, from stress and insomnia to arthritis and hemorrhoids. Now you can harness nature’s healing po...

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  • Garden Pests & Diseases in Canada

    Garden Pests & Diseases in Canada

    Your garden is full of creepy-crawlies—some good, some bad, and nearly all ugly. Whether you decide to wage war or peacefully co-exist, Rob Sproule has the expert information and advice on how to i...

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  • Garden Design for the Short Season Yard

    Garden Design for the Short Season Yard

    Tired of advice for gorgeous yards that can only be created in climates like California, southern Ontario or Victoria? Author Lyndon Penner wrote Garden Design for the Short Season Yard for you, be...

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  • Salmon

    Salmon

    Salmon: A Scientific Memoir investigates a narrative that is important to the identity of the Pacific Northwest Coast – the salmon as an iconic species. Traditionally it’s been a narrative that is ...

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  • Salmon

    Salmon

    Salmon: A Scientific Memoir investigates a narrative that is important to the identity of the Pacific Northwest Coast – the salmon as an iconic species. Traditionally it’s been a narrative that is ...

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  • An Altar in the Wilderness

    An Altar in the Wilderness

    Father Kaleeg Hainsworth, an Eastern Orthodox priest with a lifetime of experience in the Canadian wilderness, grounds this manifesto in the literary, philosophical, mystical and historical teachin...

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  • Technology and Sustainability

    Technology and Sustainability

    Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies. The developed world is increasingly obsessed with two thin...

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  • Coded Territories

    Coded Territories

    This collection of essays provides a historical and contemporary context for Indigenous new media arts practice in Canada. The writers are established artists, scholars, and curators who cover them...

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  • Coded Territories

    Coded Territories

    This collection of essays provides a historical and contemporary context for Indigenous new media arts practice in Canada. The writers are established artists, scholars, and curators who cover them...

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  • Buried

    Buried

    On January 20, 2003, at 10:45 a.m., a massive avalanche released from Tumbledown Mountain in the Selkirk Range of British Columbia. Tonnes of snow carried 13 members of two guided backcountry skiin...

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  • Frostbike

    Frostbike

    The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappe...

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  • Conrad Kain

    Conrad Kain

    Conrad Kain is a titan amongst climbers in Canada and is well-known in mountaineering circles all over the world. His letters to Amelie Malek-a life-long friend-offer a candid view into the deepest...

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  • Climber's Paradise

    Climber's Paradise

    The mountain parks are for all Canadians for all time and their value cannot be measured in terms of how many access roads, motels, souvenir shops and golf courses we've provided. -Bob Jordan, 1971...

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