Greystone Books Winter 2017

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    Just Cool It The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do - A post-Paris Agreement game plan David Suzuki, Ian Hanington
    9781771642590 Paperback NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Publication Date: April 22, 2017
    $24.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.78 in | 400 gr | 312 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      Climate change is the most important crisis humanity has faced, but we still confront huge barriers to resolving it. So, what do we do, and is there hope for humanity? The problem itself is complex, and there’s no single solution. But by understanding the barriers to resolving global warming and by employing a wide range of solutions?from shifting to clean energy to planting trees to reforming agricultural practices?we can get the world back on track.

      Just Cool It is David Suzuki at his most passionate. In this book, he offers a comprehensive look at the current state of climate science and knowledge and the many ways to resolve the climate crisis, imploring us to do what’s necessary to live in a better, cleaner future. When enough people demand action, change starts happening?and this time, it could be monumental.
      David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist. He is the author of more than fifty books and is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science, and in 2007 was named one of Time Magazine's Heroes of the Environment.

      Ian Hanington is senior editor at the David Suzuki Foundation, and is co-author with David Suzuki of Everything Under the Sun. He has worked as a researcher, news reporter, opinion-column writer, critic, and editor for a variety of newspapers and magazines and was editor of Canada’s largest alternative newsweekly, the Georgia Straight.
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        • National feature and review coverage, including environment and current affairs outlets
        • Grassroots promotion with non-profit organizations
        • Co-promotion with the David Suzuki Institute
        • National broadcast interviews
        • Advance reading copies

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      "No one writes more persuasively about climate change than David Suzuki. Just Cool It! is just the right book for our time—clear, eloquent, and ultimately hopeful."—Elizabeth Kolbert
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    Run Better How To Improve Your Running Technique and Prevent Injury Jean-François Harvey, Alex Hutchinson, David Warriner
    9781771642217 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Running & Jogging Publication Date: March 28, 2017
    $32.95 CAD 7.5 x 10 x 1 in | 960 gr | 312 pages Carton Quantity: 14 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      A practical, illustrated, and scientifically grounded guide to improving your running technique and preventing injury, written by a kinesiologist

      In North America alone, thirty-seven million people run regularly, and most suffer at least one running-related injury a year. Run Better sets out to help runners of all abilities run smarter and injury-free by reviewing the proper mechanics of running and the role of shoes; providing training programs (from 5K to marathon distances) that promote rest and cross-training for adequate recovery; offering 90 running-specific exercises and technical drills to build strength, reinforce proper posture, encourage flexibility, improve mobility, and optimize breathing; and explaining 42 common running injuries and the ways to prevent and alleviate them.

      Illustrated with more than 150 color photographs, 50 black-and-white line drawings, and 20 charts and tables, Run Better is an easy to use and authoritative running handbook for anyone who wants to improve their running efficiency and decrease their risk of injury.
      Jean-François Harvey is an athlete, former coach, kinesiologist and well-known osteopath, and is primarily interested in the study of posture and the effects of exercise on the human back. He teaches courses in osteopathy at several colleges and provides training to professionals and the general pub

      Alex Hutchinson is a columnist at Runner’s World, and writes the magazine’s Sweat Science blog about the science of endurance sports. His writing also appears in the Globe and Mail, Outside, the New York Times, and other publications.
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        • National feature coverage in sports, running, lifestyle, and health outlets including Runner’s World
        • Running blogger outreach
        • Excerpts available
        • Blad available

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    Big Fit Girl Embrace the Body You Have Louise Green, Jess Weiner
    9781771642125 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health Publication Date: March 14, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 320 gr | 248 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      In Big Fit Girl, Louise Green describes how the fitness industry fails to meet the needs of plus-size women and thus prevents them from improving their health and fitness. By telling her own story of how she stopped dieting, got off the couch, and unleashed her inner athlete?as well as showcasing similar stories from other women?Green inspires other plus-size women to do the same.

      Green also provides concrete advice, based on the latest research, about how to get started, how to establish a support team, how to choose an activity, what kind of clothing and gear work best for the plus-size athlete, how to set goals, and how to improve one’s relationship with food. And she stresses the importance of paying it forward?for it is only by seeing plus-size women in leadership roles that other plus-size women will be motivated to stop trying to lose weight and get fit instead.
      Louise Green is a plus-size athlete, a personal trainer, and the founder of Body Exchange, a plus-size fitness boot camp. Green has been published internationally on such platforms such as Time Magazine, The New York Daily, The Wall Street Journal, UK’s Daily Mail, Glamour, Huffington Post, and xoJane. Her speaking engagements have included the Body Love Conference, and a keynote presentation James Madison University, during Eating Disorder Awareness Week.

      Jess Weiner is the author of A Very Hungry Girl and Life Doesn’t Begin 5 Pounds from Now. She has also served as Dove’s Global Esteem Ambassador for the past decade. She lives in Los Angeles.
      Marketing & Promotion
        • National feature and review coverage in lifestyle, sports and health magazines, including Women’s Running, Women’s Health
        • National broadcast interviews
        • Pitching excerpts & interviews to body positive bloggers
        • Advance reading copies’
        • Writers festival pitching
        • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with the author’s speaking engagements 

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    The Vegetarian's Guide to Eating Meat A Young Woman's Search for Ethical Food Marissa Landrigan
    9781771642743 Paperback COOKING / Essays & Narratives Publication Date: April 29, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 320 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      Growing up in a household of food-loving Italian-Americans, Marissa Landrigan was always a black sheep?she barely knew how to boil water for pasta. But at college, she thought she’d found her purpose. Buoyed by animal rights activism and a feminist urge to avoid the kitchen, she transformed into a hardcore vegan activist, complete with shaved head.

      But Landrigan still hadn’t found her place in the world. Striving to develop her career and maintain a relationship, she criss-crossed the U.S. Along the way, she discovered that eating ethically was far from simple?and cutting out meat was no longer enough. As she got closer to the source of her food, eventually even visiting a slaughterhouse and hunting elk, Landrigan realized that the most ethical way of eating was to know her food and prepare it herself, on her own terms, to eat with family and friends.

      Part memoir and part investigative journalism, The Vegetarian’s Guide to Eating Meat is as much a search for identity as it is a fascinating treatise on food.
      Marissa Landrigan’s essays have appeared in the Atlantic, Salon, Guernica, and Orion, and she runs the food-themed reading series Acquired Taste. She holds an MFA from Iowa State University, and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh?Johnstown.
      Marketing & Promotion
        • National feature and review coverage in general interest, lifestyle, environmental, women’s lifestyle, alternative outlets
        • National broadcast interviews
        • Advance reading copies

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    Best Places to Bird in British Columbia Richard Cannings, Russell Cannings
    9781771641661 Paperback NATURE / Birdwatching Guides Publication Date: May 16, 2017
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 460 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      In this unique guidebook that will appeal to novice and experienced birders alike, the authors of acclaimed Birdfinding in British Columbia explore their 30 favorite birding sites in the diverse landscape of Canada’s westernmost province. More detailed and more personal than the Cannings’ previous books, and illustrated with more than 30 color photographs of birds and locales, and 28 maps, Best Places to Bird in British Columbia introduces some sites that will be familiar favorites for readers, while others may come as a surprise.

      Readers can choose their destination by species?each chapter has a list of ?Specialty Birds,” the ornithological highlights of a trip to the area in question?or by geography?each chapter is named for its region and includes detailed information not only on how to get there but also on how to make the most of being there. Personal anecdotes, historical background, and ornithological information make this an indispensable guide to exploring the best birding sites B.C. has to offer and learning more about its bird population.
      Richard Cannings is a veteran biologist, birder, and nature writer. A lifetime resident of B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, he is a founding director of the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance and a member of the national board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. He is the author of several books, including British Columbia: A Natural History and The New B.C. Roadside Naturalist.

      Russell Cannings has been an avid birder since his childhood in B.C.’s Okanagan. He has worked extensively as a field biologist throughout the province. In 2012 MacLean's called him "Canada's Top Birder". He now lives in New Zealand.
      Marketing & Promotion
        • National review coverage in birding, outdoor, and wildlife outlets 
        • Coverage in travel and tourism outlets 
        • Promotion with birding associations 
        • Birding blogger outreach
        • Regional broadcast interviews 
        • Regional author tour

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    My Journey into the Heart of Terror Ten Days in the Islamic State Jürgen Todenhöfer
    9781771642903 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism Publication Date: March 28, 2017
    $21.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.8 in | 440 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      An alarming and timely first-hand account of what’s really going on behind the borders of the Islamic State.

       ISIS, ISIL, the ISLAMIC State. It’s an organization that has taken on chilling associations due to the horrific deeds committed in its name. ISIS beheads journalists—and yet one, Jürgen Todenhöfer, was invited to visit its fighters in Mosul, after months of negotiations. Accompanied by his son, Frederic Todenhöfer, who photographed the journey, he asked them to explain their beliefs, motivations, and goals. This book, the most in-depth research conducted on the terror group so far, is the result of those conversations. My Journey into the Heart of Terror shows how the organization grew from its al-Qaeda roots and the role the West has played, both past and present. Along the way, Todenhöfer offers startling insights into what ISIS thinks, what it wants—and how it can be defeated. Only by understanding our enemies, Todenhöfer believes, can we combat ISIS’s radical, un-Islamic vision and the terror and destruction it brings.

      Jürgen Todenhöfer is a German author, politician, a former judge, and journalist. He studied law and political science at the Universities of Munich, Paris, Bonn and Freiburg and received his doctorate in law from the University of Freiburg.

      Todenhöfer became a judge in 1972 and was elected to the German parliament that same year. During his eighteen years in politics and as party spokesman for development policy and arms control, he attracted as much public attention for his political activities as he did for his humanitarian endeavors. In 1975, he traveled to Chile and met with the then dictator Augusto Pinochet, paving the way for the release of 4,500 political prisoners. In the 1980s he visited Soviet-occupied Afghanistan multiple times and raised money for refugees. After his political career he joined one of Europe’s largest publishing companies, Hubert Burda Media.

      Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 he was outspoken in his opposition to the U.S.’s war in Afghanistan and critical of the planned campaign against Iraq. He argued fervently in favor of diplomatic solutions. To better understand the relationship between the Western and the Muslim world, Todenhöfer has traveled with Afghan freedom fighters to Soviet occupied Afghanistan, to Algiers during the Algerian War, and to Tunisia during the crisis of Bizerte. He has visited other Arab and Muslim countries on countless occasions. Thanks to his experience in the courtroom, Todenhöfer firmly believes that you cannot judge a case until you have heard from both sides. He urged the U.S. governments to settle their conflicts with Iraq, with Syria and with Iran through negotiations and took up this matter in direct contact with the governments of Muslim countries.

      In 2014 he became the first Western journalist to be granted access to territories controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (formerly referred to as ISIS), where he met with gun wielding child soldiers and interviewed ISIS fighters, prisoners, and members of the public caught up in the battle for Iraq and Syria.

      Todenhöfer has published numerous best-selling books in Germany, sharing his conviction that peace should be achieved through negotiations only. He donates the royalties that he receives for his books and the larger part of his private wealth to humanitarian projects for children in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Syria, and the Congo.
      Marketing & Promotion
        • Promotion targeting centre-left political blogs and blogs covering international politics including Huffington Post, FactCheck, MotherJones, TruthDig, Salon, and Slate
        • Pitching author as expert on IS related terrorism to news organizations

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