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    The Coastal Atlas of Ireland Robert Devoy, Val Cummins, Barry Brunt, Darius Bartlett, Sarah Kandrot
    9781782054511 Hardcover SCIENCE / Earth Sciences Publication Date:September 29, 2021
    $93.95 CAD 9.3 x 11.69 in | 1 gr | 912 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Cork University Press
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      he Coastal Atlas of Ireland is a celebration of Ireland?s coastal and marine spaces. Drawing on written contributions from over 100 authors from across the island of Ireland and beyond, the Atlas takes an explicitly all-island approach; though the work has a much wider relevance and potential reader interest. It is organised into six sections, comprising a total of 33 chapters, that take the reader from the distant geological past, by way of the prehistoric era and a focus on the island?s physical environments, through time and the human colonisation of Ireland, to the complex cultural and economic landscapes of the near past and the present day. It concludes with an assessment of the importance of coastal and marine environments in understanding the island?s past, appreciating the present, and contemplating future opportunities and challenges. Although not claiming to be encyclopaedic, when read in its entirety the Atlas will provide readers with a fascinating and comprehensive excursion through time and space along Ireland?s coastline. The Atlas is equally suited to being read in progression or, if preferred, can be dipped into and navigated according to the specific interests of the reader. Within each chapter, in addition to the core text, a series of featured subjects and case studies provide greater-depth explorations of particular topics or examples related to the central theme. In addition, the maps, photos and other illustrations that accompany the text have been provided with self-contained captions that may also be browsed before a more immersive reading is undertaken. Ireland has often emerged as a global leader in its many engagements with the sea, including in marine and coastal science, the pursuit of a ?blue? (and green) economy, the championing of conservation goals, and in the development of sustainable marine renewable-energy resources. In the middle of the current ?UN Decade for Ocean Science?(UNESCO), the Atlas celebrates these achievements, while pointing the way for future research and explorations that build on these foundations. The complex of physical and human themes developed in this Atlas has international relevance for coastal communities worldwide, and especially those located in mid-latitudes. Nowhere else in the world has such an all-embracing and multifaceted exploration of a nation?s, or an island?s, coast been undertaken.
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      Robert Devoy is Professor of Geography (emeritus), University College Cork (UCC). Val Cummins is a company director for Simply Blue Energy, working with the oceans, to play a part in the global food, climate and energy crisis. Barry Brunt is a former Head of Department and lecturer in the Department of Geography, UCC. Darius Bartlett is a research associate and retired lecturer in the Department of Geography, UCC. Sarah Kandrot is an expert in the use of geoinformatics technologies for coastal and marine applications.
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    Series: MindYourSelf
    Rewriting Our Stories Education, empowerment, and well-being Derek Gladwin Canada
    9781782054177 Paperback PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology Publication Date:January 29, 2021
    $24.95 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 0.7 in | 240 gr | 214 pages Carton Quantity:30 Canadian Rights: Y Atrium
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      Rewriting Our Stories: Education, Empowerment, and Well-being harnesses the therapeutic power of storytelling to convert feelings of fear and powerlessness into affirmative life narratives. Rather than seeing fear as an outcome, we can view it as a feeling in the moment largely governed by narratives. Many of our fears are stories we tell ourselves, even if they are largely fictional and rooted in sociocultural belief systems. The result is that we often feel helpless in the face of those fears. This transformational book considers a potent antidote: by recognising our recurring negative stories, we can rewrite and transform them to achieve greater empowerment and well-being in our lives. Throughout human existence, no matter where our place of origin or when in history, storytelling shapes our societies, influencing personal, sociocultural, educational, and public discourses that impact how we live. Creating and communicating the language of stories ? to ourselves and others ? enhances our innate voices and can empower us to engage in greater empathy, compassion, and possibility. Intended for educators, leaders, therapists, mental health professionals, and youth organisations, as well as the general public, Derek Gladwin offers practical and positive tools for everyone to re-author their lives.
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      Dr Derek Gladwin, Assistant Professor in Language & Literacy Education at University of British Columbia, has authored books on narrative, media, and eco-literacy, including Contentious Terrains and Ecological Exile. He also supports individuals and groups with narrative coaching.
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    Ireland [1913] Richard Arnold Bermann, Leesa Wheatley, Florian Krobb
    9781782054351 Hardcover HISTORY / Europe Publication Date:May 28, 2021
    $47.95 CAD 6.4 x 9.3 x 0.8 in | 480 gr | 206 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Cork University Press
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      The volume contains the first, and only, English translation of Richard Bermann?s Ireland, produced by Dr Leesa Wheatley, a professional translator and author of a major study on German travel writing on Ireland since 1780, and Professor Florian Krobb, School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Maynooth University, who counts amongst his specialisms the writings of Richard Arnold Bermann (1883-1939), one of the most prominent and the most travelled of journalists of the first decades of the 20th century. This translation is complemented by comprehensive notes and explanations, an introduction and a list of Further Reading. The volume constitutes a unique source on Ireland immediately before World War I; it places Irish conflicts in international Imperialist scenarios, displays the sensitivities of an Austrian Jew working from Berlin on nationhood, federalism, diversity of (religious and political) cultures; it affords an insight into Irish culture and society that is astute, entertaining, diverse, informed and independent. Many of the author?s impressions on political movements, cultural displays and national characters still, and in a truly astounding way, resonate today.
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      Richard Arnold Bermann (1883-1839), who also wrote under his nom de plume Arnold Höllriegel, was between the 1910s and 1930s one of the leading journalists and travel writers in German. Born in Vienna, he moved to Berlin in his early 20s to write for the Berliner Tageblatt and later for several other leading German and Austrian papers. His travels led him all over the world; amongst other things, he reported widely on Holywood?s film industry and became friends with Charley Chaplin; he also accompanied Count Ladislaus Almásy, immortalized as ?The English Patient? in the eponymous novel and film, on one of his Sahara expeditions. His report on Ireland was the first of his many travel writings that appeared as a book. A liberal, and born to Jewish parents, he had to emigrate to the USA after the German annexation of Austria in 1938. He died during a stay in the artists? sanatorium Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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    9781782054474 Hardcover LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry Publication Date:April 23, 2021
    $60.95 CAD 6.09 x 9.3 in | 1 gr | 614 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Cork University Press
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      This book offers a representative sampling of the still mostly unknown poetry by Romantic-era Irish women. It represents most of the period?s active poets by multiple (rather than only a few) works, demonstrating the diversity and the subject range of these four dozen or so poets over the 50-year period. Although several of these poets appear (briefly) in Andrew Carpenter?s Verse in English from Eighteenth-Century Ireland, no comparable or competing collection exists. Anthologies of ?British? poetry by Romantic-era women devote scant space to these poets, with the notable exception of Mary Tighe, despite their contemporary activity (and activism). This anthology suggests ways to situate these poets and their work within the broader historical, cultural and literary contexts of Irish writing, Romanticism, and nationalism, in all of which areas matters of gender and women?s cultural status remain important today. The book is important to several areas of literary and cultural study:1. Irish literature ? especially poetry; 2. Women?s writing; 3. Romanticism, Romantics studies, and Irish Romanticism; 4. Cultural history, including women?s and gender studies. This substantial repository of these authors? works includes resources to enable students, scholars, cultural historians and ?general readers? to locate and consult the original complete published collections from which these samples are taken.
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      Stephen Behrendt is George Holmes Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. An international authority on the literature and culture of the British Isles, including Ireland, during the Romantic period, he has published widely both on traditional canonical male authors like Blake and Percy Shelley and on Romantic-era women writers, including British Women Poets and the Romantic Writing Community (2009). In addition to his many interdisciplinary scholarly books and articles on Romantic-era culture, he is also a widely published poet whose publications include four book-length collections.
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    The Beekeeper's Handbook 5th edition Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile, Dewey M. Caron
    9781501752612 Paperback TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture Interest age, years from 18 Publication Date:April 15, 2021
    $40.95 CAD 8.5 x 10.9 x 0.9 in | 1020 gr | 368 pages Carton Quantity:11 Canadian Rights: Y Comstock Publishing Associates
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      Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have created the best single-volume guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping. The Beekeeper's Handbook provides step-by-step instructions for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony and a generous supply of honey. Various colony care options and techniques are explained so that beekeepers can make the best choices for their hives.

      The Beekeeper's Handbook is an invaluable resource for both beginner and veteran beekeepers. This fully updated and expanded fifth edition includes:
      Hand-drawn instructional diagrams that provide step-by-step instructions
      Updated research regarding the health and behaviors of bees in different habitats and what operations may best suit individual needs
      Information on how to identify, treat, and prevent the introduction of Varroa destructor mites and other harmful intruders in a colony

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      Diana Sammataro is a retired bee scientist who has been writing and teaching beekeeping for over twenty years. She is coauthor of The New Starting Right with Bees.

      Alphonse Avitabile is a beekeeper, a bee researcher, and Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury. His published articles can be found in scientific journals and in the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture.

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      "Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook in 1973, many thousands of novice and experienced beekeepers have relied on this book as the preferred single-volume guide to bee keeping"

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    Our Changing Menu Climate Change and the Foods We Love and Need Michael P. Hoffmann, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, Danielle L. Eiseman
    9781501754623 Paperback SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change Interest age, years from 18 Publication Date:April 15, 2021
    $29.95 CAD 6 x 8.9 x 0.8 in | 340 gr | 264 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Comstock Publishing Associates
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      Our Changing Menu unpacks the increasingly complex relationships between food and climate change. Whether you're a chef, baker, distiller, restaurateur, or someone who simply enjoys a good pizza or drink, it's time to come to terms with how climate change is affecting our diverse and interwoven food system.

      Michael P. Hoffmann, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, and Danielle L. Eiseman offer an eye-opening journey through a complete menu of before-dinner drinks and salads; main courses and sides; and coffee and dessert. Along the way they examine the escalating changes occurring to the flavors of spices and teas, the yields of wheat, the vitamins in rice, and the price of vanilla. Their story is rounded out with a primer on the global food system, the causes and impacts of climate change, and what we can all do. Our Changing Menu is a celebration of food and a call to action?encouraging readers to join with others from the common ground of food to help tackle the greatest challenge of our time.

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      Michael P. Hoffmann is Professor Emeritus at Cornell University.

      Carrie Koplinka-Loehr is a freelance writer with an MS in science education from Cornell University.

      Danielle L. Eiseman is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Communication at Cornell University.

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      "Our Changing Menu is a detailed, lively overview of how the world's most popular eats arrive to the table under more and more challenging conditions... The book's concise analysis of climate science and its effects on water, soil, pests, pollinators, and pathogens is engaging and accessible."


      "Our Changing Menu is an excellent introduction to the science behind our changing planet and the problems presented by climate change. Where the book is most successful is the way it takes a massive problem, and breaks it down into solutions that can lead to meaningful action."

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    Bird Talk An Exploration of Avian Communication Barbara Ballentine, Jeremy Hyman, Mike Webster
    9781501753428 Hardcover SCIENCE / Life Sciences Interest age, years from 18 Publication Date:May 15, 2021
    $40.95 CAD 8.6 x 10.3 x 0.8 in | 1100 gr | 192 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Comstock Publishing Associates
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      Bird Talk delves into new scientific developments to reveal the complexities of how birds make, learn, and use sound in a bewildering array of songs and calls. The beauty of birdsong is one of the joys of nature, and this book reveals how songs are learnt and performed, why the quality of a male's repertoire can affect his mating success, and how birds use song-matching and countersinging in territorial disputes.

      Bird Talk illustrates how birds communicate through visual signals too, from the dazzling feathers of a Peacock to the jumping displays a Jackson's Widowbird performs to show off his long tail. Plumage features such as the red bill shield of a Pukeko can indicate dominance, and how aggressive wing-waving is used to ward off impostors.

      Bird Talk will help you understand how birds communicate in a range of situations, whether in harmony or in conflict, providing essential new insight into avian intelligence.

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      Barbara Ballentine is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Western Carolina University. She has published articles on song production and mate choice.

      Jeremy Hyman is Professor in the Department of Biology at Western Carolina University, where he teaches ornithology and animal behavior. He has published numerous articles on bird behavior and is the author of the children's book Bird Brains.

      Consultant Editor Mike Webster is the Robert G. Engel Professor of Ornithology in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University and Director of the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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      "I highly recommend this book for anyone who is passionate about ornithology and birding, and interested in expanding their knowledge about the different ways that birds communicate, as well as the impacts of human activity on birdsong and other behavior."


      "Bird Talk: An Exploration of Avian Communication is a very good and surprisingly relatively inexpensive way to expand one's knowledge of birds and what we know about how they communicate by song, movement, physical appearance, and smell. [The book makes] scientific information easily available, effortless to read and process, primarily through the use of stunning visual material to engage our eyes and spike our interest."

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    Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica A Field Guide Dennis R. Paulson, William A. Haber
    9781501713163 Paperback SCIENCE / Life Sciences Interest age, years from 18 Publication Date:May 15, 2021
    $47.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.9 in | 680 gr | 416 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Comstock Publishing Associates
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      Among the largest of all insects, dragonflies and damselflies are conspicuous. Active during the day, often brightly colored, and extremely photogenic?something about their appearance and dashing flight suggests a primeval world of tree ferns and dinosaurs.

      The first guide of its kind, this book includes an in-depth introduction with an overview of Costa Rican biodiversity and illustrated morphological terms. The species accounts show males and females of most species, detailed illustrations and close-ups of key distinguishing features, and descriptions of habitat, behavior, and range. Dragonflies and Damselflies of Costa Rica gives readers the information they need to identify nearly every species in the country. Experienced dragonfly fans and new enthusiasts alike will find it an indispensable resource.

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      Dennis Paulson is a world authority on Odonata, which he has been studying for more than fifty years. His many books include Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West and Dragonflies and Damselflies.

      William Haber has been researching insects and plants in Costa Rica since 1972. He has described six new species of Odonata from Costa Rica, with more in the works.

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    Rockaway Blue A Novel Larry Kirwan
    9781501754227 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective Interest age, years from 18 Publication Date:March 15, 2021
    $37.95 CAD 6.6 x 9.4 x 1.5 in | 460 gr | 264 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Three Hills
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      When terrorists attacked on September 11, 2001, Lieutenant Brian Murphy rescued seven people from the World Trade Center. Even as steel girders buckled and groaned, Brian rushed back up the stairs of the North Tower in search of those in need. He died a hero, one of more than four hundred police officers, firefighters, and other first responders who perished that fateful day.

      Three years later, Vietnam veteran and retired NYPD detective-sergeant Jimmy Murphy is on a mission to find the truth behind his son's death. Why was Brian in the tower that morning? Had he anticipated the attack? Suspecting a cover-up of a deeper truth, Jimmy must confront his family, friends, and old colleagues in the police department to discover what happened to Brian and who his eldest son really was.

      Murphy's investigation takes him from his home turf in the Irish American enclave of Rockaway Beach to Muslim Atlantic Avenue and beyond in order to find his own truth about 9/11. Dry-eyed and determined, Murphy battles barstool patriotism, the NYPD blue wall of silence, and a ticking clock?all the while haunted by his own secrets and the raw memory of his difficult relationship with his dead son.

      Written by author and musician Larry Kirwan, Rockaway Blue is a thrilling and poignant story of a family struggling to pull itself together after an unthinkable trauma.

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      Larry Kirwan was the leader of New York-based Irish political rock band Black 47 for 25 years. He is author of five previous books, including, Liverpool Fantasy, Rockin' The Bronx, and Green Suede Shoes, and seventeen plays and musicals, including Paradise Square which will open on Broadway in 2022. He is currently working on a stage version of The Informer. Kirwan also hosts Celtic Crush a popular radio show on Sirius/XM and writes a column for The Irish Echo.

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      "Larry Kirwan's sweeping novel, "Rockaway Blue," is a defiant and celebratory tour of Irish-American life in the town best known for the long-gone amusement park and the Ramones' 1970s siren song that gleefully beckons: "we can hitch a ride to Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach.""


      "Rockaway Blue is a well-told, emotional journey... Rockaway Blue is a great read, Highly Recommended, and a Top Shelf Selection."

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    A Wild Idea How the Environmental Movement Tamed the Adirondacks Brad Edmondson
    9781501759017 Hardcover TRAVEL / Parks & Campgrounds Interest age, years from 18 Publication Date:May 15, 2021
    $40.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.1 in | 560 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Three Hills
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      A Wild Idea shares the complete story of the difficult birth of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The Adirondack region of New York's rural North Country forms the nation's largest State Park, with a territory as large as Vermont. Planning experts view the APA as a triumph of sustainability that balances human activity with the preservation of wild ecosystems. The truth isn't as pretty. The story of the APA, told here for the first time, is a complex, troubled tale of political dueling and communities pushed to the brink of violence.

      The North Country's environmental movement started among a small group of hunters and hikers, rose on a huge wave of public concern about pollution that crested in the early 1970s, and overcame multiple obstacles to "save" the Adirondacks. Edmondson shows how the movement's leaders persuaded a powerful Governor to recruit planners, naturalists, and advisors and assign a task that had never been attempted before. The team and the politicians who supported them worked around the clock to draft two visionary land-use plans and turn them into law. But they also made mistakes, and their strict regulations were met with determined opposition from local landowners who insisted that private property is private.

      A Wild Idea is based on in-depth interviews with five dozen insiders who are central to the story. Their observations contain many surprising and shocking revelations. This is a rich, exciting narrative about state power and how it was imposed on rural residents. It shows how the Adirondacks were "saved," and also why that campaign sparked a passionate rebellion.

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      Brad Edmondson is the author of Environmental Affairs in New York State, Ice Cream Social, and Postwar Cornell. Visit bradedmondson.com for more information.

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      "Edmondson has told his complicated story well. He writes clearly, shows a grasp of broad swaths of information and opinion, and capably explains how the various players evolved in their thinking. A Wild Idea merits the attention of everyone deeply interested in the Adirondack region."


      "Brad Edmondson's thoroughly researched book details the difficult process behind the enactment of this law."


      "Brad Edmondson, the author of A Wild Idea, published to coincide with the anniversary of Governor Nelson Rockefeller's signing of the APA bill on June 25, 1971, reminds us how broadly popular environmentalism was in the early 70s, unifying a nation still fractured along generational, cultural and political fault lines."


      "A Wild Idea is essential reading for anyone interested in how human beings can coexist in reasonable harmony with our natural world."

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