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    The Alpha Female Wolf The Fierce Legacy of Yellowstone's 06 Rick McIntyre, Jane Goodall
    9781771648585 Hardcover NATURE / Animals Publication Date:October 25, 2022
    $34.95 CAD 5.75 x 8.75 x 0.78 in | 470 gr | 280 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      Book Four in the Award-Winning Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone Series


      Following five generations of female wolves—including the famous 06—this gripping family saga set in Yellowstone National Park reveals the pivotal role that female wolves play in pack life.


      “Rick’s writing is so vivid, so powerful, that I feel I have been right there with him among the wolves of Yellowstone. And I urge you, the reader, to come with us and discover the magic of wolf society.”—DR. JANE GOODALL, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace


      Yellowstone’s 06 female was called ‘the most famous wolf in the world.’ Her strength, beauty, and intelligence were unmatched, and her ability to hunt, protect her young cubs, and choose the right mates made her pack successful. In his latest book, award-winning author and renowned wolf researcher Rick McIntyre turns his spotting scope on 06 and more remarkable female wolves, telling the dramatic true story of five generations of female leaders in Yellowstone National Park.


      As Rick shows us, female wolves, not their male counterparts, play the most pivotal roles in pack life. They choose who may mate with them and where their pack will hunt and raise pups. They negotiate treaties and fiercely defend their families. The only opponent they cannot defeat is a human with a gun.


      In The Alpha Female Wolf, McIntyre profiles 06’s rise to power. He also celebrates the lives of other female wolves who deserve our recognition. Throughout, McIntyre weaves wolf biology and storytelling into a page-turning narrative that, once again, gives readers a rare window into life in a wolf pack—this time from a female point of view.


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      Rick McIntyre has spent more time observing and documenting wolves in the wild than any other person. A retired National Park ranger, McIntyre has spent more than forty years watching wolves in America’s national parks, twenty-five of those years in Yellowstone, where he has accumulated over 100,000 wolf sightings, worked on the Yellowstone Wolf Reintroduction Project, and educated the public about the park’s wolves. He lives in Silver Gate, Montana.

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      "McIntyre continues his Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone series with this vivid look at the life of the national park's 06 female. McIntyre has a knack for creative comparisons—when 06 kills a grizzly cub to feed her pups, he writes that if she 'were a character in Game of Thrones, she would be known as Grizzly Slayer,'... Fans of the series will relish this dramatic installment."
      Publisher's Weekly


      "No one has ever had the insight and intuitive understanding of wolves that Rick McIntyre brings to the page, because no one has ever had enough experience with the lifetimes of wild wolves to write their individual biographies. McIntyre is a phenomenon. His series of wolf books is unprecedented in writing about the natural world. And this book's main focus, the career of the wolf called '06,' is astonishing by any measure."
      —Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words and Becoming Wild


      "McIntyre's meticulous observations have gifted legions of observers, and now readers, with new insights into the dynamic lives of Yellowstone wolf packs and with a new empathy for a species that challenges our own worldview, just by being wolves."
      —Rolf Peterson, author of The Wolves of Isle Royale: A Broken Balance


      "The fire and spirit of Yellowstone's matriarch wolves comes alive through Rick's compelling storytelling. The dramatic lives of 06, 42, 926 and other influential females, their loves, losses, hunting prowess, and tender moments of motherhood unfold in their tenacious fight to survive. These key females leave a legacy that ensures the success of Yellowstone's wolves. Read it!"
      —Dr. Diane Boyd, wolf biologist


      "This tragic story of one of Yellowstone's most beloved wolves is one I know well, thanks to the time I spent in the park with Rick McIntyre and his fellow wolf aficionados. And yet what a pleasure it was to relive all of the joy and excitement she brought wolf watchers during her short time in the spotlight. This book, which places 06 squarely in a lineage of formidable females, will be a treasure for those whose paths crossed with 06's over the years, and a revelation for those coming to her story for the first time. Highly recommended!"
      —Nate Blakeslee, author of the New York Times bestseller American Wolf


      "McIntyre's stories let us understand why every hunter/gatherer society in the world admired wolves as 'brothers and sisters in the hunt'—to be understood, respected, and on our most hopeful days, emulated."
      —Ed Bangs, former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wolf recovery coordinator for the Northern Rockies


      "Rick McIntyre shares gripping and poignant stories about wolves that illustrate their lives in intimate detail. There has never been an adventure story starring wolves comparable to this one."
      —Norman Bishop, Yellowstone Wolf Interpreter and Advisor to the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project and Living With Wolves


      "Rick McIntyre's fourth book in a most remarkable series of books about 'all things wolves' is a gem, as were his first three outstanding books detailing the fascinating and surprising lives of the wolves of Yellowstone."
      —Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, co-author of A Dog's World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans


      "There is simply NOTHING that Rick McIntyre has not experienced with wolves. What an accomplishment. He has made many insightful contributions about the nature of a very complex and fascinating carnivore."
      —Lu Carbyn, author of The Buffalo Wolf


      "Rick McIntyre has done it again. He is a seemingly endless source of stories about Yellowstone wolves. There is no drop-off in his fourth book in the Alpha Wolves of Yellowstone series. This one, about key alpha females, gives us even more insights into the world of wolves and their society. No one has put in the hours watching wolves that McIntyre has. No one has his in-depth knowledge of individuals, the landscape, neighboring packs, and other wildlife. Using all this knowledge, he puts together stories of lead wolves in a way that has never been done before."
      —Douglas W. Smith, senior wildlife biologist and project leader for the Yellowstone Gray Wolf Restoration Project


      "In The Alpha Female Wolf, Rick McIntyre tells the captivating story of legendary wolf 06, whose leadership, teamwork, and wisdom enabled her family to thrive through many challenges. McIntyre's riveting observations put the reader right there with generations of wolves as they play, eat, mate, and fight. Dazzling, heartbreaking, and hopeful."
      —Zazie Todd, author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy


      "Rick McIntyre writes about wolves with the reverence they are owed. His detailed descriptions of the interwoven lives, deaths, deadly feuds, and romantic liaisons of Yellowstone's wolves are Homeric in nature. And his intimate portrayals of individual wolves' personalities and the sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic circumstances of their lives reveal them as kin to us, each of their days subject to fortune or fate as are our own."
      —Amaroq Weiss, Senior Wolf Advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity


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    Deer Man Seven Years of Living in the Wild Geoffroy Delorme, Shaun Whiteside
    9781771649797 Hardcover NATURE / Animals Publication Date:September 27, 2022
    $32.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.85 in | 420 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      For readers of Fox & I comes "a fable very much for our time."—The TIMES

      "Unusual and fascinating... Read this book and enter into another world."—Jane Goodall

      In this sensuous and moving memoir, a young man forms a powerful connection with deer while living alone in the woods for seven years.

      Geoffroy Delorme does not fit in the human world. As a boy, he dreams of transforming into a fox so he can escape into the forest. As he gets older, he disappears into the woods at night, drawn to the rhythms of animal life. One night, an encounter with a deer changes his life: from then on, he knows he wants to live among them.

      Delorme becomes a creature of the forest. He learns to live without a tent or sleeping bag and forage for whatever food he can find. He blends in with the deer and, slowly, they accept him into their world. He witnesses their births and deaths, courtship and battles, ostracism and friendship over the cycles of their lives. Among the deer, he experiences the beauty, pain, fear, and joy of a life lived as a part of nature, not separate from it.

      In his final year in the forest, Delorme meets a woman walking through the trees. He knows he can stay in the forest and die with his friends—or he can leave, and speak their truth to a human world that desperately needs to hear it.

      Deer Man is a moving story of what it's like to be an outsider and how forming connections with the natural world can help us feel less alone. A unique and powerful window into how far one human is willing to go to understand an animal, Deer Man asks us to never take for granted the flora and fauna of our world, and to work for their protection in whatever ways we can.

      Bio
      Geoffroy Delorme is a nature photographer, writer, and deer expert. At the age of sixteen, he began visiting the roe deer near his home in northern France. Struggling under the weight of the human world's expectations, he left civilization behind at nineteen to live among them for seven years. When the deer's habitat was destroyed due to clear cutting, he left the forest. Now, he shares the insights he gained from them with the world.


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      "A poignant debut... Nature lovers will delight in these candid reflections."
      Publisher's Weekly STARRED Review


      "Deer Manis an absolutely enchanting book. With the eye of a scientist and the heart of a lover, Geoffroy Delorme takes us to another world that exists beside our own: not only the forest of northern France, but the umwelt of the roe deer who live here—who became, during his seven years among them, his chosen family and closest friends. Few other humans have achieved this level of intimacy with wild creatures. I am recommending this book to everyone I know."
      —Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus and How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in 13 Animals


      "A story of extraordinary power and tenderness... Deer Man will change you."
      —Charles Foster, author ofBeing a Beast


      "A delightful, moving read—and a quietly revolutionary one."
      The Guardian


      "A riveting read... remarkable and ultimately very moving"
      The Sunday Times


      "A tender and sensitive glimpse into a world that exists all around us but which we seldom see or even imagine."
      —Carl Safina, author of Beyond Words and Becoming Wild


      "Geoffrey Delorme shows just how much we can learn from immersing ourselves inside the heads and hearts of these amazing beings... because of this powerful book I'll never again look at deer the same."
      —Marc Bekoff, PhD, author of A Dog's World: Imagining the Lives of Dogs in a World Without Humans


      "Prepare yourself for a deeply immersive experience. You will be captivated to the surprising last page."
      —Jeffrey Moussaief Masson, PhD, author of Lost Companions and When Elephants Weep


      "One of the most unusual and fascinating stories of human-animal relations I've ever encountered. Read this book and enter into another world."
      —Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace


      "Deer Man takes nature writing to an entirely new level—Delorme doesn't merely observe the natural world, he becomes a part of it in the most committed way imaginable. This remarkable and passionately written book will forever alter the way you see the forest."
      —Michael Finkel, New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger in the Woods


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    Nature's Wild Ideas How the Natural World is Inspiring Scientific Innovation Kristy Hamilton
    9781771648196 Hardcover SCIENCE / Biotechnology Publication Date:October 04, 2022
    $32.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 500 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      A lively and endlessly fascinating deep-dive into nature and the many groundbreaking human inventions inspired by the wild.


      "Delightful."—The Guardian


      "Fans of Helen Scales won't want to miss this."—Publishers Weekly STARRED Review


      When astronomers wanted a telescope that could capture X-rays from celestial bodies, they looked to the lobster. When doctors wanted a medication that could stabilize Type II diabetic patients, they found their muse in a lizard. When scientists wanted to drastically reduce emissions in cement manufacturing, they observed how corals construct their skeletons in the sea. This is biomimicry in action: taking inspiration from nature to tackle human challenges.


      In Nature?s Wild Ideas, Kristy Hamilton goes behind the scenes of some of our most unexpected innovations. She traverses frozen waterfalls, treks through cloudy forests, discovers nests in the Mojave desert, scours intertidal zones and takes us to the deepest oceans and near volcanoes to introduce us to the animals and plants that have inspired everything from cargo routing systems to non-toxic glues, and the men and women who followed that first spark of ?I wonder? all the way to its conclusion, sometimes against all odds.


      While the joy of scientific discovery is front and center, Nature?s Wild Ideas is also a love letter to nature—complete with a deep message of conservation: If we are to continue learning from the creatures around us, we must protect their untamed homelands.


      Bio

      Kristy Hamilton is a science journalist who has written for WIRED, Science Magazine, Hakai Magazine, Business Insider, and other publications. Her WIRED article was featured on the website's front page as a "Today's Picks." When she's not on the road, she lives in San Francisco, CA.


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      "Delightful... It takes a skilled journalist like Hamilton to bring highly technical vignettes of scientific innovation to life with such warmth and wit."
      The Guardian


      "An impressive look at the myriad human innovations that have been derived from animals and plants... Fans of Helen Scales won't want to miss this."
      Publishers Weekly STARRED review


      "This extraordinary book tells the story of tens of the ways in which scientists are working to learn from nature to solve humanity's grand challenges. The book is exceptional; there is nothing quite like it. One is left eager to look for other, new solutions, of which there will be many given that there are millions (and some argue trillions) of species on Earth and that we have so far learned the lessons from just a few."
      —Rob Dunn, author of A Natural History of the Future and Never Home Alone


      "Kristy Hamilton's Nature's Wild Ideas is replete with beautifully crafted sentences and with genuinely insightful observations that inspire readers to stop, take a breath—and think. Very few people can write on this level."
      —Wendy Williams, author ofThe Language of Butterflies and the New York Times bestseller The Horse


      "As an engineer and educator teaching a core competency course called 'Bioinspiration' at a liberal arts college, I highly recommend this book as a must-read for everyone including my students to learn from the brilliance of nature's problem-solving skills and cherish it as an unlimited source of inspiration now and forever."
      —Rafael (Yong-Ak) Song, Program Head, Bioengineering, New York University Abu Dhabi


      "Witty and delectable, Kristy's writing takes complex issues and boils them down into bite-sized, digestible portions. Her writing takes us on a journey around the planet (and beyond!) as we explore our own evolutionary histories, and the many species whose lineage continue to influence humanity's greatest technological innovations. From the Rocky Mountains in Montana to the mussel-laden waters of Washington State, Nature's Wild Ideas enriches and engages our senses to make us, the reader, feel as if we are a fly on the wall of Kristy's extensive research and reporting."
      —Madison Dapcevich, Science Journalist and Staff Writer for Snopes


      "A truly remarkable debut. Hamilton's masterfully crafted anthology—a paean to nature's ingenuity and to the scientists who study it—is that rarest of literary gems: a book that's as exhilarating as it is humbling. These stories are a kaleidoscopic joy to behold, the sort you will dwell on long after you put this book down."
      —Dr. Robin George Andrews, Volcanologist, award-winning science journalist and author of Super Volcanoes


      "I simply loved this collection of stories describing the incredible advancements in technology, medicine, and engineering that humans have made by closely observing the intricacies and brilliance of natural design. Kristy's writing style is delightfully engaging and instilled with curiosity and a sense of wonder. Like a detective, she unravels the major milestones of each story taking the reader through the often painstaking and circuitous processes, and ultimate thrill, of scientific discovery. I highly recommend Nature's Wild Ideas, it will make you look at the natural world around you in a completely different light!
      —Kim Bernard, Associate Professor at Oregon State University


      "Looking for ideas? Look around you in Nature! Hamilton's book is fresh and easy to read, guiding readers on a journey of some of humanity's great discoveries that were inspired by Nature. Unique and empowering—this book invites anyone with a curious mind to have a closer look at how natural systems have evolved to solve problems."
      —Dr. Dimitri Deheyn, Research Scientist of Marine Biology at UC San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography


      "Nature's Wild Ideas is a whimsical look into the biology that has inspired some of our most ingenious inventions, and a call to action to rebuild a better world.
      —Gina Rae La Cerva, author of Feasting Wild


      "In Nature's Wild Ideas, Kristy Hamilton delivers a multi-course feast of biomimicry delights. Dip into a single chapter and the exquisite blend of invention, ecology, history, multi-species wonders and inspiration is so rich and satisfying, you will read on, long past the moment you thought you would be satiated."
      —Elin Kelsey, PhD, author of Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis


      "It's rare to find literature that you would want to share with your seven-year-old as well as your work colleagues and friends! Hamilton's work is engaging from the first word; masterfully connecting ecology, history, social sciences and many other disciplines into a thoughtful, engaging learning opportunity. Makes learning from nature feel like the ultimate innovators manual!"
      —Shirley-Ann Augustin-Behravesh, a Senior Global Futures Scientist at Arizona State University


      "Delightful... It takes a skilled journalist like Hamilton to bring highly technical vignettes of scientific innovation to life with such warmth and wit."
      —The Guardian


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    Of Cockroaches and Crickets Learning to Love Creatures That Skitter and Jump Frank Nischk, Carl Safina, Jane Billinghurst Canada
    9781771648721 Hardcover NATURE / Animals Publication Date:February 28, 2023
    $32.95 CAD 5.75 x 8.75 x 0.85 in | 384 gr | 232 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      This deep dive into the wonderful world of insects teaches us to love the tiny, seemingly terrifying creatures all around us.

      For many people, cockroaches are the most pesky of pests. Not so for entomologist Frank Nischk. In this funny and fascinating book, Frank reveals his love and admiration for so-called "nasty" creatures like cockroaches, crickets, and more. He shows us that even seemingly terrifying insects are beautiful in their own way—and essential to all life on Earth.

      Frank never planned to study cockroaches. But when researching hummingbirds fell through, he switched to cockroach feces—and soon fell in love. Cockroaches are incredible survivors, devoted parents, and adapt to almost any environment. Nischk even answers the age-old question of whether a cockroach would survive a nuclear explosion. After reading such eye-opening and warm-hearted stories, you'll think twice before stepping on one!

      From cockroaches to crickets, Nischk travels to Ecuador to record cricket sounds, where he finds jungles bursting with a riot of insect life (including bullet ants whose stings are surprisingly painful). As Nischk narrates his (mis)adventures as an entomologist, he shares stories about intriguing insect discoveries, from damselflies who lay eggs deep underwater, to zombie fungi that invade the brains of ants. Brimming with fascinating facts, incredible stories, and unbelievable anecdotes, Of Cockroaches and Crickets will intrigue anyone who has ever loved—or hated!—bugs.

      Bio

      Frank Nischk is an entomologist, science reporter, and filmmaker who has studied insects in multiple continents around the world. Since 2000, he has been working as a journalist and as a director of TV documentaries, including award-winning nature and animal films. He lives in Cologne, Germany.

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      "In playful prose and resplendent detail, Frank Nischk?s Of Cockroaches and Crickets pays homage to that much-denigrated class of animals whose existence is essential to the future of our planet. Each chapter takes readers on a journey into the unseen worlds of our six-legged cousins to reveal stories of hope and resilience in the face of unprecedented environmental challenges."
      —Edward D. Melillo, author of The Butterfly Effect: Insects and the Making of the Modern World


      "Nischk's writing is compelling to the point that the reader will be checking to see that this is indeed a non-fiction book. A perfect blend of memoir, philosophy, and scientific fact, Of Cockroaches and Crickets is a grand tour of both the jungle and the scientific mind. Honest, enlightening, and hopeful."
      —Eric R. Eaton, author of Insectpedia: A Brief Compendium of Insect Lore


      "I loved joining Frank Nischk on his wildlife adventures in this thoroughly readable and hopeful book. His writing is a poignant combination of infectious enthusiasm and deep and justified concern about insects' dwindling presence in the third millennium."
      —Jonathan Balcombe, author of Super Fly and What a Fish Knows


      "Frank Nischk takes us on a delightful safari into the fascinating lives of cockroaches and crickets. Through stories and adventures he makes these creatures lovable in their own ways, while revealing the importance of insects in enriching our lives and very survival."
      —Justin Schmidt, author of The Sting of the Wild


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    The Curious World of Bacteria Ludger Wess, Jamie McIntosh
    9781771648257 Hardcover SCIENCE / Life Sciences Publication Date:February 07, 2023
    $29.95 CAD 5.75 x 8.5 x 0.72 in | 400 gr | 240 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      Bacteria were the first life on Earth. But what do we really know about them? In this captivating, science-driven book, you'll learn everything you need to know about these often misunderstood—and incredibly interesting—microbes.

      In this engagingly written and scientifically rigorous book, author and scientist Ludger Wess introduces an eclectic collection of impressive, useful, weird, and dangerous bacterial species. Wess reveals everything he knows about bacteria, including their ability to survive almost anywhere, to "sleep" for millions of years before becoming active again, to maintain their own immune systems (a discovery that has led to medical breakthroughs for humans), and to—hypothetically—live on other planets.

      In part two, Wess moves on to his curious compendium of bacterial species, presenting fifty fascinating portraits grouped by useful categories: bacteria that are record holders, extreme-habitat dwellers, unusual consumers, people-helpers, and people-harmers. Beautiful black-and-white illustrations accompany each portrait. At the end of this engrossing read, Wess recognizes how much we still don't know about bacteria. But by starting here, we can come closer to understanding the first life on Earth.

      Bio

      Ludger Wess holds a degree in biology and chemistry and a PhD in social studies of sciences. He worked as a molecular biologist before turning to a career as a science writer, focusing on genetic engineering and biotechnology. A member of the National Association of Science Writers, his articles have appeared in BioWorld, BioTech International, Chemistry & Industry, and The Scientist, amongst other publications

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      "[C]aptivating?.Wess's focus on the oddities of the bacterial world makes for an entertaining introduction to a critical, if underappreciated, facet of planetary life. Readers will come away with a deeper appreciation for the diversity of living organisms."
      Publishers Weekly

      "We need more books like this...a great introduction to bacteria, complete with terrific illustrations."
      Jeff Lowenfels, author of Teaming with Bacteria

      “Wow, wow, wow. Ludger Wess’s deep dive into the lives of bacteria stretches the definition of life itself. Amazing.”
      Eugenia Bone, author of Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You

      “Reveals the unexpected marvels of the bacterial world, from the bottom of the Mariana Trench to the heights of the stratosphere, from the largest bacterium to the smallest.”
      —Keith Seifert, author of The Hidden Kingdom of Fungi: Exploring the Microscopic World in Our Forests, Homes, and Bodies

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    The Petroleum Papers Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change Geoff Dembicki Canada
    9781771648912 Hardcover SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change Publication Date:September 20, 2022
    $34.95 CAD 6.25 x 9.25 x 1 in | 540 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:22 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

      "An essential read."—The Washington Post


      "Essential ? This book belongs on the shelf next to Merchants of Doubt, Dark Money, and Kochland."—Roy Scranton, author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene


      "The petroleum industry is guilty of a Big Tobacco?style public cover-up, according to this vivid exposé."—Publishers Weekly STARRED Review


      Burning fossil fuels will cause catastrophic global warming: this is what top American oil executives were told by scientists in 1959. But they ignored that warning. Instead, they developed one of the biggest, most polluting oil sources in the world—the oil sands in Alberta, Canada. As investigative journalist Geoff Dembicki reveals in this explosive book, the decades-long conspiracy to keep the oil sands flowing into the U.S. would turn out to be one of the biggest reasons for the world?s failure to stop the climate crisis.


      In The Petroleum Papers, Dembicki draws from confidential oil industry documents to uncover for the first time how companies like Exxon, Koch Industries, and Shell built a global right-wing echo chamber to protect oil sands profits—a misinformation campaign that continues to this day. He also tells the high-stakes stories of people fighting back: a Seattle lawyer who brought down Big Tobacco and is now going after Big Oil, a Filipina activist whose family drowned in a climate disaster, and a former Exxon engineer pushed out for asking hard questions.


      With experts now warning we have less than a decade to get global emissions under control, The Petroleum Papers provides a step-by-step account of how we got to this precipice—and the politicians and companies who deserve our blame.


      Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute


      Bio

      Geoff Dembicki is an investigative climate change reporter from Alberta, Canada, home of the largest tar sand deposits in the world. His book Are We Screwed? won the 2018 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature. He is a regular contributor to The Tyee and VICE. He lives in Brooklyn.

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      "In a classical Greek tragedy, the world is brought to ruin by a character's moral flaw. The moral flaw that has brought the planet to the brink of climate chaos, according to [The Petroleum Papers], is unbridled greed compounded by hubris—a bloated sense of corporate entitlement... [F]or those who want a no-frills account of how we ended up on the climate precipice, this is an essential read."
      —Richard Schiffman, The Washington Post


      "The petroleum industry is guilty of a Big Tobacco-style public cover-up, according to this vivid exposé."
      Publishers Weekly STARRED Review


      "A truly needed compendium of Big Oil's endless lies—Geoff Dembicki has done the world a tremendous favor. Hopefully we'll act on it; if not, it will be a great resource for any future historians wondering why and how we let the petroleum-industrial complex do such damage."
      —Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Falter and cofounder of 350.org


      "A terrific and engaging book with great new investigative material.The Petroleum Papers reveals how the Koch brothers, Exxon and other key players in the Canadian tar sands led a decades-long campaign to misinform the public about climate change. Dembicki has provided us with a compelling narrative of the efforts fossil fuel companies took to profit from planet destroying fuels despite extensive knowledge of the dangers."
      —Robert Brulle, Visiting Professor of Environment and Society, Brown University


      "Dembicki's painstaking journalism and research help reveal a global kleptocracy as cold-blooded as they are deluded; this book belongs on the shelf next to Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway's Merchants of Doubt, Jane Mayer's Dark Money, and Christopher Leonard's Kochland. An essential chapter in the tragic story of our collective failure to stop catastrophic climate change."
      —Roy Scranton, author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene


      "Dembicki documents how oil industry executives willfully ignored the findings of their own scientists, then spent nearly thirty years sowing confusion in order to paralyze public debate... Read this book on the power of lies and scream."
      —Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Tar Sands


      "An exposé that reads like a novel... The Petroleum Papers is gripping even as it enrages."
      —Seth Klein, author of A Good War


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    The Sacred Balance, 25th anniversary edition Rediscovering Our Place in Nature David Suzuki Canada, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Bill McKibben
    9781771649865 Paperback NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection Publication Date:October 25, 2022
    $24.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.8 in | 460 gr | 336 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      "The Sacred Balance has a beautiful spirit."—E.O. Wilson


      With a new foreword from Robin Wall Kimmerer, New York Times-bestselling author of Braiding Sweetgrass—and an afterword from Bill McKibben—this special 25th anniversary edition of a beloved bestseller invites readers to see ourselves as part of nature, not separate.


      The world is changing at a relentless pace. How can we slow down and act from a place of respect for all living things? The Sacred Balance shows us how.


      In this extensively updated new edition, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in science and nature—from the climate crisis to peak oil and the rise in clean energy—and examines what they mean for humankind. He also reflects on what we have learned by listening to Indigenous leaders, whose knowledge of the natural world is profound, and whose peoples are on the frontlines of protecting land and water around the world.


      Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance combines science, philosophy, spirituality, and Indigenous knowledge to offer concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable future by rediscovering and addressing humanity's basic needs.


      Published in Partnership with the David Suzuki Institute


      Bio

      David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist, environmentalist, author of more than fifty books, and the founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

      Robin Wall Kimmerer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Braiding Sweetgrass and Gathering Moss. She is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

      Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist, author, and journalist who has written over a dozen books on the climate crisis. He is the founder and senior advisor emeritus of 350.org.

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    Psyched Seven Cutting-Edge Psychedelics Changing the World Amanda Siebert Canada, Julie Holland MD
    9781771648790 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Alternative Therapies Publication Date:October 18, 2022
    $21.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.75 in | 280 gr | 216 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      For the psychonaut to those curious about psychedelics, this definitive guide to seven psychedelic substances and how they are changing our world is the perfect holiday stocking stuffer.


      "Shows us how psychedelics can transform mental health and enhance the way we live."—Sara Gottfried MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure


      This practical guide to psychedelics will appeal to anyone interested in their own health and wellbeing: "A captivating read that shares how society can use psychedelics to transform the way we exist in the world."—Robin Divine, psychedelic advocate and creator of Black People Trip


      Once feared and misunderstood, psychedelics have emerged as one of the most promising therapies of the 21st century. Through cutting-edge research, substances such as MDMA and LSD are being recognized as powerful keys to healing and human improvement, offering solutions for mental health issues including PTSD and depression. Similarly, plant medicines like ayahuasca, peyote, and iboga, used since time immemorial by Indigenous cultures for spiritual purposes, have been shown to promote feelings of empathy, connection, and love for the self, others, and the world around us.


      But how can everyday people benefit from psychedelics? And will they really transform healthcare as we know it?


      In Psyched, health journalist Amanda Siebert explores the history, culture, and potential of seven psychedelic substances. She interweaves real-life stories, clinical research, and interviews with the world's leading psychedelics experts and cultural allies to offer a definitive guide to these cutting-edge treatments.


      Bio

      Amanda Siebert is an award-winning journalist and photographer covering the intersections of culture, science, and business in cannabis and psychedelics, and owes her life to the plants, fungi, and compounds she writes about. With their help, she has overcome depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, and is committed to spreading the word about their potential to help people live more vibrant lives. Amanda is based on unceded QayQayt territory in New Westminster, B.C.

      Julie Holland, MD is a psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist and author of the New York Times bestsellers Moody Bitches and Weekends at Bellevue. While now a medical advisor to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), she was a medical monitor for several clinical studies examining the efficacy of using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy or cannabis in the treatment of PTSD. Her newest book is Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, From Soul to Psychedelics. She lives in New York.

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      "[A] well-researched, impassioned survey … Siebert elegantly combines history, accessible science, case studies, and her own experience with drugs … This smart study fascinates."
      —Publishers Weekly


      "Siebert shows us how psychedelics can transform mental health and enhance the way we live."
      —Sara Gottfried MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure


      "A captivating read that weaves together extensive data and heartfelt personal stories to share how society can use psychedelics to transform the way we exist in the world."
      —Robin Divine, writer, psychedelic advocate, and creator of Black People Trip


      "A fascinating and highly informative read for those curious what the current fuss about psychedelics is about."
      —Evan Wood, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia


      "There is no subject more cutting-edge and contemporary in the field of psychiatry than psychedelic drugs. No longer considered a fringe subject enjoyed only by psychonauts and mystics, psychedelic therapies have now well and truly entered modern medicine. And what better time to read this expertly written and informative book from Amanda Siebert. Methodically running through the popularly researched—and now clinically used—psychedelics, Siebert provides expert guidance on the history and contemporary uses of psychedelics, and the challenges that lie ahead as we move from the Psychedelic Renaissance to the Psychedelic Mainstream."
      —Dr. Ben Sessa, author of The Psychedelic Renaissance


      "Fascinating and informative, with a colorful historical perspective, Psyched is an easily accessible source book heralding the mysterious new science that is helping to awaken extraordinary healing and creative powers within us."
      —David Jay Brown, author ofDreaming Wide Awake and The New Science of Psychedelics


      "Psyched is at once researched, reverent, and hopeful. I look forward to pointing my patients toward this book as a first stop for understanding the potential role for psychedelics in mental health."
      —Ellen Vora, MD, psychiatrist and author of The Anatomy of Anxiety


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    The Better Sex Through Mindfulness Workbook A Guide to Cultivating Desire Lori PhD Brotto Canada, Jen Gunter Canada
    9781771648370 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Sexuality Publication Date:October 18, 2022
    $22.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.8 in | 340 gr | 280 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      AS SEEN IN "THE PRINCIPLES OF PLEASURE" ON NETFLIX


      PRAISE FOR BETTER SEX THROUGH MINDFULNESS:
      "A book full of wisdom, permission, kindness, and hope."—EMILY NAGOSKI, author of Come as You Are and Burnout
      "A masterpiece and masterclass in female sexuality."—IAN KERNER, New York Times-bestselling author of She Comes First


      The practical workbook for readers of the acclaimed Better Sex Through Mindfulness: learn how to apply the groundbreaking research and cultivate desire in everyday life.


      In her trailblazing book Better Sex Through Mindfulness, clinical psychologist Dr. Lori Brotto revealed how mindfulness can be used to treat sexual difficulties such as lack of desire, pain, and trauma. An instant favorite among sex therapists and clinicians as well as readers, the book featured a foreword by Emily Nagoski and was recommended by Dan Savage and by Dr. Jen Gunter in The New York Times.In this functional workbook, readers can apply Dr. Brotto's award-winning research in a simple, structured setting for optimal results.


      Designed primarily for women, with instructions and inquiries for developing a mindfulness practice with or without a sexual partner, this guidebook also includes information relevant to men and gender diverse people. Dr. Brotto infuses her workbook with compassion and hope, inspiring gentleness and curiosity on this path towards more fulfilling and pleasurable sex for all.


      Bio

      Lori A. Brotto, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and sex researcher. She is a member of various sexuality organizations and an associate editor for Archives of Sexual Behavior. Brotto has been featured in the New York Times, The Walrus, Chatelaine, Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast, and many other outlets. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

      Dr. Jen Gunter is an OB/GYN and pain medicine physician and the author of The Menopause Manifesto, The Vagina Bible, and The Preemie Primer. She is the host of the podcast Body Stuff (TED Audio Collective) and of the streaming docuseries Jensplaining (CBC Gem). She blogs at TheVajenda.com and her writing can also be found in the New York Times, Glamour, DAME, and other publications. She has been called Twitter?s gynecologist, the Internet?s OB/GYN, and a fierce advocate for women?s health.


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      "To call this a workbook is a misnomer. This book is pure joy! Within these pages the compassionate expertise of Dr. Lori Brotto shines through. By having us stay right where we are, Dr. Brotto takes us on a delightful journey of (sexual) self discovery."
      —Kathryn Hall, author of Reclaiming Your Sexual Self: How You Can Bring Desire Back Into Your Life


      "This book will help you reconnect with your body, your sexuality, and your capacity for sexual pleasure."
      —Dr. Meredith Chivers, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, Director of the Sexuality and Gender Laboratory, Queen's University, Canada


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    Wired for Music A Search for Health and Joy Through the Science of Sound Adriana Barton Canada
    9781771645546 Hardcover SCIENCE / Life Sciences On Sale Date:October 11, 2022
    $32.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Greystone Books
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      "Beautifully written...a riveting account of how melodies and rhythms connect us, and help us deal with alienation and anxiety."—Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score

      In this captivating blend of science and memoir, a health journalist and former cellist explores music as a source of health, resilience, connection, and joy.

      Music isn’t just background noise or a series of torturous exercises we remember from piano lessons. In the right doses, it can double as a mild antidepressant, painkiller, sleeping pill, memory aid— and enhance athletic performance while supporting healthy aging. Though music has been used as a healing strategy since ancient times, neuroscientists have only recently discovered how melody and rhythm stimulate core memory, motor, and emotion centers in the brain. But here’s the catch: We can tune into music every day and still miss out on some of its potent effects.

      Adriana Barton learned the hard way. Starting at age five, she studied the cello for nearly two decades, a pursuit that left her with physical injuries and emotional scars. In Wired for Music, she sets out to discover what music is really for, combing through medical studies, discoveries by pioneering neuroscientists, and research from biology and anthropology. Traveling from state-of-the-art science labs to a remote village in Zimbabwe, her investigation gets to the heart of music's profound effects on the human body and brain. Blending science and story, Wired for Music shows how our species' age-old connection to melody and rhythm is wired inside us.

      Bio

      Adriana Barton was a staff reporter at The Globe and Mail and has contributed to Utne, Azure, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She studied the cello professionally for seventeen years before becoming a journalist. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

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      "Music, as much as language, is part of our essence as human beings. Since time immemorial every group of people has expressed who they are with music and employed it as a social glue and a healing elixir.Wired for Music seamlessly chronicles the universal power of music, rhythms, and synchrony to establish and maintain human connections, joy, and empathy. Beautifully written from both the heart and the intellect, it gives us a riveting account of how melodies and rhythms connect us, and help us deal with alienation and anxiety. May every parent and teacher—everybody who aspires to make our world a better place—read this wonderful book."
      —Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score


      "Witty and soulful, this will delight music fans."
      —Publishers Weekly


      "If you've ever drifted away from a once-loved piano in the basement or an old guitar in your closet, this book will lead you home. Barton reminds us that our relationship with music doesn't have to be quite so complicated. Smart, healing, enlightening, and uplifting. It's pitch-perfect. I just loved it."
      —Dr. Jillian Horton, author of We Are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing


      "A truly unique book. I loved the mix of personal stories, investigation, history, travel, reflection, and research. So good. Full of both fun facts and poignant observations. Whether you are a music fan, a science fan, or a science and music fan, this book is for you!"
      —Timothy Caulfield, author of Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety


      "Brilliantly written, restlessly curious, and endlessly engaging,Wired for Music is at once a passionate memoir of a life-long engagement with the art and a deep dive into the science and history of what makes us musical creatures. A fascinating read for musicians and non-musicians alike."
      —Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity


      "An accomplished and inspiring debut... [that] challenges traditional approaches to musical training, exploring what happens when we put joy before discipline, personal expression before talent, spontaneity before perfection... We don't have to be perfect to love music, or to benefit from it. In fact, it's better if we aren't. I'm grateful to Wired for Music for this beautiful lesson."
      —Angie Abdou, author of This One Wild Life


      "Adriana Barton's Wired for Music is an eye(and ear!)-opening exploration of music's amazing effects on the human brain. A pleasure to read."
      —William Gibson, author of Agency and Neuromancer


      "Music is primal, heartening, soul-expanding. Adriana Barton takes us on a journey of discovery, reminding us what a central role it plays. Combining memoir, science, and philosophy, Wired for Music is an elegant and deeply researched book that reveals how melody and rhythm can define us, heal us, and dance us toward our better selves."
      —Michael Harris, author of The End of Absence and All We Want


      "In Wired for Music, Adriana Barton weaves history, science, and personal experience into a brilliant piece of storytelling. Barton's quest is twofold: to understand the meaning of music in her own life and to explore its impact on the human mind and spirit. Together, her personal and reportorial discoveries work in perfect harmony. A beautiful and captivating book."
      —Claudia Kalb, author of Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers


      "From childhood lullabies to Grade 5 dance mania, music is a powerful river, able to carve deep channels in the human brain... Wired for Music brings many of these experiences back in all of their orchestral splendor."
      The Tyee


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