UBC Press Fall 2016 Trade

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    Trudeaumania Hardcover Paul Litt 9780774834049 $39.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Oct 15, 2016
    In 1968, Canadians took a chance on a new kind of politician. Pierre Trudeau, a relative newcomer to federal politics, became the leader of the Liberal Party that April. Within two months, a desire for renewal, nationalist ambition, and media hype propelled him to election triumph. Trudeau was seen as a transformative figure who would rejuvenate the nation in keeping with the idealistic hopes of the times. While there have been many biographies of the man, Paul Litt has written the definitive account of the phenomenon. Trudeaumania: when ... + Read More
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    Series: Studies in Canadian Military History Capturing Hill 70 Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War Hardcover Douglas E. Delaney 9780774833592 $34.95 HISTORY Oct 01, 2016
    In August 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Hill 70, vital terrain just north of the French town of Lens. The Canadians suffered some 5,400 casualties and in three harrowing days defeated twenty-one German counterattacks. This spectacularly successful but shockingly costly battle was as innovative as Vimy, yet few Canadians have heard of it or of subsequent attempts to capture Lens, which resulted in nearly 3,300 more casualties. Capturing Hill 70 marks the centenary of this triumph by dissecting different facets of the battle, from planning an... + Read More
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    Series: Studies in Canadian Military History The Weight of Command Voices of Canada’s Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them Hardcover J.L. Granatstein 9780774832991 $34.95 HISTORY Aug 01, 2016
    Three-quarters of a century after the Second World War, almost all the participants are gone. This book contains interviews with and about the Canadian generals who led the troops during that war. Edited and introduced by one of the foremost military historians of our time, this carefully curated collection brings to life the generals and their wartime experiences. The content is revealing and conversations frank. Peers and subordinates alike scrutinize key commanders of the war, sometimes offering praise but often passing harsh judgment. We le... + Read More
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    War-Torn Exchanges The Lives and Letters of Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes Paperback Andrea McKenzie 9780774832540 $32.95 LITERARY COLLECTIONS Nov 01, 2016
    Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes, an inseparable duo, set off from Montreal in June 1915 to serve as nursing sisters in the Great War. Over the next four years, the two cared for each other through sickness and health, air raids and bombings, unrelenting work, and adventurous leaves. This thoughtfully curated collection of their letters home paints a vivid account of nursing through the battles of Gallipoli, Passchendaele, and beyond. Mildred and Laura were remarkably forthright, revealing how they relied on friendship, humour, and professional... + Read More
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    Future Arctic Field Notes from a World on Edge Paperback Edward Struzik 9781610917179 $24.95 NATURE Oct 15, 2016
    In one hundred years, or even fifty, the Arctic will look dramatically different than it does today. As polar ice retreats and animals and plants migrate northward, the arctic landscape is morphing into something new and very different from what it once was. While these changes may seem remote, they will have a profound impact on a host of global issues, from international politics to animal migrations. In Future Arctic, journalist and explorer Edward Struzik offers a clear-eyed look at the rapidly shifting dynamics in the Arctic region, a harb... + Read More
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    Through a Green Lens Fifty Years of Writing for Nature Paperback Robert Michael Pyle 9780870718816 $26.50 NATURE Age (years) from 0 - 99 Oct 01, 2016
    Over the past fifty years, Robert Michael Pyle has published hundreds of articles, essay, reviews, and other non-fiction prose pieces, all driven by a desire to celebrate and conserve the fruits of the earth. This book collects the most durable of these writings for the first time, giving a half-century spectrum view of both his nature and conservation writing and his development as a writer.
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    Towards Better Disagreement Religion and Atheism in Dialogue Paperback Paul Hedges 9781785920578 $22.95 RELIGION Oct 21, 2016
    Are atheists immoral? Does religion cause conflict? Is religion always opposed to science?Boldly paving the way for constructive dialogue between atheists and religious believers, Paul Hedges tackles issues such as the treatment of women, the idea of a pure and empirical realm of 'science', and the association of religion with violence and warfare, debunking the myths and exposing the futility of the battle between 'reason' and 'belief'.Threading deftly between atheism, the major world religions of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, and smaller ... + Read More
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    Sceptical Christianity Exploring Credible Belief Paperback Robert Reiss 9781785920622 $18.95 RELIGION Aug 21, 2016
    How can Christianity remain a credible religion in our current era of scepticism? Reviving the debates begun by John Robinson and the demythologisation movement over half a century ago, Sceptical Christianity considers the main reasons behind people's religious scepticism and posits the question: What can be plausibly believed today? Reiss revisits some of the key aspects of Christianity, such as the Trinity, and shows how they can be thought of in the best tradition of critical Christianity. The result is a thought-provoking book that will spa... + Read More
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    Nobody Rich or Famous A Family Memoir Paperback Richard Shelton 9780816533992 $22.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 18, 2016
    Once in a while, a book comes along that redefines the concept of family. Frank McCourt did it with Angela’s Ashes; Annie Dillard did it with An American Childhood. In Nobody Rich or Famous, award-winning poet and author Richard Shelton immerses us in the hardscrabble lives of his Boise, Idaho, clan during the 1930s and ’40s. This is memoir in its finest tradition, illuminating today’s cultural chasm between the haves and have-nots. It is the true story of a family and how it got that way.
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    Anybody Can Do Anything Paperback Betty MacDonald 9780295999791 $22.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Grade (US) from 17 Aug 15, 2016
    ?The best thing about the Depression was the way it reunited our family and gave my sister Mary a real opportunity to prove that anybody can do anything, especially Betty.?After surviving both the failed chicken farm - and marriage - immortalized in The Egg and I, Betty MacDonald returns to live with her mother and desperately searches to find a job to support her two young daughters. With the help of her older sister Mary, Anybody Can Do Anything recounts her failed, and often hilarious, attempts to find work during the Great Depression.
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    The Plague and I Paperback Betty MacDonald 9780295999784 $22.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Grade (US) from 17 Aug 15, 2016
    ?Getting tuberculosis in the middle of your life is like starting downtown to do a lot of urgent errands and being hit by a bus. When you regain consciousness you remember nothing about the urgent errands. You can?t even remember where you were going.? Thus begins Betty MacDonald?s memoir of her year in a sanatorium just outside Seattle battling the ?White Plague.? MacDonald uses her offbeat humor to make the most of her time in the TB sanatorium?making all of us laugh in the process.
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    Onions in the Stew Paperback Betty MacDonald 9780295999807 $22.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Grade (US) from 17 Aug 15, 2016
    ?For twelve years we MacDonalds have been living on an island in Puget Sound. There is no getting away from it, life on an island is different from life in the St. Francis Hotel but you can get used to it, can even grow to like it. 'C'est la guerre,' we used to say looking wistfully toward the lights of the big comfortable warm city just across the way. Now, as November (or July) settles around the house like a wet sponge, we say placidly to each other, ?I love it here. I wouldn?t live anywhere else.?? Betty MacDonald?s final memoir, Onions in ... + Read More
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    Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul Paperback Brian Allen Fierro 9780816532759 $19.95 FICTION Oct 15, 2016
    In Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul, Bryan Allen Fierro brings to life the people and places that form the fragile heart of East Los Angeles. Challenging stereotypes and baring witness to transformation, the Latino boys and men in this collection defy masculine stereotypes, while the girls and women challenge gender roles. Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul is a tour de force – the first collection of an authentic new voice examining community with humour, hope, and brutal honesty.
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    A Matter of Life and Death 60 Voices Share their Wisdom Paperback Rosalind Bradley 9781849056014 $21.95 SELF-HELP Sep 21, 2016
    A Holocaust survivor whose mother collapsed and died only moments after they both registered as survivors, a death row inmate who has reclaimed his life through Buddhism, and a mother whose daughter was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer two days before her thirtieth birthday, among others, offer their perspectives on death and dying in this thought-provoking volume. Contributors from all walks of life share their thoughts on carefully selected writings, images and artwork that most accurately express death to them. Describing their unique... + Read More
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    Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World How to Create a Happy Life Paperback Ilse Sand 9781785920660 $21.95 PSYCHOLOGY Aug 21, 2016
    Written for highly sensitive people, the book explains the characteristics of high sensitivity and how to overcome associated difficulties, such as low self-esteem and the exhausting effects of socializing. In today's fast-paced society, we are expected to be resilient, to have the energy to manage a packed work schedule, social calendar, and a large network of friends. If you find yourself struggling to live up to these non-stop social expectations, then this book is for you. It also encourages you to appreciate the advantages of high sensitiv... + Read More
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    Creative, Successful, Dyslexic 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories Paperback Margaret Rooke 9781785920608 $24.95 EDUCATION Age (years) from 8 - 99 Oct 21, 2016
    Twenty-three well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood and how they were able to overcome the challenges and use the strengths of dyslexia to achieve success in adulthood. Darcey Bussell, Eddie Izzard, Sir Richard Branson, Meg Mathews, Zoe Wanamaker, Sir Richard Rogers, Benjamin Zephaniah, Lynda La Plante, Jackie Stewart, Sophie Conran, and others share their stories, and their advice. An introduction and final section that includes practical information about dyslexia are writt... + Read More
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    The Parent's Guide to Specific Learning Difficulties Information, Advice and Practical Tips Paperback Veronica Bidwell 9781785920400 $27.95 EDUCATION Aug 21, 2016
    From dyslexia to ADHD, from poor working memory to slow visual processing, Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) represent real differences in the way children learn. This book sets out to demystify SpLDs and provide practical strategies to support and motivate children throughout their education.
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    Digital Kids How Excessive Screen Time Affects Your Child's Brain and Behaviour Paperback Martin L. Kutscher 9781785927126 $21.95 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Dec 21, 2016
    For many children and teens daily Internet use is the norm - but where should we draw the line when it comes to digital media usage? This handy book lays out the essential information needed to understand and prevent excessive Internet use that negatively impacts behaviour, education, family life, and even physical health.Martin L. Kutscher, MD analyses neurological, psychological and educational research and draws on his own experience to show when Internet use stops being a good thing and starts to become excessive. He shows how to spot digit... + Read More
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    Exploring Depression, and Beating the Blues A CBT Self-Help Guide to Understanding and Coping with Depression in Asperger’s Syndrome (ASD Level 1) Paperback Tony Attwood 9781849055024 $26.95 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Sep 21, 2016
    For people with ASDs, depression is common and has particular features and causes. This book, written by leading experts in the field, explains depression, the forms it can take, and how it looks and feels for a person with an ASD. It draws on the latest research to suggest strategies for coping with the effects of depression and provides a complete step-by-step cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) self-help program, designed specifically for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
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    Fitting In Hardcover Colin Thompson 9781785920462 $29.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 21, 2016
    Have you ever felt like you don't fit in? By the time Colin Thompson was twenty five, he knew that he never would, nor did he want to. In this bracingly honest, moving, and very funny illustrated memoir, Colin reflects on finding his own Atlantis, a late Asperger's diagnosis, and a lifetime of not quite fitting in, but surviving it all anyway.
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    Lisa and the Lacemaker The Graphic Novel Paperback Kathy Hoopmann 9781785920288 $24.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 8 - 14 Apr 01, 2017
    When Lisa discovers a hidden door to an abandoned hut in her friend's backyard, her imagination runs wild with thoughts of the stories it could hold. But strange sounds and faces in the shadows give Lisa the feeling that there is more to the hut than meets the eye, especially when Great Aunt Hannah tells her about one of its previous inhabitants - the mysterious Lacemaker...Lisa quickly discovers that the Lacemaker isn't the only mystery to be solved. Great Aunt Hannah has a secret of her own, and like the criss-crossing of threads her past is ... + Read More
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    A-Z of Being the Best Leader You Can Be Leading Through the Alphabet Hardcover Yvonne Bleam 9781785927089 $27.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 11 Jun 21, 2016
    Learn all about good leadership with Alex the accepting leader, Vivian the virtuous leader and the rest of the gang! Far from your average A-Z, this book for children aged eight to eleven contains twenty-six stories that each explore a different leadership quality. It is also full of fun activities and exercises to help reiterate the concepts.
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    Stay Cool and In Control with the Keep-Calm Guru Wise Ways for Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses Hardcover Lauren Brukner 9781785927140 $26.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 7 - 14 Oct 21, 2016
    This illustrated book introduces new ways to help older children and young teens recognize and cope with anxiety, anger, and frustration. Packed full of self-regulation strategies and advice, including the importance of controlling the mind-body connection, the Keep-Calm Guru shows young people how they can “find their light” and learn to feel just right.
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    Series: K.I. Al-Ghani children's colour story books The Green-Eyed Goblin What to do about jealousy for all children including those on the Autism Spectrum Hardcover K.I. Al-Ghani 9781785920912 $26.95 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Age (years) from 5 - 13 Nov 01, 2016
    Deep inside everyone, a little goblin lies sleeping. When it wakes up, its eyes turn green, its nose grows, and it starts to breathe a smelly green mist. This is the story of the wakening of a Green-Eyed Goblin. This illustrated storybook explains jealousy through the story of Theo and his Green-Eyed Goblin. It will encourage children to talk about their feelings and learn how to subdue their own Green-Eyed Goblin for good. A section of tried and tested techniques for using with children and a helpful introduction for parents and carers are inc... + Read More
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    Cyril Squirrel Finds Out About Love Hardcover Jane Evans 9781785920806 $21.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 2 - 6 Aug 21, 2016
    Cyril Squirrel asks lots of questions, but there's one thing that really puzzles Cyril... Love! “What is it? Can I find it? Keep it? Do I need it?” With a notebook and a map, Cyril embarks on a quest to find out about love. Helping children to learn about the ways that love can look, sound, or feel, this heart-warming picture book shows some of the different forms love, friendship, and kindness take. Suitable for children aged two through six, especially those who have confused ideas about love, Cyril's adventure includes guidance for adults on... + Read More
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    Series: The C.D. Howe Series in Canadian Political History The Call of the World A Political Memoir Hardcover Bill Graham 9780774890007 $39.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 01, 2016
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    Series: Brenda and David McLean Canadian Studies Big Tent Politics The Liberal Party’s Long Mastery of Canada’s Public Life Paperback R. Kenneth Carty 9780774830003 $27.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Dec 15, 2015
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    Series: Communication, Strategy, and Politics Brand Command Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control Hardcover Alex Marland 9780774832038 $43.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Mar 05, 2016
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    Made in Nunavut An Experiment in Decentralized Government Paperback Jack Hicks 9780774831048 $34.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Jun 01, 2016
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    From Treaty Peoples to Treaty Nation A Road Map for All Canadians Paperback Greg Poelzer 9780774827546 $32.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Jan 21, 2016
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    Living on the Land Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place Paperback Nathalie Kermoal 9781771990417 $27.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Jul 18, 2016
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    Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments Hardcover Brian M. Ronaghan 9781926836904 $39.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Grade (US) from 17 Jun 30, 2017
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    Fish Wars and Trout Travesties Saving Southern Alberta's Coldwater Streams in the 1920s Paperback George Colpitts 9781927356715 $24.95 HISTORY Grade (US) from 17 Sep 30, 2020
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    Forest Under Story Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest Hardcover Nathaniel Brodie 9780295995458 $34.95 NATURE Grade (US) from 17 Jan 28, 2016
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    Boundary Layer Exploring the Genius Between Worlds Paperback Kem Luther 9780870718441 $22.95 NATURE Age (years) from 0 - 99 May 15, 2016

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