Greystone Books Fall 2015

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    1000 Lashes Because I Say What I Think Paperback Raif Badawi 9781771642095 $9.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Aug 15, 2015
    "Raif Badawi's is an important voice for all of us to hear"? Salman RushdieRaif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian blogger, shared his thoughts on politics, religion, and liberalism online. He was sentenced to 1,000 lashes, ten years in prison, and a fine of 1 million Saudi Riyal, over a quarter of a million U.S. dollars. This politically topical polemic gathers together Badawi’s pivotal texts. He expresses his opinions on life in an autocratic-Islamic state under the Sharia and his perception of freedom of expression, human and civil rights, tolerance an... + Read More
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    Tuco and the Scattershot World A Life with Birds Hardcover Brian Brett 9781771640633 $32.95 NATURE Oct 13, 2015
    A BBC Radio 2 Book Club PickFor thirty years, Brian Brett shared his office and his life with Tuco, a remarkable parrot given to asking such questions as ?Whaddya know?” and announcing ?Party time!” when guests showed up at Brett’s farm. Although Brett bought Tuco on a whim as a pet, he gradually realizes the enormous obligation he has to the bird and learns that the parrot is a lot more complex than he thought. Simultaneously a biography of this singular bird and a history of bird/dinosaurs and the human relationship with birds, Tuco also expl... + Read More
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    Slick Water Fracking and One Insider's Stand against the World's Most Powerful Industry Hardcover Andrew Nikiforuk 9781771640763 $29.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 01, 2015
    The fossil fuel industry and many environmental groups tout hydraulic fracturing ? ?fracking” ? as a panacea, with slick promises of energy independence, greenhouse gas reductions, and benefits to local economies. Yet the controversial technology, which blasts massive volumes of fluids, sand, and chemicals into rock and coal formations, has sparked huge public protests. Slick Water tells the shocking, inspiring story of one woman’s stand to hold government and industry accountable for the damage fracking leaves in its wake.After energy giant En... + Read More
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    That Lonely Section of Hell The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away Hardcover Lorimer Shenher 9781771640930 $32.95 TRUE CRIME Oct 13, 2015
    In this searing personal account, ex-police detective Lori Shenher (who transitioned to male in 2015, and is now known as Lorimer) describes his role in Vancouver's infamous Missing Women Investigation and unflinchingly reveals his years-long struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of working on the case. From his first assignment, in 1998, to investigate an increase in the number of missing women to the harrowing 2002 interrogation of convicted serial killer Robert Pickton, Shenher tells a story of massive police failure—failu... + Read More
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    The Riverton Rifle My Story - Straight Shooting on Hockey and on Life Hardcover Reggie Leach 9781771641371 $32.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Nov 10, 2015
    ?It all comes down to making the right life choices,” says the NHL’s legendary Reggie Leach, and this intimate biography lays bare the decisions that led him to become one of the best snipers in hockey history. Nicknamed the Riverton Rifle for his thrilling speed and deadly shooting skills, Leach overcame a childhood marked by poverty and racism to rise through the NHL, playing for the Stanley Cup-winning 1975 Philadelphia Flyers. Through Leach’s own recollections, The Riverton Rifle traces his trajectory from humble beginnings to NHL stardom, ... + Read More
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    Great Soul of Siberia Passion, Obsession, and One Man's Quest for the World's Most Elusive Tiger Hardcover Sooyong Park 9781771641135 $32.95 NATURE Nov 10, 2015
    In The Great Soul of Siberia, renowned tiger researcher Sooyong Park tracks three generations of Siberian tigers living in remote southeastern Russia. Reminiscent of the way Timothy Treadwell (the so-called Grizzly Man) immersed himself in the lives of bears, Park sets up underground bunkers to observe the tigers, living thrillingly close to these beautiful but dangerous apex predators. At the same time, he draws from twenty years of experience and research to focus on the Siberian tigers’ losing battle against poaching and diminishing habitat.... + Read More
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    More Than Honey The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World Paperback Markus Imhoof 9781771640992 $22.95 NATURE Oct 13, 2015
    ?If 70 percent of all cattle or 30 percent of all chickens were to die annually, states of emergency would be declared everywhere. The death of bees is at least that dramatic and with even more far-reaching consequences.” More Than Honey, the book based on the award-winning documentary of the same name, takes us on a global tour of the world of bees, introducing us along the way to ?killer bees,” Frankenbees, beekeepers, and human pollinators. Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld examine both the history and current status of our relationsh... + Read More
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    The School of Sophisticated Drinking An Intoxicating History of Seven Spirits Paperback Kerstin Ehmer 9781771641197 $22.95 COOKING Oct 04, 2015
    Wherever and whenever people have been found talking, they have been found drinking: an age-old pastime with an equally storied history. Alcohol and civilization have developed in close quarters, sometimes supporting each other and sometimes getting in each other’s way.The School of Sophisticated Drinking, which began as an ongoing series of lectures at Berlin’s legendary Victoria Bar in 2003, traces the deep-seated lineage of drinking in the social, political, and even scientific developments of our culture. Appealing to both expert drinkers a... + Read More
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    Beyond Fair Trade How One Small Coffee Company Helped Transform a Hillside Village in Thailand Paperback Mark Pendergrast 9781771640473 $22.95 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Nov 07, 2015
    "What does compassionate capitalism look like? Mark Pendergrast shows us in this enlightening story of tribal life, opium, missionaries, market trends, a Thai antiques dealer, a mining entrepreneur and coffee." Abigail Carroll, author of Three Squares: The Invention of the American MealThe Akha hill tribe of Thailand has a long, tumultuous history. Politics, economics, violence, prejudice, and deforestation consistently worked against the Akha's desire to move away from their dependency on opium production and create a stable future for their c... + Read More
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    The Obesity Code Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss Paperback Jason Fung 9781771641258 $22.95 HEALTH & FITNESS Mar 01, 2016
    Fung zeroes in on why insulin resistance has become so prevalent and offers specific outside-the-box solutions that have emerged as the key to maximizing health."?Jimmy Moore, author, Keto Clarity and Cholesterol ClarityEverything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones?in everyone?and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss.In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesit... + Read More
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    Wasted An Alcoholic Therapist's Fight for Recovery in a Flawed Treatment System Paperback Michael Pond 9781771641968 $19.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 15, 2016
    Psychotherapist Michael Pond is no stranger to the devastating consequences of alcoholism. He has helped hundreds of people conquer their addictions, but this knowledge did not prevent his own near-demise. In this riveting memoir, he recounts how he lost his practice, his home, and his family?all because of his drinking. After scores of visits to the ER, a tour of hellish recovery homes, a stint in intensive care for end-stage alcoholism, and jail, Pond devised his own personal plan for recovery. He met Maureen Palmer and together they investig... + Read More
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    The Wild in You Voices from the Forest and the Sea Hardcover Lorna Crozier 9781771641609 $24.95 NATURE Sep 22, 2015
    A testament to the miraculous beings that share our planet and the places that they live, The Wild in You is a deeply-felt creative collaboration between one of our time’s best nature photographers and a very talented and creative poet. Inspired by the majestic and savage beauty of Ian McAllister’s photographs, Lorna Crozier translates the wild emotion of these images into the language of the human heart: poetry. Featuring over 30 beautiful full-size photographs of wolves, bears, sea lions, jellyfish, and other wild creatures paired with 30 ori... + Read More
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    Who We Are Reflections on My Life and Canada Paperback Elizabeth May 9781771641784 $21.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 05, 2015
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    Paddlenorth Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild Paperback Jennifer Kingsley 9781771641777 $19.95 NATURE Sep 15, 2015
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    Puckstruck Distracted, Delighted and Distressed by Canada's Hockey Obsession Paperback Stephen Smith 9781771641852 $24.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Jan 30, 2020
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    Vaporized Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World Hardcover Robert Tercek 9781928055044 $39.99 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Sep 25, 2015
    ?If you’re in the information business (and we all are in the information business), Tercek’s urgent manifesto will help you see the future, so you can prepare for it.” - Seth GodinBrace yourself for enormous changes ahead. Familiar fixtures of the economic landscape, including retail stores, physical products, corporations and even human workers, are about to be vaporized?replaced by digital information.A novel combination of new technologies? mobile, cloud, crowd, artificial intelligence -- are reconfiguring every economic sector and industr... + Read More
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    Shell One Woman's Final Year After a Lifelong Struggle with Anorexia and Bulimia Paperback Michelle Stewart 9781928055136 $24.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 25, 2015
    Michelle Stewart always knew in her heart that her eating disorder would kill her. What she didn’t expect in its early stages was that she would continue to function - albeit far from optimally - for decades before succumbing to its deadly effects. A conscientious and ambitious woman driven by a desire to make a positive difference in the world, Michelle went on to build a successful career first in journalism and then in communications for the British Columbia Ministry of Health. Michelle devoted her working life to raising awareness of health... + Read More
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    Discipline Without Damage How to Get Your Kids to Behave Without Messing Them Up Paperback Vanessa Lapointe 9781928055105 $23.99 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Jan 12, 2016
    In this easy-to-read, science-based book, parents, caregivers, and adults of all kinds discover how discipline affects children’s development, why intervention should reinforce connection not separation, and why the disciplinary strategies that may have been used on us as children are not the ones that children really need. As a practicing child and family psychologist and advisor to the British Columbia ministry of children and families, Dr. Vanessa has seen it all, and she has navigated hundreds of tough situations with families. Drawing on s... + Read More
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    Dai Manuel's Whole Life Fitness Manifesto 30 Minutes a Day for a Healthier Body, Mind and Spirit Paperback Dai Manuel 9781928055075 $26.99 HEALTH & FITNESS Jan 22, 2016
    Lifestyle mentor and fitness coach Dai Manuel’s Whole Life Fitness Manifesto is a new kind of fitness book. It’s not just about physical health but whole-life fitness that blends mindfulness and personal development with equipment-free workouts. This sustainable lifestyle extends beyond the book, allowing Whole-Lifers to connect with like-minded people in a supportive online community.TheWhole Life Fitness Manifesto provides the tools you need to create a ?FUN-ctionally fit” lifestyle at any age or level of ability, in 30 minutes a day.The Whol... + Read More

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