Category: Special

Box Kite

April 5, 2016 | 168 pages
"A piece of paper with writing on it is flat, but when what is written on that paper fills the mind of a reader, it takes off into the wind like a box kite on a windy day,” writes Baziju -- the shared voice of poets Roo Borson and Kim Maltman. This exquisite, collaboratively written sequence of... More Info

Performing Live

Cornell University Press | March 25, 2017 | 266 pages
Current philosophies of art remain sadly dominated by visions of its end and lamentations of decline. Defining the very notions of art and the aesthetic as special products of Western modernity, they suggest that postmodern challenges to traditional high culture pose a devastating danger to art's... More Info

Poisson Un Poisson Deux Poisson Rouge Poisson Bleu

Ulysses Press | December 13, 2011 | 64 pages
It's One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss in French. Of all Dr. Seuss titles, this may be the strongest for helping one learn to read in French because it is 64 fun pages with a wide range of "I Can Read It Myself" vocabulary.The beloved illustrations of Dr. Seuss plus an all new... More Info

What We Salvage

Chizine Publications | July 21, 2015 | 250 pages
Skinheads. Drug dealers. Cops. For two brothers-of-circumstance navigating the violent streets of this industrial wasteland, every urban tribe is a potential threat. Yet it is amongst the denizens of these unforgiving alleys, dangerous squat houses, and underground nightclubs that the brothers -... More Info

Soul Mind Body Medicine

New World Library | March 25, 2017 | 362 pages
A guide to physical and spiritual health blends sacred wisdom with practical techniques, and combines Eastern and Western medicine to illustrate healing strategies for more than one hundred ailments, from the common cold to diabetes.  More Info

Beyond Words

Picador | July 12, 2016 | 496 pages
I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you? Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl... More Info

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Random House Childrens Books | March 25, 1988 | 62 pages
Illus. in full color. A "fabulous book of easy words, exciting pictures and inviting rhythm."--"Elementary English.  More Info

Lose Your Mother

Macmillan | January 22, 2008 | 270 pages
Traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey the author took along a slave route in Ghana, vividly dramatizing the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African-American history.  More Info

The Nature of Democracy

London : Nelson | January 1, 1974 | 240 pages
No summary available.

My Life with Trees

October 23, 2015 | 256 pages
Born in northeast Newfoundland to a family with deep roots in forestry, trapping, and guiding, Gary Saunders' love of the natural world developed early and stayed with him throughout his life. Originally trained as a boots-on-the-ground forester, Saunders' passion for painting and writing led him... More Info

Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa

McClelland & Stewart Limited | March 25, 1998 | 232 pages
These eight stories reveal a world that’s both recognizable and strange: cities of anxiety and violence, where quiet inhabitants lead outwardly banal lives that conceal sinister interiors. The premises, both fantastic and surreal, are also eerily plausible; they often follow the logic of dreams... More Info

Take Time for Your Life

Harmony | March 25, 1999 | 258 pages
Offers checklists, action plans, and success stories to help readers improve their quality of life, reconsider their priorities, and replace unproductive habits with productive ones.  More Info

The Tale of Genji

Springer Science & Business | March 25, 2017 | 1182 pages
The classic novel of court life in tenth and eleventh-century Japan centers on the exploits of a nobleman known as the shining Genji, son of an emperor, and those of Kaoru, grandson of Genji's best friend.  More Info

Summer Birds

Macmillan | April 27, 2010 | 32 pages
Documents the work of a young girl, Maria Merian, who lived during the Middle Ages and disproved the theory of spontaneous generation by observing caterpillars as they spun cocoons and emerged as butterflies and moths in the spring. By the author of the Newbery Honor Book, The Surrender Tree.  More Info

Citizen and Subject

Princeton University Press | March 25, 1996 | 353 pages
In analyzing the obstacles to democratization in post- independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani offers a bold, insightful account of colonialism's legacy--a bifurcated power that mediated racial domination through tribally organized local authorities, reproducing racial identity in citizens and ethnic... More Info

Public Health Law

February 2, 2016 | 768 pages
Lawrence O. Gostin's seminal Public Health Law is widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty-first century. In this bold third edition, Gostin is joined by Lindsay F. Wiley to analyze major health threats of our time such as chronic diseases,... More Info

Reductionism in Art and Brain Science

June 8, 2016 | 224 pages
Are art and science separated by an unbridgeable divide? Can they find common ground? In this new book, neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel, whose remarkable scientific career and deep interest in art give him a unique perspective, demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art... More Info

The Greek Alexander Romance

Penguin Classics | April 25, 1991 | 196 pages
Mystery surrounds the parentage of Alexander, the prince born to Queen Olympias. Is his father Philip, King of Macedonia, or Nectanebo, the mysterious sorcerer who seduced the queen by trickery? One thing is certain: the boy is destined to conquer the known world. He grows up to fulfil this... More Info


Dey Street Books | August 4, 2015 | 208 pages
In 1891, 24 year old Marie, née Marya Sklodowska, moved from Warsaw to Paris, where she found work in the laboratory of Pierre Curie, a scientist engaged in research on heat and magnetism. They fell in love. They took their honeymoon on bicycles. They expanded the periodic table, discovering two... More Info

Dances with Dependency

Cubbie Blue Pub | March 25, 2017 | 313 pages
This book offers solutions to the poverty and despair inherent indigenous cultures, developing nations, and inner city populations, all of which have become, to one degree or another, disempowered by long-term overreliance on the mainstream political, social, and economic programs developed for... More Info

Forever Painless

Random House Canada | November 15, 2016 | 320 pages
The Canadian fitness guru who showed us how to slow--even reverse--aging in her international bestseller"Aging Backwards," is back with a revolutionary way to cure chronic pain with movement. "Our bodies are designed to be pain-free through ourlives," says Miranda Esmonde-White, "but to achieve... More Info

An Abbreviated Life

Harper | June 14, 2016 | 288 pages
A beautiful, startling, and candid memoir about growing up without boundaries, in which Ariel Leve recalls with candor and sensitivity the turbulent time she endured as the only child of an unstable poet for a mother and a beloved but largely absent father, and explores the consequences of a... More Info

Chess Explained

Gambit | January 1, 2007 | 111 pages
Chess Explained is a new series of books about chess openings. They are not theoretical works in the traditional sense, but more a series of lessons from a chess expert with extensive over-the-board experience with an opening. You will gain an understanding of the opening and the middlegames to... More Info


January 31, 2017 | 336 pages
No summary available.

Kingdom of the Unjust

Or Books | September 13, 2016 | 240 pages
The diminutive co-founder of Code Pink has become famous for fearlessly tackling head-on subjects the left and right studiously avoid. Sometimes, she does so in person--as at President Obama's speech at the National Defense College, or in Egypt, where she was assaulted by police. Here, she's... More Info

At the Existentialist Cafe

March 1, 2016 | 304 pages
From the best-selling author of How to Live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century's major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse. They are... More Info

Why I Wake Early

Beacon Press | March 25, 2017 | 71 pages
"Mary Oliver continues to tutor us in attention, gratitude, and reverence in this new collection of 47 poems."--Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat, authors of "Spirituality Legacy."  More Info

Kinship with All Life

Harper Collins | January 28, 1976 | 160 pages
Is there a universal language of love, a "kinship with all life" that can open new horizons of experience? Example after example in this unique classic -- from "Strongheart" the actor-dog to "Freddie" the fly -- resounds with entertaining and inspiring proof that communication with animals is a... More Info

Moral Prejudices

Harvard University Press | March 25, 1995 | 369 pages
Annette Baier delivers an appeal for our fundamental moral notions to be governed not by rules and codes but by trust: a moral prejudice. Along the way, she gives us the best feminist philosophy there is. Baierâe(tm)s topics range from violence to love, from cruelty to justice, and are linked by a... More Info

Seamus Heaney's Early Work

Maunsel | March 25, 2017 | 92 pages
Looks at the at the early poetry of Seamus Heaney, examining how it was profoundly affected by the violence in Northern Ireland.  More Info

The Great Thoughts

Random House Digital, Inc. | March 25, 1996 | 543 pages
An intellectual history of mankind provides an alphabetical listing, with discussion, of the major concepts and beliefs of the world's great thinkers, from ancient times to the present day  More Info

The Invention of Science

Harper | December 8, 2015 | 464 pages
No summary available.

Between the World and Me

September 8, 2015 | 176 pages
Professor:  Prof. Pius Adesanmi
Course Codes:  ENGL 5008
Semester:  Winter-2017
A bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (The New York Observer) "This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In the one... More Info

Angel Island

OUP USA | July 12, 2012 | 432 pages
Professor:  Prof. Michel Hogue
Course Codes:  HIST 3904
Semester:  Winter-2017
From 1910 to 1940, the Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco served as the processing and detention center for over one million people from around the world. The full history of these immigrants and their experiences on Angel Island is told for the first time in this landmark book.  More Info

A Day Of Signs And Wonders

HarperTrophy | August 30, 2016 | 224 pages
Can your whole life change in a single day? Emily dreams of birds. She feels constrained by nearly everything—her overbearing sisters, the expectation to be a proper young lady, and even her stiff white pinafore. Kitty feels undone. Her heart is still grieving a tragic loss, and she doesn’t... More Info

Could a Shark Do Gymnastics?

QEB Publishing | August 3, 2015 | 24 pages
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if a shark went to your school? By imagining animals in everyday scenarios readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, what if a shark went to the dentist? He would be there a long time, a great white shark has nearly 240... More Info

Your sad eyes and unforgettable mouth

September 8, 2009 | 296 pages
No summary available.

Me . . . Jane

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 5, 2011 | 40 pages
In his characteristic heartwarming style, Patrick McDonnell tells the story of the young Jane Goodall and her special childhood toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. As the young Jane observes the natural world around her with wonder, she dreams of "a life living with and helping all animals," until one... More Info

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Eerdmans Young Readers | June 11, 2012 | 34 pages
Presents a biography of French artist Henri Rousseau, who spent his life as a toll collector, but created unheralded masterpieces in his spare time.  More Info

Dissolving Illusions

CreateSpace | March 25, 2017 | 502 pages
Starting in the mid-1800s, there was a steady drop in deaths from all infectious diseases, decreasing to relatively minor levels by the early 1900s. The history of that transformation involves famine, poverty, filth, lost cures, eugenicist doctrine, individual freedoms versus state might, protests... More Info

My Heart Fills with Happiness

March 1, 2016 | 24 pages
A board book that celebrates happiness and invites children to reflect on the little things in life that bring them joy.  More Info

George's Marvelous Medicine

PUFFIN BOOKS | March 25, 2017 | 88 pages
George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.  More Info


Harbour Publishing Company | March 25, 2017 | 80 pages
"Lane is a poet more of the individual, hard-hitting poem; like physical blows, he wields his pieces like small threats of intense beauty."--Globe and Mail Following the success of his award-winning memoir There is a Season (2004) and his bestselling novel Red Dog, Red Dog (2008), Patrick Lane felt... More Info

Enormous Smallness

April 1, 2015 | 64 pages
An introduction to the life and work of the 20th-century American writer highlights key moments in his creative development, shares insights about his beliefs and introduces some of his signature poems.  More Info

Shackleton's Journey

Flying Eye Books | January 1, 2014 | 68 pages
Presents a visual narrative of Ernest Shackleton's voyage to Antarctica during which his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in ice, forcing the crew on a desperate trek to seek rescue.  More Info

The Elders Are Watching

Raincoast Book Dist Limited | March 25, 2017 | 54 pages
Paintings of Pacific Northwest Indians and their view of the world by Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers are accompanied by poems emphasizing the importance of caring for the environment.  More Info

Slow Professor

November 30, 2015 | 128 pages
If there is one sector of society that should be cultivating deep thought in itself and others, it is academia. Yet the corporatisation of the contemporary university has sped up the clock, demanding increased speed and efficiency from faculty regardless of the consequences for education and... More Info

Pablo Neruda

Macmillan | March 29, 2011 | 32 pages
Describes the life and times of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet.  More Info

Vij's Indian

Penguin Canada | October 4, 2016 | 248 pages
Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij, the dynamic team behind North America's celebrated Indian restaurants, bring together a beautiful new collection of beloved recipes cooked at their restaurants that they also regularly cook at home. These are those special recipes that come from the journey of life... More Info


November 15, 2015 | 224 pages
No summary available.