"A young Latina girl accidentally breaks her grandfather's vihuela and searches for someone in the community to fix the instrument, which leads her to discover her grandfather's legacy as a mariachi. Includes an author's note and glossary"--
A person doesn't have to do anything important to get recognition anymore; it's enough to know someone who does. Parasitic fame.Casey was more than just a dependable camp counselor dedicated to her little buddies in Cabin Three. She was a brilliant student looking forward to a scholarship and a... More Info
The first Captain Underpants adventure like you've never seen it before -- in FULL COLOR! Fourth-grade class clowns George Beard and Harold Hutchins have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school -- and now they're going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants!... More Info
Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book! Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. What he can't understand is people and why they're poisoning the planet around him. Shouldn't everyone be losing sleep over the fact that so... More Info
In 1969, a call for revolution and an explosion at the home of Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau draws Ty Davis, a young television reporter, into the realm of underworld chaos and violence. A colleague is accused of a crime he did not commit. What follows exposes a citys dark side and ensnares Davis,... More Info
A daring and brilliant novel that explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary. The war is over, the soldiers are returning, and Nat King Cole is back in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama, for a rare performance. His... More Info
What happens when a vast multinational mining company operates a gas plant situated close to four densely populated villages in rural Bangladesh? How does its presence contribute to local processes of development "? And what do corporate claims of community engagement " involve?
Child Migration in Africa explores the mobility of children without their parents within West Africa. Drawing on the experiences of children from rural Burkina Faso and Ghana, the book provides rich material on the circumstances of children's voluntary migration and their experiences of it. Their... More Info
From one of Canada's leading journalists comes a major book about how the movement of populations from rural to urban areas on the margins is reshaping our world. These transitional spaces are where the next great economic and cultural boom will be born, or where the great explosion of violence... More Info
Downwind is an unflinching tale of the atomic West that reveals the intentional disregard for human and animal life through nuclear testing by the federal government and uranium extraction by mining corporations during and after the Cold War. Sarah Alisabeth Fox highlights the personal cost of... More Info
Arthur Ashe explains how this iconic African American tennis player overcame racial and class barriers to reach the top of the tennis world in the 1960s and 1970s. But more important, it follows Ashe’s evolution as an activist who had to contend with the shift from civil rights to Black Power.... More Info
A beautifully presented guide to the foods that have had the greatest impact on human civilization. Though many of the foods in this book are taken for granted and one (the mammoth) is no longer consumed, these foods have kept humans alive for millennia and theirs is a fascinating story.
Short essays cover facts, philosophies, and personal stories about dogs, focusing on the relationship between people and their pets and covering topics from every letter of the alphabet including identity, obedience, and veterinarians.
From acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War told through a dozen unforgettable characters: a tale of idealism, suffering, and a tragically doomed yet noble cause.
The global impact of Asian production of the wage goods consumed in North America and Europe is only now being recognized, and is far from being understood. Asian women, most only recently urbanized and in the waged work force, are at the center of a process of intensive labor for minimal wages... More Info
The Hillman Prize-winning lead columnist for The New Republic and Slate critically assesses income inequality in America and the ways it threatens democracy, tracing disturbing income ratio trends throughout the past three decades while outlining an urgent call for nonpartisan solutions. 40,000... More Info
The need for financial savvy is ever increasing. With university tuition and housing costs rising, parents want to ensure that their children learn the basics of earning, saving, and managing money. This is an indispensible life skill, yet it is not taught in most schools. Parents are left to pass... More Info
What role do metaphors play in philosophical language? Are they impediments to clear thinking that should be eradicated in the interests of terminological exactness? Or can they be used by philosophers to indicate the attitudes that regulate an epoch?
Presents an account, in graphic novel form, of Foucault's life and his philosophies on the concepts of power, authorship, transgression, and sex, and discusses how his ideas have influenced modern society.
An accessible introduction to an astonishing and controversial theory explains how chaos makes its presence felt in many varieties of event, from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market.
Adorno was forever returning to the philosophies of bourgeois interiority, seeking the paradoxical relation between their manifest failure and their hidden promise. As Peter E. Gordon shows, Adorno s writings on Kierkegaard, Husserl, and Heidegger present us with a photographic negative a... More Info
Let compassion and fearlessness guide you and you'll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that's easier said than done. Here Pema Ch�dr�n introduces a powerful, transformative method to nurture these qualities using a practice called lojong, which has been a primary focus of... More Info
With worldwide sales of over 220 million records, the Bee Gees are the sixth bestselling music artists in history. Dennis Bryon's story of how he became the Bee Gees' drummer during their peak period offers many never-before-told tales about such infectious hits as Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your... More Info
The Ramones helped kick-start the punk movement and change rock history. Now, on the 40th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album, comes the first full-color book on the legendary band. Written by veteran music journalist Martin Popoff, "Ramones at 40" explodes with visuals and offers... More Info
Now a New York Times Bestseller A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's sharpest comedic voices At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of... More Info
The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—that is different from anything we’ve read Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee... More Info
This work represents a dramatic call to recognize, celebrate, and conserve the great diversity of foods that give North America the distinctive culinary identity that reflects its multi-cultural heritage. Included are recipes and folk traditions associated with 100 of the continent's rarest food... More Info
Move over meat! With Grills Gone Vegan, plant-based proteins, vegetables, and even fruits take centre stage on the grill to bring out their rich, deep flavours. Veteran vegan chef and cookbook author Tamasin Noyes shows how readers can think beyond burgers and kebabs and create everything from... More Info
In her best-selling book The Zero-Mile Diet (Harbour, 2010), gardening activist Carolyn Herriot inspired readers to put organic home-grown fruits and vegetables on the table, using time-saving, economical and sustainable methods. Now Herriot is back with even more ideas to cook up fresh food from... More Info
During the past 20 years the food scene in Ottawa has changed from a landscape of pub grub-driven dining to a vibrant environment for trendy eateries and forward-thinking chefs. The once bland and mundane culinary culture has been transformed, and the result is an array of destination restaurants... More Info
First Nations run casinos are a visible part of the Canadian landscape. Many view such enterprises as an important tool of economic development for impoverished First Nations communities, while others view them with suspicion.
One of the more problematic sport spectacles in American history took place at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, which included the third modern Olympic Games. Associated with the Games was a curious event known as Anthropology Days organized by William J. McGee and James Sullivan, at that time... More Info
Carrying on "Irregardless" is a handsomely illustrated paperback based on the first exhibition to focus on humour in Northwest Coast First Nations art. The show, mounted by the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver is titled after one of Bill Reid's favourite deliberate grammatical... More Info
Ruth Landes (1908–91) is now recognized as a pioneer in the study of race and gender relations. Ahead of her time in many respects, Landes worked with issues that defined the central debates in the discipline at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In Ruth Landes, Sally Cole reconsiders... More Info
In her third year of medical training - discouraged by how little focus there was on caring - a young woman was faced with a decision: she could throw her hands up and quit or she could risk speaking up and work toward change. She decided to send out a call for submissions, asking women to share... More Info
This book outlines key facets of the authors' five year development project on sex tourism and prostitution in the Philippines, and is a powerful reflection on the raging debates taking place among feminists about the Third World. Ralston and Keeble follow the history of prostitution in former... More Info
The story of how and why some women choose to use, while others refuse, cosmetic intervention. What is it like to be a woman growing older in a culture where you cannot go to the doctor, open a magazine, watch television, or surf the internet without encountering products and procedures that are... More Info
Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in... More Info
The case for getting back on our feet The humble act of putting one foot in front of the other transcends age, geography, culture, and class, and is one of the most economical and environmentally responsible modes of transit. Yet with our modern fixation on speed, this healthy pedestrian activity... More Info
The field of autobiographical memory has made dramatic advances since the first collection of papers in the area was published in 1986. Now, over 25 years on, this book reviews and integrates the many theories, perspectives, and approaches that have evolved over the last decades.
Every energy sector out there wants a piece of the Peace River Valley, one of the last great wild places in North America. The oil industry wants it, the frackers, the solar, wind and nuclear industries. Why? As Charles Wilkinson paddles through the issues he engages hydro and natural gas energy... More Info
An examination of informal urban activities -- including street vending, garage sales, and unpermitted housing -- that explores their complexity and addresses related planning and regulatory issues.
This is a practical and easy-to-follow guide for homeowners, builders and architects who are concerned about the effects of climate change and environmental degradation and want to do something about reversing the trend.
Finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and an Amazon.ca Best Book of 2012 In the 1960s, Kamal Al-Solaylee’s father was one of the wealthiest property owners in Aden, in the south of Yemen, but when the country shrugged off its colonial roots, his properties were... More Info
Fidel Castro had ruled the island of Cuba for fifty-two years when ill health forced him to step down in 2008. Over the course of that time, he changed Cuba from a republic to a communist state and became one of the most divisive leaders in the second half of the twentieth century. For some, he is... More Info
In the fall of 2005, Mark C. Taylor, the controversial public intellectual and widely respected scholar, suddenly fell critically ill. For two days a team of forty doctors, many of whom thought he would not live, fought to save him. Taylor would eventually recover, but only to face a new threat:... More Info
A fascinating account of a life begun in Hong Kong, rooted in a family influenced equally by ancient Chinese tradition and modern Western perspective. Frank Ling survived the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, went on to flirt with a career in show business, overcame college and career challenges in... More Info
In this revelatory and at times shocking book, King traces how breast cancer has been transformed from a stigmatized disease and individual tragedy to a market-driven industry of survivorship.
The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work.
Discover the extraordinary life and profound contributions of Merlin Stone, the renowned feminist, author, artist, historian, and speaker. With unparalleled access to Merlin's unpublished writings, photos, and personal stories, Merlin Stone Remembered is a significant contribution to women's... More Info
Here is presented the story of a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer yet is determined to face the challenge that such a horrendous realisation brings. Her method is to carry on doing the things she enjoys and write about her experiences for the benefit of others who find themselves in a... More Info
Drawn from nine collections published over thirty years, the forty-one poems in this retrospective reveal the poetic accomplishments of John Barton. In this collection, Barton explores the role of love in contemporary society, the complexity of gay experience, the persistence of homophobia, the... More Info
Poetry. Native American Studies. Having developed an impressive reputation for his many novels and nonfiction works, Richard Wagamese now presents a collection of stunning poems ranging over a broad landscape. He begins with an immersion in the unforgettable world where "the ancient ones stand at... More Info
“I wish I could find the words to tell you the story of our village after you were killed.” So begins Senegal Taxi, the new work by one of contemporary poetry’s most vibrant voices, Juan Felipe Herrera. Known for his activism and writings that bring attention to oppression and injustice,... More Info
Old Hat is the third book of poetry and first collection of occasional poems by the author of the 2007 Globe 100 book, Muybridge's Horse: Governor General and Trillium Awards nominee, Rob Winger. Driven by an attempt to understand how to reorder common experience, the book's transitional sections -... More Info
Imperialist Canadaexposes Canada's imperialist past and present, at home and across the globe. Todd Gordon interweaves histories of indigenous dispossession in Canada with the cold facts of Canadian capital's oppression of peoples in the global South. The book digs beneath the surface of Canada's... More Info
Margaret Thatcher transformed British political life forever. So did Ronald Reagan in the United States. Now Canada has experienced a similar, dramatic shift to a new kind of politics, which author Donald Gustein terms Harperism.
Between 1867 and 2000, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country. Government officials and missionaries agreed that in order to "civilize and Christianize” Aboriginal children, it was necessary to separate them from their parents and... More Info
Ideas of choice and rights traditionally dominate discussions concerning reproduction and gender politics. Fertile Ground argues that the current political climate in Canada necessitates a broader understanding of the links between the politics of reproduction, the state, and gender relations.... More Info
Feminist Legal Theoryis just over a decade old in the United States and is even younger in most other countries. Here, Francis Olsen presents the best articles from within this burgeoning field. Drawing on literature which is extremely rich and varied, these volumes include articles from a range... More Info
Surprising and revelatory non-fiction from a talented young writer whose last book, "Cataract City," was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Trillium Book Prize, and was a Globe Best Book and national bestseller. In this new work of intimate, riveting, and timely non-fiction, based loosely on... More Info
A Gift of Time is a gentle and practical guide for parents who decide to continue their pregnancy knowing that their baby's life will be brief. When prenatal testing reveals that an unborn child is expected to die before or shortly after birth, some parents will choose to proceed with the pregnancy... More Info
With the accessibility of a parenting how-to book and the thorough educational foundation of an expensive boxed curriculum, this guide will inspire parents to use their homes as classrooms as they take advantage of the naturally rich learning opportunities that occur in everyday home life. Parents... More Info
A tribute to the unique contributions of veteran teachers as demonstrated by a year in the educational lives of a class of prototypical kindergarteners guides readers through myriad details of classroom life while offering insight into school culture, curriculum, and teaching models. 15,000 first... More Info
"Drawing the Line: Indian Women Fight Back " is a comics anthology by 14 women of their day-to-day experiences in India. Produced out of a week-long workshop with Indian women artists, both amateur and professional, Drawing the Line is part of a larger national conversation in India around sexual... More Info
Focusing on a 2001 Canadian news story that turned into a frantic rumor mill, this study analyses how media reporting on health issues often alarms the public, particularly when the race or immigration status of the sufferers is part of the coverage. In this case, a woman from the Congo was... More Info
Unmaking Race, Remaking Soul explores innovative approaches to analyzing cultural productions through which women of color have challenged and undermined social and political forces that work to oppress them. Emphasizing art-making practices that emerge out of and reflect concrete lived experience,... More Info
With the well publicized tension between police and minorities, calls for more effective and humane policing are increasing. The Associated Press deals with this highly controversial topic through its reporting and cameras.
In 1984, when Glenda Riley's 'Women and Indians on the Frontier' was published, it was hailed for being the first study to take into account the roles that gender, race, and class played in Indian/white relations during the westward migration. In the twenty years since, the study of those aspects... More Info
New edition of the classic, bestselling (100,000+ copies) worldwide survey of slums by the world's leading urbanist According to the United Nations, more than one billion people now live in the slums of the cities of the South. In this brilliant and ambitious book, Mike Davis explores the future of... More Info
Since the early days of the American republic, political thinkers have maintained that a grossly unequal division of property, wealth, and power would lead to the erosion of democratic life. Yet over the past thirty-five years, neoconservatives and neoliberals alike have redrawn the tenets of... More Info
A Century Foundation Book In A New New Deal, the labor movement leaders Amy B. Dean and David B. Reynolds offer a bold new plan to revitalize American labor activism and build a sense of common purpose between labor and community organizations. Dean and Reynolds demonstrate how alliances organized... More Info
Recently much of the Left has shifted emphasis away from issues of class, toward "democracy." Indeed, democracy is now emerging as an overarching label for the goals of anti-globalization activists. What is the relationship between such social movements and democracy? In Emergent Publics, Ian Angus... More Info
Rich with descriptions and illustrations of more than 1000 readily available species and cultivars that will enliven and thrive in your shade garden. The easy-to-read format, illustrated with more than 300 photographs, makes this the perfect handy reference. You will find definitions of shade... More Info
A full-color guide showcases 18 different heirloom vegetables, herbs and fruits, providing background information on their history and benefits and explaining how to plant, grow and harvest the produce, as well as how to save the seeds for next year's crop. Original.
An updated edition of the best guide to all the basics of landscaping, from assessing the property to choosing plants -- projects, plant lists, sample plans, irrigation and much more. Illustrated throughout in color.
Examines the political role played by the media in shaping events, rather than just reporting on them, assesses the relationship between the media and the corporations that control and finance them, and discusses the fine distinctions between news and propaganda. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Armah, Ayi Kwei
Per Ankh Publishing
1885, Berlin: European and American globalizers set up colonies that impoverished Africans by exporting raw resources to fuel European and American prosperity.
1960s: "Independent" Africa's rulers, far from uniting Africa to create... More Info
How is it that our favourite brands can import billions of pounds' worth of goods from the developing world every year, and yet leave the people who produce them barely scraping a living? Is it that big business is incompatible with the eradication of poverty? And, if so, are charity and fair trade... More Info
This book brings together contributions from researchers and community workers from thirteen countries of the world. Juxtaposing academic case studies with accounts from activists and fisheries workers, it points to the ways in which globalization and associated resource degradation, privatization,... More Info