Books published by Firefly Books

Fifty Ships That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books | September 15, 2016 | 224 pages
From an ancient funeral ship to the Rainbow Warrior -- war, trade, science and pleasure on the open seas.  More Info
$39.95

The World Atlas of Coffee

Firefly Books Limited | October 23, 2014 | 256 pages
Provides an all-encompassing guide to coffee, presenting its origins and cultural impact, detailing where it is grown around the world, and chronicling the modern fascination with it.  More Info
$14.95

The Ultimate Student Cookbook

Firefly Books Limited | January 1, 2010 | 160 pages
Presents instructions and color photographs for simple meals that suit a collegiate budget and lifestyle.  More Info

Growing Trees from Seed

Firefly Books Limited | May 26, 2017 | 280 pages
Provides information on growing native trees, vines, and shrubs from seeds, covering such topics as how to extract a seed, treating and germinating a seed, growth rate, and transplanting.  More Info
$39.95

Explorers' Botanical Notebook

Firefly Books | September 15, 2016 | 176 pages
"This book follows the journey of over 80 pioneering botanists and the important findings and collections they have made. It includes each journey and routes taken with the help of maps and personal notes. Each story explains the complications and difficulties that each botanist had to overcome but... More Info
$24.95

Attack

Firefly Books | September 14, 2016 | 152 pages
A timely and disturbing journey that illuminates the human cost of terrorism and deceit.  More Info

Decluttering Your Home

Firefly Books | September 22, 2015 | 176 pages
Tips on getting rid of clutter, turning clutter into cash, and banishing clutter forever.  More Info

Microgreens

Firefly Books | February 1, 2016 | 120 pages
"The book is informative and accessible, delivering in a buoyant voice all you need to know about the ultimate in local eating -- making a meal of houseplants. It is nicely illustrated as well, with tantalizing photographs of microgreens at every stage, from seed to planting to plate. And there are... More Info
$19.95

Your First Garden

Firefly Books | February 1, 2016 | 120 pages
Praise for the author's Landscape Planning: Practical Techniques for the Home Gardener: "Highly recommended as one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date works on general gardening." -- Chicago Botanic Garden "This book is worth its weight in gold." -- The Globe and Mail In this book, accomplished... More Info

Canadian Geographic Canada for Kids

Firefly Books | October 1, 2015 | 248 pages
A kid's reference featuring facts and trivia focusing on Canada's records, achievements and gee-whiz accomplishments.  More Info
$9.95

Jessica's X-ray

Firefly Books | May 26, 2017 | 27 pages
When Jessica breaks her arm, she goes to the hospital to get an x-ray, in an introduction to x-rays and related procedures including the CAT-scan, MRI, and ultrasound.  More Info

Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books | August 18, 2015 | 224 pages
The fascinating stories of the animals that changed civilizations.  More Info

Canada

Firefly Books | September 22, 2015 | 224 pages
A superb portfolio of pictures by one of Canada's great photographers.  More Info
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Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids

Firefly Books | August 18, 2015 | 96 pages
Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids presents straightforward advice on what every explorer must know if they are to survive the most daunting challenges the world has to offer. The ultimate adventures are gleaned from the author's travels around the world. He packs every page with the priceless... More Info

The New Book of Optical Illusions

Firefly Books | September 22, 2015 | 208 pages
How 33 ancient, familiar and new optical illusions work, with 150 examples.  More Info

Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books | August 18, 2015 | 224 pages
The fascinating stories of the plants that changed civilizations.  More Info

Ring Ring Pop Pop

Firefly Books Limited | July 18, 2014 | 22 pages
Features the sounds of everyday household objects, including a clock, kettle, and vacuum.  More Info

Canadian Cheese

Firefly Books Limited | September 11, 2014 | 240 pages
The variety and quality of Canadian cheeses has never been so high nor has it been so popular. New handcrafted cheeses continue to emerge to critical acclaim, winning international awards. At the 2013 Global Cheese Awards in England, an aged Lankaaster by Glengarry Cheesemaking in the small town of... More Info

Great Goalies

Firefly Books Limited | September 11, 2014 | 48 pages
The coolest book on the greatest masked men in hockey history! Hockey Hall of Fame Great Goalies features 34 Hall of Famers and 8 of today's greatest netminders -- and all of them can shut the door! These great goalies come alive through excellent color photographs, fun illustrations, Hockey Hall... More Info

Super Scorers

Firefly Books Limited | September 11, 2014 | 48 pages
The coolest book on the best scorers in hockey history! Hockey Hall of Fame Super Scorers features 43 Hall of Famers and 14 of today's greatest players -- and all of them can put the puck in the net! These super scorers come alive through color action photography, fun illustrations, Hockey Hall of... More Info

Pocket Beer 2015

Firefly Books | November 4, 2014 | 320 pages
The definitive and most up-to-date guide to the world's best beers. Praise for the 2014 edition: "The gold standard of worldly beer guides, shrunk to fit in your jeans." -- Draft Magazine "Beaumont and Webb do an outstanding job of treading better beer's backwaters." -- Celebrator Beer News,... More Info

Global Street Art

Firefly Books Limited | November 4, 2014 | 304 pages
A comprehensive gallery of the best street art from around the world. For years, graffiti art sat on the fence separating vandalism and public art. Today it's matured into street art -- a form of public art marking cities around the world. Global Street Art is a splendid collection of some of the... More Info
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Animal ABC

Firefly Books Limited | September 11, 2014 | 32 pages
An introduction to the alphabet and the animal kingdom. This charming book introduces children to every letter in the alphabet. Beautiful watercolor illustrations on every page will engage and delight children, with a variety of animals for children to spot, from aardvarks and alligators to zebras.... More Info

Your Water Footprint

Firefly Books | September 9, 2014 | 144 pages
The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A "water footprint" is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing,... More Info

Written in Wood

Firefly Books Limited | August 19, 2014 | 368 pages
"The delicacy and intelligence of George Walker's printmaking seems to have come to us from a bygone age. Fortunately, we have George with us now." -- Neil Gaiman A cold case from 1917, the tragic cost of the events of 9/11, and the rise and fall of a media baron. These are the themes as imagined... More Info
$29.95

Fifty Foods That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books Limited | September 2, 2014 | 224 pages
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.  More Info

My True Love Gave to Me

Firefly Books Limited | September 3, 2013 | 32 pages
From a partridge in a pear tree to 12 drummers drumming, a beautifully illustrated celebration of the most festive time of the year. One of the most popular holiday songs of all time, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" probably originated in France during the late Middle Ages and became popular in... More Info
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The World Book of Happiness

Firefly Books Ltd | November 3, 2011 | 349 pages
The knowledge and wisdom of 100 happiness professors from around the world.  More Info

Once Upon a Potty -- Boy

Firefly Books Limited | February 13, 2014 | 24 pages
The all-time favorite, now in a sturdy board book. There are 28.9 million children under the age of 5 in the U.S. and all of them will need to be toilet trained. This classic book has already helped millions of parents get their children through a life milestone with ease and some entertainment... More Info

How to Grow Food

Firefly Books Limited | March 11, 2014 | 256 pages
A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to kitchen gardening on any scale.  More Info

Once Upon a Potty -- Girl

Firefly Books Limited | March 11, 2014 | 24 pages
The all-time favorite, now in a sturdy board book. There are 28.9 million children under the age of 5 in the U.S. and all of them will need to be toilet trained. This classic book has already helped millions of parents get their children through a life milestone with ease and some entertainment... More Info

Book of Money

Firefly Books Limited | June 18, 2013 | 256 pages
A clear, concise, illustrated guide to the workings of the global economy. Money is big news. Banks have collapsed, the property bubble has burst and national debts are at unimaginable levels. The Book of Money will help readers understand what is happening and how it affects them. It is a... More Info

Hubble's Universe

Firefly Books Limited | September 6, 2012 | 300 pages
Bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson showcases a breathtaking portfolio drawn from an archive of over 500,000 existing Hubble images together with facts and tidbits about Hubble's history and discoveries not found in any other book.  More Info
$29.95

Ivory, Horn and Blood: Behind the Elephant and Rhinoceros Poaching Crisis

Firefly Books Limited | September 3, 2013 | 192 pages
As recently as ten years ago, out of every ten African elephants that died, four fell at the hands of poachers. The figure today is eight. Rhinoceroses are being slaughtered throughout their ranges. The Vietnamese one-horned rhinoceros is extinct, the western black rhino is now believed to be... More Info

Fifty Railroads That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books Limited | July 23, 2013 | 224 pages
Fifty Railroads that Changed the Course of History, is a handsome, illustrated survey of the most important historical and contemporary railway lines around the world.  More Info

Plant Propagation A to Z

Firefly Books Limited | May 26, 2006 | 224 pages
Presents a guide to plant propagation techniques, including from seeds, by cutting, and by division, along with information on such topics as layering, grafting, germination time, and strike rate.  More Info

Weird Sea Creatures

Firefly Books Limited | March 5, 2013 | 64 pages
An illustrated look at the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the very deepest parts of the sea. Humans have always wondered, with a mixture of fear and fascination, what lurks beneath the surface in the depths of the ocean. In this book, Erich Hoyt introduces 50 of the oddest creatures you... More Info

Incredible Edibles

Firefly Books Ltd | April 1, 2010 | 124 pages
Turn an urban yard or balcony into your personal vegetable farm.  More Info

Royal Horticultural Society Small Garden Handbook

Firefly Books Limited | February 19, 2013 | 224 pages
A comprehensive guide to planning, planting and maintaining a small garden. This in-depth reference packs a lot of information and expert advice into one easy-to-use resource. It is designed to help home gardeners discover the potential in a small piece of land and guide them step-by-step through... More Info
$19.95

The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving

Firefly Books Ltd | February 20, 2007 | 376 pages
Provides canning process recipes for jellies, jams, marmalades, conserves, relishes, salsas, chutneys, pickles, dessert sauces, fruit butter, vinegars, mince meats, and curds.  More Info
$19.95

The Story of the Blackfoot People

Firefly Books Limited | March 5, 2013 | 104 pages
For the first time in history, the Blackfoot people share their culture, beliefs and traditions with the rest of the world. In an innovative partnership with the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, a team of elders and spiritual leaders from the Blackfoot community agreed to share their history,... More Info

Captain Paul Watson

Firefly Books Limited | March 19, 2013 | 264 pages
The behind-the-scenes true story of Paul Watson, the world's most famous eco-pirate and marine animal rights activist. Paul Watson became an animal rights activist at the young age of eleven, in 1962. When trappers killed a beaver that Paul had befriended, he systematically and efficiently located... More Info

Front Yard Gardens

Firefly Books Limited | March 11, 2010 | 256 pages
Praies for the first edition:"The book is handsome, informative and amusingly written, and it should serve as an inspiration to those who are tired of old-fashioned lawns."-- Publishers Weekly  More Info

The Skateboarding Field Manual

Firefly Books Limited | January 1, 2009 | 143 pages
Explains the fundamentals of skateboarding, from putting a board together to how to do thirty-three basic tricks.  More Info
$29.95

Landscape Planning

Firefly Books Limited | February 15, 2008 | 247 pages
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.  More Info

Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books Limited | January 25, 2011 | 223 pages
The fascinating stories of the plants that changed civilizations.  More Info

The Natural World Close-Up

Firefly Books Ltd | August 11, 2011 | 319 pages
A unique view of the natural world in stunning close-up.  More Info

Arts & Crafts of the Native American Tribes

Firefly Books Limited | October 20, 2011 | 256 pages
Praise for the companion title Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America by Michael Johnson:"This substantial reference remains one of the most elaborately illustrated books on Native Americans now in print. ... Highly recommended for North American historical and ethnographical collections."... More Info

The Clueless Vegetarian

Firefly Books Limited | March 29, 2012 | 216 pages
Provides recipes for vegetarian fare from appetizers to desserts, and discusses types of vegetarianism, nutrition, dining out, and supplies for the vegetarian kitchen.  More Info

Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History

Firefly Books Limited | July 19, 2012 | 223 pages
A guide to fifty metals, alloys, rocks, and organic minerals that have impacted history discusses the use of plutonium to power the Voyager space probes and the possiblity that Napoleon was poisoned by wallpaper containing arsenic.  More Info

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