How the Scots Invented Canada by Ken McGoogan

How the Scots Invented Canada. Harper Collins. 384 pages. However you enter the history of Canada — through exploration, politics, business, education, or literature – you find Scots and their descendants playing a leading role. Yet Canadians of Scottish origin, who today total 4.7 million, have never made up more than sixteen per cent of [...]

Intersecting Sets by Alice Major

About Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science We are living in one of the most exciting ages of science, shifting from the mechanistic universe that made science seem so cold a century ago to a world shaped by fractal wiggles and unfolding complexity. The probing of brains and the sifting of DNA are helping humans [...]

On Toby’s Terms by Charmaine Hammond

  On Toby’s Terms, by Charmaine Hammond, chronicles Toby’s journey from incorrigible to incredible. Toby, is a Chesapeake Bay retriever, adopted at age five, from an animal shelter. Soon after Toby entered the life and home of Charmaine and her husband Chris, Toby proved to be a holy terror who routinely opened and emptied the [...]

The Ghosts of Europe by Anna Porter

The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys through Central Europe’s Troubled Past and Uncertain Future by Anna Porter. Douglas & McIntyre. September 2010. 272 pages. Winner of the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing In 1989 the Berlin Wall was dismantled. Communism gave way to democracy. Since that time the former borderlands of the long defunct [...]

The Life and Art of George Fertig by Mona Fertig

The First Book in The Unheralded Artists of BC Series George Fertig was a Jungian, a socialist, a symbolist and an outsider. For 40 years he struggled to survive as as artist in Vancouver, British Columbia. Part biography and part memoir, as told by his eldest daughter, this book includes fourteen years of research, interviews, letters and [...]

The Life and Art of Ina D.D. Uhthoff by Christina Johnson-Dean

The Life and Art of Ina D.D. Uhthoff  by Christina Johnson-Dean Introduction by Pat Martin Bates Book Five in the Unheralded Artists of BC Series Of all the artists (including well-known painter Emily Carr) who showed their work in the controversial Modern Room of the 1932 Island Arts and Crafts Annual Exhibition, only one also [...]

The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton by Sheryl Salloum

The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton by Sheryl Salloum Introduction by Sherrill Grace The fourth book in The Unheralded Artists of BC series During her lifetime (1890–1967), Mildred Valley Thornton (HON. CPA, FRSA) was noted nationally and internationally. The full story of this distinctive artist, with landscapes and portraits, watercolours and oils, is [...]

The Making of an Elder Culture; Reflections on the Future of America’s Most Audacious Generation

The Summer of Love. Vietnam. Woodstock. These are the milestones of the baby boomer generation Theodore Roszak chronicled in his 1969 breakthrough book The Making of a Counter Culture. Part of an unprecedented longevity revolution, those boomers form the most educated, most socially conscientious, politically savvy older generation the world has ever seen. And they [...]

The Mother of All Pregnancy Books by Ann Douglas

  The original pregnancy bible, The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, has been completely revised, expanded, and updated by renowned, best-­selling author and mother of four, Ann Douglas. Times have changed. From open discussions about prenatal and post-­partum depression, to high-­tech methods of conception, to proudly showing off that baby bump, being pregnant circa 2011 is [...]

Trauma Farm by Brian Brett

An irreverent and illuminating journey through a day in the life of the affectionately named Trauma Farm, with numerous side trips into the natural history of farming. Beginning naked in darkness, Brian Brett moves from the tending of livestock, poultry, orchards, gardens, machinery, and fields to the social intricacies of rural communities and, finally, to an [...]

Burning Ground by Pearl Luke

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