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Last Child in the Woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder

Richard Louv

Last Child in the Woods Why don't children play outside anymore? Last Child in the Woods is a conversation about our collective disconnection from nature, a condition author Richard Louv identified as "nature-deficit disorder." In the new edition, Louv provides updates on the research linking the lack of nature in children's lives with the rise in obesity, attention disorders and depression. The book also provides practical advice for kids and families wanting to reconnect with the natural world.

Lakeland: Ballad of a Freshwater Country

Allan Casey

Lakeland Did you know that Canada boasts 60 percent of the world's lakes? Join journalist Allan Casey on a cross-country journey exploring the defining feature of the Canadian landscape: lakes. Lakeland is both an informative and nostalgic read. From Emma Lake in Saskatchewan, to the ponds of Newfoundland, to Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, readers will gain a deeper understanding of the ecological and cultural significance of these unique ecosystems.
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There's Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them

Gillian Deacon
There's Lead in your Lipstick There's Lead in Your Lipstick: Toxins in Our Everyday Body Care and How to Avoid Them is a comprehensive, head to toe guide to choosing safe body care products. Award-winning broadcaster Gillian Deacon offers practical advice, recipes and solutions for reducing your personal 'chemical body burden'. By avoiding the harmful chemicals hidden in our shampoos, sunscreens and lipsticks, we can protect ourselves, our families and the environment. For more information, visit Penguin Canada.
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Four Fish: The future of the last wild food

Paul Greenberg

Four Fish In his new book Four Fish, Paul Greenberg tells us that fish are the last truly wild food. He warns us that rampant overfishing and biotechnology are profoundly changing our oceans and that there is a real possibility that our grandchildren won't have wild fish to eat. Join us in reading about the fascinating history of the four fish species — salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna — that dominate our menus. Most importantly, find out how we can start to heal to our oceans. For more information, visit The Penguin Press.
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The Legacy: An elder's vision for our sustainable future

David Suzuki

The Legacy If he had to sum up in one last lecture all that he learned over his lifetime, what would David Suzuki say? The Legacy is an expanded version of the lecture he delivered in 2009 which forms the core of the 2010 film entitled Force of Nature. Suzuki tells the fascinating story of how we as a species arrived where we are today and presents his inspiring vision for the future. For more information, visit Greystone Books.
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Keeping the Bees: Why all bees are at risk and what we can do to save them

Laurence Packer

Keeping the Bees It's hard to imagine life without bees — and you wouldn't want to. Without the pollination activities of bees, our food supply would be greatly reduced. And it's not just honey that would disappear. Even our coffee supply would be at risk. Dr. Laurence Packer's world revolves around these incredible insects — where they live, what they do and why they're disappearing. Keeping the Bees celebrates the fascinating lives of bees and their critical role in ecosystems. Most importantly, it tells us what we can do to protect them. For more information, visit HarperCollins.
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Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

Stacy Malkan

Not Just a Pretty Face The multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry is in the business of keeping secrets. Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, exposes the dark side of personal care products, and points readers to healthier solutions — for themselves, and the planet. Help the David Suzuki Foundation get the toxins out of personal care.
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Locavore: From farmers' fields to rooftop gardens — how canadians are changing the way we eat

Sarah Elton

Locavore CBC Radio food columnist Sarah Elton takes us on a cross-Canada journey that explores a burgeoning local food movement. From Acadieville, New Brunswick to Richmond, British Columbia, Elton highlights the people who are creating a sustainable food system. Whether you're a farmer or a city-dweller, this book will change the way you think about food. For more information, visit HarperCollin.
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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why we need a green revolution — and how it can renew America

Thomas Friedman

Hot, Flat, and Crowded The world urgently needs a real green revolution, says triple Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman. Addressing the looming effects of climate change, rapid population growth, and globalization, this book is an eye-opening and inspiring challenge to us all. For more information, visit D&M Publishers Inc.

Trauma Farm: A rebel history of rural life

Brian Brett

Trauma Farm Join Brian Brett on an engaging journey through an 18-year-long day in the life of his small mixed farm on Salt Spring Island. Trauma Farm is an exploration of natural history, a personal memoir and a series of inspiring tales about our very real connection with nature. For more information, visit Greystone Books.
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Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming

James Hoggan with Richard Littlemore

Climate Cover-up The propaganda machine behind climate change denial is revealed by someone who understands that world — a public relations executive. A detailed, well-researched exposé of the energy industry, and the strategies, tactics and people behind the bogus controversy they manufactured. For more information, visit Greystone Books.
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Less Is More: Embracing simplicity for a healthy planet, a caring economy and lasting happiness

Cecile Andrews and Wanda Urbanska

Less Is More When we have too much, we savour nothing. By choosing less, we regain our lives and think and feel more deeply. Less Is More shows how to turn individual change into a movement. A great read for those who want to take back their lives, their planet and their well-being. For more information, visit New Society Publishers.
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The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering our place in nature (3rd ed.)

David Suzuki, with Adrienne Mason and Amanda McConnell

The Sacred Balance Every day we hear that the bottom line for society and governments must be the economy and global competitiveness. But what are the real needs that we must satisfy to live rich, fulfilling lives? David Suzuki presents a radically different perspective on our basic needs and the real bottom line. For more information, visit Greystone Books.
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