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Be kind, be calm, be safe : four weeks that shaped a pandemic

Be kind, be calm, be safe : four weeks that shaped a pandemic

Henry, Bonnie, Dr., author
2021

Through this unique lens, we look anew at a crisis that has gripped the world and into the private life and decision-making process of a Canadian woman who has emerged as an international figure both for her humanity in the face of suffering and her acumen and decisiveness as her policies succeeded where so many others failed to "flatten the curve." In a moment defined by lies and half-truths, cynicism and paranoia, Dr. Bonnie Henry's transparency, humility, and humanity set her apart, and her trademark enjoinder to be calm, be kind, and be safe became words for us all to live by.

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The bomber mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second world war

The bomber mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second world war

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-, author
2021

How a small team of Utopian Air Force strategists attempted to win World War II through precision bombing-only to witness Curtis LeMay defeat Japan from the air, by burning nearly 70 of its cities to the ground. A tale of idealists, grim pragmatists, technologists, and the wages of war.

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Dessert person : recipes and guidance for baking with confidence

Dessert person : recipes and guidance for baking with confidence

Saffitz, Claire, author
2020

In her first cookbook, Bon AppeĢtit and YouTube star of the show Gourmet Makes offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies, and more than 100 meticulously tested, creative, and inspiring recipes. She outlines the problems and solutions for each recipe, as well as practical do's and don'ts, skill level, prep and bake time, and foundational know-how.

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Indigenomics : taking a seat at the economic table

Indigenomics : taking a seat at the economic table

Hilton, Carol Anne, 1975-, author
2021

Carol Anne Hilton lays out the tenets of the emerging Indigenous economy, built around relationships, multigenerational stewardship of resources, and care for all. "Indigenomics" calls for a new model of development, one that advances Indigenous self-determination, collective well-being, and reconciliation. This is vital reading for business leaders and entrepreneurs, Indigenous organizations and nations, governments and policymakers, and economists.

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Lurch

Lurch

McKay, Don
2021



Orwell's Roses

Orwell's Roses

Solnit, Rebecca
2021






Stories of ice : adventure, commerce and creativity on Canada's glaciers

Stories of ice : adventure, commerce and creativity on Canada's glaciers

Martel, Lynn.
2020

With the state of global ice constantly in the news, one mountain journalist examines Canadian glaciers to uncover their secrets and their future. From a mother/daughter duo who spent five months skiing across icefields from Vancouver to Alaska, to scientists discovering biofilms deep inside glacier caverns, to protesters camping for weeks to protect their beloved local glacier, western Canada's glaciers are dynamic, enigmatic, exquisitely beautiful, sometimes dangerous environments where people play, work, run businesses, explore, and create art every single day. Author Lynn Martel is one of them. With gorgeous images by some of the country's best outdoor photographers, Stories of Ice shares the excitement, the mystery, and the wonder of Canada's glaciers and poses questions about their future.

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Take me outside : running across the Canadian landscape that shapes us

Take me outside : running across the Canadian landscape that shapes us

Harris, Colin, author
2021

You'd think starting a non-profit organization aimed at getting young people to spend less time in front of screens and more time outside would be difficult enough. But with a decrepit support vehicle housing two dogs that despised each other, a good friend who left after five months, a lot of peanut butter, and a hope to inspire thousands of students, Colin Harris decided to start this journey by running 7600 kilometres, the equivalent of 181 marathons, across Canada. And to ensure this was a truly Canadian venture, he started in the bleak and snowy month of January.

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Ten lessons for a post-pandemic world

Ten lessons for a post-pandemic world

Zakaria, Fareed, author
2020

"COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come? Lenin once said, "There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen." This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and author Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. Written in the form of ten "lessons," covering topics from natural and biological risks to the rise of "digital life" to an emerging bipolar world order, Zakaria helps readers to begin thinking beyond the immediate effects of COVID-19. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World speaks to past, present, and future, and, while urgent and timely, is sure to become an enduring reflection on life in the early twenty-first century."-- Provided by publisher.

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The well-gardened mind : the restorative power of nature

The well-gardened mind : the restorative power of nature

Stuart-Smith, Sue, author
2020

"The garden has always been a place of peace and perseverance, of nurture and reward. Using contemporary neuroscience, psychoanalysis, and compelling real-life stories, The Well-Gardened Mind investigates the remarkable effects of nature on our health and well-being."--Dust jacket.

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