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The Best Cast-Iron Baking Book : Recipes for Breads, Pies, Biscuits and More.

The Best Cast-Iron Baking Book : Recipes for Breads, Pies, Biscuits and More.

Wyss, Roxanne.
2021

Veteran cookbook authors Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore share over 80 sweet and savory recipes. Everything in this book is cooked in a 10-inch skillet or Dutch oven. Cast-iron baking is easy - and this cookbook empowers home cooks to bake and use their cast iron confidently. Roxanne and Kathy also include tips for cooking with cast iron and information for how to care for, season and store these versatile products.

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The Castle and the Crowsnest

The Castle and the Crowsnest

Nugara, Andrew, author
2021

Popular Day Hikes: The Castle and Crowsnest covers 37 of the best trails north of southern Alberta's Waterton National Park. Featuring easy short-day walks, more-strenuous full-day hikes, and the occasional easy scramble in Castle Provincial Park, Castle Wildland Provincial Park, and Crowsnest Pass, Andrew Nugara's well-written and beautifully illustrated guidebook contains routes for everyone. Some of the trips included are: North Drywood Falls Prairie Bluff Table Mountain Southfork Lakes Gravenstafel Ridge Hillcrest Mountain Frank Slide Trail Livingstone Raptor Migration Viewpoint Star Creek Falls The Promised Land Each hike includes: detailed directions to trailheads colour maps and photographs seasonal information round-trip distances trail commentary difficulty ratings.

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Christi Belcourt

Christi Belcourt

Farrell Racette, Sherry
2021



Four fifths a grizzly : a new perspective on nature that just might save us all

Four fifths a grizzly : a new perspective on nature that just might save us all

Chadwick, Douglas H., author.
2021

What do you think of when you think of Nature? Prolific author and National Geographic writer Doug Chadwick's fresh look at human's place in the natural world. In his accessible and engaging style, Chadwick approaches the subject from a scientific angle, with the underlying message that from the perspective of DNA humans are not all that different from any other creature. He begins by showing the surprisingly close relationship between human DNA and that of grizzly bears, with whom we share 80 percent of our DNA. We are 60 percent similar to a salmon, 40 percent the same as many insects, and 24 percent of our genes match those of a wine grape. He reflects on the value of exposure to nature on human biochemistry and mentality, that we are not that far removed from our ancestors who lived closer to nature. He highlights examples of animals using "human" traits, such as tools and play. He ends the book with two examples of the healing benefits of turning closer to nature: island biogeography and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. This book is a reflection on man's rightful place in the ecological universe. Using personal stories, recounting how he came to love and depend on the Great Outdoors and how he learned his place in the system of Nature, Chadwick challenges anyone to consider whether they are separate from or part of nature. The answer is obvious, that we are an indivisible from all elements of a system that is greater than ourselves and should never be neglected, taken advantage of, or exploited. This is a fresh and engaging take on man's relationship to nature by a respected and experienced author.--Amazon.

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The heartbeat of trees : embracing our ancient bond with forests and nature

The heartbeat of trees : embracing our ancient bond with forests and nature

Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author
2021

"In an era of cell phone addiction and ever-expanding cities, many of us fear we've lost our connection to nature--but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. Whether we observe it or not, our blood pressure stabilizes near trees, the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses. Drawing on new scientific discoveries, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring the language of the forest, the consciousness of plants, and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna. Wohlleben shares how to see, feel, smell, hear, and even taste your journey into the woods. Above all, he reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation is not just about saving trees--it's about saving ourselves, too."--Provided by publisher.

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Immune : A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive.

Immune : A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive.

Dettmer, Philipp.
2021

Second only to the human brain in its complexity, the human immune system is one of the oldest and most critical facets of life on Earth. Philipp Dettmer takes readers on a journey through the fortress of the human body and its defenses. Each chapter - with engaging full-colour graphics and immersive descriptions - delves into an element of the immune system, including defenses like antibodies and inflammation as well as threats like bacteria, allergies and cancer. Print run 75,000.

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On Animals

On Animals

Orlean, Susan.
2021

Susan Orlean examines animal-human relationships through the compelling tales she has written over the course of her celebrated career. These stories consider a range of creatures - the household pets we dote on, the animals we raise to end up as meat on our plates, and the various tamed and untamed animals we share our planet with who are central to human life. Equal parts delightful and profound, enriched by Orlean's stylish prose and precise research, these stories celebrate the meaningful cross-species connections that grace our collective existence. Print run 150,000.

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Orwell's Roses

Orwell's Roses

Solnit, Rebecca
2021






Vagabond : Venice Beach, Slab City and points in between

Vagabond : Venice Beach, Slab City and points in between

Michelle, Ceilidh, 1987-
2021

A captivating memoir of living on the streets along California's Highway 1, for fans of Mistakes to Run With and Nearly Normal. At twenty-one, Ceilidh Michelle was homeless, drifting through countercultural communities along California's coast, from Venice Beach to Slab City to Big Sur. This restless and turbulent time began when she was sleeping on her sister's couch in Vancouver and decided to become a yoga disciple in California. Denied entry at the US border in Washington state, and stuck overnight in the Greyhound station, her already shaky pilgrimage began to take another direction, away from the inward sanctuary of an ashram and toward the sea and light and noise of Venice Beach, and eventually up Highway 1 to the desert. Having spent much of her youth outrunning family turmoil, the peripatetic lifestyle once key to Michelle's survival is now a habit she can't or won't break--unless it breaks her first. Sleeping in parking lots, camping out in abandoned beach cottages and mansions, she finds community, easy and fraught, with fellow travellers: musicians, veterans, ex-cons, addicts, drug dealers, artists and con artists. Still, dreams and fleeting notions of home fuel and shadow every encounter, haunting the places she stays, offering moments of both grace and violence. Told with deadpan humour and insightful lyricism, Vagabond is an observant and at times shimmering narrative suspended between a traumatic past and an as yet unimagined future. Coursing through it is the story of an emergent writer just beginning to find sanctuary in her own creative instincts.

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Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

Hanh, Thich Nhat.
2021

Beloved Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is blazingly clear: there's one thing we all have the power to change, which can make all the difference, and that is our mind. Our way of looking, seeing, and thinking determines every choice we make, the everyday actions we take or avoid, how we relate to those we love or oppose, and how we react in a crisis. Mindfulness and the radical insights of Zen meditation can give us the strength and clarity we need to help create a regenerative world in which all life is respected. Print run 75,000.

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