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Back to the Well

Rethinking the Future of Water

Droughts. Floods. Contamination. Climate change. The perils to the global fresh-water supply have never been so clear or so numerous, as the crisis in Cape Town’s water supply in early 2018 … 378 View

Car Nation

An Illustrated History of Canada's Transformation Behind the Wheel

Canadians fell in love with the car at first glance. They were scared by it too, and by its potential. Canada was quick to become a car nation, as the automobile was enthusiastically adopted by … 96 View

Dry Run

Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for … 312 View

Fastest in the World

The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils

Like the builders of the Avro Arrow, the pioneers of hydrofoils are celebrated in this book for their world-class accomplishments. When Alexander Graham Bell was experimenting with flying … 98 View

Oak Island and Its Lost Treasure

Third Edition

Civil engineers Graham Harris and Les MacPhie have spent over a decade investigating the enigma of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island. In this new edition of their book, they set out the previously … 264 View

Samuel Cunard

Nova Scotia's Master of the North Atlantic

An illustrated biography of a Canadian who sparked a world transportation revolution In North America, the name Cunard is synonymous with shipping. This book traces the entrepreneurial rise of … 112 View

Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs

Independent experts analyze often-controversial schemes from Nunavut to Montreal to Toronto’s failed Sidewalk Labs waterfront scheme

"Smart cities" use surveillance, big data processing and interactive technologies to reshape urban life. Transit riders can see the bus coming on a map on their phones. Cities can … ; 200 View

Techno-Fix

Why Technology Won't Save Us or the Environment

Nanotechnology! Genetic engineering! Miracle Drugs! We are promised that new technological developments will magically save us from the dire consequences of the 300-year fossil-fueled binge known … ; 464 View

We Were Not the Savages, Third Edition

Collison between European and Native American Civilizations

As a person of First Nation ancestry I cannot help but wonder if the failure of Caucasian Americans and Canadians to reveal and teach about the horrors their ancestors carried out against North … 416 View
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Civilization, Democracy and Government

The Need for a Native American Historical Perspective

From: We Were Not the Savages, Third Edition

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Forward and Preface

From: Dry Run

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For this book, I’ve chosen to focus on my first love in the professional world, water, a subject to which I devoted a considerable part of my early professional career. With the arrival of … 7 $0.70 Add
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From: Techno-Fix

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Techno-Fix questions a primary paradigm of our age: that advanced technology alone will extricate us from an ever-increasing load of social, environmental and economic ills. Techno-Fix shows why … ; 6 $0.60 Add
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A Few Assertions

From: Back to the Well

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de Villiers begins the books with 4 assertions about our water future: 1. We aren’t doomed (yet). 2. There is not a global-scale water crisis. Rather, there are thousands of regional water … 4 $0.40 Add
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Smart Cities in Canada

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The introduction provides a general definition of what constitutes a “Smart City” as well as exploring what prompted the authors of this title to write about smart cities in Canada. ; 14 $1.40 Add
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Machines, People, Places and a World Transformed

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Examines the car as a technology that changed the world as we know it. Outlines that the car became a fulcrum for human interaction. Looks at the American Influence on the Canadian Car Industry. … 9 $0.90 Add