ECW Press

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A Good War

Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency

Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth’s average temperature — assumed by many scientists to be a … 465 View
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Billion Dollar Start-Up

The True Story of how a Couple of 29-Year-Olds Turned $35,000 into a $1,000,000,000 Cannabis Company

From early roadblocks and devastating personal and financial setbacks to explosive growth and some of the biggest cannabis deals in global history, Billion Dollar Start-Up not only recounts the … ; ; 306 View
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Canadarm and Collaboration

How Canada's Astronauts and Space Robots Explore New Worlds

Canada is a small but mighty power in space exploration. After providing the Canadarm robotic arm for the space shuttle in 1981, Canada received an invitation to start an astronaut program … 249 View
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Change for Good

An Action-Oriented Approach for Businesses to Benefit from Solving the World’s Most Urgent Social Problems

An action-oriented approach for businesses to solve the world’s most urgent social problems — and benefit from doing so. More than a year into a global pandemic, profit and … 274 View
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Fight or Submit

Standing Tall in Two Worlds

In the opening to his memoir, Grand Chief Ron Derrickson says his “story is not a litany of complaints but a list of battles” that he has fought. And he promises he will not be overly … 285 View
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Happily Ever Older

Revolutionary Approaches to Long-Term Care

While Being Mortal (Atul Gawande) helped us understand disease and death, and Successful Aging (Daniel J. Levitin) showed us older years can be a time of joy and resilience, Happily Ever Older … 253 View
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In Praise of Retreat

Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World

From pilgrim paths to forest cabins, and from rented hermitages to arts temples and quiet havens for yoga and meditation, In Praise of Retreat explores the pleasures and powers of this ancient … 370 View
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Inside the Montreal Mafia

The Confessions of Andrew Scoppa

A groundbreaking, exclusive inside look at the North American Mafia and the Rizzuto family. For the first time in Canadian history, a high-ranking Mafioso agreed to break the code of omertà by … ; 240 View

Legacy

Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing

Five hundred years of colonization have taken an incalculable toll on the Indigenous peoples of the Americas: substance use disorders and shockingly high rates of depression, diabetes, and other … 370 View

Lost Feast

Culinary Extinction and the Future of Food

When we humans love foods, we love them a lot. In fact, we have often eaten them into extinction, whether it is the megafauna of the Paleolithic world or the passenger pigeon of the last century. … 308 View

Overrun

Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis

Intelligent investigative writing meets experiential journalism in this important look at one of North America’s most voraciously invasive species. Politicians, ecologists, and government … 387 View
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Saved by Science

The Hope and Promise of Synthetic Biology

How can we accelerate the development of vaccines? How do we feed three billion people when 12 million died of hunger in 2019? Does synthetic biology hold the answer? With all the advances in … 226 View
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Shifting the Balance

How Top Organizations Beat the Competition by Combining Intuition with Data

Digital transformation expert Mark Schrutt reveals how the world’s top companies are using vast amounts of data to inform their decisions, disrupt industries, and get closer to their … 253 View
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Still Hopeful

Lessons from a Lifetime of Activism

“Canada’s best-known voice of dissent.” — CBC In this timely book, Barlow counters the prevailing atmosphere of pessimism that surrounds us and offers lessons of hope that … 240 View
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Take Back the Tray

Revolutionizing Food in Hospitals, Schools, and Other Institutions

Good food generally doesn’t arrive on a tray, but Chef Joshna Maharaj knows that institutional kitchens have the ability to produce good, nourishing food, because she’s been making it … 258 View
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The "Mr Big" Sting

The Cases, the Killers, the Controversial Confessions

How the police create an imaginary criminal gang to trick homicide suspects into a confession and a prison cell. There are people in prison who got away with murder until they told the boss of a … 226 View