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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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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

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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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 Case for Climate Capitalism

Economic Solutions for a Planet in Crisis

A warming climate and a general distrust of Wall Street has opened a new cultural divide among those who otherwise agree we must mitigate climate risk: anti-market critics such as Naomi Klein … 274 View

Whose Water Is It, Anyway?

Taking Water Protection into Public Hands

The Blue Communities Project is dedicated to three primary things: that access to clean, drinkable water is a basic human right; that municipal and community water will be held in public hands; … 161 View
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How Things Work and Why Stories Matter

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In this chapter, the author discusses the history of trauma experienced by indigenous communities as a result of colonialism. This chapter also includes a general overview of indigenous … 30 $3.00 Add