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  • Fire Weather

    The Making of a Beast

    by John Vaillant ...

    $16.99 CAD $13.99 CAD

  • How the World Really Works

    The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We're Going

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    **INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“A new masterpiece from one of my favorite authors… [How The World Really Works] is a compelling and highly readable book that leaves readers with the fundamental grounding needed to help solve the world’s toughest challenges.”*—*Bill Gates“Provocative but perceptive . . . You can agree or disagree with Smil—accept or doubt his ‘just the facts’ posture—but you ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • Weapons of Math Destruction

    How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

    by Cathy O'Neil ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A former Wall Street quant sounds the alarm on Big Data and the mathematical models that threaten to rip apart our social fabric—with a new afterword“A manual for the twenty-first-century citizen . . . relevant and urgent.”—Financial TimesNATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Glo... ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • On Fire

    The Burning Case for a Green New Deal

    by Naomi Klein ...
    NATIONAL BESTSELLERA MUST-READ book. Naomi Klein pairs a decade of her powerful writing on our acute environmental decline with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next; and inspiringly offers here a politically viable, just, sustainable path forward.For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people ... Read more

    $9.99 CAD $6.99 CAD

  • New Cold Wars

    China's Rise, Russia's Invasion, and America's Struggle to Defend the West

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The fast-paced inside story of America’s plunge into a volatile rivalry with the other two great nuclear powers—Xi Jinping’s China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of The Perfect Weapon“[A] cogent, revealing account of how a generation of American officials have grappled with dangerous developments in the post ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • Stupidité, erreur et apprentissage: Vers des organisations apprenantes en santé et services sociaux

    Le système de santé et de services sociaux du Québec va de réforme en réforme depuis 50 ans, sans que cela semble améliorer véritablement l’expérience des soins aux usagers. Pour leur part, les employés et gestionnaires de ce système sont continûment sous haute pression et expriment souvent une certaine souffrance dans l’accomplissement de leur travail. Le Québec est-il condamné à faire, défaire ... Read more

    $24.99 CAD

  • A City on Mars

    Can we settle space, should we settle space, and have we really thought this through?

    *** THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Scientific American’s #1 Book for 2023 * A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A Times Best Science and Environment Book of 2023 * A Best Book of 2023 *“Exceptional. . . Forceful, engaging and funny . . . This book will make you happy to live on this planet — a good thing, because you’re not leaving anytime soon.” —New York Times Book ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • Tyranny, Inc.

    How Private Power Crushed American Liberty--and What to Do About It

    by Sohrab Ahmari ...
    The inside story of how our political class enabled an era of unaccountable corporate might that left ordinary Americans isolated and powerless—and how we can fight back—from the acclaimed author of The Unbroken Thread“In Tyranny, Inc., Sohrab Ahmari, one of the leading thinkers of our time, alerts us to one of the greatest threats to freedom.”—Michael Lind, author of The New Class War and Hell to ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • Intervention Earth

    Life-Saving Ideas from the World's Climate Engineers

    by Gwynne Dyer ...
    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERHistorian, journalist, and author Gwynne Dyer interviews the world’s top 100 climate scientists to discuss the extraordinary measures we must contemplate to counter the irreversible effects of climate change.**The global climate emergency is now an alarming fact of life. Much as we still need to get emissions under control, many are thinking that it's all too little, too late. ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • Charleston

    Race, Water, and the Coming Storm

    An unflinching look at a beautiful, endangered, tourist-pummeled, and history-filled American city.At least thirteen million Americans will have to move away from American coasts in the coming decades, as rising sea levels and increasingly severe storms put lives at risk and cause billions of dollars in damages. In Charleston, South Carolina, denial, boosterism, widespread development, and public ... Read more

    $25.99 CAD $14.99 CAD

  • It's OK to Be Angry About Capitalism

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A progressive takedown of the uber-capitalist status quo that has enriched millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the working class, and a blueprint for what transformational change would actually look like“A clarion call against the American oligarchs . . . powerful.”—The GuardianIt’s OK to be angry about capitalism. Reflecting on our turbulent times, Senator ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • The Chile Project

    The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism

    How Chile became home to the world’s most radical free-market experiment—and what its downfall suggests about the fate of neoliberalism around the globeIn The Chile Project, Sebastian Edwards tells the remarkable story of how the neoliberal economic model—installed in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship and deepened during three decades of left-of-center governments—came to an end in 2021, when ... Read more

    $31.99 CAD

  • The Longevity Imperative

    How to Build a Healthier and More Productive Society to Support Our Longer Lives

    “A manifesto to guide the longevity revolution” (David Sinclair) for individuals, institutions, and society to adapt to the reality of living longer livesThanks to increases in life expectancy, we can now expect to live for a long time. Most of us would welcome an extra day in the week, so why do so many of us view the prospect of additional years with fear and skepticism? The reason is simple: ... Read more

    $25.99 CAD

  • Dark Agenda

    The War to Destroy Christian America

    "Read this disturbing but vital book." — Tucker CarlsonFrom the New York Times bestselling BLITZ: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win author and leading conservative thinker comes DARK AGENDA, an extraordinary look into the left’s calculated efforts to create a godless, heathen American society — and how these efforts must be stopped.And it is written by David Horowitz, a Jew.In Dark Agenda: The War ... Read more

    $28.99 CAD

  • Dark Age America

    Climate Change, Cultural Collapse, and the Hard Future Ahead

    The climate futurist presents a sobering analysis of America’s future in the face of climate change—and how we can prepare to make the most of it.After decades of missed opportunities, the door to a sustainable future has closed, and the future we face now is one in which today's industrial civilization unravels in the face of uncontrolled climate change and resource depletion. What is the world ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Tiger

    A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

    by John Vaillant ...
    It's December 1997 and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia's Far East. The tiger isn't just killing people, it's annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. To their horrified astonishment it emerges that the attacks are not random: the tiger is engaged in a vendetta. Injured and starving, it must ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD $11.99 CAD

  • Brand Command

    Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control

    by Alex Marland ...
    Series series Communication, Strategy, and Politics
    The pursuit of political power is strategic as never before. Ministers, MPs, and candidates parrot the same catchphrases. The public service has become politicized. And decision making is increasingly centralized in the Prime Minister’s Office. What is happening to our democracy? In this persuasive book, Alex argues that political parties and government are beholden to the same marketing ... Read more

    $26.99 CAD

  • Lifeblood

    Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital

    Series series A Quadrant Book
    If our oil addiction is so bad for us, why don’t we kick the habit? Looking beyond the usual culprits—Big Oil, petro-states, and the strategists of empire—Lifeblood finds a deeper and more complex explanation in everyday practices of oil consumption in American culture. Those practices, Matthew T. Huber suggests, have in fact been instrumental in shaping the broader cultural politics of American ... Read more

    $24.99 CAD

  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

    Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk

    by James Wilt ...
    Public transportation is in crisis. Through an assessment of the history of automobility in North America, the “three revolutions” in automotive transportation, as well as the current work of committed people advocating for a different way forward, James Wilt imagines what public transit should look like in order to be green and equitable. Wilt considers environment and climate change, economic ... Read more

    $21.99 CAD

  • The Cancer Factory

    Industrial Chemicals, Corporate Deception, and the Hidden Deaths of American Workers

    by Jim Morris ...
    **“No journalist knows more about toxic chemicals in the workplace than Jim Morris. The Cancer Factory is the crowning achievement of his estimable career spent walking fence lines, factory floors, and doctor’s offices.”—Dan Fagin, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Toms River“The Cancer Factory could not come at a better time, as we reckon with how our bodies pay the price for our nation’s ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • From the Ground Up

    Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement

    Series Book 34 - Critical America
    A critical look at the movement for environmental justiceWhen Bill Clinton signed an Executive Order on Environmental Justice in 1994, the phenomenon of environmental racism—the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards, particularly toxic waste dumps and polluting factories, on people of color and low-income communities—gained unprecedented recognition. Behind that momentous signature, ... Read more

    $29.99 CAD

  • The Madness of Crowds

    Gender, Race and Identity

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERUpdated with a new afterword"An excellent take on the lunacy affecting much of the world today. Douglas is one of the bright lights that could lead us out of the darkness." – Joe Rogan"Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues" – Jordan B. PetersonAre we living through the great derangement... ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD

  • The Derrick Jensen Reader

    Writings on Environmental Revolution

    In an age marked by seemingly unstoppable environmental collapse and the urgent quest for solutions, environmental philosopher Derrick Jensen, the voice of the growing deep ecology movement, reveals for us new seeds of hope. Here for the first time in The Derrick Jensen Reader are collected generous selections from his prescient, unflinching books on the problem of civilization and the path to ... Read more

    $21.99 CAD

  • The Future is Degrowth

    A Guide to a World Beyond Capitalism

    We need to break free from the capitalist economy. Degrowth gives us the tools to bend its bars.Economic growth isn’t working, and it cannot be made to work. Offering a counter-history of how economic growth emerged in the context of colonialism, fossil-fueled industrialization, and capitalist modernity, The Future Is Degrowth argues that the ideology of growth conceals the rising inequalities and ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD