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  • Molecular Gastronomy

    Exploring the Science of Flavor

    by Hervé This ...
    series Arts and Traditions of the Table Perspectives on Culinary History
    “Taking kitchen science to a whole new (molecular) level, Hervé This is changing the way France---and the world—cooks.”—GourmetBringing the instruments and experimental techniques of the laboratory into the kitchen, Hervé This—international celebrity and founder of molecular gastronomy—uses recent research in the chemistry, physics, and biology of food to challenge traditional ideas about cooking ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Natural Gardening for Birds

    Create a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard

    A Practical Illustrated Bird-Oriented Gardening Book with Great Reference ChartsBird-watchers everywhere dream of a landscape dotted with fruiting shrubs, nests tucked into twining vines, and birds flocking to feeding stations. Let Natural Gardening for Birds show you how to lay out the welcome mat for birds by considering all of their needs, including year-round food, water, and shelter. Whether ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Lion in the Living Room

    How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

    A New York Times bestseller about how cats conquered the world and our hearts in this “deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion” (Huffington Post).House cats rule bedrooms and back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, even cyberspace. And unlike dogs, cats offer humans no practical benefit. The truth is they are sadly incompetent mouse-catchers and now pose a threat to ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Story Behind

    The Extraordinary History Behind Ordinary Objects

    by Emily Prokop ...
    Learn the fascinating history and trivia behind the everyday items we take for granted—from the host of the popular podcast The Story Behind.Many of us learn about the major inventions that shape our world. But we too often overlook the objects we use every day. In The Story Behind, Emily Prokop, creator of the Webby Award nominated podcast, explores the who, how, and huh? of everything from Band ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Finding the Mother Tree

    Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

    **INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLERNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER of the 2021 Banff Mountain Book Prize in Mountain Environment and Natural HistoryA world-leading expert shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees, and shares her own story of family and grief.**Suzanne Simard is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; she’s been ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD $3.99 CAD

  • The Magic of Reality

    How We Know What's Really True

    An elegant, text-only paperback edition of the New York Times bestseller that’s been hailed as the definitive authority on…everything.Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Braiding Sweetgrass

    Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

    As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is ... Read more

    $19.19 CAD

  • The Book of Hope

    A Survival Guide for Trying Times

    series Global Icons Series
    In a world that seems so troubled, how do we hold on to hope?Looking at the headlines—the worsening climate crisis, a global pandemic, loss of biodiversity, political upheaval—it can be hard to feel optimistic. And yet hope has never been more desperately needed.In this urgent book, Jane Goodall, the world's most famous living naturalist, and Douglas Abrams, the internationally bestselling co ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • Breath

    The New Science of a Lost Art

    by James Nestor ...
    **A New York Times BestsellerA Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR“A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe—and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray LoveNo matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • We Belong Together

    The perfect heartwarming, feel-good read for autumn 2021

    by Beth Moran ...
    'Every day is a perfect day to read this.’ Shari LowEleanor Sharpley has been living a lie...Needing to escape her London life quickly, Eleanor throws her things into the back of her car, and heads to her erstwhile best friend Charlie’s family farm.But Charlie isn’t there. Instead she finds Charlie’s grieving brother Daniel, her eight-month old daughter Hope (a daughter Eleanor had known nothing ... Read more

    $2.99 CAD $0.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • To Speak for the Trees

    My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest

    Canadian botanist, biochemist and visionary Diana Beresford-Kroeger's startling insights into the hidden life of trees have already sparked a quiet revolution in how we understand our relationship to forests. Now, in a captivating account of how her life led her to these illuminating and crucial ideas, she shows us how forests can not only heal us but save the planet.When Diana Beresford-Kroeger- ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • Rationality

    What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

    by Steven Pinker ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In our uncertain age, which can so often feel so dark and disturbing, Steven Pinker has distinguished himself as a voice of positivity.” – New York TimesCan reading a book make you more rational? Can it help us understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates’s "new favorite book of all time”) answers all ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • Survival of the Friendliest

    Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity

    A powerful new theory of human nature suggests that our secret to success as a species is our unique friendliness“Brilliant, eye-opening, and absolutely inspiring—and a riveting read. Hare and Woods have written the perfect book for our time.”—Cass R. Sunstein, author of How Change Happens and co-author of NudgeFor most of the approximately 300,000 years that Homo sapiens have existed, we have ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • This Is Your Mind on Plants

    **The instant New York Times bestseller“Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.”—New York Times Book ReviewFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Pollan, a radical challenge to how we think about drugs, and an exploration into the powerful human attraction to ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDestined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective.**100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.Us.Homo Sapiens.How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • On the Origin of the Deadliest Pandemic in 100 Years

    An Investigation

    by Elaine Dewar ...
    series Field Notes #4
    In this compelling whodunnit, Elaine Dewar reads the science, follows the money, and connects the geopolitical interests to the spin.When the first TV newscast described a SARS-like flu affecting a distant Chinese metropolis, investigative journalist Elaine Dewar started asking questions: Was SARS-CoV-2 something that came from nature, as leading scientists insisted, or did it come from a lab, and ... Read more

    $10.69 CAD

  • Instruments of Darkness

    The History of Electronic Warfare, 1939–1945

    by Alfred Price ...
    The rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during the Second World War, and devices to counter them, led to a technological battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied powers could afford to lose. The result was a continual series of thrusts, parries and counter-thrusts, as first one side then the other sought to wrest the initiative in the struggle to control the ether. This ... Read more

    $17.59 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Forgetting

    The Benefits of Not Remembering

    “Fascinating and useful . . . The distinguished memory researcher Scott A. Small explains why forgetfulness is not only normal but also beneficial.”—Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of The Code Breaker and Leonardo da VinciWho wouldn’t want a better memory? Dr. Scott Small has dedicated his career to understanding why memory forsakes us. As director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • Samsung Rising

    The Inside Story of the South Korean Giant That Set Out to Beat Apple and Conquer Tech

    by Geoffrey Cain ...
    **An explosive exposé of Samsung that “reads like a dynastic thriller, rolling through three generations of family intrigue, embezzlement, bribery, corruption, prostitution, and other bad behavior” (The Wall Street Journal).LONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD**Based on years of reporting on Samsung for The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and Time, ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • A Wedding at Hedgehog Hollow

    series Hedgehog Hollow #4
    Pre-order the brand new instalment in Jessica Redland's bestselling Hedgehog Hollow series!It's time for the wedding we've all been waiting for...Life at Hedgehog Hollow is never dull, although Samantha hopes that the new year ahead will be a little less chaotic as she prepares to marry the love of her life, Josh. But disaster strikes when she checks the rescue centre's bank account after the ... Read more

    $5.19 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

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  • The Forever Dog

    Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer

    In this path-breaking guide, two of the world’s most popular and trusted pet-care advocates reveal how to delay aging and provide a long, happy, healthy life for our canine companionsLike their human counterparts, dogs have been getting sicker and dying prematurely over the past few decades. Why? Scientists are beginning to understand that the chronic diseases afflicting humans—cancer, obesity, ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • The Ministry for the Future

    A Novel

    ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR**“The best science-fiction nonfiction novel I’ve ever read.” —Jonathan Lethem"If I could get policymakers, and citizens, everywhere to read just one book this year, it would be Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future." —Ezra Klein (Vox)**The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • A Foreboding of Petrels

    Birder Murder Mysteries

    by Steve Burrows ...
    Serving out a suspension, DCI Domenic Jejeune is occupying himself by looking into a strange death at an Antarctic research base, which appears to have been predicted by the victim in a blog entry. Meanwhile, a quiet period has left DS Danny Maik with only a string of arson attacks to investigate, including one at a local climate monitoring facility. A body found in a bird hide might connect the ... Read more

    $6.99 CAD

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  • Puppy Zen

    Eight Weeks To Train Your Pup and Create a Lifelong Bond

    by Mark Vette ...
    A comprehensive guide to puppy training by Mark Vette, of Pound Pups to Dog Stars fame. Following a quick look at the role of pups within the wolf pack, and how dogs evolved from wolves, this book gives a day-by-day, week-by-week guide to the fundamentals of training your puppy and building a happy lifelong bond between the two of you. Mark stresses the importance of the formative period (1-4 ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD