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We are excited to continue the expansion of our book selection in the shop. Need a new read or a map to guide you on your backcountry adventures? Drop by and pick-up yours today!

Here are a few of our newest arrivals:

Starlight (2019)

– Richard Wagamese

$19.95 + GST

From the Publisher (Penguin Random House):

Frank Starlight has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a harrowing life of violence. Starlight takes in Emmy and her daughter to help them get back on their feet, and this accidental family eventually grows into a real one. But Emmy's abusive ex isn't content to just let her go. He wants revenge and is determined to hunt her down.

Starlight was unfinished at the time of Richard Wagamese's death, yet every page radiates with his masterful storytelling, intense humanism, and insights that are as hard-earned as they are beautiful. With astonishing scenes set in the rugged backcountry of the B.C. Interior, and characters whose scars cut deep even as their journey toward healing and forgiveness lifts us, Starlight is a last gift to readers from a writer who believed in the power of stories to save us.

Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food (2020)

– Gina Rae La Cerva

$32.95 + GST

From the Publisher (Greystone Books):

Two centuries ago, nearly half the North American diet was found in the wild. Today, so-called “wild foods” are becoming expensive commodities, served to the wealthy in top restaurants. In Feasting Wild, geographer and anthropologist Gina Rae La Cerva traces our relationship to wild foods and shows what we sacrifice when we domesticate them—including biodiversity, Indigenous knowledge, and an important connection to nature.

Along the way, she samples wild foods herself, sipping elusive bird’s nest soup in Borneo and smuggling Swedish moose meat home in her suitcase. Thoughtful, ambitious, and wide-ranging, Feasting Wild challenges us to take a closer look at the way we eat today.

On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus (2020)

– David Waltner-Toews

$22.95 + GST

From the Publisher:

Written by a leading epidemiologist, this engrossing book answers our questions about animal diseases that jump to humans – called zoonoses – including why they have become more common in recent history, and what we can do about them.

Almost all pandemics and epidemics – including SARS, Ebola and now COVID-19 – have been caused by diseases that come to us from animals. In On Pandemics, David Waltner-Toews gathers the latest research to profile dozens of illnesses.

Why do zoonotic diseases jump from animals to humans – and why do some hang around for good? How have governments responded to pandemics and epidemics throughout history, for better or worse? How have climate change, industrialized farming, cultural practices, biodiversity loss and globalization made these diseases not only possible, but the inevitable outcomes of our modern lifestyles?

Coronaviruses have made bats their home for centuries. Until SARS came along, we didn’t know they were there, nor do we know how many other death-dealing viruses might be living undetected in wildlife. On Pandemics examines the increasing impact of animal-borne diseases on our world, and encourages us to re-examine our role in pandemics – for the health of the planet as well as our own survival.

Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks, 5th Edition

Gregor Clark, Michael Grosberg, and Craig McLachlan (2020)

$28.99 + GST

From the Publisher (Lonely Planet):

Sit atop a mountain, hike through the forest, feel the spray of a waterfall: Banff, Jasper and Glacier offer outdoor experiences at their simplest and best. Lonely Planet is your passport to Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Take in mind-blowing mountain panoramas on the Icefields Parkway, drive Going-to-the-Sun Rd to jaw-dropping Logan Pass, and stop for genteel afternoon tea at Lake Agnes; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout

  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests

  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trou-ble spots

  • Honest review for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - the Parks today, history, geology, wildlife, conservation

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