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  • Ghost Stories of the Rich and Famous

    Ghost Stories of the Rich and Famous

    Famous people are just like the rest of us—some are even haunted by ghosts like the rest of us! This book recounts hauntings involving famous people and famous places, such as the U.S. Capitol and ...

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  • Haunted Universities of North America

    Haunted Universities of North America

    Attending university is a stressful time in everyone’s life, with grueling deadlines, killer tests and…phantom janitors? Many universities across North America have a ghost story or two to tell, of...

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  • 150 Years of Canada

    150 Years of Canada

    On Canada’s 150th birthday, we remember some of the most fascinating and important events and people in Canada’s history year by year: • On July 1, 1867, the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scoti...

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  • Planes

    Planes

    The Super Explorers want to show you the planes of the world, from biplanes and passenger jets to stealth aircraft and drones.  • The Wright Flyer was the first powered aircraft to fly • The Spiri...

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  • Ships & Boats

    Ships & Boats

    The Super Explorers want to show you the ships and boats of the world, from the smallest dinghy to the largest cruise ship:  • Barques were used 5000 years ago in Ancient Egypt, but they looked a ...

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  • Volcanoes

    Volcanoes

    Super Explorers take you close to a volcano to find out what happens when a volcano erupts: • Lava can flow as fast as a car on the highway or as slow as honey • A volcanic ash cloud can reach high...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Polaris

    Polaris

    Emil Bessels was chief scientist and medical officer on George Francis Hall's ill-fated American North Pole Expedition of 1871-73 on board the ship Polaris. Bessels' book, translated from the Germa...

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  • Border Flows

    Border Flows

    Declining access to fresh water is one of the twenty-first century’s most pressing environmental and human rights challenges, yet the struggle for water is not a new cause. The 8,800-kilometer bord...

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  • Seeking Order in Anarchy

    Seeking Order in Anarchy

    "The idea of multilateralism is not something that can be forced on states, nor does it come naturally to them." —Tom Keating Seeking Order in Anarchy offers insights into both the theoretical fou...

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  • Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy

    Care, Cooperation and Activism in Canada's Northern Social Economy

    People across Canada’s North have created vibrant community institutions to serve a wide range of social and economic needs. Neither state-driven nor profit-oriented, these organizations form a rel...

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  • Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diver...

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  • Reading Vincent van Gogh

    Reading Vincent van Gogh

    Soon after his death, Vincent van Gogh’s reputation grew and developed through the remarkably symbiotic relationship evident between his paintings and letters. However, the sheer bulk and complexit...

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  • Journalism in a Small Place

    Journalism in a Small Place

    Journalism in a Small Place explores the changes and challenges in journalism and communication in the Caribbean in the twenty-first century. Tracing the history of media in the English speaking Ca...

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  • Visiting With the Ancestors

    Visiting With the Ancestors

    In 2010, five magnificent Blackfoot shirts, now owned by the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum, were brought to Alberta to be exhibited at the Glenbow Museum, in Calgary, and the Galt Museu...

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  • The Frontier of Patriotism

    The Frontier of Patriotism

    With the centenary of the First World War, communities across Canada arranged commemorations of the war experience to honour local servicemen who, through their triumphs and sacrifices, were presen...

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  • Crow Never Dies

    Crow Never Dies

    Life on the Great Hunt

    “It was a different crow, but the same crow, you understand? Because there is only one Crow. God made them all black and identical-looking because there is no reason for them to be different birds....

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  • mâci-nêhiyawêwin: Beginning Cree

    mâci-nêhiyawêwin: Beginning Cree

    Designed as an introduction for Cree language learners, mâci-nêhiyawêwin: Beginning Creeacts as a self-study aid--a much-needed resource in today's world where few can speak Cree fluently. Basic gr...

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  • The Missing Link

    The Missing Link

    This book illuminates and creates an appreciation for the mystical link between the psychological and spiritual nature of life. It reveals a simplicity beneath the complex workings of the mind and ...

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  • The Enlightened Gardener

    The Enlightened Gardener

    Beset by daily life's trials and tribulations, many people search for the elusive wisdom that will help them make sense of their journey and find inner peace. So, too, do the characters in this won...

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  • The Enlightened Gardener Revisited

    The Enlightened Gardener Revisited

    Author and philosopher Sydney Banks once again brings to life his wise and simple gardener as a voice through which Banks presents more implications of the Three Principles that create human realit...

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  • Rising Abruptly

    Rising Abruptly

    Gisèle Villeneuve’s short stories test the elastic pull between passion and terror. For inspiration, Villeneuve turned to her personal history to examine what lures urban dwellers outdoors, to test...

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  • Stop Making Art and Die

    Stop Making Art and Die

    Far beyond a mere colouring book, Stop Making Art and Die: Survival Activities for Artists is the first adult activity book that makes it impossible not to succeed and flourish as an artist. Writte...

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  • Shrunk

    Shrunk

    SHRUNK: Crime and Disorders of the Mind is a collection of powerful chapters by eminent Canadian and international forensic psychologists and psychiatrists who write about mental health issues they...

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  • Tough Crimes

    Tough Crimes

    We’ve all heard the media’s take on notorious criminals, but when have we had a chance to hear directly from the lawyers who defended or prosecuted them? We’ve all lamented the fate of a person who...

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  • A Painful Duty

    A Painful Duty

    Nothing reveals the dark underbelly of humanity more profoundly than the practice of criminal law. A Painful Duty: 40 Years at the Criminal Bar celebrates author C.D. Evans’ journey that, in his ow...

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  • Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

    Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

    Workplace injuries happen every day and can profoundly affect workers, their families, and the communities in which they live. This textbook is for workers and students looking for an introduct...

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  • The Woman Priest

    The Woman Priest

    “My God! Pardon me if I have dared to make sacred things serve a profane love; but it is you who have put passion into our hearts; they are not crimes—I feel this in the purity of my intentions.” —...

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  • Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought on the Canadian Prairies

    Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought on the Canadian Prairies

    Although there is considerable historical literature describing the social and economic impact of drought on the prairies in the 1930s, little has been written about the challenges presented by dro...

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  • Counterblasting Canada

    Counterblasting Canada

    In 1914, Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound—the founders of vorticism—undertook an unprecedented analysis of the present, its technologies, communication, politics, and architecture. The essays in Counte...

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  • The Home Place

    The Home Place

    "He wants to sit and visit at the kitchen table, and he can hardly wait to get on the road again." —From Chapter 1 Robert Kroetsch, one of Canada's most important writers, was a fierce regionalist...

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  • 100 Days of Cree

    100 Days of Cree

    As an Elder once said, "Learn one Cree word a day for 100 days, and emerge a different person." In 100 Days of Cree Neal McLeod offers a portal into another way of understanding the universe-and o...

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  • Moving Natures

    Moving Natures

    Mobility - the movements of people, things, and ideas, as well as their associated cultural meanings - has been a key factor in shaping Canadians' perceptions of and interactions with their country...

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  • One Child Reading

    One Child Reading

    "The miracle of the preserved word, in whatever medium—print, audio text, video recording, digital exchange—means that it may transfer into new times and new places." —From the Introduction Margar...

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  • Excavators & Diggers

    Excavators & Diggers

    They dig, drill, tunnel, hoe, scrape, pulverize and so much more. These are the big machines that help people work everyday. SUPER EXPLORERS can be very big, or very small to explore everything f...

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  • Big Trucks

    Big Trucks

    Monster trucks, fire trucks, garbage trucks, concrete pumping trucks and so many of the world's biggest trucks. They lift, haul, dig, pour, drag doing so much to work for us everyday. Here are so m...

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  • Baffin Island

    Baffin Island

    A geographer with extensive research experience in the Canadian North, Jack D. Ives has written a lively and informative account of several expeditions to Baffin Island during the “golden age” of f...

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  • Lost

    Lost

    Lost: Unsolved Mysteries of Canadian Aviation by Shirlee Smith Matheson is even more compelling than the original book Lost: True Stories of Canadian Aviation Tragedies published in 2005 and now ou...

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  • From Polar Bears to Porcupines

    From Polar Bears to Porcupines

    Wildlife veterinarian and renowned storyteller Jerry Haigh shares his adventures with diverse creatures from the frozen reaches of the High Arctic to the wilds of Africa and the flat lands of the C...

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