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Works: 702 works in 814 publications in 2 languages and 29,138 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Psychological fiction 
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Most widely held works by Inc Gibson Library Connections
A place between the tides : a naturalist's reflections on the salt marsh by Harry Thurston( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on childhood memory and his naturalist's journals, A Place between the Tides tells the story of Harry Thurston's return to the beloved environment of his boyhood when he moves to the Old Marsh on the bands of the Tidnish River in Nova Scotia. This is the story of the salt marsh, but it is also a personal odyssey, a homecoming for Thurston as a naturalist, culminating in his rediscovery of the bounty of nature where land meets sea." "As a boy, Harry Thurston spent many carefree days on the family's farm on the banks of another Nova Scotia salt marsh, swimming with his mother in the river at high tide, watching the return of tens of thousands of gaspereaux in June, and hiding in the "enfolding green" of the grasses of the marsh. As an adult, Thurston observes the life of the salt marsh from his study window or as he walks or skis through the marsh: a blue heron fishes the marsh pools like a poet searching for the mot juste; a mother fox brings a bloody groundhog pelt to her offspring so that they will learn the smell of prey; a willet throws a lariat of sound around the marsh; a lone harbor seal chugs solemnly along the river." "Throughout the book, Thurston's love of the salt marsh and its creatures shines through. Just as land blends with sea, this is a magical blending of a naturalist's observations and a man's most deeply held memories."--Jacket
Restoring the balance : First Nations women, community, and culture by Gail Guthrie Valaskakis( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Restoring the Balance combines elements of First Nations traditions and mainstream feminism to produce an outstanding collection of historical and critical accounts of the impacts Aboriginal women have had in the areas of law, politics, education, community healing, language, art, and cultural retention. Fifteen scholars, activists and community leaders illuminate long-standing gender imbalances within the oral and written historical records that have limited the self-actualization of First Nations women, and offer insight into the tangible work that Aboriginal women perform in community and cultural development."--Jacket
The first voyage around the world (1519-1522) : an account of Magellan's expedition by Antonio Pigafetta( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Magellan's expedition, the first to circumnavigate the world, by one of the few crew members to return to Spain
Teenagers : a natural history by David Bainbridge( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenagers reimagines the way people think about adolescents. No longer society's scourge and scapegoat, the teenager emerges from David Bainbridge's fascinating study as an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon that evokes reverence and wonder. Bainbridge, a veterinarian and anatomist, suggests that the second decade is the most important in the human lifecycle. In lively prose, he explains the science behind the changes that occur both on the surface of the teenage body and deep within the teenage brain, from lanky limbs and bad skin to falling in love, sleeping till noon, and the irresistible allure of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll. Observed through a scientific lens, these bizarre biological transformations and behavioral anomalies snap into focus, as not only a beautifully choreographed sequence of steps on the path to adulthood, but also as a key evolutionary factor in the success of the species
Dark waters dancing to a breeze : a literary companion to rivers and lakes by Wayne Grady( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Humans' fascination with water finds full expression in this stellar collection. Included are writings from Mark Twain, who marvels at the teeming humanity on the Ganges; Henry Stanley, searching for Livingston and discovering instead Lake Albert Edward; as well as selections from A Complete Anglerand A River Runs Through It; and more than a dozen other classic works by explorers, adventurers, natural historians, and novelists
The last heathen : encounters with ghosts and ancestors in Melanesia by Charles Montgomery( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1892, the Bishop of Tasmania set sail for Melanesia with the intent of rescuing islanders from lives of fear, black magic and cannibalism. Over 100 years later, his great grandson, Charles Montgomery, followed the bishop's route through the South Pacific, seeking out the spirits and myths his missionary forebear had sought to destroy. Montgomery explored remote shores where gospel and empire never took hold. He rubbed shoulders with barefoot preachers, witch doctors and gun-toting rebels, only to discover that the pagan spirits were more tenacious than the missionaries had imagined. Melanesians had stirred Jesus and Mary into an already spicy broth of ancestor worship, ghosts, shark gods and magic. Through confrontations with a bizarre cast of characters'the randy ethnographer, the soft-talking assassin, the leper prophet'the journey becomes a debate on the nature of magic, myth and faith, and a metaphor for the transforming power of story. The Last Heathen marks the debut of an exciting young writer who charts his adventures with passion, insight and grace
Black alley by Mauricio Segura( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two gang leaders must decide whether they will be united by their childhood friendship or divided by race
David Suzuki's Green guide by David T Suzuki( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone knows that the planet is in trouble, but is there a solution? This timely book identifies the most effective ways individuals can be more green in four key areas: home, travel, food, and consumerism. It also describes how citizens can ensure that governments take the actions necessary to make sustainable lifestyles the norm instead of the exception. Environmental lawyer David Boyd and celebrated ecologist David Suzuki provide vital tips for choosing a home, creating a healthy indoor environment, and decreasing energy and water use - and utility bills. They discuss what readers can do
Plan d'action gouvernemental en matière de lutte contre la pauvreté et l'exclusion sociale 2004-2009 bilan de la cinquième année( )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le bilan de la cinquième année du Plan d'action gouvernemental en matière de lutte contre la pauvreté et l'exclusion sociale se traduit, en ce qui a trait aux mesures prévues initialement, par la poursuite des efforts de prévention ou d'amélioration des conditions de vie des personnes en situation de pauvreté et d'exclusion sociale. Des évaluations des programmes et des services sont en cours afin d'appuyer leur mise en oeuvre et de favoriser l'obtention des effets recherchés."--Document
Brown dwarf by K. D Miller( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Brenda Bray, better known to the world as Rae Brand, the author of the popular Elsinor Grey mystery series, returns home to Hamilton, she is set upon by vivid memories of the summer of 1962 when she struck up an intense relationship with a classmate, and together they sought to track and catch an escaped serial killer believed to be hiding out on the escarpment. Brenda and Jori search for this elusive murderer, their friendship twisting as the summer proceeds, becoming tautly fantastic and pre-adolescently sexual, eventually resulting in real tragedy. Includes sex, violence and strong language. 2010
Groundwater in the Great Lakes Basin : a report to the International Joint Commission from the IJC Great Lakes Science Advisory Board by Great Lakes Science Advisory Board( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juno Beach : Canada's D-Day victory, June 6, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 6, 1944, the greatest armada in history stood off Normandy and the largest amphibious invasion ever began as 107,000 men aboard 6,000 ships pressed toward the coast. Among them were 14,500 Canadians, who were to land on a five-mile-long stretch of rocky ledges fronted by a dangerously exposed beach. Drawing on personal diaries as well as military records, Juno Beach: Canada's D-Day Victory -- June 6, 1944 dramatically depicts Canada's pivotal contribution to the critical Allied battle of World War II
Walking for fitness : the beginner's handbook by Marnie Caron( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking is the most popular physical activity in North America, and for good reason: it can be done by people of all ages and all levels of physical ability, the risk of injury is low, and it doesn't require a carload of expensive equipment. Best of all, brisk walking for just 30 minutes four times a week reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and other health problems. This comprehensive guide helps readers make the most of their walking. It offers two step-by-step programs developed by fitness professionals; advice on shoes, clothing, nutrition, and routes; tips on staying motivated and avoiding injury; stories from real-life walkers; and ways to include friends and family. Whether the goal is to return to activity, reduce the risk of illness and injury, or to minimize one's impact on the environment, this encouraging book helps readers put their best foot forward
Proposition d'indicateurs aux fins de vigie et de surveillance des troubles de la santé liés à la chaleur by Fassiatou Tairou( )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les sommets sur la maturité scolaire : document synthèse de la démarche effectuée en 2008/2009( )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vieillissement de la population, état fonctionnel des personnes âgées et besoins futurs en soin de longue durée au Québec by Robert Choinière( )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimation de la consommation de cigarettes de contrebande chez les élèves québécois by Benoit Lasnier( )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réussite éducative, santé, bien-être agir efficacement en contexte scolaire - synthèse de recommandations by Institut national de santé publique du Québec( )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relation entre la défavorisation et l'incidence de l'hypertension artérielle chez les individus de 20 ans et plus au Québec en 2006-2007 by Joanne Aubé-Maurice( )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A place between the tides : a naturalist's reflections on the salt marsh
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Teenagers : a natural historyDark waters dancing to a breeze : a literary companion to rivers and lakesJuno Beach : Canada's D-Day victory, June 6, 1944Walking for fitness : the beginner's handbook
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