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Excerpt from Points of Interest: In Search of the Places, People, and Stories of BC

Canadian Geographic associate editor Abi Hayward’s “A Beachcomber’s Love Story” appears in The Tyee‘s 20th anniversary anthology, which celebrates the stories of British Columbia

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Wildlife

Excerpt from The Bee Mother

In this beautifully illustrated book, readers will learn about the essential role of the bumblebee, honeybee and yellow jacket wasp in the Xsan ecosystem  

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Environment

Excerpt from Dispersals: On Plants, Borders, and Belonging

Nature writer Jessica J. Lee combines memoir, history and scientific research in her newest book, exploring how plants and people come to belong 

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People & Culture

Excerpt from It Stops Here: Standing Up for Our Lands, Our Waters, and Our People

Sundance Chief and a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Rueben George shares the personal account of one man’s confrontation with colonization 

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History

Excerpt from Searching for Franklin: New Answers to the Great Arctic Mystery

Arctic historian Ken McGoogan takes an in-depth, contemporary perspective on the legacy of Sir John Franklin, offering a new explanation of the famous Northern mystery

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The ice walkers: Canada’s polar bears

An excerpt from Gloria Dickie’s book, Eight Bears: Mythic Past and Imperiled Future, which explores the planet’s eight remaining species of bears and the dangers they face

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Exploration

The incredible true story of Canada’s Kon-Tiki

The Raftsmen tells the remarkable (and once nearly forgotten) story of how four French expats living in Canada became the first to cross the North Atlantic by raft 

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Wildlife

Walking away from the wild side

In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation

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Wildlife

New book explores the secret emotional lives of animals

In his new book The Inner Life of Animals, Peter Wohlleben offers a compassionate glimpse into the surprisingly complex emotional lives of creatures both wild and domestic 

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