Human Geography

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Before We Lost the Lake

By Chad Reimer

For thousands of years, the broad expanse between Sumas and Vedder Mountains east of Vancouver lay under water, forming the bed of Sumas Lake. As recently as a century ago, the lake's shores stood four miles across and six miles long. During yearly high water, the lake spilled ... Read more

Edmonton on Location

Edited by Heather Zwicker

Edmonton on Location: River City Chronicles is an innovative collection of essays, memoirs, poems, and stories by acclaimed Edmontonians. These Edmontonians represent a cross-section of society, spanning generations, occupations, and lifestyles that have helped to make Edmonton ... Read more

Imperilled Ocean

By Laura Trethewey

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Selection
A Writers' Trust of Canada Best Book of the Year
ACBC Books Best Canadian Nonfiction Selection
A Hill Times Top 100 Selection (2020)
Silver Medal, Miramichi Reader's "The Very Best!" Book Awards

An exploration of the earth's last wild frontier, ... Read more

Island

By J. Edward Chamberlin

Ever since humans have been travelling and telling tales, we have been fascinated by islands. Creation stories around the world speak of land rising out of the water, of islands beginning on the backs of turtles or as a result of the ingenuity of birds. The tradition continues ... Read more

Malled

By Kit Dobson

Generally Kit Dobson hates malls. But he is fascinated by them, by their place in our society, by how we interact with them and how they end up in our books, movies and art. In Getting Malled, the author explores malls and the shopping that occurs in and around them from one ... Read more

No Place To Go

By Lezlie Lowe
Read by Amanda Wood

 

This book is Number One in addressing the politics of where we're allowed to "go" in public.

Adults don’t talk about the business of doing our business. We work on one assumption: the world of public bathrooms is problem- and politics-free. No Place To Go: How Public Toilets ... Read more

Restigouche

By Philip Lee

Winner, New Brunswick Book Award (Non-Fiction)
Longlisted, Miramichi Reader's "The Very Best!" Book Awards (Non-Fiction)
A CBC New Brunswick Book List Selection
An Atlantic Books Today Must-Have New Brunswick Books of 2020 Selection

The Restigouche River flows through the remote ... Read more

Stolen City

By Owen Toews

Through a combination of historical and contemporary analysis this book shows how settler colonialism, as a mode of racial capitalism, has made and remade Winnipeg and the Canadian Prairie West over the past one hundred and fifty years. It traces the emergence of a 'dominant ... Read more

The Deepest Map

By Laura Trethewey

Five oceans cover approximately seventy percent of the earth, yet we know little of what lies beneath them. Now, the race is on to completely map the oceans’ floor. Scientists, investors, militaries, and private explorers are competing in this epic venture to obtain an accurate ... Read more