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Margaret Atwood CH CC OOnt CH FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher, and environmental activist.
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In the Lateness of the World
by Carolyn Forché (Mar 09, 2020)
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Categories: PoetryFiction
A new poetry collection of uncanny grace and moral force from one of our country's most celebrated poets Over four decades, Carolyn Forché's visionary work has reinvigorated poetry's power to awaken the reader. Her groundbreaking poems have been testimonies, inquiries, and wonderments. They daringly map a territory where poetry asserts our inexhaus...
Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond Ph.D. (Jul 16, 2005)
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Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasi...
The Flu Pandemic and You
A Canadian Guide
by Vincent Lam (Sep 25, 2006)
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Categories: NonfictionScience
An essential survival guide both to pandemic influenza, and to the hype surrounding it.Written by an emergency physician and a public health physician, The Flu Pandemic and You is a frank and clear book about how to prepare for the next influenza pandemic, and how to understand the broader context in which the threat exists. With cool heads and gr...
In Defense of Nature's Most Unloved Plants
by Richard Mabey (Jun 25, 2012)
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The true story—and true glories—of the plants we love to hateFrom dandelions to crabgrass, stinging nettles to poison ivy, weeds are familiar, pervasive, widely despised, and seemingly invincible. How did they come to be the villains of the natural world? And why can the same plant be considered beautiful in some places but be deemed a menace in ot...
Rats, Lice, and History
A Chronicle of Pestilence and Plagues by Hans Zinsser (1996-01-03)
by Hans Zinsser (Dec 31, 1803)