The tall ship Lynne Quarmby sailed on, anchored off the western Svalbard archipelago. Photo courtesy Eric Esterle.
Red snowfields and melting ice-caps
SFU prof & Green Party candidate Lynne Quarmby travels to the Arctic to find algae that turns snow red and is brought face-to-face with climate change.
Quarmby writes about washing up on shore with “nothing but wilderness between me and the next polar bear,” total daylight, midnight walks under sunny skies and evidence of the harm caused by global warming. FULL STORY
Along with “new” Holocaust stories, purportedly some of the last in living memory to be recorded, Schallie’s book combines Jewish scholarship,… FULL STORY
Amanda Watson explores the mythology of the contemporary mother in the media: a typically white, middle-class woman on the verge of… FULL STORY
Gilly is a whiz at running her boat: she catches fish; she consoles a multi-millionaire who loses a trophy-sized tyee… FULL STORY
Like environmental crusader Greta Thunberg, Bakan believes CEOs are making it look like real action is happening when little is… FULL STORY
The heroine, Annie, is beckoned back in time to the 10th century by a great-aunt to set sail on a… FULL STORY
For his extensive contributions as a scholar, writer and educator, and for his wide-ranging philanthropy, B.C. author Yosef Wosk has… FULL STORY
Dyslexia-friendly features include shaded paper to cut down on contrast, a font that mimics printed letters, extra spacing between words… FULL STORY
While Davis bemoans the degradation of American culture as evidenced by the bizarre ascension of a liar and a cheat,… FULL STORY
“We at Banyen are stoked to help (in our bookstorely way) all us humans to upgrade our nature-and-heart-based operating systems.”… FULL STORY
June Hutton and her husband Tony Wanless wrote the book together, leaving in his spelling mistakes, to shine a light… FULL STORY
Renate Belcyzk and Sigrid Hirte’s advice for a successful trip: be positive, keep an open heart and take a chance.
Sarah Louise Butler’s debut novel never mentions the words Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Rather the mysterious primate is a universal symbol… FULL STORY
Her 16 essays are “thought-provoking” says reviewer Ian Chunn and give opportunities to ponder how the difficulties of colonialism can… FULL STORY
Stevenson says she wants her title, My Body My Choice to generate discussion about abortions and to de-stigmatize these medical… FULL STORY
After earning a Ph.D. in England in 1958, Julia Levy returned to UBC to teach and work in her own… FULL STORY
“I didn’t want the drawing sequence [of June 21, 1919, known as ‘bloody Sunday’] to be entertaining,” Lester says. “I… FULL STORY
At the end of the 19th century, elephant seals had been overhunted to the brink of extinction. Actions by the… FULL STORY
Elin Kelsey’s latest book is packed with examples of hope-driven action, stories of nature’s resilience and tips for keeping our… FULL STORY
Kirkby’s trip to the ancient Himalayan region of Zanskar and a 1000-year old Buddhist monastery, traveling with his wife and… FULL STORY