Cannings’ guide to birding hotspots

Naturalist and geographer Briony Penn reviews Best Places to Bird in British Columbia which highlights 275 B.C. bird species, viewable from thirty locations–more than half of B.C.’s species. FULL STORY

UBC literary instructor Kevin Chong gets serious about his city. Photo by Andrew Querner

A plague on our houses

A classic French text invigorates a tale of rats overtaking Vancouver, leading to a deadly, four-month epidemic.

Joan Givner compares Kevin Chong’s The Plague, set in Vancouver, with Albert Camus’ work of the same name published seventy years earlier. FULL STORY

How rivers can remember

UBC expert has published an examination of the earth’s waterways with Princeton University Press, reviewed be B.C. estuary expert Colin… FULL STORY

Norman Bethune and women

In the forthcoming Rediscovering Norman Bethune, Larry Hannant maintains Bethune was not a crass womanizer, as alleged by unreliable biographer… FULL STORY

High risks, high expectations

Kelowna historian K. Wayne Wilson recommends Douglas Grant’s account of hard work, technological innovation and tenacity.

Going to the dogs

Coren has written one of the world’s bestselling non-fiction books about dogs, The Intelligence of Dogs, as well as Why… FULL STORY

Howe Sound advice

Pauline Le Bel’s Whale in the Door suggests activities and actions to deep readers’ connections to Howe Sound, as well… FULL STORY

Ted Hughes: Titan of Fairness

Now Craig McInnes’s candid and engaging biography outlines the achievements of British Columbia’s most respected public servant. The Mighty Hughes:… FULL STORY

The malleable truth

Stephen Wadhams’ The Orwell Tapes is a collection of memories from those who crossed paths with the complex character who… FULL STORY

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