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Hardcover Non-Fiction

These are our bestselling Hardcover Non-Fiction titles in Winnipeg for July 9 to 19.

Portraits of the North

- Hardcover

by Gerald Kuehl - $35.00 - Add to Cart

This is a truly unique book. It offers an incomparable glimpse into the experiences and history of more than one hundred First Nations and Métis elders from Canada's North --"the last generation born on the land." These stunning graphite pencil portraits are rendered with love, respect, and painstaking detail, along with gripping intimate profiles assembled from oral accounts and anecdotes. Their poignant facial features, lines, and creases, weathered by the harsh outdoors and a lifetime of challenges, are like badges of their remarkable achievements, sustained resolve, inspired patience, and deep-set defiance to the hardships their people have endured for generations. The masterful realism of Kuehl's work helps uncover the tales of these seasoned individuals--their many triumphs and trials--revealing in turn a greater portrait of life in the communities of Northern Canada, a compelling homage, and an enduring historical legacy.

Winnipeg Cooks

- Hardcover

by Robin Summerfield - $34.95 - Add to Cart

Winner of the 2016 Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award. Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver may be bigger and flashier, but foodies in the know have been whispering another city's name under their breath for years. The rest of us are about to be let in on the secret. Where do you go if you want to experience a taste of farm-fresh cooking with an international flare? Or a slice of cake to make the angels sing? How about some traditional perogies made with some decidedly untraditional ingredients? What if you're looking to try out a nouveau supper club, or a public feast at a family farm? You go to Winnipeg. In Winnipeg Cooks, thirty-five of the city's epicurean trailblazers share stories and recipes from the frontlines of an emerging culinary hotspot. From the hearty eastern European standards of the working class North End to storied steakhouses that have fed generations to an explosion of bold hybrid menus by risk-taking young chefs - this is how Winnipeg cooks. If you're looking for inspiration for your next meal, look no further. Featuring the stunning photography of Ian McCausland and 70 mouth-watering and chef-tested recipes, Winnipeg Cooks will leave you hungry for more.

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book

- Hardcover

by Diane E. Muldrow - $10.99 - Add to Cart

Sure to bring memories and a smile, this Little Golden Book "guide to life" is the perfect gift for recent grads, lovers of children's literature, baby boomers--or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines!A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children's books--from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things. In this age of debt, depression, and diabetes, could we adults use a refresher course in the gentle lessons from these adorable books, she wondered--a "Little Golden guide to life"? Yes, we could! Muldrow's humorous yet practical tips for getting the most out of life ("Don't forget to enjoy your wedding!" "Be a hugger." "Sweatpants are bad for morale."), drawn from more than 60 stories, are paired with delightful images from these best-loved children's books of all time--among them The Poky Little Puppy, Pantaloon, Mister Dog, Nurse Nancy, We Help Mommy, Five Pennies to Spend, and The Little Red Hen. The Golden greats of children's illustration are represented here as well: Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, J. P. Miller, and Mary Blair, among many others. Sure to bring memories and a smile, this book is a perfect gift for baby boomers, recent grads, lovers of children's literature--or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines!

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

- Hardcover

by Neil Degrasse Tyson - $24.95 - Add to Cart

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

Gastrophysics

- Hardcover

by Charles Spence - $36.00 - Add to Cart

The science behind a good meal: all the sounds, sights, and tastes that make us like what we're eating--and want to eat more.Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does green ketchup just not work? The answer is gastrophysics, the new area of sensory science pioneered by Oxford professor Charles Spence. Now he's stepping out of his lab to lift the lid on the entire eating experience--how the taste, the aroma, and our overall enjoyment of food are influenced by all of our senses, as well as by our mood and expectations. The pleasures of food lie mostly in the mind, not in the mouth. Get that straight and you can start to understand what really makes food enjoyable, stimulating, and, most important, memorable. Spence reveals in amusing detail the importance of all the "off the plate" elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the color of the plate, the background music, and much more. Whether we're dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we're tasting and influence what others experience. This is accessible science at its best, fascinating to anyone in possession of an appetite. Crammed with discoveries about our everyday sensory lives, Gastrophysics is a book guaranteed to make you look at your plate in a whole new way.