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Hardcover Non-Fiction

These are our bestselling Hardcover Non-Fiction titles in Winnipeg for May 14 to 24.

The Hidden Life of Trees

- Hardcover

by Peter Wohlleben - $29.95 - Add to Cart

“A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement that will make you acknowledge your own entanglement in the ancient and ever-new web of being.” —Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland. After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.

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.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

- Hardcover

by Dr. Seuss - $24.99 - Add to Cart

For out-starting upstarts of all ages, here is a wonderfully wise and blessedly brief graduation speech from the one and only Dr. Seuss. In verse and pictures he addresses The Great Balancing Act (life itself, and the ups and downs it presents). The perfect send-off for anyone starting out in the maze of life, be they nursery school grads or medical school achievers.

Option B

- Hardcover

by Sheryl Sandberg - $34.00 - Add to Cart

#1 New York Times Best SellerFrom Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks.   After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart--and her journal--to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. "I want Dave," she cried. Her friend replied, "Option A is not available," and then promised to help her make the most of Option B. We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.

The Hermetic Code

- Hardcover

by Frank Albo - $29.95 - Add to Cart

The Manitoba Legislative Building is the undisputed architectural gem of Canada. Yet few people know of its occult secrets. In The Hermetic Code, writers Carolin Vesely and Buzz Curie chronicle local scholar Frank Albo’s search to uncover the Masonic ambitions of the building’s architect, Frank Worthington Simon. Concealed in the building’s architecture is a spine-tingling trail of occult clues, which include hidden hieroglyphic inscriptions, numerological codes, and Freemasonic symbols so intelligently masked that they have escaped historians and visitors for nearly a hundred years! In an edifying feast of religious mythology, occult history, and code-breaking symbolism, The Hermetic Code unravels a Rosetta Stone of mystical architecture in the heart of the Canadian prairies. Hard-cover, 131 pages with index, over 100 full-color illustrations.Unlocking one of Manitoba's greatest secrets.