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Paperback Non-Fiction

These are our current bestselling Paperback Non-Fiction titles in Winnipeg.

A Good War

- by Seth Klein

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"This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for." -- Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine One of Canada's top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint for meeting our climate change commitments Contains the results of a national poll on Canadians' attitudes to the climate crisis Shows that radical transformative climate action can be done, while producing jobs and reducing inequality as we retool how we live and work. Deeply researched and targeted specifically to Canada and Canadians while providing a model that other countries could follow Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth's average temperature -- assumed by many scientists to be a critical "danger line" for the planet and human life as we know it. It's 2020, and Canada is not on track to meet our targets. To do so, we'll need radical systemic change to how we live and work--and fast. How can we ever achieve this? Top policy analyst and author Seth Klein reveals we can do it now because we've done it before. During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to. Klein demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canada's own Green New Deal. He shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutral--or even climate zero--future. From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canada's sustainable future. More than this: A Good War offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining challenge of our lives. COVID-19 has brought a previously unthinkable pace of change to the world--one which demonstrates our ability to adapt rapidly when we're at risk. Many recent changes are what Klein proposes in these very pages. The world can, actually, turn on a dime if necessary. This is the blueprint for how to do it. 

Winnipeg Walks

- by PRAIRIE PATHFINDERS

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A lot has changed in the fifteen years since the last edition of this award-winning bestseller, and in this newly revised 3rd edition, authors Wendy Wilson and Leone Banks have perfectly balanced the appeal of exploring older, established neighbourhoods with their tree-lined streets and interesting histories, while also highlighting some newer neighbourhoods with their dedicated trail systems and many points of interest.

This wonderful guide to walks around Winnipeg will astonish locals and visitors alike. Lavishly illustrated with beautiful colour photographs and clearly outlined trail maps, ‘Winnipeg Walks’ serves as both an enticement to explore the city on foot, and as a welcome reminder of the beauty and variety of Winnipeg’s many neighbourhoods.

A helpful index divides the city into quadrants, each offering a number of options for exploring on foot. The ‘West’ section, for example, proffers a gorgeous stroll through ‘Old Tuxedo’ including Assiniboine Park and along nearby side streets fronting some stately homes, while ‘Brookside Cemetery’ with its 285 acres of meandering paths and a park-like setting is a brilliant discovery and as the authors point out, “a fine place for a leisurely stroll”.

Thirty-six walks are featured in this volume; eight are brand-new. Each walk’s unique appeal is beautifully captured with rich detail about its history, terrain, and things to look for as you stroll the neighbourhood. Care has been taken to include walks throughout the city, ensuring that they are accessible to many fitness levels, and many can be explored at all times of year.

Our advice: Buy this book and take a hike!

Braiding Sweetgrass

- by Robin W. Kimmerer

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ANew York Times Bestseller
AWashington Post Bestseller
Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. InBraiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on "a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise" (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings--asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass--offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgmentand celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Hike Manitoba

- by Jaime Manness

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21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act

- by Bob Joseph

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#1 National Bestseller Based on a viral article, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer. Since its creation in 1876, the Indian Act has shaped, controlled, and constrained the lives and opportunities of Indigenous Peoples, and is at the root of many enduring stereotypes. Bob Joseph's book comes at a key time in the reconciliation process, when awareness from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities is at a crescendo. Joseph explains how Indigenous Peoples can step out from under the Indian Act and return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance - and why doing so would result in a better country for every Canadian. He dissects the complex issues around truth and reconciliation, and clearly demonstrates why learning about the Indian Act's cruel, enduring legacy is essential for the country to move toward true reconciliation.