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The book that put the tar sands -- and their devastating environmental impact -- on the map, for better or worse. Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands is a critical expose of the world's largest energy project -- the Alberta oil sands -- that has made Canada one of the worst environmental offenders on…read more

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"A compelling look at what may be the single biggest impact of climate change, and a harbinger of life to come on a warming planet." -- Jim Robbins, The New York Times Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of pine beetle (also known as the bark beetle) outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and…read more

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En entrant dans l’ère du bitume dans les années 1990, le Canada a pris un virage pétrolier d’une capacité de destruction sans précédent. Les sables bitumineux de l’Alberta font partie des derniers gisements pétroliers de la planète et les multinationales avides ont foncé tête baissée dans cette…read more

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From the award-winning author of Tar Sands comes the shocking, inspiring story of an oil and gas industry insider’s determined stand to hold government and industry legally accountable for the damage fracking leaves in its wake. When Jessica Ernst’s well water turned into a flammable broth that…read more

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Our health and habitat are being threatened by biological invaders moving at unprecedented speed. Avian flu and its potential to cause a human pandemic is only one example of a worldwide menace unwittingly unleashed by the forces of globalization. The combination of unfettered free trade in living…read more

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Winner of the Governor General’s Award for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2002 Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best True Crime “A grisly catalogue of the effects of hydrogen sulphide and flaring . . . Nikiforuk provides an eloquent and persuasive voice for all downwinders.” — The…read more

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"A startling critique that should rouse us from our pipe dream of endless plenty." -- Ronald Wright, author of A Short History of Progress A radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change. Ancient civilizations routinely relied on shackled human muscle. It…read more

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S’ il a jadis fallu l’énergie des esclaves pour labourer la terre, vêtir les empereurs et construire les villes, celle-ci a été remplacée par les énergies fossiles et le moteur à combustion. Les succès du mouvement abolitionniste au XIXe siècle sont d’ailleurs en partie attribuables à deux…read more