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Winner of the prestigious Rachel Carson Environment Book Award. "Andrew Nikiforuk's Tar Sands ... is, in essence, a revolting, blush-making case for Canada to develop integrated energy and environmental regulation suitable for the post-carbon age."- Globe & Mail…
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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…
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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…

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A Globe & Mail Top 100 Selection Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of pine beetle (also known as the bark beetle) outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than…

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Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive…
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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 took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. In the early nineteenth…

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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…

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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…

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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…