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Jimmy's Gone Green book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Jimmy’s Gone Green

In Jimmy’s Gone Green, a group of young boys gather to consider the plight of Jimmy, their friend, who they’ve heard has gone green. The boys are panicked, believing this to be a symptom of the flu or something worse. Jimmy soon arrives to assuage their fears, explaining that he’s […]

No Impact Man book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

No Impact Man

January 1 is the day most people stop to question their consumption levels and think about what is truly important in life. Writer Colin Beavan took a whole year to do this, along with his wife and toddler, as chronicled in No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal […]

Am I A Monkey? book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Am I A Monkey?

Am I A Monkey? aims to convince creationists that Judeo-Christian religion is compatible with evolutionary theory by explaining the basic tenets and underlying theory of natural selection. After a smattering of recent texts that have done much to polarize the religion-evolution debate, this is a refreshing thesis.

Deepwater Vee book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Deepwater Vee

“This boat grafts you to water’s big-winged glide,” observes Melanie Siebert in Deepwater Vee, her beautifully original debut poetry collection. Shortlisted for the 2010 Governor General’s Award, Deepwater Vee is itself a boat, gliding through Siebert’s 10 years as a professional guide on rivers from Alaska to Baffin Island, including the desecrated North Saskatchewan […]

The War in the Country book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

The War in the Country: How the Fight to Save Rural Life Will Shape Our Future

In The War in the Country, Thomas Pawlick has done a great service. He documents recent tensions and traumas that have battered every rural commun­ity across Ontario. Moreover, he reports in the voice of family farmers, small businesses, native people and back-to-the-landers. These stories are worth keeping in your library to […]

Storms of My Grandchildren book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe And Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

It’s odd. At 68, James Hansen, arguably the planet’s most renowned climatologist and one of the earliest prophets of human-induced global climate change, has finally published his first book. “Odd” is a fitting description for the book as well.

Open Wide a Wilderness book review A\J AlternativesJournal.ca

Open Wide a Wilderness

Nancy Holmes, a professor in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, is to be congratulated for this plump and sumptuous anthology of English language Canadian nature poetry.