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Survival of the Prettiest

book cover image The Evolution of Beauty

Charles Darwin once said he was "sickened" by the sight of a peacock's tail; its impressive length was contrary to evolutionary fitness. Then he had an idea.

My favourite children's book of 2018 is...

Hedgehog Needs a Hug, written and illustrated by Jen Betton. Hedgehog wakes up feeling down in the dumps and he knows that a hug is what he needs to turn his day around.

Domestically Wild

book cover image Attracting Wildlife To Your Backyard

You don't need to camp out in the Ozarks. The phrase "The Wild" may suggest some forbidding place far distant, but, in fact, most wildlife lives in our backyards.

Tackling Walmart

book cover image Shopping For Change

Do buying habits matter? Shopping for Change shows what is politically possible - and, perhaps, impossible - for consumers to achieve.

Kilts Optional

book cover image Fodor's Scotland

Looking for a wind-swept coastal vista to recharge your Highland batteries? Or a festival of culture to soothe the Celtic soul? Fodor's Travel may have the answer.

The Waiting Game

book cover image Toronto and the Maple Leafs

Why is Canada's biggest city absorbed by a hockey team that has not won in 50 years? Toronto and the Maple Leafs tries to answer a baffling, perennial question.

Vintage BBC

book cover image The Antiques Roadshow

Looking for that lost Norman Rockwell? You're not alone. For forty years, Antiques Roadshow, one of the Britain's most beloved TV shows, has inspired viewers to check their attics.

Nashville, Ontario

book cover image The Man Who Carried Cash

Before Johnny and June got engaged at the London Ice House, there was Johnny and Saul. The Man Who Carried Cash tells the volatile story of Johnny Cash and his manager, Londoner Saul Holiff.

Irish Cuisine 2018

book cover image The New Irish Table

In The New Irish Table, ten award-winning Irish chefs highlight fresh, local, and seasonal food. Just in time for March 17.