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More than honey

book cover image: More than honey: the survival of bees and the future of our world

We are tied in a mutual relationship.  The bees need us to help ensure their survival and we need them to ensure our survival. 

The Golem of Hollywood

book cover image: the Golem of Prague

Prepare yourself for an amazing supernatural mystery. 

Religious phenomena

book cover image: the Vatican prophecies : investigating supernatural signs, apparitions, and miracles in the modern age

Do you believe in miracles?  Do you believe that apparitions can and do appear to people or that we can receive signs and messages from beyond. 

The seven five

book cover image: the seven five

The New York City Police Department's 75th Precinct or "The seven five" was itself policed for rampant corruption in the '80's and '90's. 

Saving the CBC

book cover image: Canada lives here

Wade Rowland's latest book Canada lives here: the case for public broadcasting identifies the issues crucial to the CBC' s survival and proposes carefully considered policy options.

Beyond: Our future in space

book cover image: Beyond: Our future in space

Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor and his research interests are observational cosmology, gravitational lensing, and the evolution and structure of galaxies.

Stranger Than We Can Imagine!

book cover image: Stranger than we can imagine: An alternative history of he 20th century

The story of a confusing century that embodied stranger ideas.

The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards

The first Canadian Jewish Literary Awards were presented on October 18, 2015 at York University in Toronto.  The winners represented writers of the finest books with Jewish themes and subjects by Canadian authors in a variety of genres.  This award platform was created to fill the void left when, in the fall of 2014, the Koffler Centre for the Arts - long-time administrators of the Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards - announced their suspension.