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Par Michael J Novacek. 1996
A paleontologist's account of a gruelling 1993 field expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, which resulted in one of… the most extensive dinosaur fossil discoveries in history. Describes the specimens that were found and discusses their meaning and scientific importance. 1996.
Par John R Horner, Edwin Dobb. 1997
Companion to Digging Dinosaurs. A paleontologist explores how these creatures evolved, lived, and adapted to the environment. Draws upon extensive… fieldwork to depict the dinosaur's pattern of living and survival methods. Ventures theories on key controversies, such as what caused its extinction. c1997.
Par Lynette Dawn Loeppky. 2014
The memoir tells the story of a young woman who has decided to leave an eight-year relationship. As Lyn begins… to plan her exit, her partner Cecile suddenly falls ill. In a tumultuous drop towards a complicated end, the young woman is forced to become sole caregiver to the woman she had been planning to leave. Set against the "family values" of rural Alberta, this is a story about how we love and why we stay, especially in a time of crisis. 2014.
Par Alison Wearing. 2013
Alison Wearing led a carefree childhood until she learned, at the age of 12, that her family was a little… more complex than she had realized. When her father came out of the closet in the 1970s, when homosexuality was still taboo, it was a shock to everyone in the quiet community of Peterborough, Ontario — especially his wife and children. 2013.
Par Paul Chambers. 2002
Since its discovery the Archaeopteryx - half bird, half reptile - has caused more trouble than any other scientific icon.… It has been used not just to support dozens of different views on evolution but to start feuds, destroy reputations, further personal ambition and promote nationalism. This book investigates the life and times of Archaeopteryx and also at the chaotic scientific world into which it emerged. 2002.
Par Eric Marcus, Greg Louganis. 1995
Par Garrard Conley. 2016
A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love and understanding. The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded… in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. 2016.
Par Dale A Russell. 1989
Par Ann Silversides. 2003
Michael Lynch, the central figure of this book, was a long-time gay activist and a dynamic force in organizing an… early response to the AIDS epidemic. Lynch's prescient articles in 'The Body Politic' spoke to the gay communities of Toronto, New York, and San Francisco; his organizing efforts meant change and hope. The author also furnishes a snap-shot history of how the AIDS crisis unfolded and of some of the heroic responses to it, and provides an emphasis on the politics of the gay community's response. Some strong language. 2003.
Par Bertrand Hébert, Pat Patterson. 2016
When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was… in love... with a man. Moving from Montreal to the United States in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English, when homophobia was widespread, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling. In this memoir, pioneer and creative savant Patterson recalls the trials and tribulations of climbing to the upper ranks of sports-entertainment - as a performer and, later, as a backstage creative force. 2016.
Par Monique Keiran. 1999
Some 75 million years ago, one dinosaur ended its life. The dinosaur was an Albertosaurus -- distant cousin to the… ferocious, meat-eating predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. But its death was also a beginning -- the start of its transformation into a fossil, which lay undiscovered for millennia until the forces of erosion brought the young dinosaur, once again, to light. Grades 4-7. 1999.
Par Jasmin Roy. 2010
Tapette! Moumoune! Osti de fif! Pendant cinq année de sa vie, le jeune Jasmin Roy est victime de violence homophobe… à l'école. Ostracisé, humilié, agressé physiquement par la majorité des élèves, il ne vit pas, il survit. À quarante-quatre ans, l'acteur et animateur décrit sans pudeur l'opression qu'il a subie au primaire et au secondaire, ainsi que les répercussions que celle-ci a eues sur sa vie. Pour la première fois, il parle au public des troubles d'anxiété, de la dépression et de la faible estime de lui-même qu'il a dû surmonter à l'âge adulte, à la suite de ces abus. Vingt-sept années se sont écoulées depuis sa sortie du secondaire et, selon lui, le problème persiste. Plusieurs jeunes âgés entre quinze et vingt-cinq ans livrent, dans cet ouvrage, des témoignages troublants qui confirment que malheureusement, l'homophobie est encore bien présente dans nos écoles. -- 4e de couv.
Par Daniel Mendelsohn, Pierre Guglielmina. 2009
Dans Les Disparus, Daniel Mendelsohn partait en quête de l'histoire de sa famille ; avec L'Étreinte fugitive, il s'est livré… à une quête infiniment plus intime. De l'écriture rhapsodique et classique qui est la sienne, il fait revivre son enfance entre sa mère, l'institutrice , la toute-belle, et son père, le mathématicien , celui qui répare, construit et se collette aux choses ; une enfance peuplée d'êtres, frères et soeurs, parents juifs âgés, avec, au centre, son grand-père, ce dandy mystérieux et raconteur d'histoires. C'est pendant ses années d'étudiant dans l'exotique Sud américain que le jeune homme se découvre une passion jumelée pour les langues anciennes et les beaux garçons. Dès lors, la recherche de la grammaire de son identité , de ce que veut dire être un homme, suivra des méandres surprenants, bouleversants. Car, lorsqu'une amie lui propose d'incarner une figure paternelle auprès de l'enfant qu'elle porte, il accepte et se prend à s'attacher si fort à lui qu'il va, petit à petit, partager sa vie entre Chelsea, le quartier où vivent les garçons de New York, et la banlieue où habitent son amie et leur petit garçon. -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: The elusive embrace.
Par Kamal Al-Solaylee. 2012
As a gay man living in an intolerant Middle East, Al-Solaylee escaped first to England and eventually to Canada, where… he became a journalist and academic. While he was enjoying the cultural and personal freedoms of life in the West, his once-liberal family slowly fell into the hard-line interpretations of Islam that were sweeping large parts of the Arab-Muslim world in the 1980s and 1990s. The differences between his life and theirs were brought into sharp relief by the 2011 revolution in Egypt and the civil war in Yemen. Bestseller. Canada Reads 2015. 2012.
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of… our planet's great mysteries. In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field--discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork--masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. 2018.
Par Dale Peck. 2015
Novelist and critic Dale Peck's latest work - part memoir, part extended essay - is a foray into what the… author calls "the second half of the first half AIDS epidemic," i.e., the period between 1987, when the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was founded, and 1996, when the advent of combination therapy transformed AIDS from a virtual death sentence into a chronic manageable illness. 2015.
Par John Evangelist Walsh. 1996
Recounts the infamous scientific fraud known as "Piltdown" and suggests its perpetrator. Tells of the 1913 discovery in England of… a humanoid skull and jawbone, which were purported to represent the "missing link" in the evolution of man from ape. Explains how scientists were deceived for forty years. 1996.
Par Ivan E Coyote. 2016
A memoir told in stories, about how Coyote learned to embrace their tomboy past while carving out a space for… those of us who don't fit neatly into boxes or identities or labels. Ivan writes about their years as a young butch, dealing with new infatuations and old baggage, and life as a gender-box-defying adult, in which they offer advice to young people while seeking guidance from others. (And for tomboys in training, there are even directions on building your very own unicorn trap.) Recounts Ivan's past as a diffident yet free-spirited tomboy, and maps their journey through treacherous gender landscapes and a maze of labels that don't quite stick, to a place of self-acceptance and an authentic and personal strength. 2016.
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of… our planet's great mysteries. In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field--discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork--masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs. 2018.