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A World Without Bees

I just watched a terrific program on Nature, about colony collapse disorder.  What's CCD?  It's a condition where bee colonies have been dying off, recently at alarming rates.   Scientists and researchers are working around the clock to find an answer and cure, because without bees, the human race is doomed. 

Charles Taylor Prize nominees announced

 Finalists for The Charles Taylor Prize, have been announced.  The award is given each year to a Canadian aut

Top Sci-Tech Books

Here are some titles from Booklist's Top 10 Sci-Tech Books of 2009:

Top Books on Religion

Booklist has published a list of its best adult religion books reviewed in 2009:

Vassanji wins Governor-General's Award

Two-time Giller award winner M. G. Vassanji has won the 2009 Governor-General's Literary Award for Nonfiction, for his book "A Place Within: Rediscovering India".  

Remembering 1989

We remember 1989 for a lot of things, not the least of which is the fall of the Berlin Wall, which set off a chain-reaction of events that led to the end of The Cold War and communist rule in Eastern Europe:   

Time 1989: The Year that Shaped Today's World  

The Best of Canadian Nonfiction

Nominees for the Governor-General's Award and the Writers' Trust of Canada have been named.  A few lucky titles found themselves on both lists.  All titles are available at the library.  Check them out!

2009 Governor General's Literary Awards Finalists - Nonfiction

Nominees for Canadian Culinary Book Awards announced

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Nominees for the 2009 Canadian Culinary Book Awards have been announced.  One of my favourites A Taste of Canada is nominated in the Canadian Food

Fiennes writes a touching memoir

book cover imageI just finished reading a memoir, The Music Room,  written by William Fiennes, cousin on Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, and author of

Remembering Canada's Fallen Heroes

Edward Butts has produced another book on Canada's True Crime past, this time focusing on stories of Canadian police officers killed in the line of duty, be it from natural disasters, accidents or violent crime.   His work is hard-hitting as well as compassionate and covers more than 200 years of Canadian police history