Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Nonfiction

Development by Garrett Nagle
Series: Access to Geography
This book provides an in-depth assessment of current development and underdevelopment trends and issues. The effects of development on population, food supply and the environment are considered as is the issue of sustainable development. –Summary.

Economic Activity and Change by Paul Sheppard
Series: Access to Geography
Economic Activity and Change examines the dynamic nature of industry on a global scale. –Summary.      

Globalisation by Paul Guinness
Series: Access to Geography
This book assesses globalization and changing economic activity, the impact associated with transnational corporations, the role played by newly industrialized countries, and the nature of the future global economy. –Summary.

Migration by Paul Guinness
Series: Access to Geography
Migration examines important developments in the field of migration. It looks at migration’s causes and consequences in both the developed and developing worlds. –Summary.

Rural Settlement and the Urban Impact on the Countryside by Michael Hill
Series: Access to Geography
Rural Settlement and Urban Impact on the Countryside focuses on the geographical issues that have changed the countryside through urbanization and counter-urbanization. Economic conditions which lead to rural depopulation are considered as are those that have led to the repopulation of some rural areas. The impact on the countryside and the concept of the 'post-rural' society are also examined. –Summary.

Urban Settlement and Land Use by Michael Hill
Series: Access to Geography
Urban Settlement and Land Use provides an overview of urban geography through the study of both the role of cities in a changing world and the distinctive sections within cities. –Summary.

A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War edited by Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw
“Drawing upon a multidisciplinary spectrum of recent work – studies on mobilizing women, paid and volunteer employment at home and overseas, grief, childhood, family life, and literary representations ­– this book brings Canadian and Newfoundland women and girls into the history of the First World War and marks their place in the narrative of national transformation.” –Publisher.

Families Count: Profiling Canadian Families by The Vanier Institute of the Family
Through the use of easy-to-read charts and tables and commentary, Families Count identifies trends, successes, and challenges facing Canada’s families today. –Summary

Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom
When an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy, Albom goes back to his nonfiction roots and becomes involved with a Detroit pastor--a reformed drug dealer and convict--who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof. A timely, moving, and inspiring look at faith: not just who believes, but why. –

Music: A Window to the Soul by Lorraine Kneier
A well-reasoned and clearly written guide for all those who seek to experience, understand, and share a love for classical music through informed listening. –Summary.

The Kane Chronicles: Survival Guide by Mary-Jane Knight
Profiles the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling Kane Chronicles series. –Summary.

The Little Immigrants by Kenneth Bagnell
“The Little Immigrants is a tale of compassion and courage and a vivid account of a deep and moving part of Canadian heritage. In the early years after Confederation, the rising nation needed workers that could take advantage of the abundant resources. Until the time of the Depression, 100,000 impoverished children from the British Isles were sent overseas by well-meaning philanthropists to solve the colony's farm-labour shortage.” Back cover.