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West Nile fever: Global Status is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing exhaustive search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease. Each chapter includes: 1. Descriptive epidemiology 2. Summary of clinical features 3. Potential use in Bioterrorism 4. References
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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 will, to a great degree, depend on implementing a “circular economy”. In the forest sector, this relates to how we manage forests and use forest products. The Forest Products Annual Market Review covers recent trends, policies and market intelligence on forest products along with production, consumption and trade statistics for the UNECE region; all of which are critical to the role of forests in creating a more circular economy.
Vancouver prides itself on being a green city, and the west coast is known for its active environmental protest culture. But the roots of this mentality reach far beyond the founding of organizations such as Greenpeace. Small campaigns led by local community groups from the 1960s onward left a lasting impact on the region. At the Wilderness Edge examines five antidevelopment campaigns in and around Vancouver that reflected a dramatic decline in public support for large-scale commercial and industrial projects. J.I. Little describes the highly effective protests that were instrumental in preserving threatened green spaces on Coal Harbour, Hollyburn Ridge, Bowen Island, Gambier Island, and the Squamish estuary, keeping these important British Columbia landmarks from becoming a high-rise development project, a downhill ski resort, a suburban housing tract, an open-pit copper mine, and a major coal port, respectively. Through detailed analysis of development proposals and protests, government studies, and community responses, Little argues that it was not the usual suspects – 1960s radicalism and anti-establishment youth culture – that initiated and carried out these protests, but rather middle-aged, middle-class, politically engaged citizens, many of whom were women. An engaging study of grassroots politics in action, At the Wilderness Edge sheds new light on the rise of environmental consciousness, a pivotal era in the history of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and Canada.
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Can you imagine exploring the West Coast of Canada firsthand? You can, in the company of Alex, the young explorer who wants to take you on many fascinating adventures! Join Alex on her first adventure, which includes a surprising encounter with an eagle and an owl. Here, the little girl entreats her old friend the owl to help her new friend the eagle, whose spirit went on an adventure. And while it is unusual to seek cooperation between these foes, the raptors trust Alex. Read on to find out if their trust was well placed!
When Great Britain and its dominions declared war on Germany in August 1914, they were faced with the formidable challenge of transforming masses of untrained citizen-soldiers at home and abroad into competent, coordinated fighting divisions. The Empire on the Western Front focuses on the development of two units, Britain’s 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division and the Canadian 4th Division, to show how the British Expeditionary Force rose to this challenge. By turning the spotlight on army formation and operations at the divisional level, Jackson calls into question existing accounts that emphasize the differences between the imperial and dominion armies.
This beautifully illustrated, fact-filled book teaches children about the hundreds of wildlife species that live across Western Canada. Praise for Tom Hunter: "[Hunter's] drawings are accurate. The animals look as if they could step off the page."--Canadian Library Association Western Canada is home to thousands of distinct species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Highlighting over two hundred animals found across the west, acclaimed illustrator Tom Hunter provides a fun, fact-filled introduction to wildlife for children ages nine to twelve. Kids will learn to tell the difference between the mountain goat and the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, find out where they can spot a wolverine in the wild, and discover which species of shark live off the west coast of Canada. Each species has a detailed, scientifically accurate illustration and essential facts about where it lives, what it eats, and what makes it unique. From the largest marine mammals to the tiniest insects, this book will open children's eyes to the amazing variety of animals living all around them.
The ultimate photographic guide to over 400 birds species found in western Canada, ideal for bird watchers of all ages. Updated in this 2nd edition to reflect the latest taxonomic data, Birds of Western Canada is the complete guide to 410 species of birds found west of the 100th Meridian in Canada, including the most common species and rare birds. Perfect for both dedicated and casual bird watchers, this regional guide includes stunning full-color photographs revealing individual species with unrivaled clarity. The 387 most commonly seen birds are given full-page profiles with readable accounts detailing notable characteristics and information on everything from behavior and habitat to nest construction and conservation status. Each profile also features diagrams of flight patterns and statistics of size, wingspan and lifespan. Information on similar birds is provided to make differentiation easy, from game birds and waterfowl to shorebirds and swifts, to owls, wood warblers, finches, and more. Written by a team of more than 30 birders and ornithologists with expertise in particular species or families, and produced in association with David M. Bird, Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Biology at McGill University, this updated edition of Birds of Eastern Canada
Over the course of the past two hundred years, only one United States territory has experienced foreign occupation: Alaska. Available for the first time in paperback, Alaska at War brings readers face to face with the North Pacific front in World War II. Wide-ranging essays cover the war as seen by Alaskan eyes, including the Japanese invasion of the Attu and Kiska islands, the effects of the war on Aleutian Islanders, and the American campaign to recover occupied territory. Whether you’re a historian or a novice student interested in this pivotal period of American history, Alaska at War provides fascinating insight into the background, history, and cultural impact of war on the Alaskan homefront.
British Columbia wouldn't exist without the railway; the province was brought into the Canadian Confederation in 1871 in exchange for the promise of a transcontinental line to the West Coast. It was the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886 that set off economic development in the province, created the city of Vancouver and spurred others to build competing lines. In Iron Road West, Derek Hayes charts the development of the province through its railway lines, using a wealth of photographs and other visuals to show how rails were laid through the wild terrain that characterized much of British Columbia. As railways revolutionized the province, they inevitably incited fierce competition and personal hatreds, creating an exciting frontier-like environment that Hayes describes in vivid detail. The book also covers the emergence of the modern freight railway in British Columbia, including fully automated and computerized trains. An extensive section details our railway legacy, including preserved railways, locomotives and facilities that can still be visited today. Prolifically illustrated, Iron Road West will fascinate not only railway enthusiasts, but anyone with an interest in the history of the province.