Tag Archives: Vintage Canada

Williams, Terry Tempest. REFUGE: An Unnatural History of Family & Place. 2002. Vintage Books.

In this beautifully written memoir of a naturalist and her love of place about the Great Salt Lake of Utah and the nearby sanctuary, the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, both essential parts of her professional life, the author describes … Continue reading

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Vaillant, John. The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed. 2006. Vintage Canada, Toronto, Ontario.

“A culture is no better than its woods.” W. H Auden, p. 215 “How would you convince people that material temptations, social status, and educational institutions, are used to preserve and perpetuate the status quo, with very little real consideration … Continue reading

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Honoré, Carl. In Praise of Slow: How a worldwide movement is challenging the cult of speed. Vintage Canada. 2004.

“There is more to life than increasing its speed” Gandhi, quoted in this book It started with the slow food movement which has spread from Italy to many countries. So Honoré starts his journey of slowing down with a report … Continue reading

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