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Since Charles Darwin, evolutionary biologists have been convinced that the males of the animal kingdom are the interesting ones - dominating and promiscuous, while females are dull, passive, and devoted. Whether investigating same-sex female albatross couples that raise chicks, murderous mother meerkats, or the titanic battle of the sexes waged by ducks, Lucy Cooke shows us a new evolutionary biology, one where females can be as dynamic as any male. Print run 50,000.
Keri Blakinger was an elite, competitive figure skater growing up. But when her skating partnership ended abruptly, her world shattered. From her first taste of heroin, the next nine years would be a blur. Caught with a Tupperware container full of heroin, she was arrested and ushered into state prison. Two years later, Keri walked out of prison sober and determined to make the most of the second chance she was given - an opportunity impacted by her privilege as a white woman. Now, over her career as an award-winning journalist, she has dedicated herself to exposing the broken system as only an insider could. Print run 75,000.
Award-winning photographer Alison Wright's 128 dynamic colour plates portray women in more than 25 developing countries, whose perseverance is often overlooked. The photos and the women's quotes express what work means to them - creating financial independence, purpose, and community, as well as deep-rooted cultural traditions. This collection also celebrates the grassroots organizations committed to finding creative solutions to the challenges these individuals face.
Simonds, Mary Ann
From becoming the youngest ever CEO of a major advertising company to the world's #1 bestselling author, James Patterson reveals the hard work behind his inspiration. Print run 250,000.
Amidst a childhood of extraordinary trauma, Linda Elkins-Tanton fell in love with science as a means of healing and consolation. But still she wondered, was forced to wonder: as a woman, was science "for her?" This is a beautifully-constructed memoir that explores how a philosophy of life can be built from the tools of scientific inquiry. It teaches us how to approach difficult problems by asking the right questions and actually listening in return - and how we may find meaning through exploring the world around us. Print run 50,000.
When much of the world entered pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpso began writing each other letters - a gesture sparked by friendship and solidarity. By articulating to each other Black and Indigenous perspectives on our unprecedented here and now, and the long-disavowed histories of slavery and colonization that have brought us to this moment in the first place, Maynard and Simpson create something new: a vital demand for a different way forward, and a poetic call to dream up new ways of ordering earthly life. Residence: Toronto, ON.