Here is a selection of titles added in the past week.

 All talked out: naturalism and the future of philosophy /J.D. Trout. All Talked Out is an exercise in applied philosophy. It is a study of what the examination of knowledge, explanation, and well-being would look like if freed from the peculiar tools and outlook of modern philosophy and handed over to scientists – or scientifically-trained philosophers – who had a reflective aim.

Battle of the Plains of Abraham /Blaine Wiseman. An in-depth look at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.

 Battle of Vimy Ridge /Blaine Wiseman. An in-depth look at the role that Canadian soldiers played at the Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War I.

Christian ethics: an introduction to biblical moral reasoning /Wayne Grudem. Grudem explains in detail what the whole Bible says about living as a Christian in this highly practical, biblically based volume on Christian ethics.

 COVID’s impact on health and healthcare workers /Don L. Goldenberg, MD. The physical and emotional toll on healthcare workers is described, as well as the innovations and sacrifices made by physicians, nurses, and hospitals during the pandemic. Present and enduring changes in primary care and mental healthcare, including increased utilization of telemedicine, are explained. The misinformation and disinformation raging during the pandemic and their adverse effect on public health and patient recovery are uncovered. The book concludes with recommendations to best move forward, addressing public health, healthcare inequities, long-term care facilities, primary care, healthcare worker well-being, and following science and truth.

 Hard questions: facing the problems of life /John Kekes. The hard questions are hard because reasonable answers to them conflicting. The aim of this book is to show how hard questions can be reasonably answered.

 Health equity in a globalizing era: past challenges, future prospects /Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert. This title discusses how globalization impacts the health of individuals and populations. It focuses on how globalization processes have impacted various social determinants of health such as income, employment, or migration patterns, and how this in turn shapes inequities in health outcomes.

 Health sciences literature review made easy: the matrix method /Judith Garrard. The ultimate ‘how to’ guide for learning the practical and useful methods for reviewing scientific literature in the health sciences.

 Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies: local solutions and global opportunities /edited by Elizabeth Sumida Huaman and Nathan D. Martin. Written by researchers working in and with Indigenous communities around the world, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Research Methodologies is an international collaboration that offers guidance and lessons learned in the field. Including contributions from diverse geographic locations–such as Canada, Peru, and Norway–the book is anchored by specific themes: exploring decolonizing methodological paradigms, honouring Indigenous knowledge systems, and growing interdisciplinary collaboration toward Indigenous self-determination. Readers are encouraged to consider the purposes and utilities of research and its consequences for Indigenous identities, and both individual and community well-being.

 Philosophy for public health and public policy: beyond the neglectful state /James Wilson. This groundbreaking book argues that philosophy is not just useful, but vital, for thinking coherently about priorities in health policy and public policy.

  Research and reconciliation: unsettling ways of knowing through indigenous relationships /edited by Shawn Wilson, Andrea V. Breen, and Lindsay DuPré. Research as Reconciliation will profile stories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers engaging in research that is aligned with Indigenist ways of knowing. The contributors in this volume represent various disciplines, backgrounds, and diverse conceptions of reconciliation and its meaning in relation to ongoing settler colonial projects. The book will be comprised of research stories written in a variety of creative forms, such as stories, letters, twitter conversations and visual methodologies. By emphasizing stories rather than traditional academic chapters, we aim for the book to be reflective of individual voices, relevant to Indigenous traditions of storytelling, and interesting to practitioners, community members and others outside of academia who are engaging with research.

 Science and humanity: a humane philosophy of science and religion /Andrew Steane. Steane reconfigures the public understanding of science, by drawing on a deep knowledge of physics and by bringing in mainstream philosophy of science. A reply to a major argument of David Hume, and a related one of Richard Dawkins, is given. The book finishes with some brief chapters setting religion in the context of all human capacities, and showing, in fresh language, what theistic religious response is, or can be, in the modern world.

 Teaching health humanities /edited by Olivia Banner, Nathan Carlin and Thomas R. Cole. Teaching Health Humanities expands our understanding of the burgeoning field of health humanities and of what it aspires to be. The volume’s contributors describe their different degree programs, the politics and perspectives that inform their teaching, and methods for incorporating newer digital and multimodal technologies into teaching practices. By collecting scholars from a wide array of disciplinary specialties, professional ranks, and institutional affiliations, the volume offers a snapshot of the diverse ways medical/health humanities is practiced today and maps the diverse institutional locations where it is called upon to do work

The 2nd Battle of Ypres /Norman Leach. Details the efforts of Canadian soldiers in the 2nd Battle of Ypres.

 The Appalachian /Erinn Banting. Discusses the history, geology, climate, plants and animals of Canada’s Appalachian region.

The Battle of Passchendaele /Norman Leach. Details the involvement of Canadian soldiers in the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

The Battle of the Somme /Norman Leach. Details the involvement of the 1st Battalion of Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of the Somme.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge /Norman Leach. Details how the Battle of Vimy Ridge was a coming of age for the Canadian military.

The building of the CPR /Blaine Wiseman. The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) united the country from coast to coast. Although strenuous at times, the creation of the CPR was a turning point in Canadian history that helped shape Canada into the nation that it is today.

The Canadian shield /Tina Schwartzenberger. Surveys the history, geology, climate, plants and animals of the Canadian Shield region.

 The contagion next time /Sandro Galea. This book articulates the foundational forces shaping health in American society and how they can be strengthened to prevent the next outbreak from becoming a pandemic. The book challenges Americans to tackle the deep-rooted obstacles preventing them from becoming a truly vibrant and equitable nation, reminding them of what they seemed to have forgotten: that health is a public good worth protecting.

 The Cordillera /Melanie Ostopowich. Surveys the history, geology, climate, plants and animals of the Cordillera region.

The Crown /Simon Rose. Explains the function and responsibility of the Crown as well as how its role has changed since Confederation.

The governor general /by Amy Sawyer. Describes the role of the Governor General, the work she/he does and Governors General in history.

 The lieutenant governor /by Elizabeth Simon. Examines the history, position in Canada’s government and specific responsibilities of the lieutenant governor.

 The member of Parliament /by Elizabeth Simon. Explores the role and responsibilities of the Member of Parliament in Canada’s government.

 The new leadership challenge: creating the future of nursing /Sheila C. Grossman, Theresa M. Terry Valiga. The New Leadership Challenge has been written as a reference book and textbook for undergraduate students in nursing, as well as for nurses in any practice role. The book also is helpful for nurses pursuing graduate study, including those preparing as clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators, or those pursuing doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degrees. It provides an overview of major ideas related to the multidimensional concept of leadership and explores the relevance of those ideas at various points throughout one’s career development: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

 The Oxford handbook of feminist philosophy /edited by Kim Q. Hall and Ásta. This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the contemporary state of the field. The editors’ introduction and forty-five essays cover feminist critical engagements with philosophy and adjacent scholarly fields, as well as feminist approaches to current debates and crises across the world. Authors cover topics ranging from the ways in which feminist philosophy attends to other systems of oppression, and the gendered, racialized, and classed assumptions embedded in philosophical concepts, to feminist perspectives on prominent subfields of philosophy. The volume provides a rigorous but accessible resource for students and scholars who are interested in feminist philosophy, and how feminist philosophers situate their work in relation to the philosophical mainstream and other disciplines.

 The politics of health in the Canadian welfare state /Toba Bryant and Dennis Raphael. The Politics of Health in the Canadian Welfare State argues that the nature of Canada’s liberal welfare state shapes the health care system, the social determinants of health, and the health of all Canadians. Documenting decades of work on the social determinants of health, Toba Bryant and Dennis Raphael explore topics such as power and influence in Canadian society, socially and economically marginalized populations, and approaches to promoting health. Each chapter examines different aspects of the links between public policy, health, and the welfare state, investigating how broader societal structures and processes of the country’s economic and political systems shape living and working conditions and, inevitably, the overall health of Canadians. It includes international comparative data to demonstrate where Canada stands in comparison to other welfare states and provides a comprehensive overview of how the form of the welfare state acts as an important determinant of health.–Provided by publisher.

The prime minister /by Elizabeth Simon.Looks at the office of Prime Minister in Canada: the details of the job, how the Prime Minister leads in public, and famous Prime ministers throughout history.

The Queen /by Amy Sawyer.Examines the history, position in Canada’s government and specific responsibilities of the monarchy.

The Senate /Simon Rose. Discusses the function and responsibility of the Senate as well as how its role has changed since Confederation.

The senator /by Elizabeth Simon. Examines the history, position in Canada’s government and the specific responsibilities of the Senate.

 The Supreme Court /Simon Rose. Explains the function and responsibility of the Supreme Court as well as how its role has changed since Confederation.

 Toward a better world: the social significance of nursing /Mark Lazenby. The book’s central argument is that the profession can work for the common good through fulfilling obligations to the entire human community and that which sustains the human community. The obligations this book explores are to promote human equality, to give assistance to those who need it, to promote peace and safety, to respect Earth as a living entity with a moral status of its own, and to respect one’s own and others’ humanity.

  World Health Organization /Simon Rose. A look at the World Health Organization and Canada’s role in world health.

 World Trade Organization /Simon Rose.A look at the World Trade Organization and Canada’s role in international trade.