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Cultivating Curiosity: Spring, Gardening, and Alloway Library

Thinking of Spring?? Then its time to think of gardening too! As the earth awakens from its winter slumber, so does our curiosity about the wonders of spring and the art of gardening. Join us on a literary exploration and take a leisurely look on the array of books to guide you in exploring the world of gardening.

We encourage you to sow the seeds of curiosity and knowledge! Here are some amazing books from ourcollectionto guide you through the art of gardening,

Stop by Alloway Library to see the  print books   on display on the main level this month.

 100 easy-to-grow native plants for Canadian gardens / Lorraine Johnson, photographs by Andrew Leyerle. 100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens is the ultimate source for achieving a lush and stunning garden with ease. Whatever the conditions—sunny, shady or in-between—and whatever your style—formal, informal or a mix—there are native plants to help you achieve your gardening goals. Either add to your garden or start fresh with the help of this reader-friendly guide. With Johnson’s light humour and down-to-earth perspective, as well as lavish photos by Leyerle, this is a must-have gardening resource for everything Canadian gardeners need to know about native plants. Horticultural information includes height, blooming period, light requirements and moisture needs, as well as a comprehensive reference chart that provides a list of the most appropriate plants for various conditions at a glance.

 Basic gardening illustrated / by the editors of Sunset Books and Sunset Magazine. Covers fundamental cultivating, propagating, pruning, and landscaping techniques in addition to describing container gardening and recommending plants that are easy to grow

 Chatelaine’s gardening book / by Lois Wilson. The complete all-Canada guide to garden success that covers all regions of Canada

 Flower Production & Gardening /  P. K. Yadav, R. P. Singh. This book has been designed to  serve as a reliable source of information on all relevant aspects of floriculture and ornamental horticulture for various purposes, including the production technology of export-quality flowers. It provides a concise and easy-to-understand summary of important aspects of floriculture, presented in simple and lucid language.

 Gardening with native plants of the Pacific Northwest / Arthur R. Kruckeberg.  With enthusiasm, easy wit, and expert knowledge, renowned botanist Art Kruckeberg and horticulturist Linda Chalker-Scott show Northwest gardeners, from novice to expert, how to imagine and realize their perfect sustainable landscape.

 Rodale’s all-new encyclopedia of organic gardening: the indispensable resource for every gardener / edited by Fern Marshall Bradley and Barbara W. Ellis. Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years—and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns.

Growing Your Own Food in Hong Kong / Van Langenberg, Arthur. This book points the way, especially for beginners and those who may only have a balcony or a rooftop and are limited to growing in containers. It is not just about gardening in a narrow sense. It delves into the growing of plants as a multidisciplinary activity involving not only botany, but also zoology, geology, meteorology, philosophy, ornithology, and more. The book sends a strong environmental message for a reevaluation of modern lifestyle.

 Native plants in the coastal garden: a guide for gardeners in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest / by April Pettinger. The classic guide to gardening with native plants on the West Coast offers comprehensive information on identifying plant habitats, attracting wildlife, and locating regional plants and seeds. The authors describe the key concepts of gardening with native species, and share their expertise in turning a backyard into a lush coastal paradise.

 New complete guide to gardening / Susan A. Roth, writer and principal photographer. This reference provides complete information on nearly five hundred plants, including growing tips, maintenance techniques, and favorable conditions for trees, vegetables, herbs, fruits, vines, annuals, perennials, ground covers, lawns, and more.

  The Conscientious Gardener: Cultivating a Garden Ethic / Sarah Reichard. In this inspiring book, Sarah Hayden Reichard tells how to make our gardens more sustainable, lively, and healthy places.

 Vegetable gardening / by the editors of Sunset Books and Sunset Magazine; [research and text: James W. Wilson

Vegetables and fruits / by James Underwood Crockett and the editors of Time-Life Books ; watercolor illustrations by Richard Crist.

 Visionary Landscapes: Japanese Garden Design in North America, The Work of Five Contemporary Masters / Kendall H. Brown. This stunning Japanese gardening book examines the style and meaning of the Japanese garden in unique ways in their innovative designs for private, commercial, and public spaces.

 What Can I Do with My Herbs? How to Grow, Use & Enjoy These Versatile Plants. Anyone interested in learning more about herbs will relish this compact and easy-to-understand practical guide to growing and enjoying these versatile plants.

 The woodland garden: planting in harmony with nature / R. Roy Forster & Alex M. Downie. B. The Woodland Garden is a valuable source of information and a practical how-to guide on hundreds of plant species ideally suited for planting in the woodland environment. Here is all the information needed to get started, from design, plant selection and initial planting through ongoing maintenance, using principles that can be applied anywhere in North America in almost any size garden – from large estate to city lot. The book is easy-to-follow and clearly illustrated. Helpful tips throughout offer useful advice gleaned from the authors’ decades of collective experience. They explain weeds and pests, preparing the land, watering and mulching, propagation. They discuss lilies and rhododendrons, soil characteristics, adapting a property, working with a new site, and converting an old garden. There are sections on fragrance, water, rocks, pathways, scale and unity plus how to analyze a site, design a woodland garden, and much more.




Compiled and written by student library assistant Preethi Ganga Thirugnanasambandam



New Titles Tuesday, March 19

Here is a selection of print titles recently added to the collection and ready for use.

 A forgotten history: the story of the missionary movement and the liberation of people in south Travancore /Joy Gnanadason. This popular history concentrates the Kanyakuman district, the southernmost district of India, and the Church of South India as well as its predecessors there. It attempts to highlight some events which have shaped the destiny of  the people and region, and highlights the lives of some personalities who played an important role within these historical events.  The events given greatest prominence are the beginnings of Protestant Christianity in South Travancore, the abolition of slavery there, the struggle of the lower castes for dignity and respect that centered around the right of their women to cover the upper parts of their bodies, and the creation of the Kanyakuman district as part of Tamil Nadu. The author also traces the history of the churches’ educational and medical institutions. Gnanadason played an important part in the history about which she writes.

 Explicit English teaching /Tom Needham. Based on contemporary research findings and supported by a range of classroom examples, this accessibly written book demonstrates how cognitive load theory, Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction, explicit instruction and broader cognitive science ideas can be applied to the teaching of English in secondary schools.

 Harmless as doves /Thomas Watson.  A puritains’s view of the Christian life. This book contains ten sermons that provide a biblical picture of practical Christian living. These sermons reveal Watson’s colorful and compelling style of preaching. They are experiential and practical and make excellent devotional reading.

 Sagittae angelorum: arrows of angels; a collection of poetry, short stories, and drama /by Dominic Nootebos, Jeremy Joosten, Joelle Joosten, and Lucas Smith ; edited by David C. Bellusci. TWU AUTHORS. Four fresh voices, use a purposeful, contemporary approach to explore the healing power of faith and spirituality in a world that often denies or derides it. The writing is agile, sometimes playful, and never preachy, infused with a genuine sense of hope and the belief in the desire for salvation that the human soul harbors.

 Social media for academics /Mark Carrigan. Pactical guidance and thoughtful insight on how to approach the opportunities and challenges that social media presents in ways that can be satisfying and sustainable as an academic. The guide has been updated throughout to reflect changes in social media and digital thinking since the last edition, including: the dark side of social media; emerging forms of multimedia engagement; auditing your online identity and  how to do a social media sabbatical.

 The basics of bioethics /Robert M. Veatch and Laura K. Guidry-Grimes. The Basics of Bioethics offers an easy-to-follow introduction to this dynamic field. The book contains numerous cases to help anchor the broader discussion. Chapters are organized around common moral themes in order to help readers understand the values and other connections that tie together different positions in bioethics. This edition adds a new chapter on alternative frameworks in bioethics, including narrative ethics and casuistry, feminist approaches, care ethics, and virtue ethics.

 The hidden world of mosses /Neil Bell ; with photography by Des Callaghan. The Hidden World of Mosses explores the tiny, intriguing environments of these plants that have their own miniature forests filled with grazers and predators, and their own ecological norms and mechanics. The Hidden World of Mosses provides an accessible guide to these not-so-humble botanical gems.  Bell presents information about these incredible plants, exploring their tiny, intriguing and diverse environments in detail.  This fascinating book also contains hundreds of stunning photographs which reveal the beauty and splendour of moss.

 What Iranians want: women, life, freedom /Arash Azizi.  The first major book on the new Iranian revolution. Azizi guides us through Iran ablaze, history being made in real time. Azizi’s book is a guide for the perplexed. Not only does he deliver on the promise that the book’s title suggests, but he also goes beyond that by trying to explain “why” Iranians are fighting for women’s rights, freedom of expression, peace…and a “normal life. A truly absorbing and enlightening book for general readers and scholars alike.

NEW Curriculum Resource Titles, March 14

Check out NEW Curriculum Resource titles in TWU’s Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC).

This specialized education resource library serves Trinity’s School of Education and local educators, and it provides a variety of resources for curriculum planning, research and teaching (including curriculum guides), teacher’s resources, and K-12 student resources.

Click on the link for more information. Learn how to place a Hold though our Holds Pickup.


Eyes & Spies: How You’re Tracked and Why You Should Know by Tanya Lloyd Kyi and illustrated by Belle Wuthrich
(Interest Level: Grades 4-11)

Written for middle-grade and older readers, this book looks at the way information and data about us is collected and used by individuals, governments, companies, and organizations. Each chapter covers one aspect of the subject, from data collection to computer surveillance to personal privacy. Arguments for both increased security and increased privacy are offered, which encourages readers to think critically about issues and decide for themselves.

Father’s Road by Ji-yun Jang
(Interest Level: Grades 1-5)

Wong Chung is thrilled when he has the chance to join his father’s caravan and embark on a journey along the Silk Road. But with the harsh terrain, brutal sandstorms, and marauding bandits, the journey is not an easy one. With so many obstacles will they ever be able to reach the magnificent markets in Constantinople?

Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science by Jeannine Atkins
(Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

Three biographies in verse about three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists. Maria Merian discovered the truth about metamorphosis and documented her findings in gorgeous paintings of the life cycles of insects. Mary Anning discovered fossils that would change people’s vision of the past. Maria Mitchell helped her mapmaker father explore the starry sky through his telescope and discovered a new comet.

Mexique: A Refugee Story from the Spanish Civil War by María José Ferrada
(Interest Level: Grades 2-4)

On May 27, 1937, over four hundred children boarded a ship called the Mexique and sailed for Morelia, Mexico, fleeing the violence of the Spanish Civil War. This book invites readers onto the Mexique with the child refugees, many of whom never returned to Spain.

Pier 21: Stories from Near and Far by Anne Renaud
(Interest Level: Grades 5-9)

This picture book is a chronicle of Pier 21 and of those who passed through, some on their way to foreign lands to fight for freedom, and others on their way to becoming part of the growing nation of Canada.

This is Your Brain on Stereotypes: How Science is Tackling Unconscious Bias by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
(Interest Level: Grades 7-12)

This books addresses the issues of discrimination, racism, sexism, ableism and homophobia and offers concrete suggestions on how to make change. It uses scientific inquiry and loads of relatable and interesting examples to explore these uncomfortable topics in age-appropriate and engaging ways.

A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millions to Save a Rare Animal by Carmen Oliver and illustrated by Katy Dockrill
(Interest Level: Grades 1-7)

This story is based on the early life of Simon Jackson, who founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition. On his remarkable journey to protect the spirit bears, he met Dr. Jane Goodall and eventually hiked the Great Bear Rainforest, the home of these elusive animals.

What’s So Special About Shakespeare? by Michael Rosen
(Interest Level: Grades 5-8)

More than four hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, his name is known in every corner of the world. Why? This book answers that question with humor, knowledge, and appreciation, offering a whirlwind tour of Shakespeare’s life, his London, and four of his plays: A Midsummer Night’s DreamMacbeth, King Lear, and The Tempest.


New Titles Tuesday, March 12

Here is a selection of print and eBooks recently added to the collection and ready for use

 Sustainability and the philosophy of science /Jeffry L. Ramsey. This book demonstrates how the philosophy of science can enhance our understanding of sustainability and the practices we use to enact it. The book applies perspectives and tools from the philosophy of science to sustainability discourse. It argues that widely held assumptions regarding the meaning of concepts, methods of theorizing and inferential practice, evidential structure, and ethics limit our understanding and practice of sustainability. It offers philosophical alternatives that capture more fully the confusing, wicked nature of sustainability challenges.

 The beginning and end of all things: a biblical theology of creation and new creation /Edward W. Klink, III. Klink presents a holistic understanding of creation, one that is unfolded throughout all of Scripture and is at the core of the gospel itself. Along with offering rich insights about God and his purposes for the world, a biblical theology of creation guides how we engage nature, culture, and life as embodied beings–.

 The Church after innovation: questioning our obsession with work, creativity, and entrepreneurship /Andrew Root. Root delves into the problems of innovation. He explores where innovation and entrepreneurship came from, shows how they break into church circles, and counters the new imaginations like neoliberalism and technology that hold the church captive to modernity. Root reveals the moral visions of the self that innovation and entrepreneurship deliver–they are dependent on workers (and consumers) being obsessed with their selves, which leads to significant faith-formation issues. This focus on innovation also causes us to think we need to be singularly unique instead of made alive in Christ. Root offers a return to mysticism and the poetry of Meister Eckhart as a healthier spiritual alternative. –.

 The end of Eden: wild nature in the age of climate breakdown /Adam Welz. A revelatory exploration of climate change from the perspective of wild species and natural ecosystems–an homage to the miraculous, vibrant entity that is life on Earth–.

 The fear of Islam: an introduction to Islamophobia in the West /Todd H. Green. The Fear of Islam investigates the context of Western views of Islam and offers an introduction to the historical roots and contemporary causes of Islamophobia. Green brings the reader up to date, examining the Islamophobic rhetoric of the 2016 US presidential election, the ongoing success of populist movements in Europe, and the rise in anti-Muslim legislation and hate crimes on both sides of the Atlantic.

 The game production toolbox /Heather Maxwell Chandler. The Game Production Toolbox focuses on the nuts and bolts of producing interactive content and how you can organize and support the creative, technical, and business efforts that are all part of interactive game development. This book isn’t going to tell you how to design a game or what technologies to use. Instead it provides techniques for and insights into managing, from concept to release, all the pieces that must come together in order to get a game into the hands of a player.

 The gatherings: reimagining Indigenous-settler relations /Shirley N. Hager ; and Gwen Bear [and 12 others] ; afterword by Frances Hancock. In The Gatherings, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous readers may come to view one another with new eyes. The many voices represented in The Gatherings offer insights and strategies that can inform change at the individual, group, and systems levels. These voices affirm that authentic relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples – with their attendant anxieties, guilt, anger, embarrassments, and, with time, even laughter and mutual affection – are key to our shared futures here in North America.

 The psychology of sociability: understanding human attachment /edited by Joseph P. Forgas, William Crano, and Klaus Fiedler. With contributions from internationally renowned researchers in areas of social psychology as well as anthropology and evolutionary psychology, this book demonstrates the role of social psychology in explaining how human sociability evolved, how it shapes our mental and emotional lives, and how it influences both large-scale civilizational practices and intimate interpersonal relations.

 The remote work handbook: the definitive guide for operationalizing remote work as a competitive business strategy /Mari Anne Snow. The Remote Work Handbook is for readers seeking to leverage the business benefits of a flexible, remote workforce. It is a practical guide for building and implementing remote work at any size organization. Snow explores the untapped potential of remote teams and lays out the business case for adopting a new, flexible workplace model to build organizational resilience and a competitive edge. It includes down-to-earth professional and personal stories that alert the reader to the top priorities and operational realities they will face as they craft their own implementation plan for operationalizing remote work at their company.

 The road not taken is more beautiful: a collection of prose by Pak Wan So = Mot kabon kil i tŏ arŭmdapta: Pak Wan-sŏ sanmunjip. Autobiographical essays written during the last four years of the author since the publication of Homi.

 The skeletons in God’s closet: the mercy of hell, the surprise of judgment, the hope of holy war /Joshua Ryan Butler. The Skeletons In God’s Closet helps Christians and skeptics wrestle with some of today’s toughest criticisms, deepest doubts and questions on faith.

 Troubling truth and reconciliation in Canadian education: critical perspectives /edited by Sandra D. Styres and Arlo Kempf. Troubling Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Education offers a series of critical perspectives concerning reconciliation and reconciliatory efforts between Canadian and Indigenous peoples. Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars address both theoretical and practical aspects of troubling reconciliation in education across various contexts with significant diversity of thought, approach, and socio-political location. Throughout, the work challenges mainstream reconciliation discourses.

 Unstable properties: Aboriginal title and the claim of British Columbia /Patricia Burke Wood and David A. Rossiter. Unstable Properties reverses the usual approach – investigating Aboriginal claims to Crown land – to reframe the issue as a history of Crown attempts to solidify claims to Indigenous territory. From the historical-geographic processes through which the BC polity became entrenched in its present territory to key events of the twenty-first century, the authors highlight the unstable ideological foundation of land and title arrangements. In the process, they demonstrate that only by understanding diverse interpretations of sovereignty, governance, territory, and property can we move toward meaningful reconciliation.–.

 Welcoming the future church: how to reach, teach, and engage young adults /Jonathan JP Pokluda with Luke Friesen. Young adult ministry expert offers practical steps for ministering effectively to Millennials, including success stories and failures and transferable principles for mobilizing a generation toward Jesus.

 Witness to the human rights tribunals: how the system fails Indigenous peoples /Bruce Granville Miller Witness to the Human Rights Tribunals opens the doors to the tribunal, revealing the interactions of lawyers, tribunal members, expert witnesses, and Indigenous litigants. Miller provides an in-depth look at the role of anthropological expertise in the courts, and draws on testimony, ethnographic data, and years of tribunal decisions to show how specific cases are fought and how expert testimony about racialization and discrimination is disregarded. His candid analysis reveals the double-edged nature of the tribunal itself, which re-engages with the trauma and violence of discrimination that suffuses social and legal systems while it attempts to protect human rights. It concludes that any reform must consider the problem of symbolic trauma before Indigenous claimants can receive appropriate justice.–.

 Work as a calling: from meaningful work to good work /Garrett W. Potts. This book provides a novel paradigm for reimagining the idea of ‘work as a calling,’ which serves as a corrective that better supports the individuals’ search for meaning and their contribution to the common good, arguing that the two go hand in hand, and so they cannot be separated. Providing a new perspective on ‘work as a calling’ by examining the issue from the perspective of morality rather than self-actualization, this volume will be of interest to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in the fields of business ethics, management, leadership, and organizational studies–.

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