The Form and Function of a Textbook

In the first of a short series of blog postings, author Rob Beamish discusses his motivations for publishing an introductory sociology textbook without all of the “bells and whistles” normally aimed at first-year university students.

It’ll Soon Be a Jungle Out There!

The Canadian Institute of Forestry has launched a tree planting drive with their program Forests without Borders recently that is looking to change the face of the earth. Partnering with several other groups such as World Clean Air Forest Initiative, CIF is offering tree planting kits with an extra little something; for every tree that is planted in Canada and registered online, an international partner will plant a sister tree in a country such as Ghana or Zambia. John Clement, a CIF member and professor at Sault College’s environment and outdoor studies department thinks the kit program is “tree-mendous…The goal is to grow clean air.”


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