Books

Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook is no longer in print with
McClelland and Stewart.  It was reprinted by Heritage House, Victoria, in 2009.
REGARDING E-BOOKS. I have no interest in releasing any books as EBooks
until such time as author's are treated fairly on electronic rights.

The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:27 PM by John Readwin   [ updated Feb 13, 2010, 8:38 AM ]

Many citizens of Banff, Alberta, valued living in a place where wildlife grazed on the front lawn; others saw wild bears as a mere roadside attraction. None were expecting the bear attacks that summer, which led to one man's death. During the massive hunt that followed, Banff was portrayed in the international media as a town under siege by a killer bear, and the tourists stayed away. The pressure was on to find and destroy the Whiskey Creek mauler, but he evaded park wardens and struck again and again. When the fight was over, the hard lessons learned led to changes that would save the lives of both bears and people in the coming years.

Sid Marty's The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek is an evocative and gripping story that speaks to our complex and increasingly combative relationship with the wilderness and its inhabitants.




"Marty's latest, The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek, is a work of poetic genius. The book combines the best of hard investigative reporting with the narrative power of the finest literary journalism. It moves along at the clip of a detective story. It's also a daring work of the imagination much of the action unfolds from the perspective of a bear... It's as good as nature writing gets."
-Terry Glavin, author of Waiting for the Macaws and Other Stories from the Age of Extinction


Praise for Switchbacks
"Some chapters will have your adrenalin coursing and your heart pounding; one or two others may make you weep. All of them will thrill you with the concrete vitality of landscape and language." - Globe and Mail


Praise for Men for the Mountains
"This is a tour-de-force . .. with something vital to tell the myopic city dweller about what is happening to him in the Age of the Machine." - Farley Mowat



Category: Nature - Bears; Nature - Wildlife; Nature - Mountains
Format: Hardcover, 292 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 978-0-7710-5699-4 (0-7710-5699-0)


Pub Date: April 8, 2008

A Mountain Trilogy

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:26 PM by John Readwin   [ updated Apr 30, 2012, 11:55 AM by Sid Marty ]

McClelland and Stewart Inc., Toronto, has reprinted three of SidMarty's well known titles as a mountain trilogy in 2000-2001. All three titles spent time on the best-seller charts when they were first released and are currently available through your local bookseller.  PLEASE NOTE. These three titles have been reprinted again with different cover designs as of 2008.

Men for the Mountains

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:26 PM by John Readwin

Men for the Mountains 
by Sid Marty (Paperback - January 2001)
Men for the Mountains . (non-fict.)Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, l978. 270 pp. Hardcover. New York: Vanguard Press, l979, hardcover.Toronto: Seal paperback, l980. Seattle: The Mountaineer's, l981, trade-paper. In print only as Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2000. ISBN 0-7710-5672-9. Trade-paper.

Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:24 PM by John Readwin

Leaning on the Wind: Under the Spell of the Great Chinook 
by Sid Marty (Paperback - September 1998) 
Leaning on the Wind , Under the Spell of the Great Chinook . (non-fict.) Toronto: HarperCollins, l995. 317 pp. San Franciso: HarperCollins West l995. Hardcover. Toronto: Harper Perennial, l996, paper. In print onlyas Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 2000. ISBN 0-7710-5671-0. Trade-paper.

Switchbacks: True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:19 PM by John Readwin

Switchbacks: True Stories from the Canadian Rockies 
by Sid Marty (Paperback - August 2002)
Switchbacks , True Stories of the Canadian Rockies . (non-fict.)Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, l999. 316 pp. Hardcover. Reprint, 2001. ISBN 0-7710-5669-9. Trade-paper.

Nobody Danced with Miss Rodeo

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:19 PM by John Readwin

Nobody Danced with Miss Rodeo 
by Sid Marty (Paperback - March 1981) 
Limited Availability
Nobody Danced With Miss Rodeo .(poems). McClelland and Stewart: Toronto,
l981. Trade paper. 107pp.

Headwaters

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:19 PM by John Readwin

Headwaters 
by Sid Marty 
Out of Print--Limited Availability Headwaters . (poems). Toronto: McClelland and Stewart l973. 110 pp. hardcover, rare. Reprinted, trade paper l979.

A grand and fabulous notion : the first century of Canada's parks

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:18 PM by John Readwin

A grand and fabulous notion : the first century of Canada's parks 
by Sid Marty 
Out of Print--Limited Availability

A Grand and Fabulous Notion

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:14 PM by John Readwin

A Grand and Fabulous Notion 
by Sid Marty 
Out of Print--Limited Availability A Grand and Fabulous Notion, the first century of Canada's Parks .
(non-fict.) Toronto: Government of Canada, l984. 155 pp. Illust. Toronto: Une grande et noble idée . Reprint l985.

Sky Humour

posted Feb 12, 2010, 1:14 PM by John Readwin   [ updated May 1, 2016, 4:43 PM by Sid Marty ]

 Sky Humour, poems, (Black Moss, Windsor, l999) has been reprinted by Frontenac House, Calgary as of September 2010.
Note to Booksellers and purchasers: Sky Humour is only available by direct purchase from the author. Contact sid@sidmarty.com . Alpine Book Peddlers usually keeps my prose books in stock.

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