Not a large haul, but interesting and free:
- Dai Qing (ed. Patricia Adams & John Thibodeau), Yangtze! Yangtze! Debate over the Three Gorges Project -- this book was both published and banned in China in 1989, and while only 25,000 copies of the original remain at large in China, it was credited with a five-year delay in beginning this massive project. More in a subsequent post, because I'd like to read it sooner than later;
- ed. Margaret Barber & Grainne Ryder, Damming the Three Gorges: What Dam Builders Don't Want You To Know -- an internationally authored 1990 companion text to the previous item in this list;
- ed. Edward M. White, The Writer's Control of Tone: Readings, with Analysis, for Thinking and Writing About Personal Experience -- dated but interesting composition handbook from the year of my birth; and
- ed. Derk Wynand, Introductions from an Island, 1976 -- a slim chapbook of writing by contemporary UVic creative writing students, including W.P. Kinsella, Theresa Kishkan, and Doug Beardsley.