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  • Challenging Frontiers

    Challenging Frontiers

    The frontier reality of confronting new conditions, adapting cultural inclinations, and dealing with a volatile environment in an effort to establish and nurture new communities is central to the w...

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  • Tree and Shrub Gardening for Alberta

    Tree and Shrub Gardening for Alberta

    With this beautiful book of 71 different species of trees and shrubs and 500 colour photographs and illustrations, you can select, plant and care for the trees and shrubs that suit the conditions p...

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  • Weird Canadian Words

    Weird Canadian Words

    Anorak, butter tart, ballicatter, kayak, stubby, toonie--these are familiar Canadian words. But where did they come from? What quirks of language and fate have made them truly Canadian? Even though...

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  • The Grasshopper

    The Grasshopper

    In the mid twentieth century the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously asserted that games are indefinable; there are no common threads that link them all. "Nonsense," says the sensible Bernard ...

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  • On Lying in Bed & Other Essays

    On Lying in Bed & Other Essays

    A unique collection of essays by one of the literary geniuses of the past hundred years, edited by none other than the award-winning Argentinian writer, Alberto Manguel.

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  • The Field Guide to Monsters

    The Field Guide to Monsters

    With this collection of the world's scariest monsters you'll finally know what really could be hiding under the bed.

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  • Watishka Warriors

    Watishka Warriors

    The story of a woman who returns to her childhood home to establish and coach a junior hockey team made up of restless and frustrated Cree youth.

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  • Heritage Covenants and Preservation

    Heritage Covenants and Preservation

    Urban planners, government officials, and preservation activists are increasingly at odds as every day more and more heritage buildings are threatened with destruction to make way for urban develop...

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  • Developing Alberta's Oil Sands

    Developing Alberta's Oil Sands

    Alberta's oil sands represent a vast and untapped oil reserve that could reasonably supply all of Canada's energy needs for the next 475 years. With an estimated 300 billion barrels of recoverable ...

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  • Passages

    Passages

    Informed by the work of writers such as Henri Lefebvre, Paul Ricoeur and Michel de Certeau, this collection of essays examines through multiple lenses eight topics related to the contemporary urban...

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  • Archaeology on the Edge

    Archaeology on the Edge

    Dedicated to the memory of Richard G. Forbis, this collection of papers presented by his students and colleagues represents more than a tribute to a pioneer and legend in Alberta archaeology. Dick ...

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  • First Nations Hockey Players

    First Nations Hockey Players

    The book describes the many First Nations hockey players, from the first, Fred Saskamoose, through other great Inuit, Ojibwa, Mohawk, Metis, Mi'kmaq and Cree players.

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  • The Garden of Art

    The Garden of Art

    Elegant, surreal, erotic, ecological, autobiographical, perpetual, populist, comic! These are the words that describe the work of noted Regina sculptor Victor Cicansky. The book celebrates the voic...

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  • Damselflies of Alberta

    Damselflies of Alberta

    With iridescent blues and greens, damselflies are some of the most beautiful flying insects as well as the most primitive. As members of the insect order Odonata they are related to dragonflies but...

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  • Betrayal

    Betrayal

    Herbert Schulz gives us an inside''s account of the hardscrabble and often heartless prairie farm politics of the 1950s. The son of a CCF member, Schulz was an early organizer for the Manitoba Fede...

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  • An Alberta Bestiary

    An Alberta Bestiary

    An Alberta Bestiary: Animals of the Rolling Hills seeks to build on the traditions of the medieval bestiary and considers the unique animals of the Alberta mountains and foothills. From the perspec...

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  • Bush Pilots

    Bush Pilots

    It takes a special recipe--one part courage, one part skill, a big dash of crazy--to make a bush pilot. These unique aviators, flying over the vast wildernesses of the United States, Canada and Aus...

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  • Weather of Alberta

    Weather of Alberta

    Weather of Alberta is a comprehensive treatment of meteorology and climatology as it pertains to Alberta while remaining fundamentally a lay person’s guide to weather.

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  • The Bar U and Canadian Ranching History

    The Bar U and Canadian Ranching History

    For much of its 130-year history, the Bar U Ranch can claim to have been one of the most famous ranches in Canada. Its reputation is firmly based on the historical role that the ranch has played, i...

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  • Treasures

    Treasures

    Treasures: The Stories Women Tell about the Things They Keep is a book about memory and meaning; these texts bring to light the patterns of story and emotion that women have woven around the object...

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  • War North of 80

    War North of 80

    Obtaining weather data was vital for military operations in Northwestern Europe during World War II. In an effort to secure this data, the German Navy and Air Force secretly established manned weat...

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  • Harm's Way

    Harm's Way

    The stories told in this collection, though tragic for many, illustrate the steadfast determination and courage of people in the face of misfortune and extreme distress. From the lesser-known weed ...

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  • Canada and the New American Empire

    Canada and the New American Empire

    Noted academics, politicians, and activists examine Canada's decision not to support the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Each contributor opposes the U.S. action and discusses how Canadaís no...

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  • Campfire Ghost Stories

    Campfire Ghost Stories

    This fun-filled sequel to our best-selling Campfire Ghost Stories is designed to be read aloud in a crowd, with coaching on group sound effects and other hijinks. This book will help make your next...

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  • Writing Geographical Exploration

    Writing Geographical Exploration

    Writing Geographical Exploration: Thomas James and the Northwest Passage, 1631-33 summarizes the various factors that influence the writing and interpretation of exploration narratives, demonstrati...

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  • To Be a Cowboy

    To Be a Cowboy

    During a time of two world wars and a sluggish world economy, many Northern Europeans left their homelands to build the American and Canadian West with dreams of abundance and new life. Spanning a ...

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  • Eugene A. Forsey

    Eugene A. Forsey

    In this unusual biography of one of Canada's most well-known public figures, author Frank Milligan traces the intellectual foundations on which Eugene Forsey's world-view was constructed. Starting ...

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  • Herb Gardening for Canada

    Herb Gardening for Canada

    This book, by veteran garden writer Laura Peters, offers handy tips and advice on growing 47 varieties of herbs perfect for Canadian conditions.

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  • Building/Art

    Building/Art

    Building/Art discusses changing ideas about the nature and function of the city as an essential cultural network, one that each of its inhabitants participates in, whether consciously or unconsciou...

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  • Jemmy Jock Bird

    Jemmy Jock Bird

    Jemmy Jock Bird, the son of a Cree woman and an English trader employed by the Hudson's Bay Company, has become part of the mythology of the mountain man era. In this creative non-fiction account, ...

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  • Queen's Park

    Queen's Park

    Detective Lane has a knack for discovering the whereabouts of missing persons. But the city's latest case has disappeared without a trace. After a brutal attack on his young nephew, ex-mayor Bob Sw...

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  • Far From Home

    Far From Home

    Far From Home recounts the life of a soldier who grew up in 1920s Calgary and became an officer in the Canadian army who travelled the world. Williams offers a vivid retelling of growing up in Calg...

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