Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Intertwined Histories: Plants in Their Social Contexts

by Jim Ellis (Editor)

University Of Calgary Press

2019

Non-Fiction | 120

CDN: $29.99

How do we understand the boundaries of individual creatures? What are the systems of interdependency that bind all living creatures together? Plants were among the first to colonize the planet. They created the soil and the atmosphere that made life possible for animals. They are some of the largest and oldest life forms on Earth.…

Protest and Democracy

by Moisés Arce and Roberta Rice (Editors)

University of Calgary Press

2019

Non-Fiction | 34.99

CDN: 336

In 2011, political protests sprang up across the world. In the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, the United States unlikely people sparked or led massive protest campaigns from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. These protests were made up of educated and precariously employed young people who challenged the legitimacy of their political leaders,…

Fire: Demons, Dragons and Djinns

by Edited by Rhonda Parrish

Tyche Books

2018

Anthology, Speculative Fiction | 260

CDN: 15.95

The ability for people to control (to some extent at least) fire has long been held as one of the major events that contributed to human evolution, but when fire eludes or escapes our control it is also one of the most destructive forces on earth. Associated with passion, power, transformation and purification, fire is…

The Bathwater Conspiracy

by Janet Kellough

Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy

2018

Speculative Fiction | 248

CDN: 19.95

Nothing about this case makes sense. Detective Carson “Mac” MacHenry can’t figure out why the Darmes are so interested in this one dead girl or why the secretive federal police have rushed the autopsy or why, a few days later, the records of the dead girl’s murder have been erased from all official government channels.…

Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

by Dr. Rahim Valani

Brush Education

2018

Learning | 448

CDN: 69.99

Provide the best care for young patients with this essential reference. Sharpen your practice with a guided approach to pathophysiology, history taking, physical examinations, diagnostic imaging, differential diagnoses, and treatment options. Keep a comprehensive review of common pediatric emergencies at your fingertips. Find what you need quickly and easily in clear, bulleted points. Sharpen your…

Birthing in Good Hands: Holistic Massage for Pregnancy, Labor, and Babies

by Christine Sutherland

Brush Education

2018

Learning | 192

CDN: 20.99

Use the healing power of touch for a healthier, happier pregnancy. Pregnancy is an exciting time full of promise, but most women could do without symptoms such as back pain, headaches, nausea, and swollen feet—luckily, many of these conditions can be treated with massage. Touch has the power to heal, calm, and nurture relationships. Christine…

Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples

by Gregory Younging

Brush Education

2018

Academic | 168

CDN: 19.95

Elements of Indigenous Style offers Indigenous writers and editors—and everyone creating works about Indigenous Peoples—the first published guide to common questions and issues of style and process. Everyone working in words or other media needs to read this important new reference, and to keep it nearby while they’re working. This guide features: Twenty-two succinct style principles.…

That Light Feeling Under Your Feet

by Kayla Geitzler

NeWest Press

2018

Poetry | 98

CDN: 19.95

That Light Feeling Under Your Feet plunges headfirst into the surreal and slogging world of cruise ship workers. These masterfully crafted poems challenge perpetuating colonial and class relations, as well as the hedonistic lifestyle attributed to the employees of these floating resorts. Kayla Geitzler’s debut collection interprets isolation, alienation, racism, and assimilation into the margins as inevitable…

Shopping Cart Boy

by Joshua Jordan G.H.

Siretona Creative

2018

Poetry |

CDN: 14.99

Reflect with Joshua on a childhood spent helping his mom search for bottles and cans from the confines of a shopping cart prison. Grieve with Josh as he pours out his sorrow after finding his mother dead one morning, when he was twelve years old. Follow Josh on a heart-breaking journey through several years of…

Bygumbo

by Gwen Molnar and Barbara Hartmann

Dempster + Craig Books

2018

Childrens |

CDN: 12

When the king of the beasts catches the flu, Bygumbo, the panda, is asked to lead the Royal Parade. His only requests are lunch and a spectacular hat. But food is forgotten as the search for the hat takes longer and longer. After he gobbles up one of the samples, the hat maker creates the…

Tar Swan

by David Martin

NeWest Press

2018

Poetry | 96

CDN: 19.95

Tar Swan is a multi-voiced reckoning that surveys the mythos of the Alberta oil sands with an approach that is both lyrical and experimental. The poems feature four voices: an oil sands developer, his plant mechanic, an archaeologist excavating the remains of the operation in the present day, and a mythical swan. David Martin’s debut…

Tiny Lights for Travellers

by Naomi K. Lewis

University of Alberta Press

2019

Non-Fiction | 296

CDN: 26.99

Why couldn’t I occupy the world as those model-looking women did, with their flowing hair, pulling their tiny bright suitcases as if to say, I just arrived from elsewhere, and I already belong here, and this sidewalk belongs to me? When her marriage suddenly ends, and a diary documenting her beloved Opa’s escape from Nazi-occupied…

The Law Is (Not) For Kids: A Legal Rights Guide for Canadian Children and Teens

by Ned Lecic and Marvin Zuker

Athabasca University Press

2019

Young Adult |

CDN: 22.99

“Lecic and Zuker have done a masterful job in producing this invaluable resource for young people in Canada. The authors answer key questions young people have about rights and laws that affect them at home, at school, at work, and in their relationships. Provincial and territorial variations in law are included making the guide relevant…

From Turtle Island to Gaza

by David Groulx

Athabasca University Press

2019

Poetry |

CDN: 19.99

“David Groulx is an important poetic voice. Intellectually and emotionally generous, his poetry both gives and demands presence, and a willingness to acknowledge reality and engage at a deeper level.” —Joanne Arnott, author of A Night for the Lady “Powerful . . . triumphant and heartfelt.” —Lee Maracle With a sure voice, Groulx, an Anishinaabe writer, artistically weaves…

Unforgetting Private Charles Smith

by Jonathan Locke Hart

Athabasca University Press

2019

Non-Fiction, Poetry |

CDN: 19.99

Private Charles Smith had been dead for close to a century when Jonathan Hart discovered the soldier’s small diary in the Baldwin Collection at the Toronto Public Library. The diary’s first entry was marked 5 June 1915. After some research, Hart discovered that Charles Smith was an Anglo-Canadian, born in Kent, and that this diary…

What You Take with You: Wildfire, Family and the Road Home

by Therese Greenwood

University of Alberta Press

2019

Non-Fiction | 150

CDN: 24.99

Four years after Therese Greenwood and her husband moved to Fort McMurray, Alberta, their new community was shattered by one of the worst wildfires in Canadian history. As the flames approached, they had only minutes to pack, narrowly escaping a fire that would rage for weeks, burn more than 85,000 hectares and force 80,000 people…

Government Information in Canada: Access and Stewardship

by Amanda Wakaruk & Sam-Chin Li (editors)

University of Alberta Press

2019

Academic | 376

CDN: 80.00

Public access to government information forms the foundation of a healthy liberal democracy. Because this information can be precarious, it needs stewardship. Government Information in Canada provides analysis about the state of Canadian government information publishing. Experts from across the country draw on decades of experience to offer a broad, well-founded survey of history, procedures,…

There Are Not Enough Sad Songs

by Marita Dachsel

University of Alberta Press

2019

Poetry | 80

CDN: 19.99

Marita Dachsel’s third poetry collection explores parenthood, love, and the grief of losing those both close and distant. In the tradition of Karen Solie and Suzanne Buffam, and with a touch of Canadian Gothic, Dachsel’s poetic skills unfold in a variety of brief and expansive forms. Authentic and controlled, full of complexity and disorder, her…

Imperial Standard: Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880

by Graham D. Taylor

University of Calgary Press

2019

Academic | 380

CDN: 39.99

For over 130 years, Imperial Oil dominated Canada’s oil industry. From Petrolia to Turner Valley, Imperial was always nearby and ready to take charge. Their 1947 discovery of crude oil in Leduc, Alberta transformed the industry and the country. But from 1899 onwards, two-thirds of the company was owned by an American giant, making Imperial…

Alice at Naptime

by Shea Proulx

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2019

Graphic Novel | 192

CDN:

‘A beautiful, visual-poem about motherhood and art.’  A poetic exploration of being both a new mother and an artist, told using her own unique graphic novel and fine art approach. When Alice was born her mother only found time to draw her while she napped. Gradually Alice is multiplied in a tapestry of selves, both…