Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Unsettling Colonialism in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

by ed. Vicki Chartrand and Josephine Savarese

Athabasca University Press

2023

The development of the Canadian criminal justice system has been central to the dispossession of Indigenous populations and the safeguarding of colonial relations of power. Contributors to this volume examine historical expressions and ongoing reinforcement of settler colonialism with a view to illuminating how it manifests in contemporary police actions and criminal proceedings. Using an…

Wheeling in Good Hands: Holistic Massage for Wheelchair Users

by Christine Sutherland

Brush Education

2023

Christine Sutherland, a pioneering massage therapy educator and one of the founders of the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy, teaches wheelchair basics and a range of techniques for wheelchair massage. You’ll learn about common problems stemming from wheelchair use, basic massage strokes, steps for massaging someone sitting in a wheelchair, and massage routines for specific…

Last But Not Least: A Guide to Proofreading Text

by Leslie Vermeer

Brush Education

2023

Last But Not Least is a combination primer and workbook to teach you the specific skills you need to find grammar gremlins, typos, and other slips that mar your copy and compromise communication. Whether you’re a student or a teacher, an administrative assistant or a communications specialist, a novice in the field or a seasoned…

Remembering Our Relations: Dënesųłıné Oral Histories of Wood Buffalo National Park

by Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Nation with Sabina Trimble and Peter Fortna

University of Calgary Press

2023

Wood Buffalo National Park is located in the heart of Dënesųłıné homelands, where Dené people have lived from time immemorial. Central to the creation, expansion, and management of this park, Canada’s largest at nearly 45,000 square kilometers, was the eviction of Dënesųłıné people from their home, the forced separation of Dené families, and restriction of…

The Ghost of You

by Margarita Saona

Laberinto Press

2023

In The Ghost of You, animals behave like humans, humans like animals or the elements, in a relentless phantasmagoria reminiscent of ancient mythology. Margarita Saona’s sparse, precise yet mysterious prose casts a spell on the reader, remaining in their memory in the same way someone’s presence haunts a place.…

The Cancer Plot: Terminal Immortality in Marvel’s Moral Universe

by Reginald Wiebe & Dorothy Woodman

University of Alberta Press

2023

The Cancer Plot engages literature in comic studies, the medical humanities, and graphic medicine to examine representations of cancer in Marvel comics. Cancer, the authors argue, functions as a device that destabilizes moral binaries and symbolizes that which cannot be overcome. Further, the authors draw from gender theory, disability studies, and cultural theory to demonstrate…

Numinous Seditions: Interiority and Climate Change

by Tim Lilburn

University of Alberta Press

2023

With Numinous Seditions, celebrated poet and essayist Tim Lilburn investigates aspects of an interiority appropriate to a time and world irrevocably altered by climate change. What inner dispositions might sustain and help us bear the new sorrows of the climate crisis? The book draws from elements of the West’s almost forgotten contemplative tradition in its…

Prehistoric Mammals

by Tamara Hartson

Blue Bike Books

2023

Super Explorers take you back in time to see many of the amazing mammals that lived from the time of the dinosaurs to the last ice age. We’ll meet mammals both small and large, as well as some of your own ancestors!…

Tiny Creatures

by Wendy Einstein

Blue Bike Books

2023

Some are tiny, some not so much, but all of the creatures in this book are the smallest of their kind.…

To the Rescue

by Genevieve Boyer

Blue Bike Books

2023

Who comes to the rescue when people are in danger? Emergency vehicles! Some of them have sirens and lights, some have wings or propellers, but the one thing they all have in common is that they’re here to help! Learn about more than 20 different kinds of resuce vehicles in this book for early elementary…

Principles of Blended Learning: Shared Metacognition and Communities of Inquiry

by Norman D. Vaughan, Deborah Dell, Martha Cleveland-Innes, and D. Randy Garrison

Athabasca University Press

2023

The rapid migration to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic expedited the need for more research and practical guidelines for online and blended learning. A theoretical grounding is imperative to support blended learning and sustain change. The Community of Inquiry is a valuable framework that regards higher education as both a collaborative and individually constructivist…

The Elephant Has Two Sets of Teeth: Bhutanese Refugees and Humanitarian Governance

by Alice Neikirk

University of Alberta Press

2023

This ethnography of Bhutanese refugees reveals how the language of compassion in humanitarianism is used to oppress vulnerable communities and erode their rights. Alice Neikirk conducted fieldwork with Bhutanese who fled Bhutan, resided in camps in Nepal, and finally settled in Australia. She observes that in accepting the role of humanitarian subjects, refugees must abandon…

Canada as a Settler Colony on the Question of Palestine

by ed. Jeremy Wildeman & M. Muhannad Ayyash

University of Alberta Press

2023

Canada as a Settler Colony on the Question of Palestine explores Canada-Palestine relations through a settler colonial lens. The authors argue that there are direct parallels between Canada’s settler colonial project and its support for the Israeli settler colonial dispossession of Palestinians. Chapters reflect on community politics and activism, migration, orientalism, and critical race theory.…

Flight Risk

by Meg Braem

University of Calgary Press

2023

Second World War veteran Hank Dunfield is about to turn one hundred years old. The staff at Ponderosa Pine Lodge have recruited Sarah, a young nursing student, to keep Hank safe, comfortable, and in the building while they plan a grand centenarian celebration. There’s one problem: Hank doesn’t want to live that long. Based on…

Whistle at Night and They Will Come: Indigenous Horror Stories Volume II

by Alex Soop

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2023

Following the immense success of his debut collection of horror stories, Midnight Storm, Moonless Sky, Blackfoot storyteller Alex Soop once again scares the wits out of readers while uncovering overlooked social anxieties and racism affecting Indigenous Peoples across North America. Whistle at Night and They Will Come: Indigenous Horror Stories Volume II delivers stories ranging…

Pacific Salmon Field Guide: Waterproof Edition

by Sean Godwin and Martin Krkosek

Lone Pine Publishing

2023

This guide presents information and identifying characteristics for the seven pacific sockeye species—sockeye, coho, chinook, pink, chum, steelhead and coastal cutthroat—across five life stages, with strong emphasis on detailed and intuitive illustrations. Now in a waterproof edition.…

Matara: The Elephant Play

by Conni Massing

NeWest Press

2023

Weaving between the perspectives of public relations, zoos as unique spaces of human animal interaction, and the question of whether or not zoos should exist at all, Conni Massing’s latest play takes inspiration from real life debates that surround Lucy, the lone elephant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, asking poignant questions about our relationships with…

Adventures in Small Tourism: Studies and Stories

by ed. Kathleen Scherf

University of Calgary Press

2023

Adventures in Small Tourism presents academic studies and personal stories about small tourism. While small tourism is not new, it has become increasingly important as the widespread negative effects of overtourism have become increasingly apparent, with cities like Amsterdam and Barcelona experiencing barriocide, the death of neighbourhoods, as they host overwhelming numbers of visitors. With…

Gathering of Ghosts: Book 3 (Addicted to Heaven series)

by Susan Forest

Laksa Media Group

2023

Rennika Falkyn, a highborn magiel, is forced to use her magic once again—this time to track down a mysterious child—leading her to a tangle of mystifying puzzles in the high court and endangering her own family. And can she overcome the stigma of her past crimes and lies, and find redeeming love with her husband?…