Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

by Jon Dron and Terry Anderson

AU Press

2014

In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations.   …

Between Clay and Dust

by Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Freehand Books

2014

Powerful and haunting, Between Clay and Dust is a triumph of storytelling, a poignant exploration of love, honour, redemption, and the strength that heat should find to go on when all is lost. A finalist for the prestigious Man Asian Literary Prize.…

Detachment: An Adoption Memoir

by Maurice Mierau

Freehand Books

2014

A moving and searingly unsentimental memoir about learning to become a father and a son. Mierau tells his story about adopting two sons from Ukraine, dealing with attachment disorder, and untangling his own Mennonite fathers’ Ukrainian past.…

Blind Spot

by Laurence Miall

NeWest Press

2014

When Luke returns to Edmonton after the death of his parents, he sets in motion a chain of events that will bring to light long-buried family secrets. In Luke, Laurence Miall has crafted an unforgettable literary anti-hero, a man disconnected from the pain of those around him, yet blind to his own faults. With clean,…

Some Extremely Boring Drives: Stories

by Marguerite Pigeon

NeWest Press

2014

Marguerite Pigeon takes readers on a roundabout tour of locations around the world in this wonderfully not-boring collection of stories. From the multi-talented author of Inventory and Open Pit comes a new collection of short stories, filled with lost souls drifting through exotic locales, reinventing themselves on the fly.…

Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin: Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments

by Brian M. Ronaghan (Editor)

Athabasca University Press

2014

Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin details how a catastrophic ice age flood left behind a unique landscape in the Lower Athabasca Basin. Less well known than the basin’s deposits of bitumen is the discovery that this flood also produced an environment that supported the intensive use of boreal forest resources by prehistoric Native peoples.…

Petropolitics

by Alan J. MacFadyen and G. Campbell Watkins

University of Calgary Press

2014

An economic history of the petroleum industry in Alberta as well as a detailed examination of the operation of the markets for Alberta oil and natural gas and the use of governmental regulations to balance and support economic development.…

Historical GIS Research in Canada

by Jennifer Bonnell and Marcel Fortin

University of Calgary Press

2014

This book presents studies of HGIS projects in historical geography, social and cultural history, and environmental history. Projects include religion and ethnicity, migration, indigenous land practices, and rebuilding a 19th-century neighbourhood.…