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Man Proposes, God Disposes: Recollections of a French Pioneer

by Pierre Maturié, translated by Vivien Bosley

Athabasca University Press


Biography & Memoir | 260

CDN: 29.95

In 1910, Pierre Maturié left France and travelled to northern Alberta in search of adventure, which he found in constructing railroad in the Rockies and transporting goods along the Athabasca River. Vivien Bosley’s translation preserves Maturié’s nostalgia for the area and gracefully depicts the French pioneer experience in Western Canada.…

Development Derailed: Calgary and the CPR, 1962-64

by Max Foran

Athabasca University Press


Business, Economics, History | 244

CDN: 27.95

Development Derailed unravels a fascinating story of how politics undermined promise. Foran shows how an extensive 1962 proposal to develop the lands held by the Canadian Pacific Railway in downtown Calgary ultimately fell prey to a conflict between corporate rigidity and an unorganized civic administration.…

A Metaphoric Mind: Selected Writings of Joseph Couture

by Ruth Couture and Virginia McGowan (Editors)

Athabasca University Press


Environment, Social Sciences | 340

CDN: 34.95

A respected Elder, traditional healer, and educational psychologist, Dr. Joseph Couture (1930-2007) transformed long-held views of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. These essays range from Aboriginal spirituality to ancestral ways of knowing, from the process of Native healing to education’s role in self-determination and social change.…

Game-Day Gangsters: Crime and Deviance in Canadian Football

by Curtis Fogel

Athabasca University Press


Environment, Social Sciences | 150

CDN: 24.95

In the complicated history between sport and law, much is revealed about the perception and understanding of consent and tolerable deviance. Game-Day Gangsters explores the discrepancies between the institutional handling of disciplinary matters and the actual experiences of Canadian football players.…

Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Basin: Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments

by Brian M. Ronaghan (Editor)

Athabasca University Press


Environment, Social Sciences | 440

CDN: 39.95

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.…