Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Understanding Earth’s Polar Challenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008

by The ICSU/WMO IPY Joint Committee (Editors)

Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press


The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 became the largest coordinated research program in the Earth’s polar regions. This volume covers its development for almost a decade (from 2001 to the summer of 2010), and provides a preliminary summary of IPY activities in which the ICSU/WMO Joint Committee were directly involved.…

The Art of University Teaching

by George Melnyk and Christine Mason Sutherland

Brush Education


New university professors will find guidance and insight in these essays, which trace the many ways that professors have achieved excellence. This collection also contains reflections by university students.…

Humanizing Security in the Arctic

by Michelle Daveluy, Francis Levésque, Jenanne Ferguson Editors

CCI Press


Explores various forms of (in) security in the artic; institutional security, identity and culture, law and govenance, health and education, resources and economy, language and lifestyle, food security, and sovereignty.…

The Healing Landscapes of Central and Southeastern Siberia: Patterns of Northern Traditional Healing, Volume 1

by David G. Anderson (Editor)

Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press


Documents healing traditions in Eastern Siberia in an area extending from Lake Baikal northward through the Enisei River Valley to the Arctic Ocean, a region showing an interesting unity in traditions across a wide range of landscape types and cultural areas: from the taiga-steppe borderlands influenced by Tibetan and Russian practices in the South, to…

13 Ways to Kill Your Community

by Doug Griffiths and Kelly Clemmer



If you want to drive away people, eliminate jobs and completely destroy your community, here is a handy manual. Or, if you want to promote growth, prosperity and a healthy future you too can benefit. Just follow the advice in reverse…

All Roads Lead to Manyberries

by Ron Wood



With sharp wit, bold characterization and a keen eye for observing what is important – and funny – to Canadians, Ron Wood once again caricatures the political leadership and the small town foibles of this country.…

Roundtrip: The Inuit Crew of the Jean Revillon

by Michelle Daveluy

CCI Press


In 1925, an Inuit crew from the central Arctic manned the Jean Revillon from Baker Lake to Shelburne, NS for much needed repair. Roundtrip relates their journey and documents the early relationships between Inuit and Nova Scotians.…

Blackfoot Ways of Knowing: The Worldview of the Siksikaitsitapi

by Betty Bastien, Jurgen W. Kremer (editor), with assistance from Duane Mistaken Chief

University of Calgary Press


Blackfoot Ways of Knowing is a journey into the heart and soul of Blackfoot culture. In sharing her personal story of “coming home” to reclaim her identity within that culture, Betty Bastien offers us a gateway into traditional Blackfoot ways of understanding and experiencing the world. As a scholar and researcher, Bastien is also able to…

Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia and the Inland Northwest

by Roberta Parish, Ray Coupe and Dennis Lloyd

Lone Pine Publishing


This handy field guide features nearly 700 species of plants commonly found in the region from the crest of the Rockies west to the Coast Mountains, including the interior of Washington and Idaho. Detailed species descriptions are combined with precise drawings and excellent color photographs to make the plants of the region easy to identify.…

Galápagos: A Natural History

by Michael H. Jackson

University of Calgary Press


More than fifty thousand copies of the first edition of Galápagos have been sold. An attractive and comprehensive guidebook, this work has been completely revised and updated by the author. The reader will find an easy-to-use text which details the natural history of the plants and animals found in the Galápagos Islands. Management and conservation of the Galápagos…

Whirr & Click

by Micheline Maylor

Frontenac House


Micheline Maylor’s many-textured poems explore the liminal space where finite life and infinite time expand and contract into one another. In a duet of contrasts, memory, coming of age, danger, the erotic, and love twine into elegy and wonder. Time plays a featuring role and acts to freeze moments exactly as they arrive and simultaneously…


by j. fisher

Frontenac House


iii is a summation of the dread, the absence and the anguish a man in his mid-thirties experiences as he contemplates his past and future. It has a lot to say about alcohol, drugs and sexual politics. iii is a lesson in what not to do, who to avoid, what choices to rethink. Then again,…

The Last Temptation of Bond

by Kimmy Beach

University of Alberta Press


In a penetrating, violent, sexy, and often hilarious apocalypse, a world-famous superspy meets his demise at the hands of an audacious, painstaking poet. Kimmy Beach fuses popular culture and narrative poetry to astonishing effect in this, her fifth book.…