Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Entryways to Criminal Justice: Accusation and Criminalization in Canada

by George Pavlich & Matthew P. Unger (editors)

University of Alberta Press

Academic

2019

How do societies decide whom to criminalize? What does it mean to accuse someone of being an offender? Entryways to Criminal Justice analyzes the thresholds that distinguish law-abiding individuals from those who may be criminalized. Contributors to the volume adopt social, historical, cultural, and political perspectives to explore the accusatory process that place persons in…

The Creation of iGiselle: Classical Ballet Meets Contemporary Video Games

by Nora Foster Stovel (editor)

University of Alberta Press

Academic

2019

The unusual marriage of Romantic ballet and artificial intelligence is an intriguing idea that led a team of interdisciplinary researchers to design iGiselle, a video game prototype. Scholars in the fields of literature, physical education, music, design, and computer science collaborated to revise the tragic narrative of the nineteenth-century ballet Giselle, allowing players to empower…

Apostrophes VIII: Nothing Is But You and I

by E.D. Blodgett

University of Alberta Press

Poetry

2019

The late sun falls slowly into the afternoon of your eyes, and there it pauses as one might pause to take a breath —from “Lost” Nothing Is But You and I, the breathtaking final volume in the Apostrophes series, reveals poet E.D. Blodgett at his most accomplished. Lyrical grace meets exquisite technique as Blodgett fathoms…

Most of What Follows is True: Places Imagined and Real

by Michael Crummey

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2019

“In all creative writing, the question of what is true and what is real are two very different considerations. Figuring out how to dance between them is a murky business.” In Most of What Follows Is True, Michael Crummey examines the complex relationship between fact and fiction, between the “real world” and the stories we…

Weird Cars: Super Explorers

by Philip Hendriks

Blue Bike Books

Childrens

2019

Super Explorers want to show you some of the weirdest cars in the world, from a car shaped like a shoe to a dragon car, and an amphibious car to one powered by steam: Some tiny cars have three wheels and are meant for just one person. Some cars have weird doors, like gull-wing doors…

Weird Creatures of the World: KidsWorld

by Tamara Einstein, Einstein Sisters

Blue Bike Books

Childrens

2019

From slime mold to sea slugs and leafy sea dragons, the Einstein Sisters bring you some of the weirdest creatures in the world, on land and in the sea: Tardigrades, or water bears, are micro-animals that live at the tops of volcanoes and at the bottom of the sea. Thorny devils can drink water from…

Castles & Knights: Super Explorers

by Tamara Hartson

Blue Bike Books

Childrens

2019

Super Explorers takes you back in time to the medieval days when people lived in castles and knights roamed slaying dragons and rescuing beautiful maidens: Castles were fortifications made of stone built in the Middle Ages to control land and protect nobles from their enemies. Many castles were surrounded by large water-filled moats. Most castles…

Galápagos: A Natural History

by Michael H. Jackson

University of Calgary Press

Non-Fiction

1994

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…

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

Non-Fiction

2004

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…

Orange Chinook: Politics in the New Alberta

by ed. Duane Bratt, Keith Brownsey, Richard Sutherland, and David Taras

University of Calgary Press

Academic

2019

In 2015, the New Democratic Party won an unprecedented victory in Alberta. Unseating the Progressive Conservatives — who had won every provincial election since 1971 —  they formed an NDP government for the first time in the history of the province. Orange Chinook is the first scholarly analysis of this election. It examines the legacy of…

Rocking P Ranch and the Second Cattle Frontier in Western Canada

by Clay Chattaway and Warren Elofson

University of Calgary Press

Non-Fiction

2019

The Rocking P Ranch was one of the most ambitious family ranches in Southern Alberta. Founded in 1900 by Roderick Riddle Macleay, the Rocking P flourished during the Second Cattle Frontier as open-range Texas System ranches failed. Beginning in 1923, Maxine and Dorothy Macleay edited, reported, and published The Rocking P Gazette, a monthly newspaper grounded in…

The Spine Chillers

by Ben Clark

Renegade Arts Entertainment

Graphic Novel

2019

‘Relentlessly funny and in places, heart breakingly poignant.’  FPI Blog The Spine Chillers is an episodic comic strip about the time the world’s greatest writers shared a small boarding house, living together to create some of the most loved thrillers and horror stories of all time. Marvel at HP Lovecraft’s inspiration for Cthulhu, gasp as Ambrose Bierce struggles under the…

Exhibit

by Paul Zits

University of Calgary Press

Poetry

2019

Margaret is unlike other women: her hands bark, she speaks Hawaiian Punch, and she can often be seen prodding at stars with sticks. And sometimes she is the happiest woman in the world: a pillow with a pillowcase. Her brother, Alex, feels pleasant enough, except that his parts are made of wood, and that a…

Pugg’s Portmanteau

by D.M. Bryan

University of Calgary Press

Fiction

2019

When Pugg, dog to eighteenth-century printmaker William Hogarth, finds a leather portmanteau abandoned beneath his master’s deathbed, the bereaved canine embarks on an inquiry to make sense of the disordered contents. Notes from a criminal investigation, letters between sisters, a pair of novels, and the personal reflection of one Sarah Scott lead Pugg on a…

Lillian & Kokomis: The Spirit of Dance

by Lynda Partridge, illustrated by Dave Nicholson

UpRoute Books and Media

Young Adult

2019

Lillian & Kokomis is the second book in the UpRoute Indigenous Spirit of Nature Series. Written by Sixties Scoop survivor, Lynda Partridge, the back cover blurb says all … “Lillian finds herself at yet another foster home. White kids make fun of her at school. Indigenous kids do too. Lillian’s angry mind wants to punch…

Bursts of Fire: Addicted to Heaven

by Susan Forest

Laksa Media Groups Ltd.

Speculative Fiction

2019

To survive. To fight. To restore balance. Assassin. Battle tactician. Magic Wielder. Driven by different ambitions, Meg, Janat, and Rennika are destined to become all these things and more. To reclaim their birth right, they must challenge a dogma-driven chancellor’s influence on the prince raised to inherit his father’s war: a prince struggling to unravel…

Environmental Activism on the Ground: Small Green and Indigenous Organizing

by ed. Jonathan Clapperton and Liza Piper

University of Calgary Press

Academic

2019

Environmental Activism on the Ground draws upon a wide range of interdisciplinary scholarship to examine small scale, local environmental activism, paying particular attention to Indigenous experiences. It illuminates the questions that are central to the ongoing evolution of the environmental movement while reappraising the history and character of late twentieth and early twenty-first environmentalism in Canada,…

Environment in the Courtroom

by ed. Allan E. Ingelson

University of Calgary Press

Academic

2019

Canadian environmental law is a dynamic and exciting area that is playing an increasingly important role in furthering sustainable development policy. Environmental law has distinctive relevant principles, operating procedures, implications, and importance in comparison with other areas of law, and these distinctions must be appreciated both within the legal community and by all those who…

The Path to Wild Food: Edible Plants & Recipes for Canada

by Sandra Walker

Lone Pine Publishing

Non-Fiction

2019

Taking a refreshing and practical approach, The Path to Wild Food is an ethical field guide and recipe book that promotes respect for the natural world and for the cultures that effectively use it. Written by an accomplished ethnobotanist and educator, this book will rekindle an interest in natural foods, including taking best advantage of “nature’s…