Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti

by Adam Melnyk

Frontenac

2011

Visual Orgasm showcases the history of Canadian graffiti and its American inspiration, featuring Canadian graffiti artists and images of the last thirty years. The foreword is by graffiti legend Zephyr, known for his graffiti in New York in the 1980s.…

In this Place: Calgary 2006-2012

by George Webber and Aritha van Herk

Frontenac

2011

Webber frames images of the overlooked, the feral, the discarded, the unexpected and mysterious.Aritha van Herk’s strong gritty text complements and extends this unusual view of a changing Calgary.…

Science She Loves Me

by Edited by Mary AnneMoser

Banff Centre Press

2011

An engaging collection of texts and images that explores science as expressed by individuals, artists, scientists and teachers, from cafes and classrooms all the way to theatre and Hollywood.…

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

2011

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…

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

by The ICSU/WMO IPY Joint Committee (Editors)

Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI) Press

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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.…

13 Ways to Kill Your Community

by Doug Griffiths and Kelly Clemmer

Frontenac

2010

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…

Coyote Tales of the Northwest

by Thomas George

Eschia Books

2010

A creature of myth and magic emerging from the mist-shrouded forests of the Northwest, Coyote appears as a creator, messenger, hero, trickster, fool or shapeshifter. Always on the lookout for fun, mischief or the opportunity to help humans, Coyote’s encounters with gods, demons and the supernatural bring to life the rich cultural traditions of the…

All Roads Lead to Manyberries

by Ron Wood

Frotnenac

2010

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.…

Alberta Fireside Ghost Stories

by Barbara Smith

Lone Pine Books

2010

Known for her series of true ghost stories, Barbara Smith is back, this time with a collection of fictional ghostly tales set in real Alberta locations. So light the fire and prepare to be spooked by these delightfully eerie stories, including: * A young man trying to get home to Edmonton from Fort McMurray has…

Roundtrip: The Inuit Crew of the Jean Revillon

by Michelle Daveluy

CCI Press

2010

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.…

Raven and the First People

by Thomas George

Eschia Books

2009

Below the mist-shrouded mountains of the West Coast lie the stories of how we came to be. It is through the myths of the people who have lived with this spirit of place for thousands of years that we uncover the mystery of our homeland. The mythical creatures Raven, Thunderbird, Bear and the Great Spirit…

Watishka Warriors

by Daniel Auger

Eschia Books

2009

After living away for years, Sandy Lafonde returns to her childhood home at the Watishka First Nation reserve. Little has changed since she left — a local gang menaces the area, the community is splintered and the Cree youth are left restless and frustrated. Sandy realizes that she needs to do something to help, so…