Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Challenging Frontiers: The Canadian West

by Edited by Lorry Felske and Beverly J. Rasporich

University of Calgary Press

2005

What is the West? Through critical essays and creative writing, this collection explores the ways the Canadian West has been conceived and created as a cultural place and what it means to be a westerner today. The frontier reality of confronting new conditions, adapting cultural inclinations, and dealing with a volatile environment in an effort…

Campfire Ghost Stories: Volume 2

by A.S. Mott

Lone Pine Books

2004

This fun-filled sequel to our best-selling Campfire Ghost Stories is designed to be read aloud in a crowd, with coaching on group sound effects and other hijinks. This book will help make your next wilderness outing with friends a resounding success.…

Ghost Riders: True Ghost Stories of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

by Barbara Smith

Lone Pine Books

2004

From acclaimed author Barbara Smith comes this long-awaited series of children’s books. Based on true accounts of hauntings, and told with a master storyteller’s eye for detail, these collections will scare, astound and instruct kids of all ages. This book is the perfect spine-chilling companion for young readers on long journeys. This collection of chilling…

Animal Phantoms

by Barbara Smith

Lone Pine Books

2004

Kids encounter all kinds of animal ghosts in this spirited debut volume. Some involve pets, others involve wild animals, but all are based on fact and very, very scary! When a fishtank comes mysteriously to life, a boy struggles to convince his parents of the danger… The ghost of a dead puppy reminds a preteen…

Horribly Haunted Houses

by Barbara Smith

Lone Pine Books

2004

Houses are often considered the most haunted of places. In this book you’ll meet some young people who live in haunted houses and you’ll explore some of the spookiest spaces on the planet.…

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

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…

Ghost Stories of Pets and Animals

by Darren Zenko

Lone Pine Books

2004

Is it possible that there are family pets so loyal they return even after death? Some people report experiencing the sensation of a cat rubbing up against a pant leg after their favorite feline has gone to its reward. Or what of the long-standing tales in British folklore of spectral dogs–a traditional omen of death?…

Far From Home: A Memoir of a Twentieth-Century Soldier

by Jeffery Williams

University of Calgary Press

2003

Far From Home recounts the life of a soldier who grew up in 1920s Calgary, became an officer in the Canadian army, and travelled the world. Jeffery Williams offers a vivid retelling of his childhood in Calgary during the depression, followed by the outbreak of war and his enthusiastic enrolment in the Canadian Army. First sent…

Trails and Trials: Markets and Land Use in the Alberta Beef Cattle Industry, 1881-1948

by Maxwell L. Foran

University of Calgary Press

2003

Trails and Trials is a story of struggle, victories, and defeats, as a romanticized industry struggled to survive and mature in the real world. Alberta’s ranching heritage occupies an important place in the province’s historical consciousness. Trails and Trials documents the development of the beef cattle industry in Alberta from its open-range ranching phase to the beginnings of…

Louis Riel

by Dan Asfar

Folklore Publishing

2003

Champion of a people or traitorous rabble-rouser? Political visionary or religious lunatic? Louis Riel is one of the most ambiguous figures in Canadian history, a man who stood and fell for the Métis nation. Read about the fascinating western icon in this well-paced biography. The doomed struggle of Louis Riel and his Métis people against…

Great Chiefs: Volume 1

by Tony Hollihan

Folklore Publishing

2003

A tribute to the courageous chiefs and warriors who fought to protect their people and preserve the Native way of life in the face of European expansion across North America: · Sequoyah, a Cherokee who invented a system of writing for his people · Sitting Bull, the powerful warrior and spiritual leader of the Lakota…

Eye on the Future: Business People in Calgary and the Bow Valley, 1870-1900

by Henry C. Klassen

University of Calgary Press

2002

Meet the who’s who of business in Calgary and the Bow Valley during the late 1800 in a meticulously researched, yet eminently readable, history of Alberta economic development. Calgary and the Bow Valley’s business climates were lively, competitive, and capitalistic in the late 1800s. Eye on the Future sheds light on the challenges of building and maintaining…

An Inside Look at External Affairs During the Trudeau Years: The Memoirs of Mark MacGuigan

by Mark MacGuigan

University of Calgary Press

2002

The Memoirs of Mark MacGuian, Secretary of State for External Affairs, Minister of Justice, and Attorney General of Canada. Between these covers, you will read about the life of an individual—Mark MacGuigan—who dedicated his life to bettering Canada. From his fascination with the law to his interest in politics and international affairs, Mark made a…

Treaty Elders of Saskatchewan: Our Dream Is That Our Peoples Will One Day Be Clearly Recognized as Nations

by Harold Cardinal, Walter Hildebrandt

University of Calgary Press

2000

Treaty Elders of Saskatchewan brings together the voices of many Saskatchewan elders to provide a truly Indigenous perspective on treaties and treaty rights. The result of a number of Treaty Elders forums, this is a readable and highly informative book that places the voices of Indigenous Elders first. The comments recorded here provide a wealth of…

A Business History of Alberta

by Henry C. Klassen

University of Calgary Press

1999

A comprehensive history of the role Alberta’s businesses have played in the devolopent of the province. A Business History of Alberta chronicles a rich history of people and enterprise—an enduring spirit of entrepreneurship, and an evolution of economic foundations—from pioneer outposts to sophisticated global players. Found the foundations of business in Alberta through its development to…

Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia and the Inland Northwest

by Roberta Parish, Ray Coupe and Dennis Lloyd

Lone Pine Publishing

1999

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.…

Birds of Coastal British Columbia

by Nancy Baron

Lone Pine Books

1997

Award-winning author Nancy Baron and television’s The Nature Nut, John Acorn, have teamed up to write this insightful book. More than 200 species of common West Coast birds are grouped by their similarity of appearance and colour coded for quick identification.…

Galápagos: A Natural History

by Michael H. Jackson

University of Calgary Press

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…