Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Blue Storm: The Rise and Fall of Jason Kenney

by edited by Duane Bratt, Richard Sutherland, and David Taras

University of Calgary Press

2023

The first scholarly analysis of the 2019 Alberta Election, which led to the victory of Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party, and of the UCP’s first years in government. In 2019, the United Conservative Party, under the leadership of Jason Kenney, unseated the New Democratic Party to form the provincial government of Alberta. A restoration of…

The Future of Sustainability Education at North American Universities

by edited by Naomi Krogman with Apryl Bergstrom

University of Alberta Press

2023

This collection explores sustainability education in the North American academy. The authors advocate for a more integrated approach to teaching sustainability in order to help students address the most pressing problems of the world, embrace experimentation, and foster more meaningful involvement with the communities in which universities are located. Throughout, they remain focussed on identifying…

Building Inclusive Communities in Rural Canada

by edited by Clark Banack and Dionne Pohler

University of Alberta Press

2023

This collection challenges misconceptions that rural Canada is a bastion of intolerance. While examining the extent and nature of contemporary cultural and religious discrimination in rural Canadian communities, the editors and contributors explore the many efforts by rural citizens, community groups, and municipalities to counter intolerance, build inclusive communities, and become better neighbours. Throughout, scholars…

K9 Line-up Training: A Manual for Suspect Identification and Detection Work

by Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak, and Simon Prins

Brush Education

2023

Enhance your K9’s detection capabilities and unlock the power of its nose with scent and odor line-up training Learn how to: Master the basics of detector dog training Train dogs in scent identification line-ups and odor recognition tests Troubleshoot common problems in scent identification work The use of detection dogs has risen dramatically in recent…

Deterrence in the 21st Century

by ed. Eric Ouellet, Madeleine D’Agata, and Keith Stewart

University of Calgary Press

2023

The information age has opened a new front of adversarial statecraft. The past decades have seen the rise and refinement of conflict enacted in the world of information, with tactics including seeding disinformation, the theft of sensitive data, confusing or obscuring public opinion to forward specific goals, and beyond. Deterrence in the 21st Century asks…

Generative Art for Python

by James R. Parker

Durvile & UpRoute Books

2023

Generative Art for Python instructs beginner level to advanced programming using Python programming language. Contained in the book are many examples that integrate both graphics and sound, plus core programming concepts such as structures, variables, and tools. On the beginner and intermediate levels, graphics concepts such as randomness, manipulating images, animation, texture mapping and video…

Environment in the Courtroom, Volume II

by edited by Alastair R. Lucas and Allan E. Ingelson

University of Calgary Press

2023

Building and expanding on the essential reference Environment in the Courtroom, this is an examination of key topics in contemporary environmental law and policy with a focus on issues that have, or potentially could be, the subject of decisions by courts, regulatory agencies, and international bodies. Courts, regulatory tribunals, and international bodies are often seen as…

Blue Portugal and Other Essays: Wayfarer

by Theresa Kishkan

University of Alberta Press

2023

Using the richness of braided essays, Theresa Kishkan thinks deeply about the natural world, mourns and celebrates the aging body, gently contests recorded history, and considers art and visual phenomena. Gathering personal genealogies, medical histories, and early land surveys together with insights from music, colour theory, horticulture, and textile production, Kishkan weaves a pattern of…

Critical Digital Pedagogy in Higher Education

by edited by Suzan Köseoğlu, George Veletsianos, and Chris Rowell

Athabasca University Press

2023

Recent efforts to solve the problems of education—created by neoliberalism in and out of higher education—have centred on the use of technology that promises efficiency, progress tracking, and automation. The editors of this volume argue that using technology in this way reduces learning to a transaction. They ask administrators, instructors, and learning designers to reflect…

Refugia

by Patrick Horner

University of Calgary Press

2022

A hallucinatory journey through scientific exploration and discovery that challenges the ways we conceptualize the environment and ourselves. Relic species extinct everywhere else on the planet thrive on a remote archipelago. Evolution requires isolation, and these islands offer the perfect environment for genetic variation to take place, fostering new and unique forms of flora and…

Ghosts in a Photograph

by Myrna Kostash

NeWest Press

2022

In Ghosts in a Photograph, award-winning nonfiction writer Myrna Kostash delves into the lives of her grandparents, all of whom moved from Galicia, now present-day Ukraine, to Alberta at the turn of the twentieth century. Discovering a packet of family mementos, Kostash begins questioning what she knows about her extended families’ pasts and whose narrative is…

Little Wet-Paint Girl

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Athabasca University Press

2022

Among tall grass and wasps, I didn’t know the wind was an hourglass. My innocence amused the woman next door. Her delight planted watermelons, pink mouthfuls amidst famine. We rescued different species, different riddles: Why does September make you thirsty? Once born, who stays behind? The neighbor woman was a theater. We grew older, and…

Sixty-Seven Ontological Studies

by Jan Zwicky; Robert V. Moody

Freehand Books

2022

Sixty-Seven Ontological Studies is a double-stranded book of intense lyric reflections on the fundamental essences of things. The two modes of attention — Jan Zwicky’s words and Robert V. Moody’s photographs — are presented as fully co-equal. Neither one serves as an illustration of the other, yet there are many deep connections between the two.…

We Have Never Lived On Earth: Robert Kroetsch Series

by Kasia Van Schaik

University of Alberta Press

2022

Kasia Van Schaik’s debut story collection follows the journey of Charlotte Ferrier, a child of divorce raised by a single mother in a small town in British Columbia after moving from South Africa. Mother and daughter wait out the end of a bad year in a Mexican hotel; a friendship is tested as forest fires…

Tracking the Caribou Queen: Memoir of a Settler Girlhood

by Margaret Macpherson

NeWest Press

2022

In this challenging memoir about her formative years in Yellowknife in the ’60s and ’70s, author Margaret Macpherson lays bare her own white privilege, her multitude of unexamined microaggressions, and how her childhood was shaped by the colonialism and systemic racism that continues today. Macpherson’s father, first a principal and later a federal government administrator,…

King Warrior

by Jay Bulckaert, Erika Nyyssonen, and Lucas Green

Renegade Arts Entertainment

2022

A story spanning the globe both imaginary and real, King Warrior celebrates the turbulent glory of childhood while encouraging the reader to reconnect with that rich inner palace of youthful imagination that ultimately holds the key to our freedom. Living in different worlds and separated by an ocean, a father and son try to stay…

Five Moves of Doom

by A.J. Devlin

NeWest Press

2022

Hired by local mixed martial arts trainer Elijah Lennox to find a missing UFC Championship belt, pro-wrestler PI “Hammerhead” Jed must extract answers from the tight-knit MMA community. Still consuming his weight in banana milkshakes, Jed ventures into a world of jewel thieves, bodybuilders, eccentric yoga enthusiasts, and adorable baby goats. As he infiltrates an…

Metaphors of Ed Tech

by Martin Weller

Athabasca University Press

2022

The criticisms leveled at online education during the Covid-19 pandemic revealed not only a lack of understanding about how educational technology can be deployed effectively, but a lack of imagination. Martin Weller provides new ways of thinking about educational technology through a wide range of metaphors. By using metaphors as a mental model, Weller enables…

The Taste of Hunger

by Barbara Joan Scott

Freehand Books

2022

A family saga about Ukrainian immigrants in the early 20th century, the power of desire, Baba Yaga fairytales, and a moment that changes everything.…