Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Louis Riel

by Dan Asfar

Folklore Publishing


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


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…

Alequiers: The History of a Homestead

by Mike Schintz

University of Calgary Press


A homestead history simultaneously exploring the fascinating story of Alequiers and its original settler Alexander McQueen Weir and the childhood of author Mike Shintz. The sky had become overcast again, and the tops of the hills showed vaguely in the dusk: grey snow against grey sky, adding to the sense of desolation. To the southeast,…

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

by Henry C. Klassen

University of Calgary Press


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


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…

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Western Canada: From Family Businesses to Multinationals

by Edited by James J. Chrisman, J. A. D. Holbrook, J. H. Chua

University of Calgary Press


Cutting-edge research and new scholarly perspectives on the nuance of the entrepreneurial process in Western Canada. This collection of articles by Canadian scholars adds to a growing literature that examines the nature of the entrepreneurial process at the national and regional levels. Presenting emerging research programs and scholarly perspectives on the roles of innovation, entrepreneurship,…

At Home Afloat: Women on the Waters of the Pacific Northwest

by Nancy Pagh

University of Calgary Press


A highly original, well-theorized, and challenging recasting of marine history that examines the ways that gender influences the roles women play—and are allowed to play—at sea. Considering accounts written by Northwest Coast marine tourists between 1861 and 1990, Nancy Pagh examines the ways that gender influences the roles women play at sea, the spaces they…

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


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


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


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


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.…

Doing Things the Right Way

by Joan Ryan

University of Calgary Press


Joan Ryan and her research team have carefully documented Dogrib traditional justice as it has been practised over the past century. Relying upon information received from the elders of Lac La Martre, Northwest Territories, they have unearthed a sophisticated body of Dogrib law, the understanding of which has important implications for contemporary ways in which…

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…

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.…