Below is a list of titles published in the last six months.
- Sit back, open this book to any page, and delve into the University of Albertas history.You will be fascinated by Dennis Webers remade maps, and Ellen Schoecks succinct recounting of the history of Albertas first university. Aerial photographs from Planning and Infrastructure, the University of Alberta Archives, Creative Services, and private collections round out Dennis Webers maps, and many other images tell the story of a major North Amer... [READ MORE]
Electronic book textCAD19.99GBP19.99USD19.99CAD19.99GBP19.99USD19.99Tony Robinson-Smith, his wife Nadya, and ten Bhutanese college students set out to run 578 kilometres (360 miles) across the Kingdom of Bhutan in the Himalayas. Joined by a stray dog, they slogged over five mountain passes, bathed in ice-clogged streams, ate over log fires, and stopped at every store, restaurant, guesthouse, and dzong to raise money for the Tarayana Foundation. The Tara-thon was the first endeavour of its kind and gave 350 village children the c... [READ MORE]
- Volodymyr Svidzinsky (18851941) was one of the most prominent Ukrainian poets of his time and a virtuoso of lyrical poetic miniatures. His poetic oeuvre was only recently published in its entirety and this has led to the unexpectedeven sensationaldiscovery of a masterful lyrical voice in Ukrainian poetry. Svidzinskys poetry represents a unique synthesis of classical poetic tradition, Ukrainian modernism, folkloric elements, and mythopoetic way of t... [READ MORE]
Electronic book textCAD19.99GBP19.99USD19.99CAD19.99GBP19.99USD19.99Dance has become increasingly visible within contemporary culture: just think of reality TV shows featuring this art form. This shift brings the ballet body into renewed focus. Historically both celebrated and critiqued for its thin, flexible, and highly feminized aesthetic, the ballet body now takes on new and complex meanings at the intersections of performance art, popular culture, and fitness. The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body provides a local perspective to enrich the br... [READ MORE]
Electronic book textCAD39.99GBP39.99USD39.99CAD39.99GBP39.99USD39.99This book examines the cultural work of space and memory in Canada and Canadian literature, and encourages readers to investigate Canada within its regional, national, and global contexts. It features seven chapters in English and five in French, with a bilingual introduction. The contributors invite us to recognize local intersections that are so easily overlooked, yet are so important. They reveal the unities and fractures in national understanding, telling stories of other... [READ MORE]
Electronic book textCAD27.99GBP27.99USD27.99CAD27.99GBP27.99USD27.99This volume, the final in Tim Lilburns decades-long meditation on philosophy and environmental consequences, traces a relationship between mystic traditions and the political world. Struck by the realization that he did not know how to be where he found himself, Lilburn embarked on a personal attempt at decolonization, seeking to uncover what is wrong within Canadian culture and to locate a possible path to recovery. He proposes a new epistemology leading to an ecologi... [READ MORE]
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Electronic book textCAD35.99GBP25.99USD35.99March 2018CAD35.99GBP31.19USD35.99March 2018In Metis Pioneers, Doris Jeanne MacKinnon compares the survival strategies of two Metis women born during the fur tradeone from the French-speaking free trade tradition and one from the English-speaking Hudsons Bay Company traditionwho settled in southern Alberta as the Canadian West transitioned to a sedentary agricultural and industrial economy. MacKinnon provides rare insight into their lives, demonstrating the contributions Metis women made to the bui... [READ MORE]
PaperbackCAD39.95GBP30.99USD39.95Like the popes in Rome, the Prince-Bishops of Salzburg ruled over substantial territories as secular princes. Salt, Sword, and Crozier highlights their dual authoritythe princely sword and the bishops staff or crozierand the basis of their economic power in their control of natural resources such as salt. The exhibition showcases books from the Salzburg prince-bishops seminary library that were printed from the fifteenth through the early-nineteent... [READ MORE]
Electronic book textCAD27.99GBP27.99USD27.99CAD27.99GBP27.99USD27.99Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia, well known for her travels in the Canadian Rockies and Japan at the turn of the twentieth century. In Searching for Mary Schäffer, Colleen Skidmore takes up Schäffers own resonant themeswomen and wilderness, travel and scienceto ask new questions, tell new stories, and reassess the persona of Mary Schäffer imagined in more recent times. Public ... [READ MORE]
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Electronic book textCAD15.99GBP15.99USD15.99March 2018Alice Major observes the comedy and the tragedy of this human-dominated moment on Earth. Majors most persistent questionWhere do we fit in the universe?is made more urgent by the ecological calamity of human-driven climate change. Her poetry leads us to question human hierarchies, loyalties, and consciousness, and challenges us to find some humility in our overblown sense of our cosmic significance.