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    Curaçao writer, sculptor and artist Elis Juliana's poetry blends the intrinsic rhythmic and tonal aspects of the Papiamentu language as he depicts the Afro-Caribbean lifestyles of his people with the traditional form of Japanese haiku. Juliana reveals the vitality of his native language Papiamentu with short and swift flashes of intense impressions and potent ideas in his writing. With humor he typifies the character and individuality of the Antillean. The volume will be... [READ MORE]
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    In the 1920s, 20,000 Mennonites left the newly formed Soviet Union and emigrated to Canada. Among them were Heinrich and Helena Kroeger and their five children. After living for 120 years in the comfortable surroundings of a Russian Mennonite community, the Kroeger family experienced war, revolution, a typhus epidemic, and hyper-inflation in quick succession. In 1926, they left their homeland to settle in an arid region of Western Canada. Based on Heinrich's diaries and lette... [READ MORE]
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    Described as "the worst human disaster in living memory" and "Stalin's most monstrous act," the shocking details of this strategically inflicted terror-famine are meticulously documented by Robert Conquest.
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    Healing Histories is the first detailed collection of Aboriginal perspectives on the history of tuberculosis in Canada's indigenous communities and on the federal government's Indian Health Services. Featuring oral accounts from patients, families, and workers who experienced Canada's Indian Hospital system, it presents a fresh perspective on health care history that includes the diverse voices and insights of the many people affected by tuberculosis and its treatment in the ... [READ MORE]
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    This volume documents healing traditions in Eastern Siberia in an area extending from Lake Baikal to the Arctic Ocean. The region shows an interesting unity in healing traditions across a wide range of landscape types and culture areas: from the taiga-steppe borderlands influenced by Tibetan and Russian practices in the south, to the north where regional shamanic traditions prevail. There are broad similarities in using unrefined natural materials for healing, as well as in a... [READ MORE]
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    For more than 100 summers and time unknown before, native people have journeyed great distances to gather at a peaceful lake in north-central Alberta. It has been said the waters of Lac Ste. Anne have miraculous healing powers. Documentary photographer Steve Simon's compelling and evocative photographs combine with quotes from the people gathered at the lake to tell a powerful story of faith and hope.
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    Professionals consider whether orthodox and alternative health care practices (holistic) should be left as they are, coordinated, or integrated into one system under the health insurance umbrella. Papers by: James S. McCormick; Robert Dale Rogers; William A. Ayer an Lois M. Browne; Alice Hanson; John O'Neil; David Gregory; Theodore A. Mala; Hester Elliott; Joel Wilbush; Linda G. Garro; David E. Young, Lise Swartz, Grant Ingram, and Janice M. Morse; Janice M. Morse, Ruth McCon... [READ MORE]
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    Sweeping changes are being proposed as Canadians examine our health care system. But what are the legal implications of health care reform? In this timely collection, lawyers and legal scholars discuss a variety of topics in health care reform, including regulation of private care, interpretation of the Canada Health Act, and the constitutional implications of proposed reforms. Barbara von Tigerstrom is currently studying at the University of Cambridge in England. Timothy Cau... [READ MORE]
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    Promotes healthy eating habits and information on the benefits of traditional and selected market foods. Topics include past and present food patterns, healthy foods and nutrients, special diet principles for heart disease, diabetes, lactose intolerance, and special needs for pregnancy and infant feeding, and elders.
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    Between 1964 and 1975, Margaret Laurence wrote not only her Manawaka cycle, but also this collection of essays chronicling her travels and revealing how they inspired her fiction. Nora Foster Stovel's new introduction explores how Laurence's experiences in Somalia, Nigeria, Greece, Egypt, England and Scotland influenced and informed her Canadian fiction.
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    The phrase "child labour" carries negative undertones in today's society. However, only a century ago on the Canadian Prairies, youngsters laboured alongside their parents' working the land, cleaning stovepipes, and chopping wood. By shouldering their share of the chores, these children learned the domestic and manual labour skills needed for life on a Prairie family farm. Rollings-Magnusson uses historic research, photographs, and personal anecdotes to describe the... [READ MORE]
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    Henry Marshall Tory was one of Canada's foremost education "founders." E.A. Corbett's biography, originally published in 1954, provides an intelligent assessment of a man who began life intending to be a Methodist minister, moved into the field of science and became an administrator.
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    Fran Kaye looks at a variety of public arts institutions, including the Glenbow, Banff Centre, and 25th Street Theatre, to see how each has participated in creating its audiences. She examines prairie literature and visual arts that illustrate the development of a distinctive regional prairie culture.
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    Founded in 1905, the High River Times served a community of small town advertisers and an extensive hinterland of ranchers and farmers in southern Alberta. Under the ownership of the Charles Clark family for over 60 years, the Times established itself as the epitome of the rural weekly press in Alberta. Even Joe Clark, the future prime minister, worked for the family business. While historians rely heavily on local newspapers to write about rural and small town life, Paul Voi... [READ MORE]
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    Fossil remains found in Upper Triassic and Lower and Middle Jurassic deposits at Issykkul and Karatau in Central Asia are described for the first time, complete with lists, keys and detailed notes on wing venation, in this first English-language edition of an established Russian work.
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    Robert Buck's history examines the archaeological record, takes a fresh look at what the ancients said about the Boeotians and at the references of classicists of more recent times, retells the legends, and reconstructs the history of the region from the heroic Bronze Age to the Pelopponesian War.
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    Walter H. Johns, president of the University of Alberta during the most hectic years of growth, 1959 to 1969, tells a story of great human interest as well as documenting for posterity the academic and administrative functions of this Canadian university and the covering provincial legislation.
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    A powerful collection of commentary on the Holocaust by international writers from nine disciplines. The volume forms a response to the Holocaust's demands on memory and on thought, and is an occasion to encounter the Holocaust both as history and as possibility. Contributors provided essays on art, politics, law, and education. The 38 contributors include: Stephen Feinstein, Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Carol Ann Reed, Director, Holocaust Education an... [READ MORE]
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    The Holodomor Reader is a wide-ranging collection of key texts and source materials, many of which have never before appeared in English, on the genocidal famine (Holodomor) of 1932–33 in Soviet Ukraine. The subject is introduced in an extensive interpretive essay, and the material is presented in six sections: scholarship; legal assessments, findings, and resolutions; eyewitness accounts and memoirs; survivor testimonies, memoirs, diaries, and letters; Soviet, Ukrainia... [READ MORE]
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    "He wants to sit and visit at the kitchen table, and he can hardly wait to get on the road again." —From Chapter 1