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    Lac La Biche served for many years as a 'gateway community' for fur trade in western Canada. This important role, neglected in historical and archaeological research, is documented in detail here. Rich in reproductions of historical documents, photographs, and archaeological remains, this book provides an intimate look at the fur trader's perspective and that of the people who settled the town of Lac La Biche.
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    In 1926, two British women came from Cornwall to Edmonton and travelled through northern Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon by rail, sternwheeler, and canoe. For the women, it was a liberating experience, yet Vyvyan's narrative, supported by MacLaren and LaFramboise's insightful editorial work, reveals the imperialist attitudes underlying their travels.
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    Dr. Margaret Phillips was a pioneering missionary who served in China at a time when women were usually dutiful wives, and certainly not unmarried "suffragist" medical doctors. Educated at Manchester University, she spent 43 years in China with a special mission to improve the health and circumstances of women, fight tuberculosis, and heal sick children. Overlapping the era in which the Imperial system collapsed, China was invaded and occupied by Japan, and the Comm... [READ MORE]
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    "Despite what many people think, little ladybugs don't grow up to be big ladybugs." -John Acorn Everybody loves a ladybug, and no one is more passionate about these spotted creatures than John Acorn, who has produced this, the first regional ladybug field guide in North America. With comprehensive maps, colour photographs, and illustrations of 75 different species, Acorn educates readers on the beauty and diversity of ladybugs in Alberta. He also explains the impact... [READ MORE]
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    Émile Petitot lived and worked in the Athabasca-Mackenzie area from 1862 to 1883. Accompanied by native guides, he made several journeys to the Arctic Ocean and inland, where he closely observed the geography and inhabitants of the area, drawing maps and gathering native place names.
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    In the 1970s, an era of actual and threatened energy shortages, Canada and indeed all of North America, were paying increased attention to the fabulous oil sands of northeastern Alberta. Although rich in their promise for the future, the sands were no new discovery -- fur traders and explorers commented on them for over two hundred years. And for more than half a century, scientists and engineers wrestled with the problems of separating the oil from the sand and delivering it... [READ MORE]
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    "That Canada remains a society haunted by its war history seems clear."
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    This volume, the third in Tim Lilburn’s 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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    Settlement and urbanization of the Canadian Northwest coincided with the greatest popularity of the postcard. Settlement, along with the building of a transcontinental railway and the industrialization of central Canada, were the three pillars of the National Policy in the years following Confederation. These themes also were the subject of thousands of images preserved in postcards. By the first decade of the 20th century, many cities, towns, and villages were home to photog... [READ MORE]
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    you can't stop it. everyone's expendable, James. everyone's replaceable. even you. especially you. 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. Feasting on the tropes, traps, and types of the James Bond mythos and doubling back on the incendiary narrative of Nikos Kaza... [READ MORE]
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    The Law of Nations and the New World explores the ideology of European colonial expansion, describing and evaluating the legal, theological and philosophical justifications of both colonizers and those who opposed them from two very different points of view. The authors provide fascinating insights into the thinking that helped to create the "aboriginal problems" faced by so many in the world today.
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    Explore one of the most important challenges of childhood: learning to read. In this groundbreaking new work, Joyce Bainbridge and Sylvia Pantaleo offer sensible, successful strategies to help children become lifelong readers. At root, their philosophy is simple: offer students a wide selection of high-quality, high-interest books, and kids will want to read! While the volume concentrates on the many fine books published in Canada each year, it surveys outstanding books from ... [READ MORE]
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    "On our way home, we stopped in Vegreville for one last look at the Pysanka-and, posing in front of it while my dad pulled out his camera, I wanted to cry. Are we doomed? Click. Is this all we are? Click. How do we drag ourselves out from under the shadow of the giant egg? Click." Conceived in a fervent desire for fresher, sexier images of Ukrainian culture in Canada, and concluding with a new reading of enduring cultural stereotypes, Leaving Shadows is the first Ca... [READ MORE]
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    Secrets aren’t good for families. — from “Big Luck Island”
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    The University of Alberta Libraries houses one of the most outstanding collections of Austrian, Habsburg and Central European materials in North America. This unique strength has at its heart the acquisition of two major Austrian collections: the famous "Priesterseminar" library of the Archbishop of Salzburg, purchased in 1965, and the library of Viennese Juridisch-Politische Leseverin, purchased in 1969. The Salzburg Collection, one of the most important collection... [READ MORE]
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    Ce volume est le premier d'une série de livres qui traiteront des activités des Missionnaires Oblats de Marie Immaculé pendant ainsi que l'établissement et l'expansion de leur oeuvre missionnaire. Une publication conjointe avec Western Canadian Publishers.
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    Alexander Tumanov has brought "to life the picture of a rebellious talented artist of unbending principle, whose renown and service to Russian music...are rivalled only by her growing obstinacy [and] the quixotic nature of her political views." - Professor Caryl Emerson, Princeton University " A performer who sacrificed her own creative life in order that the world should hear of the composer Mussorgsky. A great artist in her own right recognized by the best mu... [READ MORE]
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    Survivors of spousal abuse inevitably fail to find answers in the realm of reason as they try to make sense of their pain and suffering. Focussing on the healing power of spirituality, Lifelines offers a celebration of healing, a message of hope, and a way of helping. Lifelines addresses family violence and spirituality in a community and cultural context. It is a collection of knowledge, experiences, and impressions of people who have discovered that the process of healing d... [READ MORE]
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    In the late nineteenth century the forty-ninth parallel was a key site of Canadian and American efforts to shape their respective nations and to create national identities. The international border sliced through Blackfoot country, creating the Alberta-Montana borderlands yet the dynamic arising out of this region's landscape, aboriginal people, newcomers, railroads, and ongoing cross-border ties proved to challenge each government's efforts to colonize and nationalize this r... [READ MORE]
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    Over a period of more than twenty-five years, the printmaking division at the University of Alberta's department of Art and Design has become recognized internationally as a centre for printmaking. This special exhibition celebrates the work of those who have been associated with University of Alberta's printmaking division. Some of these artists, like Liz Ingram, Walter Jule, and Lyndal Osborne, are still instructors and faculty. Others, like Koichi Yamamoto, Marna Bunnell, ... [READ MORE]