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    In an extensive and frank exploration, leaders in women's coaching discuss the values women bring to the coaching profession, their quest for equal access, ways career aspirations and motherhood are juggled, how to negotiate contracts, and encounters with homophobia, harassment, and bullying. They also identify the challenges to progress and highlight the essential changes that need to be made. This volume will be of interest to sports organizations, leaders, and educators; a... [READ MORE]
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    “Speaking one language, I submit, is like living in a house with one window only...”
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    Jane Austen's novels have been widely read and discussed, but one topic that is rarely studied is her use of speech. In this volume, writers from around the world consider Austen's sometimes playful, always witty and significant use of dialogue. Features contributions from Juliet McMaster, Isobel Grundy, Linda Bree, Gary Kelly, Jan Fergus, Jocelyn Harris, Kay Young and others.
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    Talking Tools: Faces of Aboriginal Oral Tradition in Contemporary Society explores the power of oral tradition in Aboriginal society as a foundational cultural and linguistic tool. Four distinct elements are examined: the story-keepers; the importance of practice; the emergence of new stories; and the challenges of sustainability. Finally, the emergence of new technologies and their relevance to the sustainability of the tradition and art of storytelling are discussed. Solsti... [READ MORE]
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    Tar Wars offers a critical inside look at how leading image-makers negotiate escalating tensions between continuous economic growth mandated by a globalized economic system and its unsustainable environmental costs. As place branding assumes paramount importance in an increasingly global, visual, and ecologically conscious society, an international battle unfolds over Alberta’s bituminous sands. This battle pits independent documentary filmmakers against professional co... [READ MORE]
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    This book catalogues an exhibition of textbooks by authors from the University of Alberta. Each finished textbook contains its own story of challenges and victories. And each has its own power as a record of knowledge, a teaching tool, and an object of permanence and beauty.
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    Enrich your family life, connect with your children, and celebrate your ancestors by learning to tell family stories, folktales, and nursery rhymes. Telling Tales: Storytelling in the Family is a fascinating guide to the art of gathering and telling stories. Written by three renowned storytellers, Telling Tales includes personal stories, how-to tips and extensive resource lists, and builds upon the success of the acclaimed first edition.
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    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics.
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    This critical, definitive edition is composed of five annotated volumes: three of letters, diaries, declarations, and other prose writings, ordered chronologically; one of poetry; and a reference volume. Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand Riel and his influence on the history of Western Canada.
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    Fear and embarrassment prevent frank and meaningful communication on the topic of sex. Participatory theatre can break the uncomfortable silence, and with over 700 performances across Canada, Jane Heather's award-winning play Are We There Yet? has been an effective tool for teaching teen sexuality since 1998. The play and accompanying educational program were the subject of a major impact assessment where researchers from many disciplines examined how and why theatre can make... [READ MORE]
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    Emma Minde's portraits of the family into which she was given in marriage more than sixty years ago are instructive and touching. She offers rare insight into a life history guided by two powerful forces: the traditional world of the Plains Cree and the influence of the Catholic missions.
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    This exhibition catalogue celebrates the life and work of avant garde poet and playwright Wilfred Watson. Drawing on the rich collection of letters, notebooks, manuscripts and sketchbooks in the University of Alberta Archives’ Wilfred Watson Fonds, this exhibition traces Watson’s development from his early encounters with the work of T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Emily Carr to his decades-long engagement with the writing of Gabriel Marcel, Wyndham Lewis, and Marsha... [READ MORE]
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    In 1912, Mary Vaux, a botanist, glaciologist, painter, and photographer, wrote about her mountain adventures: "A day on the trail, or a scramble over the glacier, or even with a quiet day in camp to get things in order for the morrow's conquests? Some how when once this wild spirit enters the blood...I can hardly wait to be off again." Vaux's compulsion was shared by many women whose intellects, imaginations, and spirits rose to the challenge of the mountains betwee... [READ MORE]
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    Whaling for food has been a part of Faroese life for the past thousand years. Late in the 20th century, this community-based activity came under enormous pressure from international animal rights and environmental organizations. With some 95% of the Faroese economy based on fisheries and fish products, this action clearly threatened the economic viability of the Faroes. This book examines the claims of the animal rights and environmental organizations and sets these against t... [READ MORE]
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    Describes three northern projects of WWII and the wartime environment that produced them. It reflects the inter-relatedness of the projects, while placing them within international, national, provincial, and local contexts. It also looks at the effects of the projects on Alberta, especially specific northern communities. Papers by: Greg Johnson; Daniel Haulman; Elizabeth Brebner; Bob Hesketh; Kenneth Tingley; Harold L. Morrison; Christopher Hackett; Lael Morgan; Cyril Griffit... [READ MORE]
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    A dynamic collection of Alberta's vibrant literary culture. Established names and emerging talents are brought together to demonstrate the outstanding calibre of writing in the province. Features contributions by Greg Hollingshead, Kristjana Gunnars, Rudy Wiebe, Myrna Kostash, E.D. Blodgett, Suzette Mayr, Thomas Wharton, Claire Harris, Fred Wah, and many others.
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    When Through the Mackenzie Basin was published in 1908, it became an immediate success as an adventure book on the unsettled regions of Northwest Canada. Many of the issues the book addresses are still topical and contentious, a century after the signing of Treaty 8. In this new edition, David Leonard's introduction puts Mair's work into its historical context, while Brian Calliou's introduction adds a First Nations perspective. Charles Mair's first-hand account of the siging... [READ MORE]
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    Among beetles, tiger beetles are some of the favourites of nature-loving people. Large, active, and colourful, tiger beetles are as watchable as birds, and easily as fascinating. Well-loved naturalist John Acorn offers a fun and fascinating look at some of Alberta's smaller citizens.
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    Presents the results of research into the burning practices of the Native peoples of northern Alberta, providing a record of use of fire as a tool, as practiced by earlier generations of northern Native peoples