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  • Calgary

    Calgary

    How have our interactions with animals shaped Calgary? What can we do to ensure that humans and animals in the city continue to co-exist, and even flourish together? This wide-ranging book expl...

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  • When Big Bears Invade

    When Big Bears Invade

    Manitoba artist Nyco Rudolph and Alberta writer Alexander Finbow join creative forces to reveal the myth behind how the Benevolent Bears came to rule over us all. An illustrated children's book for...

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  • Only Leave a Trace

    Only Leave a Trace

    “Make yourself big when you enter a room, when you meet a bear in the woods. Make yourself big. Meet the eyes.” Roger Epp’s poetic meditations about the best, the hardest, the loneliest times of l...

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  • The Wolves at My Shadow

    The Wolves at My Shadow

    Ingelore Rothschild was twelve years old when she was whisked out of her home in 1936. It was her first step on a cross-continent journey to Japan, where she and her parents sought refuge from risi...

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  • Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel

    Flora Annie Steel (1847–1929) was a contemporary of Rudyard Kipling and rivaled his popularity as a writer during her lifetime, but her legacy faded due to gender-biased politics. She spent 22 year...

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  • The Burgess Shale

    The Burgess Shale

    “The outburst of cultural energy that took place in the 1960s was in part a product of the two decades that came before. It’s always difficult for young people to see their own time in perspective:...

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  • Listen. If

    Listen. If

    first snow falling slow hangs in the air a curtain drifting there thickening sight —“Winter” In this new collection, Douglas Barbour experiments with what he calls “rhythmically intense open form...

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  • Tar Wars

    Tar Wars

    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 en...

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  • Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    Throwing the Diamond Hitch

    In 1951 two intrepid women, Phyllis and her best friend, Anne, set off on a journey from Victoria, British Columbia, to Red Deer, Alberta, and back again. Travelling first by 1927 MG Roadster to Al...

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  • The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations

    The Book of Sensations by Sheri-D Wilson embodies an intricate ecosystem of language and feeling. These poems reach their roots down into the depths of what it means to be-to connect to one another...

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  • Finding Directions West

    Finding Directions West

    In the past, Western Canada was a place of new directions in human thought and action, migrations of the mind and body, and personal journeys. This book anthology brings together studies exploring ...

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  • Animal Metropolis

    Animal Metropolis

    Animal Metropolis brings a Canadian perspective to the growing field of animal history, ranging across species and cities, from the beavers who engineered Stanley Park to the carthorses who shaped ...

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  • The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    The Documentary Art of Filmmaker Michael Rubbo

    Michael Rubbo’s groundbreaking work has had a deep and enduring impact on documentary filmmaking worldwide, though his name has remained relatively unknown. In The Documentary Art of Michael Rubbo,...

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  • Understanding Atrocities

    Understanding Atrocities

    Understanding Atrocities is a wide-ranging collection of essays bridging scholarly and community-based efforts to understand and respond to the global, transhistorical problem of genocide. The essa...

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  • Nuala

    Nuala

    “Shh, my Nuala. I am with you. Today I shall teach you the newness of you.” As the Engine breathes life into Nuala, her gaze falls on Teacher-Servant, the chosen one. He alone will be able to hear...

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  • Interrogating Motherhood

    Interrogating Motherhood

    It has been four decades since the publication of Adrienne Rich’s Of Woman Born but her analysis of maternity and the archetypal Mother remains a powerful critique, as relevant today as it was at t...

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  • Ice Blink

    Ice Blink

    Northern Canada's distinctive landscapes, its complex social relations and the contested place of the North in contemporary political, military, scientific and economic affairs have fueled recent s...

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  • Farm Workers in Western Canada

    Farm Workers in Western Canada

    Bill 6, the government of Alberta’s contentious farm workers’ safety legislation, sparked public debate as no other legislation has done in recent years. The Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch ...

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  • Imagining the Supernatural North

    Imagining the Supernatural North

    “Turning to face north, face the north, we enter our own unconscious. Always, in retrospect, the journey north has the quality of dream.” Margaret Atwood, “True North” In this interdisciplinary co...

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  • Friendly Ghosts

    Friendly Ghosts

    Not all ghosts are evil, spiteful and filled with hate. Some of them are guardian angels, preventing tragedies and saving lives, while others are just annoying, moving furniture and knocking pictur...

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  • Haunted Waters and Ghost Ships

    Haunted Waters and Ghost Ships

    Drowning would be a most unpleasant way to die, which is probably why it has yielded so many spooky ghost tales. The ocean doesn’t give up its secrets easily and many nautical disasters go unresolv...

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  • Haunted Landscapes and Other Mysteries

    Haunted Landscapes and Other Mysteries

    You’re driving down a country road at night and see a hitchhiking woman wearing a white wedding dress. Do you stop? Even though science has tried to explain the unexplainable, many unsolved mysteri...

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  • Ghosts by Accident

    Ghosts by Accident

    Ghosts are often said to have “unfinished business.” The most tragic tales recount sudden deaths that lead to eternal hauntings. These ghosts are often sighted doing the things they were doing when...

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  • Haunted Children and Child Ghosts

    Haunted Children and Child Ghosts

    Nothing is more precious than the innocence of a child, but what if your daughter’s imaginary friend turns out to be a vicious, jealous, hairy, lady ghost? Children don’t often know they are seeing...

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  • Deadly Ghosts

    Deadly Ghosts

    Do you think ghosts are nothing more than sneaky pranksters and intangible spirits? Think again! The ghosts in this book are the freakiest and deadliest you’ve ever seen. They’re not just out to sc...

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  • Space

    Space

    Super Explorers have special powers to take you into space to discover its amazing mysteries: • There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on Earth! • On the moon, the great basketbal...

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  • Spark of Light

    Spark of Light

    Spark of Light is a diverse collection of short stories by women writers from the Indian province of Odisha. Originally written in Odia and dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, t...

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  • Rodeo Roundup

    Rodeo Roundup

    Rodeo is one of the most exciting contests in the world. From bull riding to chuckwagon racing, discover what makes a rodeo so thrilling and what it takes to be a rodeo cowboy:  • Steer wrestling,...

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  • My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

    Arthur Bear Chief suffered both sexual and psychological abuse during his time at Old Sun Residential school in Gleichen on the Siksika Nation. My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell is a of chr...

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  • Find the Differences Level 1

    Find the Differences Level 1

    Here are some great puzzle books for the 6 to 8 age group. These "Find the Differences" have no more than 5 differences per pair of pictures. Kids will have fun looking for the big and small differ...

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  • Find the Differences Level 2

    Find the Differences Level 2

    Here are some great puzzle books for the 9 to 11 age group. These "Find the Differences" have no more than 15 differences per pair of pictures. Kids will have fun looking for the big and small diff...

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  • Ghost Stories of the Rich and Famous

    Ghost Stories of the Rich and Famous

    Famous people are just like the rest of us—some are even haunted by ghosts like the rest of us! This book recounts hauntings involving famous people and famous places, such as the U.S. Capitol and ...

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  • Haunted Universities of North America

    Haunted Universities of North America

    Attending university is a stressful time in everyone’s life, with grueling deadlines, killer tests and…phantom janitors? Many universities across North America have a ghost story or two to tell, of...

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  • 150 Years of Canada

    150 Years of Canada

    On Canada’s 150th birthday, we remember some of the most fascinating and important events and people in Canada’s history year by year: • On July 1, 1867, the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scoti...

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  • Planes

    Planes

    The Super Explorers want to show you the planes of the world, from biplanes and passenger jets to stealth aircraft and drones.  • The Wright Flyer was the first powered aircraft to fly • The Spiri...

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  • Ships & Boats

    Ships & Boats

    The Super Explorers want to show you the ships and boats of the world, from the smallest dinghy to the largest cruise ship:  • Barques were used 5000 years ago in Ancient Egypt, but they looked a ...

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  • Volcanoes

    Volcanoes

    Super Explorers take you close to a volcano to find out what happens when a volcano erupts: • Lava can flow as fast as a car on the highway or as slow as honey • A volcanic ash cloud can reach high...

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  • Surviving the Gulag

    Surviving the Gulag

    “The terrified yell of my comrades makes me stop. I drop the potatoes into the grass and turn around. He has pulled out the pistol and is taking aim. Slowly I come back.” Surviving the Gulag is t...

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  • Polaris

    Polaris

    Emil Bessels was chief scientist and medical officer on George Francis Hall's ill-fated American North Pole Expedition of 1871-73 on board the ship Polaris. Bessels' book, translated from the Germa...

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