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Athabasca University Press is Canada’s first open access scholarly press. Founded in 2007 with the principal aim of reducing barriers to knowledge and increasing access to scholarship, AU Press is committed to bringing the work of emerging and established scholars to the public. With both an open-access journal and monograph program, they make a significant contribution to the growing body of academic and literary work that is available to a global readership at no cost to the reader.

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In/visible Sight

The Mixed-Descent Families of Southern New Zealand

Athabasca University Press

Drawing on the experiences of mixed-Maori/White families, Wanhalla examines the early history of southern New Zealand, a world in which inter-racial intimacy played a formative role.

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Mountain Masculinity

The Life and Writing of Nello “Tex” Vernon-Wood in the Canadian Rockies, 1906-1938

Edited by Julie Rak and Andrew Gow
Athabasca University Press

A captivating portrait – in his own words – of Nello Vernon-Wood (1882-1978), who reinvented himself as a Banff hunting guide and writer of "yarns of the wilderness by a competent outdoorsman."

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Imagining Head-Smashed-In

Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains

Athabasca University Press

Archaeologist Jack Brink has written a major study of the mass buffalo hunts and the culture they supported before and after European contact. drawing on his 25 years excavating at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southwestern Alberta, Canada – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Northern Love

An Exploration of Canadian Masculinity

Athabasca University Press

In Northern Love, Paul Nonnekes pursues debates in psychoanalysis and cultural theory in pursuit of a distinctive conception of a Canadian masculinity.

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Northern Rover

The Life Story of Olaf Hanson

Athabasca University Press
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Icon, Brand, Myth

The Calgary Stampede

Edited by Max Foran
Athabasca University Press

An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede, an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for 10 days every July.

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Lost Tracks

Buffalo National Park, 1909-1939

Athabasca University Press
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Hot Thespian Action!

Ten Premiere Plays from Walterdale Playhouse

Edited by Robin Whittaker
Athabasca University Press

This collection commemorates Walterdale’s 50th anniversary and highlights the social and artistic significance of amateur theatre practice in Canada by drawing together significant plays by acclaimed and emerging Canadian playwrights, detailed introductions, and archival production photographs.

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Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery

Information and Resource Guide

Athabasca University Press

Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery is a research-based, comprehensive, and comprehensible resource on prostate surgery in Canada.

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Poems for a Small Park

Athabasca University Press

The powerful images and thoughtful metaphors in these short lyrics show readers the connections between Canadian nature (even within city limits) and the sublime, especially in the overwhelming silence we can sense outdoors – if we pay attention. The poet speaks to change by helping us see natural phenomena around us in a different light each time we read his poems.

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Making Game

An Essay on Hunting, Familiar Things, and the Strangeness of Being Who One Is

Athabasca University Press

Making Game is a mixed-genre composition in which the author reflects on the philosophical and ethical implications of hunting wild game.

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Expansive Discourses

Urban Sprawl in Calgary, 1945–1978

Athabasca University Press

A groundbreaking study of how and why the interactions between local government and land developers in Calgary after the Second World War created a city that exemplifies urban sprawl.

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Wild Words

Essays on Alberta Literature

Athabasca University Press

As the first collection of literary criticism focusing on Alberta writers, Wild Words establishes a basis for identifying Alberta fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as valid subjects of study in their own right.

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Mobile Learning

Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training

Edited by Mohamed Ally
Athabasca University Press

Readers will discover how to design learning materials for delivery on mobile technology and become familiar with the best practices of other educators, trainers, and researchers in the field, as well as the most recent initiatives in mobile learning research.

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Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance

Indigenous communities in Western Canada, 1877-1927

Athabasca University Press

This book explores the means used by government officials, police officers, church representatives, and ordinary settlers to facilitate and justify colonization, their effects on Indigenous economic, political, social, and spiritual lives, and how they were resisted.

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More Moments in Time

Images of Exemplary Nursing

Athabasca University Press

Perry’s weaving of interviewee’s stories and her own field notes and poetry creates a very personal perspective on nursing that leaves the reader with a greater understanding of the experience, and rewards, of caring for others.

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Bomb Canada

and Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media

Athabasca University Press

By examining major events that have tested bilateral relations, Bomb Canada tracks the history of anti-Canadianism in the U.S.

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The Beaver Hills Country

A History of Land and Life

Athabasca University Press

This book explores a relatively small, but interesting and anomalous, region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and the Battle Rivers.

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A Designer's Log

Case Studies in Instructional Design

Athabasca University Press

A unique contribution to the field of online learning, this designer’s log documents the emergence of an adapted instructional design model for transforming courses from single-mode to dual-mode instruction.

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A Very Capable Life

The Autobiography of Zarah Petri

Athabasca University Press
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Accessible Elements

Teaching Online and at a Distance

Athabasca University Press

This collection informs science educators about current practices in online and distance education: distance-delivered methods for laboratory coursework, the requisite administrative and institutional aspects of online and distance teaching, as well as the relevant educational theory.

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How Canadians Communicate III

Contexts of Canadian Popular Culture

Athabasca University Press

The contributors to this third volume of How Canadians Communicate focus on the question “what does Canadian popular culture have to say about the construction and negotiation of Canadian national identity?” and show how popular culture is negotiated across the different terrains where a sense of national identity is built.

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Nightwood Theatre

A Woman’s Work Is Always Done

Athabasca University Press

Scott explores the history of Nightwood Theatre, the longest-running and most influential women's theatre company in Canada, a provider of opportunities for women theatre artists.

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Letters from the Lost

A Memoir of Discovery

Athabasca University Press
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Ecology and Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Heritage Site

Athabasca University Press

Examining the ecology of the Western Canadian mountain region, this book argues that preserving the Rocky Mountains may be an important defence against future climate change impacts on the Canadian west.

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Windfall Apples

Tanka and Kyoka

Athabasca University Press

In Windfall Apples, Richard Stevenson mixes east and west with backyard barbecue and rueful reflection.

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The ABCs of Human Survival

A Paradigm for Global Citizenship

Athabasca University Press

The ABCs of Human Survival calls into question the assumptions of consumer culture and offers, as an alternative, strategies to improve overall well-being through the important choices we make as individuals.

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Trail of Story, Travellers’ Path

Reflections on Ethnoecology and Landscape

Athabasca University Press

A sensitive examination of meanings of landscape, this book draws on the author’s rich experience with diverse environments and peoples in western Canada.

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A Woman of Valour

The Biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle

Athabasca University Press

The biography of Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle tells of a young Canadian woman of humble background who, at the turn of the 20th century, discovers love with the priest of her village.

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