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.
The Mixed-Descent Families of Southern New Zealand
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.
The Life and Writing of Nello “Tex” Vernon-Wood in the Canadian Rockies, 1906-1938
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."
Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains
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.
An Exploration of Canadian Masculinity
In Northern Love, Paul Nonnekes pursues debates in psychoanalysis and cultural theory in pursuit of a distinctive conception of a Canadian masculinity.
The Life Story of Olaf Hanson
Icon, Brand, Myth
The Calgary Stampede
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.
The Theory and Practice of Online Learning, Second Edition
Buffalo National Park, 1909-1939
Hot Thespian Action!
Ten Premiere Plays from Walterdale Playhouse
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.
Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery
Information and Resource Guide
Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery is a research-based, comprehensive, and comprehensible resource on prostate surgery in Canada.
Poems for a Small Park
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.
An Essay on Hunting, Familiar Things, and the Strangeness of Being Who One Is
Making Game is a mixed-genre composition in which the author reflects on the philosophical and ethical implications of hunting wild game.
Urban Sprawl in Calgary, 1945–1978
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.
Essays on Alberta Literature
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.
Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training
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.
Liberalism, Surveillance, and Resistance
Indigenous communities in Western Canada, 1877-1927
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.
More Moments in Time
Images of Exemplary Nursing
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.
and Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media
By examining major events that have tested bilateral relations, Bomb Canada tracks the history of anti-Canadianism in the U.S.
The Beaver Hills Country
A History of Land and Life
This book explores a relatively small, but interesting and anomalous, region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and the Battle Rivers.
A Designer's Log
Case Studies in Instructional Design
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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