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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vascular Plants of Alberta, Part 1

    Vascular Plants of Alberta, Part 1

    Vascular Plants of Alberta is a user-friendly, portable key to the ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and monocots of Alberta. This key to the species of Alberta will delight all those interested in ...

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  • Crow Never Dies

    Crow Never Dies

    “It was a different crow, but the same crow, you understand? Because there is only one Crow. God made them all black and identical-looking because there is no reason for them to be different birds....

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  • From Polar Bears to Porcupines

    From Polar Bears to Porcupines

    Wildlife veterinarian and renowned storyteller Jerry Haigh shares his adventures with diverse creatures from the frozen reaches of the High Arctic to the wilds of Africa and the flat lands of the C...

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  • Spiders of Western Canada

    Spiders of Western Canada

    • An introduction to the 27 families describing the characteristics of the species in that family • 85 of the most common species found in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba • Gen...

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  • The Chinchaga Firestorm

    The Chinchaga Firestorm

    In 1950, the biggest firestorm documented in North America—one fire alone burned 3,500,000 acres of boreal forest in northern Alberta and British Columbia—created the world’s largest smoke layer in...

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  • Salmon

    Salmon

    Salmon: A Scientific Memoir investigates a narrative that is important to the identity of the Pacific Northwest Coast – the salmon as an iconic species. Traditionally it’s been a narrative that is ...

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  • abecedarium

    abecedarium

    would you believe me when i make consorts of alphabet runaways & stayathomes i have rounded up where they wandered all over the page Dennis Cooley masterfully extends the genre of the abecedary to ...

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  • Greening the Maple

    Greening the Maple

    Ecocriticism can be described in very general terms as the investigation of the many ways in which culture and the environment are interrelated and conceptualized. Ecocriticism aspires to understan...

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  • The Peace-Athabasca Delta

    The Peace-Athabasca Delta

    "In the delta, water is boss, change is the only constant, and creation and destruction exist side by side." The Peace-Athabasca Delta in northern Alberta is a globally significant wetland that lie...

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  • Parks, Peace, and Partnership

    Parks, Peace, and Partnership

    Today, over 3,000 protected areas around the world contribute to the protection of biodiversity, peaceful relations between neighbouring countries, and the well-being of people living in and around...

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  • The Reindeer Botanist

    The Reindeer Botanist

    The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977 is the first biography of one of Canada's most remarkable botanists. Alf Erling Porsild (1901-1977) grew up on the Arctic Station in West Greenl...

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  • Wolves Unleashed

    Wolves Unleashed

    Along with the internationally acclaimed and award-winning documentary film upon which this book is based, Wolves Unleashed takes the reader on an amazing journey that looks closely at Andrew Simps...

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  • Places

    Places

    This book identifies the major deficiency in the field of environmental planning, which is that issues are addressed from the perspective of one discipline or one dimension…. The ABC method outline...

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  • A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011

    A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011

    "... a diverse and fascinating array of perspectives on the history of Canada's national parks, illuminating many less well-understood aspects of the evolving place of people in and near these park...

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  • Mammals of Canada

    Mammals of Canada

    The mighty polar bear. The plucky beaver. The majestic caribou. These iconic animals are etched in our national consciousness (and on our coins), but they represent only a small fraction of the ama...

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  • Wolves in Canada

    Wolves in Canada

    No one can forget the eerie howl of a wolf penetrating the silent darkness of night; it is the very embodiment of wilderness. For thousands of years in North American Native mythology, the wolf has...

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  • The World of Wolves

    The World of Wolves

    The grey wolf is one of the world's most polarizing and charismatic species. Respected, adored, or held in awe by many as an icon of wilderness, wolves have also sparked fear and hatred when they h...

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  • Identification Guide to the Fossil Plants of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Drumheller, Alberta

    Identification Guide to the Fossil Plants of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Drumheller, Alberta

    Plant fossils have helped scientists reconstruct the natural surroundings that supported the growth and evolution of dinosaurs - their food sources and habitat. While there are many scientific and ...

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  • Weird Canadian Weather

    Weird Canadian Weather

    Don't like the weather; just wait five minutes. Real Canadian culture is complaining about the weather: * The ice storm of January 1998 in Eastern Canada caused power outages in Ontario and Quebec,...

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  • Lost Tracks

    Lost Tracks

    While contemporaries and historians alike hailed the establishment of Buffalo National Park in Wainwright, Alberta as a wildlife saving effort, the political climate of the early twentieth century ...

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  • Bear Attacks in Canada

    Bear Attacks in Canada

    The frequency and severity of bear attacks have significantly increased in North America in recent years, a result of increasing human development in bear country and a growing number of people tra...

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  • The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia

    The Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia

    The threat of deteriorating habitats and a loss of biodiversity make this reference work on the freshwater fishes of British Columbia more necessary than ever before. Eighty-one comprehensive speci...

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  • Deep Alberta

    Deep Alberta

    Alberta is well known for its fossil treasures, and author John Acorn is as keen on the long-dead creatures of Alberta as he is on the living. Here, John features 80 of the most noteworthy fossils,...

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  • Damselflies of Alberta

    Damselflies of Alberta

    With iridescent blues and greens, damselflies are some of the most beautiful flying insects as well as the most primitive. As members of the insect order Odonata they are related to dragonflies but...

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  • Weather of Alberta

    Weather of Alberta

    Weather of Alberta is a comprehensive treatment of meteorology and climatology as it pertains to Alberta while remaining fundamentally a lay person’s guide to weather.

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  • Wolf Mountains

    Wolf Mountains

    Situating the wolf in the history of Canadian national parks, Karen Jones considers changing ideas of nature and wilderness and competing visions of the North American West. Wolf Mountains: A Histo...

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  • Fish of Alberta

    Fish of Alberta

     FISH ARE THE UNKNOWN DENIZENS OF THE DEEP, darting around lakeshore vegetation or larking about in fast-flowing rivers. We have 54 established fishes in Alberta, from the large Lake Sturgeon to th...

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  • Protected Areas and the Regional Planning Imperative in North America

    Protected Areas and the Regional Planning Imperative in North America

    Regional planning is imperative if North America has any hope of retaining continental biodiversity and environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable development.Protected Areas and the R...

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  • Animal Tracks of Alberta

    Animal Tracks of Alberta

    Animal Tracks of Alberta will help you identify tracks of all shapes and sizes, from the Deer Mouse to the Mule Deer. This book is perfect for children, teachers, parents, backwoods explorers and n...

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  • Compact Guide to Alberta Birds

    Compact Guide to Alberta Birds

    This easy-to-use field guide will help even the novice birder identify over 80 species encountered in backyards and along wilderness trails across Alberta, along with their eggs and natural history.

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  • Reading the Entrails

    Reading the Entrails

    Before the fall of Imperial Rome, priests cast the guts of sacrificial animals on the temple floor, claiming to be able to divine the future from these entrails. By probing the remains of Alberta's...

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  • Birds of the Rocky Mountains

    Birds of the Rocky Mountains

    Over 320 common and interesting species of birds found in the Rocky Mountains region are brought to life by colorful illustrations and detailed descriptive text. Species accounts include characteri...

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  • Bugs of Alberta

    Bugs of Alberta

    Avid bugster and television's Nature Nut, John Acorn, has selected what he considers the 125 most fascinating bugs of Alberta, from beautiful butterflies to scary spiders

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  • Mammals of Alberta

    Mammals of Alberta

    Identify, understand and appreciate the mammals of Alberta with this comprehensive guide, featuring fascinating descriptions of 91 species including photographs and illustrations.

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