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Parenting Your Parents

Parenting Your Parents

Support Strategies for Meeting the Challenge of Aging in the Family: Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
by Bart J. Mindszenthy & Michael Gordon
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When our parents reach a certain age and have difficulty coping, we find ourselves wondering how to provide them with the kind of love, care, support, and attention they need - just as they have done for us all our lives. Parenting Your Parents shows, through case studies, that you are not alone and offers advice to help you along this difficult bu …

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Identifying Mavor Moore

Identifying Mavor Moore

A Historical and Literary Study
by Allan Boss
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The enigmatic, obscured figure behind many of the most important moments in building Canada's theatrical and cultural landscape has largely been ignored by history. In this groundbreaking study of his work, Allan Boss re-locates Moore in Canada's cultural history. Moore may be a jack of all trades, but Boss exposes a historical record that seems to …

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The Mass Media in Canada

The Mass Media in Canada

Fourth Edition
by Mary Vipond
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Canada has one of the most advanced mass-media systems in the world, which allows Canadians more access to American culture via television, the movies, and the Internet than ever before. At the same time, governments support the production and distribution of Canadian content to Canadians.

In this fully updated fourth edition, Mary Vipond traces th …

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The Spirit of Africville

The Spirit of Africville

contributions by Clairmont, Donald; Stephen Kimber; Bridglal Pachai & Charles Saunders
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After many years of denial, the Halifax's city government has finally acknowledged the wrongs that were done to the residents and the community of Africville, and has agreed to make amends for its actions.

This extensively illustrated book was prepared by the Africville Genealogy Society and published originally in 1992. Long out of print, it is bei …

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Delicious DASH Flavours

Delicious DASH Flavours

The proven, drug free, doctor recommended approach to reducing high blood pressure
by Sandra Nowlan
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Written by award-winning cook and food scientist Sandra Nowlan, Delicious Dash Flavours is a full-colour cookbook that shows how to follow a proven, drug-free method of reducing and controlling high blood pressure without sacrificing gastronomic pleasure. Sandra has selected delicious recipes from Canada's top chefs, which she has modified to redu …

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Climate, Culture, Change

Climate, Culture, Change

Inuit and Western Dialogues with a Warming North
by Timothy B. Leduc
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Every day brings new headlines about climate change as politicians debate how to respond, scientists offer new data, and skeptics critique the validity of the research. To step outside these scientific and political debates, Timothy Leduc engages with various Inuit understandings of northern climate change. What he learns is that today’s climate …

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Translating Canada

Translating Canada

edited by Luise von Flotow & Reingard M. Nischik
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In the last thirty years of the twentieth century, Canadian federal governments offered varying degrees of support for literary and other artistic endeavour. A corollary of this patronage of culture at home was an effort to make the resulting works available for audiences elsewhere in the world. Current developments in the study of translation and …

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Translating Women

Translating Women

edited by Luise von Flotow
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Feminist theory has been widely translated, influencing the humanities and social sciences in many languages and cultures. However, these theories have not made as much of an impact on the discipline that made their dissemination possible: many translators and translation scholars still remain unaware of the practices, purposes and possibilities of …

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The End of Iceland's Innocence

The End of Iceland's Innocence

The Image of Iceland in the Foreign Media during the Financial Crisis
by Daniel Chartier
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In the space of a few days, one of the world’s richest and most egalitarian nations, Iceland, toppled into financial chaos and sunk into an economic, ethical, moral and identity crisis. The vast empire built by Iceland’s young entrepreneurs, the “new Vikings”—who had propelled the country to the top of wealth, equality and happiness chart …

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The Chevalier de Montmagny

The Chevalier de Montmagny

First Governor of New France
by Jean-Claude Dube, translated by Elizabeth Rapley
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In The Chevalier de Montmagny, Jean-Claude Dubé documents the extraordinary career of Charles Huault de Montmagny, first governor of the colony of New France. Born in Paris in 1601, and educated by the Jesuits, Montmagny studied law at the Université d'Orléans, joined the Order of Malta, and enjoyed a colourful career as a Hospitalier privateer …

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Lexicography, Terminology, and Translation

Lexicography, Terminology, and Translation

Text-based Studies in Honour of Ingrid Meyer
edited by Lynne Bowker
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This volume in honour of Ingrid Meyer is a tribute to her work in the interrelated fields of lexicography, terminology and translation. One key thing shared by these fields is that they all deal with text. Accordingly, the essays in this collection are united by the fact that they too are all "text-based" in some way. In the majority of essays, ele …

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The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab

The Diary of Abraham Ulrikab

Text and Context
edited by Hartmut Lutz, foreword by Christine Lalonde, by (photographer) Hans-Ludwig Blohm
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In August 1880, businessman Adrian Jakobsen convinced eight Inuit men, women, and children from Hebron and Nakvak, Labrador to accompany him to Europe to be "exhibited" in zoos and Völkerschauen (ethnographic shows). Abraham, Maria, Noggasak, Paingo, Sara, Terrianiak, Tobias, and Ulrike agreed, partly for the money and partly out of curiosity to s …

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Language Testing Reconsidered

Language Testing Reconsidered

edited by Janna Fox; Mari Wesche; Doreen Bayliss; Liying Cheng; Carolyn E. Turner & Christine Doe
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Language Testing Reconsidered provides a critical update on major issues that have engaged the field of language testing since its inception. Anyone who is working in, studying or teaching language testing should have a copy of this book. The information, discussions, and reflections offered within the volume address major developments within the f …

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Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye

New Directions from Old
edited by David Rampton
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More than fifty years after the publication of Anatomy of Criticism, Northrop Frye remains one of Canada's most influential intellectuals. This reappraisal reasserts the relevance of his work to the study of literature and illuminates its fruitful intersection with a variety of other fields, including film, cultural studies, linguistics, and femini …

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Philosophical Apprenticeships

Philosophical Apprenticeships

Contemporary Continental Philosophy in Canada
edited by Jay Lampert & Jason Robinson
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Philosophical Apprenticeships gathers fresh and innovative essays written by the next generation of Canada's philosophers on the work of prominent Canadian philosophers currently researching topics in continental philosophy. The authors--doctoral students studying at Canadian universities--have studied with, worked with, or been deeply influenced b …

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Gender and Modernity in Central Europe

Gender and Modernity in Central Europe

The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Its Legacy
edited by Agatha Schwartz
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At the end of the nineteenth century, Austro-Hungarian society was undergoing a significant re-evaluation of gender roles and identities. Debates on these issues revealed deep anxieties within the multi-ethnic empire that did not resolve themselves with its dissolution in 1918. Concepts of gender and modernity as defined by the Habsburg Monarchy we …

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Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy

Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy

Two Theories of the Self
by Anoop Gupta
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In Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy, Anoop Gupta develops an original theory of the self based on Kierkegaard's writings. Gupta proceeds by historical exegesis and considers several important ways of thinking about self outside of the natural sciences. His study moves theories of the self from theology toward sociology, from a God-relationship to a s …

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Building New Bridges - Bâtir de nouveaux ponts

Building New Bridges - Bâtir de nouveaux ponts

Sources, Methods and Interdisciplinarity - Sources, méthodes et interdisciplinarité
edited by Jeff Keshen & Sylvie Perrier
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Questions of methodology and the use of sources are fundamental to all academic disciplines. In recent years, this topic has become far more challenging as scholars are increasingly adopting an interdisciplinary approach to achieve richer and deeper analyses, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. Building New Bridges / Bâtir de nouve …

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The Ivory Thought

The Ivory Thought

Essays on Al Purdy
edited by Gerald Lynch; Shoshannah Ganz & Josephene Kealey
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If one poet can be said to be the Canadian poet, that poet is Al Purdy (1918–2000). Numerous eminent scholars and writers have attested to this pre-eminent status. George Bowering described him as “the world’s most Canadian poet” (1970), while Sam Solecki titled his book-length study of Purdy The Last Canadian Poet (1999). In The Ivory Thou …

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Charting the Future of Translation History

Charting the Future of Translation History

edited by Paul F. Bandia & Georges L. Bastin
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Over the last 30 years there has been a substantial increase in the study of the history of translation. Both well-known and lesser-known specialists in translation studies have worked tirelessly to give the history of translation its rightful place. Clearly, progress has been made, and the history of translation has become a viable independent res …

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The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave

A History of Women in Science and Engineering
by Monique Frize
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The Bold and the Brave investigates how women have striven throughout history to gain access to education and careers in science and engineering. Author Monique Frize, herself an engineer for over 40 years, introduces the reader to key concepts and debates that contextualize the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in the fields of scien …

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Academic Writing for Military Personnel

Academic Writing for Military Personnel

by Adam Chapnick & Craig Stone
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Academic Writing for Military Personnel is written for members of the military who are either new to or re-entering the academic community and who need to familiarize themselves with academic writing. The authors, an experienced writing instructor and a retired military officer, show how persuasive academic writing enhances officers’ effectivenes …

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The New Geo-Governance

The New Geo-Governance

A Baroque Approach
by Gilles Paquet
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Over the last few decades, the Westphalian nation-state has lost its hegemonic position in the system of geo-governance. A dispersive revolution has led to the emergence of powerful newly networked business organizations, new subsidiary-focused governments, and increasingly virtual, elective, and malleable communities. This in turn has led to the c …

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The Canadian Modernists Meet

The Canadian Modernists Meet

edited by Dean Irvine
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The Canadian Modernists Meet is a collection of new critical essays on major and rediscovered Canadian writers of the early to mid-twentieth century. F.R. Scott's well-known poem 'The Canadian Authors Meet' sets the theme for the volume: a revisiting of English Canada's formative movements in modernist poetry, fiction, and drama. As did Scott's poe …

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Les Belles Étrangères

Les Belles Étrangères

Canadians in Paris
by Jane Koustas
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While translation history in Canada is well documented, the history of the translation of Canadian fiction outside the nation remains obscure. Les Belles Étrangères examines the translation of Canadian English-language fiction in France. This book considers the history of this practice, the reasons for the move away from Quebec translators as wel …

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Looking Reality in the Eye

Looking Reality in the Eye

Museums and Social Responsibility
edited by Robert R. Janes, contributions by Gerald T. Conaty; Ruth J. Abram; Beth Carter; Joanne DiCosimo; Michele Gallant; Gillian Kydd; Emlyn H. Koster; Stephen H. Baumann; Susan Pointe; Glenn C. Sutter; Douglas Worts; Paul Tapsell & Janet Pieschel
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The articles in this book are outstanding examples of socially responsible museum work, based on the premise that museums, galleries and science centres must move beyond education and entertainment to embrace socially relevant missions. Being a socially responsible museum means addressing issues of relevance to one's community, as well as identifyi …

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Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage

The Story of a Canadian Social Revolution
by Sylvain Larocque, translated by Louisa Blair & Robert Chodos
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A history of the fight for same-sex marriage in Canada.
Few issues have dominated recent Canadian politics like the legalization of same-sex marriage.
As a political correspondent for The Canadian Press, Sylvain Larocque had a front-row seat for this battle in the fight for gay rights in Canada. He recounts the story here on every level, from the …

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Educating African Canadians

Educating African Canadians

by Keren S. Brathwaite & Carl E. James
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This book offers a critical assessment of the experiences of African Canadian students, exploring strategies that will serve to enhance their academic success.

Writing from their respective locations as students, parents, teachers, counsellors, professors and researchers, the contributors to this collection alert readers to many of the challenges th …

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Canada and the Reagan Challenge

Canada and the Reagan Challenge

Crisis and Adjustment, 1981-85
by Stephen Clarkson
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Canada and Reagan Challenge, first published in 1982, has gained wide acclaim for its analysis of the crisis of 1981 - when Ottawa and Washington went head-to-head over the economic nationalism of the National Energy Program and the Foreign Investment Review Agency. Stephen Clarkson's study demonstrated that the crisis extended to a great many fro …

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The Modern North

The Modern North

People, Politics and the Rejection of Colonialism
by Ken S. Coates & Judith Powell
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Published in 1989, The Modern North examines the experience of the peoples of the Yukon and Northwest Territories from the Berger inquiry of 1975 and onwards.

Untangling the varied strands that make up the Northern tapestry--its resourceful peoples, its awesome physical landscape, its political and economic agenda in the late 1980s--they portray in …

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Agnes Macphail and the Politics of Equality

Agnes Macphail and the Politics of Equality

by Terry Crowley
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Agnes Macphail, Canada's first woman MP, is a heroine for our times: an accomplished politician, committed feminist and a complex, well-rounded human being.
A democratic populist who emerged politically during the post-World War One farmers' revolt, Macphail helped build the alliance that became the CCF, ending two-party domination of national pol …

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Canada's Fighting Seniors

Canada's Fighting Seniors

by C. G. Gifford
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First published in 1990, this book charts the emergence and rapid growth of Canada's powerful seniors' movement.

Seniors' political clout has been increasingly evident since the mid-eighties, when their protest convinced Brian Mulroney to drop his efforts to limit pension benifits. Gifford's book provides a short history of seniors' organizing and …

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The Insatiable Bark Beetle

The Insatiable Bark Beetle

by Reese Halter
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

In our ever-warming world, trillions of indigenous bark beetles are killing billions of mature conifers throughout the forests of western North America and around the world, as they embark on their largest and mos …

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Ethical Water

Ethical Water

Learning to Value What Matters Most
by Robert William Sandford
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Fresh water is essential to both the ever-expanding human population and the ever-threatened natural landscapes that surround us. And yet, society seems to continually ignore the need for a common-sense approach t …

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The Incomparable Honeybee & the Economics of Pollination

The Incomparable Honeybee & the Economics of Pollination

Revised & Updated
by Reese Halter
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

From Dr. Reese Halter comes a remarkable, concise account of the honeybees that have profoundly shaped our planet for the past 110 million years. They are the most important group of flower-visiting animals, polli …

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Becoming Water

Becoming Water

Glaciers in a Warming World
by Michael Demuth
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

Becoming Water takes the reader on a tour of Canada’s glaciers, describing the stories they tell and educating the reader about how glaciers came to be, how they work and what their future holds in our warming w …

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The Weekender Effect

The Weekender Effect

Hyperdevelopment in Mountain Towns
by Robert William Sandford
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

As cities continue to grow at unprecedented rates, more and more people are looking for peaceful, weekend retreats in mountain or rural communities. More often than not, these retreats are found in and around reso …

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Adrift on the Ark

Adrift on the Ark

Our Connection to the Natural World
by Margaret Thompson
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Adrift on the Ark is a collection of personal essays by Margaret Thompson that offers a straightforward study of the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world. The essays look at a wide range of beings—from spiders to peacocks—and cover issues such as our irrational phobias, our fascination with zoos, and the myths and sto …

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The Grizzly Manifesto

The Grizzly Manifesto

In Defence of the Great Bear
by Jeff Gailus
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

The grizzly bear, once the archetype for all that is wild, is quickly becoming a symbol of nature’s fierce but flagging resilience in the face of human greed and ignorance—and the difficulty a wealth-addicted …

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The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy

by Andrew Moodie
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The story of inventor Elijah McCoy, whose name became a byword for quality, as in "the real McCoy." The play explains why we've never heard of him and reclaims a fascinating man's life from undeserved obscurity.

Elijah McCoy, born in Canada to runaway American slaves, showed so much promise in school that he won a scholarship to study mechanical eng …

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Denying the Source

Denying the Source

The Crisis of First Nations Water Rights
by Merrell-Ann Phare
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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

First Nations are facing some of the worst water crises in Canada and throughout North America. Their widespread lack of access to safe drinking water receives ongoing national media attention, and yet progress ad …

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Hello Groin

Hello Groin

by Beth Goobie
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When Dylan Kowolski agrees to create a display for her high school library, she has no idea of the trouble it's going to cause -- for the school principal, her family, her boyfriend Cam and his jock friends, and her best friend Jocelyn. And for Dylan herself. If only her English class had been studying a normal, run-of-the-mill, mundane book like L …

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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

My Life With Children's Books
by Sheila Egoff
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In Once Upon a Time: My Life with Children's Books Sheila Egoff tells the story of her working life, from her early voracious reading, through all her significant contributions to libraries in Canada and to our national understanding of our own literature for children. She brings both a critical eye and a personal touch to this book, which reads as …

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Unruly Penelopes and the Ghosts

Unruly Penelopes and the Ghosts

Narratives of English Canada
edited by Eva Darias-Beautell
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This collection of essays studies the cultural and literary contexts of narrative texts produced in English Canada over the last forty years. It takes as its starting point the nationalist movement of the 1960s and 70s, when the supposed absence or weakness of a national sense became the touchstone for official discourses on the cultural identity …

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The First Dutch Settlement in Alberta

The First Dutch Settlement in Alberta

Letters from the Pioneer Years, 1903-14
edited and translated by Donald Sinnema
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Translated from Dutch to English, this collection of letters offers a unique perspective on the early pioneer years of the Dutch community in southeastern Alberta. The letters provide first-hand accounts of the preparations to immigrate, the hardships of the pioneer years, and the transformation from the most basic homesteading conditions to progre …

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An Inside Look at External Affairs During the Trudeau Years

An Inside Look at External Affairs During the Trudeau Years

The Memoirs of Mark MacGuigan
by Mark MacGuigan, edited by Whitney Lackenbauer, foreword by Paul C. Martin
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"Between these covers, you will read about the life of an individual - Mark MacGuigan - who dedicated his life to bettering Canada…. From his fascination with the law to his interest in politics and international affairs, Mark made a lasting impact on virtually every area to which he turned his efforts." - Paul C. Martin, from the Foreword

Mark Ma …

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Treasures

Treasures

The Stories Women Tell about the Things They Keep
edited by Kathleen Cairns & Eliane Silverman
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This is a book about memory and meaning; these texts bring to light the patterns of story and emotion that women have woven around the objects they have kept and treasured, objects which in the past may have seemed unimportant. These treasures contain and reveal each woman's life experience and act as vehicles for her values and for the development …

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Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

edited by Elizabeth C. Robertson; Jeffrey D. Seibert; Deepika C. Fernandez & Mark U. Zender
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Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology is made up of thirty-seven contributions based on and developed from papers presented at the 2001 Chacmool Conference, An Odyssey of Space, one of the first and largest meetings to focus on this increasingly important aspect of archaeological research. The papers discuss studies undertaken in a number of di …

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A Business History of Alberta

A Business History of Alberta

by Henry C. Klassen
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Businesses large and small have always been an integral part of Alberta's identity and growth. Exploring the evolution of business growth in Alberta, this comprehensive and unique study examines the role businesses have played in the economic, political, and social development of the province.

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Filming Politics

Filming Politics

Communism and the Portrayal of the Working Class at the National Film Board of Canada, 1939-46
by Malek Khouri
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The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) was created in 1939 to produce, distribute, and promote Canadian cinema both domestically and abroad. During the early years of the NFB, its creative output was largely informed by the turbulent political and social climate the world was facing. World War II, Communism, unemployment, the role of labour unions …

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