The University of Calgary Press publishes peer-reviewed scholarly work that makes a difference. We disseminate research that makes us think, that moves the conversation forward. Our books explore a sense of place in western Canada, the relevance of history in our lives, and our impact on the world around us.

As a scholarly publisher, we feel a responsibility to ensure that the research of our authors is accessible to its widest possible audience. We therefore embrace open-access publishing and strive to make as many of our publications as possible available as open-access files that are free to anyone who wishes to download them.

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  • Intertwined Histories: Plants in Their Social Contexts 

    Ellis, Jim (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary, 2019-05)
    How do we understand the boundaries of individual creatures? What are the systems of interdependency that bind all living creatures together? Plants were among the the first to colonize the planet. They created the soil ...
  • Imperial Standard: Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880 

    Taylor, Graham D. (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, History, Trent University, 2019-04)
    For over 130 years, Imperial Oil dominated Canada’s oil industry. From Petrolia to Turner Valley, Imperial was always nearby and ready to take charge. Their 1947 discovery of crude oil in Leduc, Alberta transformed the ...
  • Orange Chinook: Politics in the New Alberta 

    Bratt, Duane; Brownsey, Keith; Sutherland, Richard; Taras, David (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Economics, University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, 2019-01)
    In 2015, the New Democratic Party won an unprecedented victory in Alberta. Unseating the Progressive Conservatives -- who had won every provincial election since 1971 -- they formed an NDP government for the first time ...
  • Rocking P Ranch and the Second Cattle Frontier in Western Canada 

    Chattaway, Clay; Elofson, W. M. (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, History, 2019-01)
    The Rocking P Ranch was one of the most ambitious family ranches in Southern Alberta. Founded in 1900 by Roderick Riddle Macleay, the Rocking P flourished during the Second Cattle Frontier as open-range Texas System ranches ...
  • Scattering Chaff: Canadian Air Power and Censorship during the Kosovo War 

    Bergen, Bob (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Centre for Military, Security & Strategic Studies, 2019-02)
    Most Canadians know little, if anything at all, about the role of the Canadian Air Force in the 1999 Kosovo Air War. Yet lives were at put at stake as mission dedication and military skill were pushed to the limit. Some ...
  • Environment in the Courtroom 

    Ingleson, Allan (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Law, 2019-01)
    Canadian environmental law is a dynamic and exciting area that is playing an increasingly important role in furthering sustainable development policy. Environmental law has distinctive relevant principles, operating ...
  • Environmental Activism on the Ground: Small Green and Indigenous Organizing 

    Clapperton, Jonathan; Piper, Liza (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, University of Calgary, 2019-01)
    Environmental Activism on the Ground draws upon a wide range of interdisciplinary scholarship to examine small-scale, local environmental activism, paying particular attention to Indigenous experiences. It illuminates the ...
  • Reconsidering Confederation: Canada's Founding Debates, 1864-1999 

    Heidt, Daniel (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, University of Calgary, 2018-10)
    July 1st 1867 is celebrated as Canada's Confederation - the date that Canada became a country. But 1867 was only the beginning. As the country grew from a small dominion to a vast federation encompassing ten provinces, ...
  • The True Face of Sir Isaac Brock 

    St-Denis, Guy (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, University of Calgary, 2018-10)
    Major General Sir Isaac Brock is remembered as the Hero of Upper Canada for his defence of what is now Ontario during the War of 1812, and also for his noble death at the Battle of Queenston Heights. In the more than two ...
  • Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West 

    Ellis, Jim (University of Calgary Press, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, http://press.ucalgary.ca/, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary, 2018-05)
    What are the challenges we face around water in Western Canada? What are our rights to water? Does water itself have rights? Water Rites: Reimagining Water in the West documents the many ways that water flows through our ...

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