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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. With our authors' permission, titles are published under a Creative Commons licence and will be avaiable for free download in PDF format from individual book pages on our website. Notice of the parameters of the Creative Commons licensing agreement as been placed at the beginning of each book and chapter PDF. Our open-access titles are also published in traditional book format and are available for purchase through bookstores and on-line retailers.