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Displacing Blackness: Power, Planning, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax
Displacing Blackness: Power, Planning, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax
By Ted Rutland

While focused on twentieth-century Halifax, Displacing Blackness develops broad insights about the possibilities and limitations of modern planning. Drawing connections between the history of planning and emerging scholarship in Black Studies, Ted Rutland positions anti-blackness at the heart of contemporary city-making.

Available Jul 2018
Fashioning the Canadian Landscape: Essays on Travel Writing, Tourism, and National Identity in the Pre-Automobile Era
Fashioning the Canadian Landscape: Essays on Travel Writing, Tourism, and National Identity in the Pre-Automobile Era
Edited by J.I. Little

In his book Fashioning the Canadian Landscape, J.I. Little examines how Canada, much like the United States, came to be identified with its natural landscape. Little argues that in contrast to America, Canada’s image was strongly influenced by the picturesque convention favoured by British travel writers.

Available Feb 2018
The Voyages of Jacques Cartier
The Voyages of Jacques Cartier
With an introduction by Ramsay Cook

In addition to Cartier's Voyages, a slightly amended version of H.P. Biggar's 1924 text, the volume includes a series of letters relating to Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval, who was in command of cartier on the last voyage. Many of these letters appear for the first time in English.

Published May 2017
Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935
Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935
By Phillip Gordon Mackintosh

In Newspaper City, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh scrutinizes the reluctance of early Torontonians to pave their streets. Consequently, Mackintosh’s study reveals the contradictory nature of newspapers and the historiographical complexities of newspaper research.

Published Apr 2017
Inhabited Spaces: Anglo-Saxon Constructions of Place
Inhabited Spaces: Anglo-Saxon Constructions of Place
By Nicole Guenther Discenza

In Inhabited Spaces, Nicole Guenther Discenza examines a variety of Anglo-Latin and Old English texts to shed light on Anglo-Saxon understandings of space.

Published Jan 2017
The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space
The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space
By Lisa Benton-Short

In The National Mall, Lisa Benton-Short explores the critical issues that are redefining and reshaping this extraordinary public space.

Published Jul 2016
Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley
Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley
By Jennifer L. Bonnell

With Reclaiming the Don, Jennifer L. Bonnell unearths the missing story of the relationship between the river, the valley, and the city, from the establishment of the town of York in the 1790s to the construction of the Don Valley Parkway in the 1960s.

Published Sep 2014
Opening a Window to the West: The Foreign Concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899
Opening a Window to the West: The Foreign Concession at Kobe, Japan, 1868-1899
By Peter Ennals

The first book-length study of Kōbe’s Foreign Concession, Opening a Window to the West situates Kōbe within the larger pattern of globalization occurring throughout East Asia in the nineteenth century.

Published Dec 2013
Circumpolar Health Atlas
Circumpolar Health Atlas

Senior Editor: T. Kue Young

Associate Editors: Rajiv Rawat, Winfried Dallmann, Susan Chatwood, Peter Bjerregaard

Richly illustrated with maps, charts, tables, and images, this atlas includes overviews of the physical environment that influences human health; cultures and languages of northern peoples; health conditions of children and youth; and health systems, policies, resources, and services.

Published Jan 2012
An Atlas of the Geology and Mineral Deposits of Ukraine
An Atlas of the Geology and Mineral Deposits of Ukraine
By Leonid Galets'kyi and Walter Peredery

An Atlas of the Geology and Mineral Deposits of Ukraine includes up-to-date geological concepts, as well as ecological, historical, and prehistoric items of interest.

Published Mar 2007