Sit back, open this book to any page, and delve into the University of Alberta’s history.You will be fascinated by Dennis Weber’s remade maps, and Ellen Schoeck’s succinct recounting of the history of Alberta’s first university. Aerial photographs from Planning and Infrastructure, the University of Alberta Archives, Creative Services, and private collections round out Dennis Weber’s maps, and many other images tell the story of a major North A... [READ MORE]
Published to accompany a 2010 exhibit at the University of Alberta's Cameron Library, this unique double catalogue showcases 25 pieces of cartographic artwork by Matthew Rangel and Michael Coulis. In their own way, each artist pushes the aesthetic and intellectual conventions of mapmaking "beyond the neatline"- exploring the connection between physical journeys and inner landscapes, place and personhood, geography and memory. Curated by University of Alberta Map ... [READ MORE]
Arctic exploration has long captured the interest and imagination of explorers, nations, and the public. For more than 400 years, European explorers were lured to the Arctic to try to discover a commercial trading route to the Far East, where gold, spices, silk, and other valuable goods were readily available. Expeditions failed to locate the elusive Northwest Passage because virtually nothing was known about the Arctic Archipelago. Early mariners believed that Arctic wate... [READ MORE]
This catalogue showcases some of the treasures of the University of Alberta's Map and Special Collections, as well as other U of A Libraries, particularly in terms of resources to aid in the study of the cultures of Medieval and Early Modern Europe. The curators have focused on "facsimiles," and one of the ways to view the exhibit is in terms of the art of the facsimile, from early twentieth-century black-and-white photographs to twenty-first-century colour, digi... [READ MORE]
The Nunavut Atlas resulted from a project that assisted the Inuit in selecting the lands they would retain with the settlement of the Nunavut claim. Each section contains an indexed map of the settlement area, maps illustrating and text describing land use and critical wildlife areas. The Atlas is an invaluable resource for land use planning, and for anyone wishing to better understand the age-old relationship between Inuit and the natural environment.
The Atlas of Alberta Lakes focuses on 100 of Alberta's most interesting, most popular or most studied lakes. It provides all the information lake users, scientists and lake managers might need. An extensive introduction explains the scientific terms and concepts used in each chapter and includes a full-page color map showing the location of the lakes according to drainage basins.