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Avant et Après La Prostatectomie Radicale: Guide d'information et de Ressources

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ISBN: 9781897425626 9781897425633 Year: Pages: 66 Language: French
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Internal medicine
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Avant et Après La Prostatectomie Radicale is a research-based, comprehensive, and comprehensible resource on prostate surgery in Canada. Aimed at men with concerns about prostate surgery and their partners, this invaluable guide includes chapters on preparing for prostate surgery, the surgery itself, recovery in hospital and at home, a list of recommended resources, and special sections to record personal notes and important contact information.

The Beaver Hills Country: A History of Land and Life

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ISBN: 9781897425374 9781897425381 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
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This book explores a relatively small but interesting and unusual region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and the Battle Rivers. The Beaver Hills arose where mountain glaciers from the west met continental ice-sheets from the east. An overview of the hills’ geography helps us to see the complexity and diversity of landscapes, soil types, and vegetation communities. MacDonald relates how climatic cycles, water availability, wildlife, vegetation, and fire have shaped the possibilities and provided the challenges to those who have called the region home or used its resources: Indigenous people, Métis, and European immigrants.

Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery: Information and Resource Guide

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ISBN: 9781897425176 9781897425183 Year: Pages: 65 Language: English
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Before and After Radical Prostate Surgery is a research-based, comprehensive, and comprehensible resource on prostate surgery in Canada. Aimed at men with concerns about prostate surgery and their partners, this invaluable guide includes chapters on preparing for prostate surgery, the surgery itself, recovery in hospital and at home, a list of recommended resources, and special sections to record personal notes and important contact information.

BOMB CANADA and Other Unkind Remarks in the American Media

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Book Series: Global Peace Studies ISSN: 19214030 ISBN: 9781897425497 9781897425503 Year: Pages: 157 Language: English
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Canada and the United States. Two nations, one border, same continent. Anti-American sentiment in Canada is well documented, but what have Americans had to say about their northern neighbour? Allan examines how the American media has portrayed Canada, from Confederation to Obama’s election. By examining major events that have tested bilateral relations, Bomb Canada tracks the history of anti-Canadianism in the U.S. Informative, thought provoking and at times hilarious, this book reveals another layer of the complex relationship between Canada and the United States.

C'est le temps d'en parler: L'histoire de Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle

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ISBN: 9782895901372 9781897425251 Year: Pages: 241 Language: French
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La biographie de Marie-Louise Bouchard Labelle raconte la vie d'une jeune Canadienne d'humble origine qui tombe en amour avec le curé de son village, et qui en subit les terribles conséquences pour le reste de ses jours. L'histoire de cette femme s'étend sur plus d'un siècle (de 1858 à 1973), une période qui voit surgir plusieurs événements déterminants de l'histoire du Canada dont la Grande Dépression.

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Catholic Church --- celibacy

Canada’s Labour Market Training System

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Book Series: OPEL (Open Paths to Enriched Learning) ISSN: 2291-2606; 2291-2614 ISBN: 9781771992411; 9781771992428; 9781771992435 Year: Pages: 204 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771992411.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Business and Management
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How does the current labour market training system function and whose interests does it serve? In this introductory textbook, Bob Barnetson wades into the debate between workers and employers, and governments and economists to investigate the ways in which labour power is produced and reproduced in Canadian society. After sifting through the facts and interpretations of social scientists and government policymakers, Barnetson interrogates the training system through analysis of the political and economic forces that constitute modern Canada. This book not only provides students of Canada’s division of labour with a general introduction to the main facets of labour-market training—including skills development, post-secondary and community education, and workplace training—but also encourages students to think critically about the relationship between training systems and the ideologies that support them.

Champagne and Meatballs: Adventures of a Canadian Communist

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Book Series: Working Canadians: Books from the CCLH ISSN: 1925184X ISBN: 9781926836089 9781926836096 9781926836348 Year: Pages: 349 Language: English
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Active for over forty years with the Communist Party of Canada, Bert Whyte was a journalist, an underground party organizer and soldier during World War II, and a press correspondent in Beijing and Moscow. But any notion of him as a Communist party hack would be mistaken. Whyte never let leftist ideology get in the way of a great yarn. In Champagne and Meatballs — a memoir written not long before his death in Moscow in 1984 — we meet a cigar-smoking rogue who was at least as happy at a pool hall as at a political meeting. His stories of bumming across Canada in the 1930s, of combat and camaraderie at the front lines in World War II, and of surviving as a dissident in troubled times make for compelling reading. The manuscript of Champagne and Meatballs was brought to light and edited by historian Larry Hannant, who has written a fascinating and thought-provoking introduction to the text. Brash, irreverent, informative, and entertaining, Whyte's tale is history and biography accompanied by a wink of his eye — the left one, of course

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communist --- biography --- memoir

Community Nutrition for Developing Countries (a co-publication with UNISA Press)

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ISBN: 9781927356111 9781927356128 9781927356135 9781771990165 Year: Pages: 510 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356111.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Nutrition and Food Sciences
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Nutrition textbooks used by universities and colleges in developing countries have very often been written by scholars who live and work in North America or the United Kingdom. And while the research and information they present is sound, the nutrition-related health challenges with which developing countries must grapple differ considerably from those found in highly industrialized Western nations. The primary aim of Community Nutrition for Developing Countries is to provide a book that meets the needs of nutritionists and other health professionals living and working in developing countries. Written by both scholars and practitioners, the volume draws on their wealth of knowledge, experience, and understanding of nutrition in developing countries to provide nutrition professionals with all the information they require. Each chapter addresses a specific nutrition challenge currently faced by developing countries such as food security, food safety, disease prevention, maternal health, and effective nutrition policy. In addition, the volume serves as an invaluable resource for those developing and implementing nutrition education programmes. With an emphasis on nutritional education as a means to prevent disease and effectively manage health disorders, it is the hope of the nearly three dozen contributors to this work that it will enhance the health and well-being of low-income populations throughout the world.

Connecting Canadians: Investigations in Community Informatics

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ISBN: 9781926836041 9781926836058 9781926836423 Year: Pages: 519 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Computer Science
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Connecting Canadians represents the work of the Community Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking (CRACIN), the largest national and international research effort to examine the burgeoning field of community informatics, a cross-disciplinary approach to the mobilization of information and communications technologies (ICT) for community change. Funded for four years by the SSHRC's Initiative for the New Economy, CRACIN systematically studied a wide variety of Canadian community ICT initiatives, bringing perspectives from sociology, computer science, critical theory, women's studies, library and information sciences, and management studies to bear on networking technologies. A comprehensive thematic account of this in-depth research, Connecting Canadians will be an essential resource for NGOs, governments, the private sector, and multilateral agencies across the globe.

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informatics --- networking --- community

Connectionist Representations of Tonal Music: Discovering Musical Patterns by Interpreting Artificial Neural Networks

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ISBN: 9781771992206 9781771992213 9781771992220 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771992206.01 Language: English
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Subject: Psychology
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Previously, artificial neural networks have been used to capture only the informal properties of music. However, cognitive scientist Michael Dawson found that by training artificial neural networks to make basic judgments concerning tonal music, such as identifying the tonic of a scale or the quality of a musical chord, the networks revealed formal musical properties that differ dramatically from those typically presented in music theory. For example, where Western music theory identifies twelve distinct notes or pitch-classes, trained artificial neural networks treat notes as if they belong to only three or four pitch-classes, a wildly different interpretation of the components of tonal music. Intended to introduce readers to the use of artificial neural networks in the study of music, this volume contains numerous case studies and research findings that address problems related to identifying scales, keys, classifying musical chords, and learning jazz chord progressions. A detailed analysis of the internal structure of trained networks could yield important contributions to the field of music cognition.

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