Geography and Wayfinding

What’s in a name?

Austin Mardon

What’s in a Name? explores the nominal backgrounds of many prominent towns, cities and regions in Alberta. It also provides a glimpse into the lives of the many men and women who have participated in Alberta history and molded the political landscape of the places investigated. Members of Parliament, Senators and Judges are catalogued with details about their riding, the party they align themselves with, their occupation and more. This work spans the history of Alberta from its induction into Canada as a province in 1905 to the end of the Social Credit era in 1972.

Community Place Names Of Alberta

Austin Mardon

This expanded third edition of Community Names of Alberta, gives a comprehensive description of community names of Alberta. Tracing the etymology of Alberta’s communities provides a significant historical and cultural insight into Alberta’s phases of history. Complete with locations, this book details the origins of community names in Alberta.

A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland

Austin Mardon

This is the 16th century description of the Hebrides the Western Isles of Scotland by Donald Monro. It is one of the first travelogues of the area. It is a modern translation of the manuscript.