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Canada and Arctic North America : an Environmental History.

Author: Mark R Stoll
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2006.
Series: Nature and human societies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This comprehensive treatment of the environmental history of northern North America offers a compelling account of the complex encounters of people, technology, culture, and ecology that shaped modern-day Canada and Alaska. Climate change, logging, drilling, prospecting, and hunting.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Stoll
ISBN: 9781851094424 1851094423
OCLC Number: 437176526
Description: 1 online resource (528 pages).
Contents: Preliminaries; CONTENTS; Series Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Figures; 1 Ice Retreat Vegetation Advance; 2 First Peoples Faunal Extinctions; 3 Northern North America a Thousand Years Ago; 4 Aleuts and Newcomers; 5 Natives Nature and Trade in the Interior; 6 Trade and the Huron; 7 Indigenous Societies; 8 Possessing and Re peopling the Land; 9 Domesticating the Land; 10 Exploiting the Waters; 11 Commercializing the Forest; 12 Fields of Exertion; 13 Harnessing Black and White Coal; 14 New Urbanism; 15 Countrysides in Transition; 16 The Assault on the Forest; 17 Industrial Fishing. 18 Into the Hard Rock Northern Mining19 Transforming the Interior; 20 Rushing North Gold the Yukon and Alaska; 21 Corridors of Modernization; 22 Power Lines; 23 Northern Visions; 24 Rapacious Harvests I From Forests and Mines; 25 Rapacious Harvests II From Land and Sea; 26 Urban Mapping; 27 Trade, Technology, and the Transformation of th2 Environment; 28 Hubris and Hope; References and Further Reading; Index.
Series Title: Nature and human societies.

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