Ecology et Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World heritage Site (Computer file, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Ecology et Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World heritage Site

Author: Robert W. Sandford
Publisher: [s.l.] : Athabasca University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Computer file
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Examining the ecology of the Western Canadian mountain region, this book argues that preserving the Rocky Mountains may be an important defence against future climate change impacts on the Canadian  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W. Sandford
ISBN: 9781897425572 1897425570 9781897425589 1897425589
OCLC Number: 910905570
Language Note: English.
Notes: Ecology et Wonder makes several remarkable claims: The greatest cultural achievement in the Western Canadian mountain region may be what has been preserved, not what has been developed. Protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preserve crucial ecological functions. Because the process of ecosystem diminishment and species loss has been slowed, an ecological thermostat has been kept alive. This may well be an important defence against future climate change impacts in the Canadian west. Ecology et Wonder is a must-read for those who appreciate Western Canada’s breathtaking landscape.
Description: 1 online resource (384 S.)
Contents: Foreword ix Acknowledgements xv Overview Map xxInvocation The Magnificent Seven xxi Part One The West We Had: Foundations ofPlace1. A Walk into the Past: Setting a Context of Place 32. The Creation: Monumentality and Place 173. The Creation: People and Place Before European Contact 274. Exchanging What We Had for What We Want: The Fur Trade Era in theCanadian West 335. The Coming of Death: Diminishment and Loss among the FirstPeoples of the West 41 Part Two The West We Have: Making theMountains Our Home6. Giving Meaning to Mountains and Making Them Ours: Mountaineeringand the Aesthetics of Place 477. Brushes with Eternity: Landscape Art and Photography in theCanadian Rockies 698. Crystal and Cold Blue Chasms: The Literature of the CanadianRocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site 779. Stemming the Tide of Loss: The Give and Take of Modern ManagementIn and Around the Mountain Parks 9110. Countering Dispossession: Saving Our Unique MountainCulture 105The East Slope: Flowing Toward the Atlantic11. The Birthplace of Canada's National Park Ideal: BanffNational Park 115The North Slope: Flowing Toward the Arctic12. The Birthplace of Western and Northern Rivers: The ColumbiaIcefield and Jasper National Park 145The West Slope: Flowing Toward the Pacific13. The Roof of the Canadian Rockies: Mount Robson ProvincialPark 18714. Small, Remote, but Utterly Wild: Hamber ProvincialPark 20115. The Geography of Wonder: Yoho National Park 21516. The Road to Radium: Kootenay National Park 24317. Matterhorn of the Rockies: Mount Assiniboine ProvincialPark 257 Part Three The West We Want: Creating aCulture Worthy of Place18. Respecting and Honouring the Great Bear: The Grizzly as a Symbolof the West We Want 27319. Seeing What Is Hidden in Plain Sight: Triumphing OverDiminishment and Loss 29920. Expanding the World Heritage Site Designation: Managing forFuture Integrity Instead of Loss 31321. Creating a Culture Commensurate with Place 321 Notes 339Index 347

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