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An environmental history of Canada

Author: Laurel Sefton MacDowell; EBOUND Canada,
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2012.
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Traces how Canada's colonial and national development contributed to modern environmental problems such as urban sprawl, the collapse of fisheries, and climate change. Explores human interactions with the land, and the origins of our current environmental crisis, from first peoples to the Kyoto Protocol.
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History
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MacDowell, Laurel Sefton, 1947-
An environmental history of Canada.
Vancouver : UBC Press, [2012]
(DLC) 2013443804
(OCoLC)793944952
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurel Sefton MacDowell; EBOUND Canada,
ISBN: 9780774821032 0774821035
OCLC Number: 1044310002
Description: 1 online resource (339 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents: Part 1. Aboriginal peoples and settlers. Encountering a new land ; Settling the land and transforming the "wilderness" --
Part 2. Industrialism, reform, and infrastructure. Early cities and urban reform ; The conservation movement ; Mining resources ; Cars, consumerism, and suburbs --
Part 3. Harnessing nature, harming nature. Changing energy regimes ; Water ; The contested world of food and agriculture --
Part 4. The environmental era. The environmental movement and public policy ; Parks and wildlife ; Coastal fisheries ; The north and climate change.
Responsibility: Laurel Sefton MacDowell.
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This text traces the interaction between humans and the Canadian landscape, from the arrival of the first peoples to our current environmental crisis.  Read more...

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MacDowell...mounts an impressive summary of how Canadian history has been rethought from an environment perspective over the last 40 years. She demonstrates this with a copiously illustrated and Read more...

 
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