The government of natural resources : science, territory, and state power in Quebec, 1867-1939 (Book, 2021) []
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The government of natural resources : science, territory, and state power in Quebec, 1867-1939

The government of natural resources : science, territory, and state power in Quebec, 1867-1939

Author: Stéphane Castonguay; Käthe Roth
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2021] ©2021
Series: Nature, history, society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Government of Natural Resources explores government scientific activity in Quebec from Confederation until the Second World War. Scientific and technical personnel are an often quiet presence within the state, but they play an integral role. By tracing the history of geology, forestry, fishery, and agronomy services, Stéphane Castonguay reveals how the exploitation of natural resources became a tool of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Castonguay, Stéphane.
Government of natural resources.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2021
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stéphane Castonguay; Käthe Roth
ISBN: 9780774866309 0774866306 9780774866316 0774866314
OCLC Number: 1162446160
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: Le gouvernement des ressources naturelles : sciences et territorialités de l'État québécois, 1867-1939.
Description: xxv, 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Administrative Capacities of the Quebec State: Specialized Personnel and Technoscientific Interventions --
The Invention of a Mining Space: Geological Exploration and Mineralogical Knowledge --
Soil Classification and Separation of Forest and Colonization Areas: Scientific Forestry and Reforestation --
Surveillance and Improvement of Fish and Game Territories: Conservation of Wildlife Resources --
Regionalization and Specialization of Agricultural Production: Disseminating Agronomic Knowledge.
Series Title: Nature, history, society.
Other Titles: Gouvernement des ressources naturelles.
Responsibility: Stéphane Castonguay ; translated by Käthe Roth ; foreword by Graeme Wynn.


The Government of Natural Resources is a revealing look at how science can extend state power through territorial and environmental transformations.  Read more...


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The author provides great detail on the history of technical and scientific advances in the four natural resource areas of Quebec from 1867 to 1939. -- J. Organ, emeritus, University of Massachusetts Read more...

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