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Montreal, city of water : an environmental history

Author: Michèle Dagenais; Peter Feldstein
Publisher: Vancouver : UBCPress, 2018.
Series: Nature, history, society
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Montreal, City of Water investigates the development of the city over two centuries, tracing the relationship between the city's inhabitants and the waterways that ring its island and flow beneath it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michèle Dagenais; Peter Feldstein
ISBN: 9780774836227 0774836229 9780774836234 0774836237
OCLC Number: 1063691790
Notes: Translated from the French.
Description: xx, 231 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: Water-Ville / Graeme WynnIntroduction1 Montreal: One City, One Island2 Sources of a New Definition of the City3 The St. Lawrence: "A Superb Instrument to be Developed and Moulded"4 From City to Island: The Extension of Water Systems and the Structuring of the Urban Fabric5 In Search of the Lost River, or, the Urbanization of the Riviere des Prairies6 The Weight of the Island: Connecting the City to the Continent7 One City, One Archipelago: A Utopia?Conclusion: In the Heart of the CityNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Nature, history, society
Responsibility: Michèle Dagenais ; translated by Peter Feldstein.

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Montreal, City of Water is full of insights. -- Annmarie Adams * Scientia Canadiensis * The past was never paradise. Michele Dagenais's Montreal, City of Water: An Environmental History takes on the Read more...

 
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