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Shaped by the west wind : nature and history in Georgian Bay

Author: Claire Elizabeth Campbell
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, ©2005.
Series: Nature, history, society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Along the east shore of Ontario's Georgian Bay lie the Thirty Thousand Islands, a granite archipelago scarred by glaciers, where the white pines cling to the ancient rock, twisted and bent by the west wind - a symbol of a region where human history has been shaped by the natural environment. Over the last four centuries, the Bay has been visited by some of the most famous figures in Canadian history, from Samuel de
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Elizabeth Campbell
ISBN: 0774810998 9780774810999 077481098X 9780774810982
OCLC Number: 56921733
Description: xx, 282 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword: Of canoes and pines and rock-bound gardens / Graeme Wynn --
Introduction: Writing a history of place --
What word of this curious country? : surveying the historical landscape --
A region of importance : industry and land use --
A vivid reminder of a vanished era : imagining Natives and history in a terre sauvage --
Rocks and reefs : the culture of an inland sea --
Our dear north country : developing a sense of place --
Some proper rule : managing and protecting Georgian Bay --
Conclusion : listening to the Bay.
Series Title: Nature, history, society.
Responsibility: Claire Elizabeth Campbell ; [foreword by Graeme Wynn].
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This wide-ranging history of Georgian Bay examines changing cultural representations of landscape over time, shifts between resource development and recreational use, and environmental politics of  Read more...

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Campbell gives a well-reasoned and reflective yet unromanticized account of a place that has captivated many people for centuries (herself and myself included). Her prose is crisp and fluid, and the Read more...

 
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