An Environmental History of Canada
December 3, 2012
Throughout history most people have associated northern North America with wilderness — with snow-capped mountains, endless forest and prairie, myriad lakes, and abundant fish and game. Canada’s contemporary picture gallery, however, contains more disturbing images — melting ice caps, deforestation, polluted waterways, and depleted fisheries. Adopting both a chronological and thematic approach, Laurel MacDowell explores human interactions with the land, and the origins of our current environmental crisis, from first peoples to the Kyoto Protocol. This richly illustrated exploration of the past from an environmental perspective will change the way Canadians and others around the world think about — and look at — Canada.
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An Environmental History of Canada, by Laurel Sefton MacDowell. Vancouver : UBC Press, 2012. 339 p. ISBN 9780774821025
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