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The Nature of Canada

The Nature of Canada

Edited by Colin M. Coates and Graeme Wynn

Published by: UBC Press

384 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 mm, 72 b&w photos, 4 maps, 2 charts

  • ISBN: 9780774890366
  • Published: May 2019

£19.99

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Intended to delight and provoke, these short, beautifully crafted essays, enlivened with photos and illustrations, explore how humans have engaged with the Canadian environment and what those interactions say about the nature of Canada. Tracing a path from the Ice Age to the Anthropocene, some of the foremost stars in the field of environmental history reflect on how we, as a nation, have idolized and found inspiration in nature even as fishers, fur traders, farmers, foresters, miners, and city planners have commodified it or tried to tame it. Their insights are just what we need as Canada attempts to reconcile the opposing goals of prosperity and preservation.