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Nature Essays

The Nature of Canada

edited by Colin M. Coates & Graeme Wynn

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
May 2019
Category
Essays, Canadian, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774890366
    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price
    $29.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774890380
    Publish Date
    May 2019
    List Price
    $29.95

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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.

About the authors

COLIN M. COATES teaches environmental history and Canadian studies at York University. He is past president of the Canadian Studies Network-Réseau d’études canadiennes and was a member of the executive of NiCHE, the Network in Canadian History and Environment.

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Graeme Wynn is a professor of historical geography at the University of British Columbia and editor of BC Studies. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada and lives in Vancouver.

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Awards

  • Winner, Best Edited Collection, Canadian Studies Network

Editorial Reviews

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