The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada: Nature/ History/ Society by Liza PiperThe Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada: Nature/ History/ Society by Liza Piper

The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada: Nature/ History/ Society

byLiza Piper

Hardcover | March 10, 2009

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The industrialization of Canada's Subarctic relied upon the region's large northwestern lakes: Winnipeg, Athabasca, Great Slave, and Great Bear. Between 1921 and 1960, these lakes comprised a seam in the Canadian interior where industrial economies took root, transgressing political geographies and superseding the historically dominant fur trade. The state and private enterprise imported southern scientists and sojourning labourers to work the Northwest, and its industrial history bears these newcomers’ imprint. The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada reveals the history of human impact upon the North. It provides a baseline, grounded in historical and scientific evidence, for measuring environmental change in the Subarctic.

Liza Piper examines the sustainability of industrial economies, the value of resource exploitation in volatile ecosystems, and the human consequences of northern environmental change. She also addresses northern communities’ historical resistance to external resource development and their fight for survival in the face of intensifying environmental and economic pressures. This rich environmental history will appeal to historians, geographers, and environmentalists interested in industrialization, resource management, and the Canadian North.

Liza Piper is an associate professor of history at the University of Alberta.
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Title:The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada: Nature/ History/ SocietyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.32 × 6.38 × 1.22 inPublished:March 10, 2009Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0774815329

ISBN - 13:9780774815321

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Table of Contents

Foreword: The Nature of Industrialization / Graeme Wynn

Introduction: The Industrial Colonization of the Northwest

Part One

1 On the Edge: the 1920s

2 Railroad's End: Adaptation

3 Industrial Appetites

Part Two

4 An Ordered World

5 Sub / Terrain

6 Harnessing the Wet West

7 “Two Weights and Two Measures”: Conservation and Conflict in the Fisheries

Part Three

8 Industrial Circuitry

9 The Hazards of Disassembly

Conclusion: The Frontiers of High-Energy Civilization

Appendices

Glossary; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Editorial Reviews

Between 1821 and 1960, industrial economies took root in the North, transgressing political geographies and superseding the historically dominant fur trade. Imported southern scientists and sojourning labourers worked the Northwest, and its industrial history bears these newcomers’ imprint. This book reveals the history of human impact upon the North. It provides a baseline, grounded in historical and scientific evidence, for measuring subarctic environmental change. Liza Piper examines the sustainability of industrial economies, the value of resource exploitation in volatile ecosystems, and the human consequences of northern environmental change. She also addresses northern communities’ historical resistance to external resource development and their fight for survival in the face of intensifying environmental and economic pressures.Liza Piper's book couples an impressive command of archival sources and empirical detail with an unusually diverse range of scholarship, and demonstrates a creative intelligence that ultimately brings readers to think about the meanings embedded in language, metaphor, and imagination. - From the Foreword by Graeme Wynn