Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century by Neil S ForkeyCanadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century by Neil S Forkey

Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century

byNeil S Forkey

Paperback | June 20, 2012

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Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century provides an ideal foundation for undergraduates and general readers on the history of Canada's complex environmental issues. Through clear, easy-to-understand case studies, Neil Forkey integrates the ongoing interplay of humans and the natural world into national, continental, and global contexts.

Forkey's engaging survey addresses significant episodes from across the country over the past four hundred years: the classification of Canada's environments by its earliest inhabitants, the relationship between science and sentiment in the Victorian era, the shift towards conservation and preservation of resources in the early twentieth century, and the rise of environmentalism and issues involving First Nations at the end of the century. Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century provides an accessible synthesis of the most important recent work in the field, making it a truly state-of-the-art contribution to Canadian environmental history.

Neil S. Forkey is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Canadian Studies at St. Lawrence University.
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Title:Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.53 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 20, 2012Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:080204896X

ISBN - 13:9780802048967

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction
1 The Classification of Canada's Environments (c. 17th to Early 20th Centuries)
2 Natural Resources, Economic Growth, and the Need for Conservation (c. 19th and 20th Centuries)
3 Romanticism and the Preservation of Nature (c. 19th and 20th Centuries)
4 Environmentalism (c.1950s to 2000s)
5 Aboriginal Canadians and Natural Resources: An Overview
Conclusion

Selected Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

'For American and Canadian readers, Neil S. Forkey's book will be a welcome synthesis of environmental history in Canada.'

- George Colpitts - Environmental History, vol 18: October 2013