Ecology and Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Heritage Site: in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site

byRobert W. SandfordForeword byJames Thorsell

March 1, 2010|
Ecology and Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Heritage Site: in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site by Robert W. Sandford
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Ecology and Wonder makes several remarkable claims:

 

The greatest cultural achievement in the Western Canadian mountain region is what has been preserved, not what has been developed.

Protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preserve crucial ecological functions.

Because the process of ecosystem diminishment and species loss has been slowed, an ecological thermostat has been kept alive. This may well be an important defence against future climate change impacts on the Canadian west.

 

Ecology and Wonder is a must-read for those who appreciate Western Canada’s breathtaking landscape.

Robert W. Sandford is the author or editor of over 20 books on the nature, history, and culture of the Canadian West. He is the Canadian Chair of the United Nations International Decade “Water for Life,” an initiative that aims to advance long-term water quality and availability issues in response to climate change in Canada and abroad...
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Title:Ecology and Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Heritage Site: in the Canadian Rocky Mounta...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:380 pages, 9.5 X 7.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:380 pages, 9.5 X 7.5 X 1 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:Athabasca University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897425570

ISBN - 13:9781897425572

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