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A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011
Contributor(s): Campbell, Claire (Editor)

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ISBN: 1552385264     ISBN-13: 9781552385265
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
OUR PRICE: $39.85  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2011

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BISAC Categories:
- History | Canada - Post-confederation (1867-)
- Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
- Travel | Parks & Campgrounds
Dewey: 333.783
LCCN: 2010480698
Series: Canadian History and Environment
Physical Information: 1.4" H x 6" W x 8.9" L (2.15 lbs) 458 pages
- Topical - Ecology
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Cultural Region - Canadian
- Chronological Period - 21st Century
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Maps, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Choice 10/01/2011
Reference and Research Bk News 08/01/2011 pg. 45
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Publisher Description:

When Canada created a Dominion Parks Branch in 1911, it became the first country in the world to establish an agency devoted to managing its national parks. Over the past century this agency, now Parks Canada, has been at the centre of important debates about the place of nature in Canadian nationhood and relationships between Canada's diverse ecosystems and its communities. Today, Parks Canada manages over forty parks and reserves totalling over 200,000 square kilometres and featuring a dazzling variety of landscapes, and is recognized as a global leader in the environmental challenges of protected places. Its history is a rich repository of experience, of lessons learned--critical for making informed decisions about how to sustain the environmental and social health of our national parks.

Contributor Bio(s): Campbell, Claire: - Claire Campbell is an associate professor in the Department of History and the Coordinator of Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University. She is the author of Shaped by the West Wind: Nature and History in Georgian Bay and co-editor of Groundtruthing: Canada and the Environment, a special issue of the Dalhousie Review.
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