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A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011

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Claire Campbell (Editor)
978-1-55238-527-2 (Institutional PDF)
978-1-55238-558-6 (ePub)
$34.95 CAD / $41.95 USD
458 pages
19 maps, 44 colour and b&w images, notes, appendices, bibliography, index
Canadian History and Environment
April 2011


About the Book: 

"... a diverse and fascinating array of perspectives on the history of Canada's national parks, illuminating many less well-understood aspects of the evolving place of people in and near these parks." - Stephen Bocking, Professor and Chair, Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University

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.

A Century of Parks Canada is published in partnership with NiCHE (Network in Canadian History and Environment;

With Contributions By:
Ben Bradley
George Colpitts
Oliver Craig-Dupont
Lyle Dick
E. Gwyn Langemann
Alan MacEachern
I.S. MacLaren
Brad Martin
David Neufeld
Ronald Rudin
John Sandlos
C.J. Taylor
Bill Waiser

About the Author(s): 

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 Bayand co-editor ofGroundtruthing: Canada and the Environment, a special issue of theDalhousie Review.

Short-listed, Scholarly Book of the Year, 2012 Alberta Book Awards (Book Publishers Association of Alberta)