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Author Wynn, Graeme, 1946-
Title Canada and arctic North America : an environmental history / Graeme Wynn.
Imprint Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [2007]
©2007

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Series ABC-CLIO's nature and human societies series
Nature and human societies.
Subject Human ecology -- North America -- History.
Human ecology -- Arctic regions -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- North America -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Arctic regions -- History.
Paleo-Indians -- North America.
Paleo-Indians -- Arctic regions.
Indians of North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Arctic regions -- History.
North America -- Environmental conditions.
Arctic regions -- Environmental conditions.
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 503 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-477) and index.
Contents Series foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- List of figures -- pt. 1. Deep time -- 1. Ice retreat, vegetation advance -- 2. First peoples/faunal extinctions -- 3. Northern North America a thousand years ago -- pt. 2. Contact and its consequences -- 4. Between land, sea, and ice : Inuit, Beothuks, Aleuts, and newcomers -- 5. Natives, nature, and trade in the interior -- 6. Trade and the Huron -- 7. Plagues, preachers, and the transformation of indigenous societies -- pt. 3. Settlers in a wooden world -- 8. Possessing and (re)peopling the land -- 9. Domesticating the land -- 10. Exploiting the waters -- 11. Commercializing the forest -- 12. Fields of exertion -- pt. 4. Nature subdued -- 13. Harnessing black and white coal -- 14. New urbanism -- 15. Countrysides in transition -- 16. The assault on the forest -- 17. Industrial fishing -- 18. Into the hard rock : northern mining -- 19. Transforming the interior -- 20. Rushing north : gold, the Yukon, and Alaska.
pt. 5. Nature transformed -- 21. Corridors of modernization -- 22. Power lines -- 23. Northern visions -- 24. Rapacious harvests 1 : from forests and mines -- 25. Rapacious harvests 2 : from land and sea -- 26. Urban mapping -- pt. 6. Reflections on the remaking of northern North America -- 27. Trade, technology, and the transformation of the environment -- 28. Hubris and hope -- Important people, events, and concepts -- Timeline -- References and further reading -- Index -- About the author.
Summary "Between the arrival of the first humans tens of thousands of years ago and the activities of mining and logging companies in the present, the environment of the North American Arctic has been shaped by people and their activities. Canada and Arctic North America is the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary environmental history of Canada - exploring the complex interplay between human societies and northern North America, from the Aleutian Islands to the Grand Banks, and from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Islands."--Jacket.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
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ISBN 9781851094424 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
1851094423 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
1851094377 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781851094370 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC # 659807027
Additional Format Print version: Wynn, Graeme, 1946- Canada and arctic North America. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2007 9781851094370 (DLC) 2006029751 (OCoLC)71350424