The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada (Nature | History | Society) (Hardcover)

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The Industrial Transformation of Subarctic Canada (Nature | History | Society) (Hardcover)

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Between 1821 and 1960, industrial economies took root in the North, transgressing political geographies and superseding the historically dominant fur trade. Imported southern scientists and sojourning labourers worked the Northwest, and its industrial history bears these newcomers’ imprint. This book reveals the history of human impact upon the North. It provides a baseline, grounded in historical and scientific evidence, for measuring subarctic environmental change. Liza Piper examines the sustainability of industrial economies, the value of resource exploitation in volatile ecosystems, and the human consequences of northern environmental change. She also addresses northern communities’ historical resistance to external resource development and their fight for survival in the face of intensifying environmental and economic pressures.

Product Details ISBN: 9780774815321
ISBN-10: 0774815329
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: March 10th, 2009
Pages: 436
Language: English
Series: Nature | History | Society