Historical Geography

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The Government of Natural Resources

Science, Territory, and State Power in Quebec, 1867–1939

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The Government of Natural Resources is a revealing look at how science can extend state power through territorial and environmental transformations.

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A Bounded Land

Reflections on Settler Colonialism in Canada

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In this beautifully crafted and written volume, Canada’s preeminent historical geographer traces how Canada’s geographical limitations have shaped the nature of its settler societies – from first contacts, to dispossession, to our current age of reconciliation.

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West Ham and the River Lea

A Social and Environmental History of London’s Industrialized Marshland, 1839–1914

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This original account of industrial London’s expansion into West Ham’s suburban marshlands highlights how pollution, poverty, and water shortages fuelled social democracy in Greater London.

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Engaging the Line

How the Great War Shaped the Canada–US Border

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Engaging the Line explores how the First World War forever changed the Canada–US border by examining reactions to increasingly strict security measures in six adjacent border communities.

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Coping with Calamity

Environmental Change and Peasant Response in Central China, 1736-1949

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The first environmental and socioeconomic history of the Jianghan plain in central China, focusing on the peasants’ relationship with a volatile environment.

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Power from the North

Territory, Identity, and the Culture of Hydroelectricity in Quebec

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This book explores how French Canada’s aspirations migrated north with natural resource development, creating a culture of hydroelectricity that continues to shape territorial planning and relations with Aboriginal peoples in the province.

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Northscapes

History, Technology, and the Making of Northern Environments

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Northscapes examines concepts of North and the way in which different northern environments are shaped by the intersection of technology and human societies.

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Kwakwa̲ka̲'wakw Settlements, 1775-1920

A Geographical Analysis and Gazetteer

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This book provides a geographic overview of the demography and settlement patterns of the Kwakwa̲ka̲'wakw, who lived in northern Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland of British Columbia.

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Rediscovering Thomas Adams

Rural Planning and Development in Canada

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This updated reprint of a classic text offers a revealing glimpse into the past and an insightful perspective on the present state of planning and development in Canada.

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Wet Prairie

People, Land, and Water in Agricultural Manitoba

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This in-depth exploration of surface water management in southern Manitoba reveals how coping with environmental realities has altered both residents’ relations with each other and their ideas about the role of the state.

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