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Born with a Copper Spoon

A Global History of Copper, 1830-1980

UBC Press

Born with a Copper Spoon tells the fascinating and far-reaching story of one of the world’s most important metals.

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In the Name of Wild

One Family, Five Years, Ten Countries, and a New Vision of Wildness

UBC Press, On Point Press

In the Name of Wild takes you on the five-year journey one family made across five continents to re-imagine the meaning of wildness.

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The Birds of Vancouver Island’s West Coast

UBC Press, On Point Press

A detailed account of the 360 species of birds recorded on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island and its offshore waters.

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From Dismal Swamp to Smiling Farms

Food, Agriculture, and Change in the Holland Marsh

UBC Press

From Dismal Swamp to Smiling Farms reveals how some of the most profitable farmland in Canada has been shaped, and ultimately imperilled, by liberal notions of progress and nature.

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Against the Tides

Reshaping Landscape and Community in Canada’s Maritime Marshlands

UBC Press

Against the Tides tells the compelling story of the rehabilitation of the Maritime marshlands, a project that reshaped not only the landscape of the Bay of Fundy region but the communities that depended on it.

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First Nations Wildfire Evacuations

A Guide for Communities and External Agencies

By Tara K. McGee, Amy Cardinal Christianson, and First Nations Wildfire Evacuation Partnership
UBC Press, Purich Books

Based on the experiences of evacuees from seven First Nations communities, this book offers guidance to Indigenous communities and external agencies on how to successfully plan for and carry out wildfire evacuations.

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The Government of Natural Resources

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

By Stéphane Castonguay; Foreword by Graeme Wynn; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

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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Fossilized

Environmental Policy in Canada's Petro-Provinces

UBC Press

Fossilized reveals how Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador – blinded by exceptional economic growth from 2005 to 2015 – undermined environmental policies to intensify ecologically detrimental extreme oil extraction.

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Geography of British Columbia, Fourth Edition

People and Landscapes in Transition

UBC Press

This extensively revised edition of Geography of British Columbia teaches students how to think like geographers as it takes them on a journey from the origins of the region’s diverse and unique landscapes to its more recent history as a province being reshaped by the forces of globalization.

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Indigenous Empowerment through Co-management

Land Claims Boards, Wildlife Management, and Environmental Regulation

UBC Press

This book is a clear, compelling, and evidence-based assessment of the effectiveness of co-management boards in providing Indigenous peoples with genuine influence over land and wildlife decisions affecting their traditional territories.

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Planning on the Edge

Vancouver and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development

UBC Press

Planning on the Edge explores the reality behind the rhetoric of Vancouver’s reputation as a sustainable city and paves the way for developing Vancouver and its region into a place that is both economically sustainable and socially just.

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Caring for Eeyou Istchee

Protected Area Creation on Wemindji Cree Territory

UBC Press

In Caring for Eeyou Istchee, Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners reveal how protected area creation presents a powerful vehicle for Indigenous stewardship, biological conservation, and cultural heritage protection.

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Vancouverism

UBC Press, On Point Press

This is the remarkable story, told by a key insider, about Vancouver’s dramatic transformation from a typical mid-sized North American city into an inspiring world-class metropolis celebrated for its liveability, sustainability, and vibrancy.

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The Nature of Canada

UBC Press, On Point Press

These captivating reflections on the history of our environment and ourselves will make you think differently not only about Canada’s past but also about our future.

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The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout, Second Edition

UBC Press

The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout combines in-depth scientific information and outstanding photographs and original artwork to fully describe the fish species that are so important to the Pacific Rim.

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Birds of Nunavut

UBC Press

The first complete survey of the birds of Nunavut, this fully illustrated reference work identifies and documents the distribution, ecology, behaviour, and conservation of the species that live in and migrate through the territory.

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Breaching the Peace

The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand against Big Hydro

By Sarah Cox; Foreword by Alex Neve
UBC Press, On Point Press

Award-winning journalist Sarah Cox recounts the prolonged battle, led by farmers and First Nations, to stop the cripplingly expensive and environmentally irresponsible Site C dam.

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Montreal, City of Water

An Environmental History

UBC Press

Montreal, City of Water investigates the development of the city over two centuries, tracing the relationship between the city’s inhabitants and the waterways that ring its island and flow beneath it in underground networks.

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West Ham and the River Lea

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

UBC Press

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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In Defence of Home Places

Environmental Activism in Nova Scotia

UBC Press

In Defence of Home Places examines the diversity of environmental activism in Nova Scotia, placing its early social and legislative successes and eventual weakening and division within a national and international framework.

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