Environmental Studies

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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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Alberta's Lower Athabasca Basin

Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments

Athabasca University Press

Contributors discuss and explore the unique record of prehistoric landscape use revealed by development in the lower Athabasca Basin.

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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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Unbuilt Environments

Tracing Postwar Development in Northwest British Columbia

UBC Press

This book looks at the long-term social and environmental effects of imagined, abandoned, and failed resource-development schemes in northwest British Columbia.

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Empire and Environment in the Making of Manchuria

Edited by Norman Smith
UBC Press

This unique analysis of Manchuria’s environmental history provides an overview of the climatic and imperialist forces that have shaped an area of ongoing geopolitical importance.

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Striving for Environmental Sustainability in a Complex World

Canadian Experiences

UBC Press

In the face of growing anxiety about the environmental sustainability of the world, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments.

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Everyday Exposure

Indigenous Mobilization and Environmental Justice in Canada’s Chemical Valley

UBC Press

Everyday Exposure documents the adverse health effects experienced by Aamjiwnaang citizens in the heart of Canada’s Chemical Valley and argues for a transformative and experiential “sensing policy” approach that takes the voices and experiences of Indigenous citizens seriously.

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Ecology of Salmonids in Estuaries around the World

Adaptations, Habitats, and Conservation

UBC Press

A comprehensive guide to understanding the crucial role estuaries play in the salmonid life cycle and what can be done to conserve – and recover – this important fish habitat.

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Community Forestry in Canada

Lessons from Policy and Practice

Edited by Sara Teitelbaum
UBC Press

The first comprehensive look at community forestry initiatives across Canada, this book provides a rich and detailed portrait of the sector from Newfoundland to British Columbia.

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Empowering Electricity

Co-operatives, Sustainability, and Power Sector Reform in Canada

UBC Press

This revealing analysis of Canada’s electrical power co-operatives challenges our understanding of their history and shines a light on their potential within the nation’s electricity sector.

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