The Last Frontier
Indigenous Peoples of the World
Their Past, Present and Future
A comprehensive survey of the Indigenous Peoples of the world, including who they are, where they live, and similarities in their history and future challenges.
The Resettlement of British Columbia
Essays on Colonialism and Geographical Change
In this beautifully crafted collection of essays, Cole Harris reflects on the strategies of colonialism in British Columbia during the first 150 years after the arrival of European settlers.
Islands of Truth
The Imperial Fashioning of Vancouver Island
Timely, provocative, and a vital contribution to post-colonial studies, this book questions premises underlying much of present B.C. historical writing, arguing that international literature offers more fruitful ways of framing local historical experiences.
Shaped by the West Wind
Nature and History in Georgian Bay
This wide-ranging history of Georgian Bay examines changing cultural representations of landscape over time, shifts between resource development and recreational use, and environmental politics of place -- stories central to the Canadian experience.
This Elusive Land
Women and the Canadian Environment
This multidisciplinary anthology discusses the ways in which women integrate the social and biophysical settings of their lives, featuring a range of contexts and issues in which gender mediates, inspires, and informs a sense of belonging to and in this land.
River of Memory
The Everlasting Columbia
River of Memory fosters connections between the river’s natural and human histories by encouraging readers to linger along the river’s shores and spend time reflecting on its dramatic mountain and plateau landscapes.
The Archive of Place
Unearthing the Pasts of the Chilcotin Plateau
Weaves together a series of narratives about environmental history in British Columbia’s Chilcotin Plateau.
The Reluctant Land
Society, Space, and Environment in Canada before Confederation
A Historical Geography
Suburb, Slum, Urban Village
Transformations in Toronto’s Parkdale Neighbourhood, 1875-2002
A history of Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, spanning three eras of suburban and urban development and examining the controversial planning practices that shaped it.
Home Is the Hunter
The James Bay Cree and Their Land
The James Bay Cree lived in relative isolation until 1970, when Northern Quebec was swept up in the political and cultural changes of the Quiet Revolution. Home Is the Hunter presents the historical, environmental, and cultural context from which this recent story grows.
Geography of British Columbia, Third Edition
People and Landscapes in Transition
This fully revised edition of an essential text adopts a mainly thematic approach to explore the development of BC’s physical and human geography.
People, Land, and Water in Agricultural Manitoba
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.
Rediscovering Thomas Adams
Rural Planning and Development in Canada
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.
Kwakwa̲ka̲'wakw Settlements, 1775-1920
A Geographical Analysis and Gazetteer
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.
History, Technology, and the Making of Northern Environments
Northscapes examines concepts of North and the way in which different northern environments are shaped by the intersection of technology and human societies.
Power from the North
Territory, Identity, and the Culture of Hydroelectricity in Quebec
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.
Coping with Calamity
Environmental Change and Peasant Response in Central China, 1736-1949
The first environmental and socioeconomic history of the Jianghan plain in central China, focusing on the peasants’ relationship with a volatile environment.
Engaging the Line
How the Great War Shaped the Canada–US Border
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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