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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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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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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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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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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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Islands' Spirit Rising

Reclaiming the Forests of Haida Gwaii

UBC Press

Set within the context of resource conflict and collaborative land-use planning on Haida Gwaii, this book examines how historic relations of domination and oppression can be transformed and more sustainable forms of land governance created.

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Tracking the Great Bear

How Environmentalists Recreated British Columbia’s Coastal Rainforest

UBC Press

A detailed account of the complex and contested process that resulted in the establishment of the Great Bear Rainforest in coastal British Columbia.

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Social Transformation in Rural Canada

Community, Cultures, and Collective Action

UBC Press

A series of stories, ideas, and insights into the social dynamics of change within rural Canada that help communities forge new ways of understanding and relating to each other and to the broader world.

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Health and Sustainability in the Canadian Food System

Advocacy and Opportunity for Civil Society

UBC Press

Lays out new strategies for advocacy groups to achieve a sustainable, healthy food system.

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Policies for Sustainably Managing Canada’s Forests

Tenure, Stumpage Fees, and Forest Practices

UBC Press

This book compares provincial forest policies on public land across Canada, and considers how they may hinder or enhance the pursuit of sustainable forest management objectives.

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Forest Economics

UBC Press

This book covers the basic economic principles and concepts and their application to modern forest management and policy issues.

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Offshore Petroleum Politics

Regulation and Risk in the Scotian Basin

UBC Press

This comprehensive study of petroleum politics in the Scotian Basin reveals the complex interplay of regulation and risk as industry, federal, and provincial authorities struggle to develop Canada's Atlantic offshore oil and gas resources.

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the State

International Approaches to Forest Co-Regulation

UBC Press

This book provides a clear theoretical lens and practical guidance on the prospects and limits of leveraging private corporate social responsibility standards, such as forest certification, alongside government regulatory efforts to achieve more effective and adaptive sustainability solutions.

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Managed Annihilation

An Unnatural History of the Newfoundland Cod Collapse

UBC Press

By examining one of the largest natural resource management failures of the twentieth century – the collapse of the Newfoundland cod fishery – this book seeks to understand the history of, and possible alternatives to, managerial responses to environmental issues.

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The Aquaculture Controversy in Canada

Activism, Policy, and Contested Science

UBC Press

A comprehensive examination of the aquaculture controversy in Canada.

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What Is Water?

The History of a Modern Abstraction

UBC Press

A history of the modern concept of water that traces how a scientific abstraction has helped to produce a global crisis.

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Forestry and Biodiversity

Learning How to Sustain Biodiversity in Managed Forests

UBC Press

Sustaining biodiversity in managed forests is a complex problem, but the authors argue that it can be done -- through adaptive management, which they describe as a structured approach to “learning by doing.”

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Environmental Conflict and Democracy in Canada

Edited by Laurie E. Adkin
UBC Press

This path-breaking collection brings together environmental politics and democratic theory to reveal the deficits of citizenship and how democracy must be extended to achieve a socially just, ecologically sustainable society in Canada.

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Adaptive Co-Management

Collaboration, Learning, and Multi-Level Governance

UBC Press

This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of the core concepts, strategies, and tools in adaptive co-management, where adaptive processes, feedback learning, and flexible partnerships that are reshaping environmental governance.

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Farming in a Changing Climate

Agricultural Adaptation in Canada

UBC Press

Covering all agricultural regions and a wide variety of commodity production and farming systems, this comprehensive survey synthesizes twenty years of research on climate change and Canadian agriculture.

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