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Ecology & wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site [electronic resource] / Robert William Sandford.

By: Sandford, Robert W.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Edmonton : AU Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 352 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports.ISBN: 9781897425589 (electronic bk.); 1897425589 (electronic bk.).Other title: Ecology and wonder.Subject(s): Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site (Alta. and B.C.) -- Environmental conditions | National parks and reserves -- Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site (Alta. and B.C.) -- Management | Environmental protection -- Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site (Alta. and B.C.) | Ecology -- Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site (Alta. and B.C.) | Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site (Alta. and B.C.) -- History | Natural history | Environmental Studies | Science | Environnement -- Site du patrimoine mondial des parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes (Alb. et C.-B.) | Parcs nationaux -- Site du patrimoine mondial des parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes (Alb. et C.-B.) -- Gestion | Environnement -- Protection -- Site du patrimoine mondial des parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes (Alb. et C.-B.) | �Ecologie -- Site du patrimoine mondial des parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes (Alb. et C.-B.) | Site du patrimoine mondial des parcs des Rocheuses canadiennes (Alb. et C.-B.) -- Histoire | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Sustainable Development | NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & ProtectionGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ecology & wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.DDC classification: 333.7209712332 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
COVER PAGE; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Overview Map; INVOCATION: The Magnificent Seven; PART ONE: The West We Had: Foundations of Place; PART TWO: The West We Have: Making the Mountains Our Home; PART THREE: The West We Want: Creating a Culture Worthy of Place; NOTES; INDEX.
Summary: Ecology & Wonder makes several remarkable claims: The greatest cultural achievement in the Western Canadian mountain region may be what has been preserved, not what has been developed. Protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preserve crucial ecological functions. Because the process of ecosystem diminishment and species loss has been slowed, an ecological thermostat has been kept alive. This may well be an important defence against future climate change impacts in the Canadian west. Ecology & Wonder is a must-read for those who appreciate Western Canada's breathtaking landscape.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

COVER PAGE; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Overview Map; INVOCATION: The Magnificent Seven; PART ONE: The West We Had: Foundations of Place; PART TWO: The West We Have: Making the Mountains Our Home; PART THREE: The West We Want: Creating a Culture Worthy of Place; NOTES; INDEX.

Ecology & Wonder makes several remarkable claims: The greatest cultural achievement in the Western Canadian mountain region may be what has been preserved, not what has been developed. Protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preserve crucial ecological functions. Because the process of ecosystem diminishment and species loss has been slowed, an ecological thermostat has been kept alive. This may well be an important defence against future climate change impacts in the Canadian west. Ecology & Wonder is a must-read for those who appreciate Western Canada's breathtaking landscape.

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