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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
edition: Paperback
tagged: environmental policy, historical geography, post-confederation (1867-), non-classifiable

The Government of Natural Resources explores government scientific activity in Quebec from Confederation until the Second World War. Scientific and technical personnel are an often quiet presence within the state, but they play an integral role. By tracing the history of geology, forestry, fishery, and agronomy services, Stéphane Castonguay reveal …

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Fishing Measures

A Critique of Desk-Bound Reason

by Daniel Banoub
edition: Paperback
tagged: economic history, historical geography, post-confederation (1867-)

Fishing Measures investigates the introduction of fisheries science to Newfoundland’s saltfishery between the 1880s and 1930s. Banoub argues that during this period fishers’ embodied knowledge came to be seen as less reliable and authoritative than modern scientific state management. Fishing Measures situates this crucial shift in the history o …

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A Bounded Land

Reflections on Settler Colonialism in Canada

by Cole Harris
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: historical geography

Canada is a bounded land – a nation situated between rock and cold to the north and a border to the south. Cole Harris traces how society was reorganized – for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike – when Europeans resettled this distinctive land. Through a series of vignettes that focus on people’s experiences on the ground, he expose …

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Breaking Through

Understanding Sovereignty and Security in the Circumpolar Arctic

edited by Wilfrid Greaves & P. Whitney Lackenbauer
edition: Hardcover
tagged: historical geography, european

Globalization, climate change, and increased geopolitical competition are having a profound impact on the Arctic, affecting how we understand both sovereignty and security within the region. In Breaking Through, a diverse group of emerging and established scholars examine Arctic sovereignty and security, rarely examined together, and present a theo …

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Deep and Sheltered Waters

The History of Tod Inlet

by David R. Gray, foreword by Nancy J. Turner & Robert D. Turner
edition: Paperback
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), historical geography

This book brings to light the fascinating story of a community and place: Tod Inlet, near Victoria, BC. From the original inhabitants from the Tsartlip First Nation to the lost community of immigrant workers from China and India, from a company town to the development of parkland, the wealth of history in this rich area reflects much of the history …

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