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Tree Thieves

Crime and Survival in North America's Woods

by Lyndsie Bourgon
edition: Hardcover
tagged: trees, natural resources, environmental conservation & protection

“An absorbing true-crime story and a fascinating examination of the deep and troubled relationship between people and forests.”
—Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts

A fast-paced investigation into timber poaching that reveals why stealing trees has become a billion-dollar industry.

Deep in the thickets of North America’s most ancient w …

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Cobalt

The Making of a Mining Superpower

by Charlie Angus
edition: eBook
tagged: natural resources, environmental policy

The world is desperate for cobalt. It drives the proliferation of digital and clean technologies. But this “demon metal” has a horrific present and a troubled history.

The modern search for cobalt has brought investors back to a small town in Northern Canada, a place called Cobalt. Like the demon metal, this town has a dark and turbulent history …

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Mining Country

A history of Canada’s mines and miners

by John Sandlos & Arn Keeling
edition: Paperback
tagged: natural resources, native american, natural resource extraction, social history

Mining has had a significant presence in every part of Canada — from the east to west coasts to the far north. This book tells the stories of those who built Canada’s mining industry. It highlights the experiences of the people who lived and worked in mining towns across the country, the rise of major mining companies, and the emergence of Tor …

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A Journey Back to Nature

A History of Strathcona Provincial Park

by Catherine Marie Gilbert
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), natural resources, environmental conservation & protection

Finalist, 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing

A fascinating account of the century-long effort to define, access, preserve, develop, and exploit the uniquely beautiful area of rugged wilderness now known as Strathcona Provincial Park on Central Vancouver Island.

Strathcona Provincial Park is situated in the middle of Vancouver I …

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Whose Water Is It, Anyway?

Taking Water Protection into Public Hands

by Maude Barlow
edition: Paperback
tagged: environmental policy, environmental conservation & protection, natural resources

 

“Maude Barlow is one of our planet’s greatest water defenders.” — Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

“This book is a blueprint for communities around the world to take back that responsibility and maintain water as a human right.”  — David Suzuki

“This is a must-read.” — Jane Fonda

A …

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Guide to Gold Panning, The

by Bill Barlee
edition: Paperback
tagged: natural resources, mining
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Water Resources of Canada

edited by Claude E. Dolman
edition: eBook
tagged: natural resources, oceans & seas, hydrology, environmental policy, environmental conservation & protection

Thoughtful people everywhere, but particularly in North America, are disturbed by the increasing number and seriousness of the problems associated with water resources. The Royal Society of Canada, impressed by the gravity of this situation, and by the multi-disciplinary nature of the specialized knowledge needed to cope with it, chose Water Resour …

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Residential Water Demand and Economic Development

by Terence R. Lee
edition: eBook
tagged: economic development, developing countries, natural resources

In the last twenty years the problem of urban public water supples has become increasingly serious. Disparities between the effective supply of, and demand for, water has grown rapidly and now constitute a danger to public health. This study deals with the place of urban public water supplies in economic development and with the demand for such ele …

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