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Ecology and Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Heritage Site

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Ecology and Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Heritage Site

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Ecology and Wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Heritage Site by Robert William Sandford
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Ecology and Wonder makes several remarkable claims: The greatest cultural achievement in the Western Canadianmountain region is what has been preserved, not what has beendeveloped. Protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preservecrucial ecological functions. Because the process of ecosystem diminishment and species losshas been slowed, an ecological thermostat has been kept alive. This maywell be an important defence against future climate change impacts onthe Canadian west. Ecology and Wonder is a must-read for those who appreciateWestern Canada's breathtaking landscape.

Author Biography

Robert W. Sandford is the author or editor of over 20books on the nature, history, and culture of the Canadian West. He isthe Canadian Chair of the United Nations International Decade"Water for Life," an initiative that aims to advancelong-term water quality and availability issues in response to climatechange in Canada and abroad. He is also an Honorary Member of theAssociation of Canadian Mountain Guides. He lives in Canmore, Alberta.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
colour illustrations throughout
Imprint
AU Press
Pages
380
Dimensions
228x152x23
ISBN-13
9781897425572
Product ID
3878888

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