Ecology & wonder in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site /

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...

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Main Author: Sandford, Robert W.
Format: eBook
Published: Edmonton : AU Press, ©2010.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Invocation The Magnificent Seven
  • Part 1. The West We Had: Foundations of Place. A Walk into the Past: Setting a Context of Place
  • The Creation: Monumentality and Place
  • The Creation: People and Place Before European Contact
  • Exchanging What We Had for What We Want: The Fur Trade Era in the Canadian West
  • The Coming of Death: Diminishment and Loss among the First Peoples of the West
  • Part 2: The West We Have: Making the Mountains Our Home. Giving Meaning to Mountains and Making Them Ours: Mountaineering and the Aesthetics of Place
  • Brushes with Eternity: Landscape Art and Photography in the Canadian Rockies
  • Crystal and Cold Blue Chasms: The Literature of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site
  • Stemming the Tide of Loss: The Give and Take of Modern Management In and Around the Mountain Parks
  • Countering Dispossession: Saving Our Unique Mountain Culture
  • The East Slope: Flowing Toward the Atlantic. The Birthplace of Canada's National Park Ideal: Banff National Park
  • The North Slope: Flowing Toward the Arctic. The Birthplace of Western and Northern Rivers: The Columbia Icefield and Jasper National Park
  • The West Slope: Flowing Toward the Pacific. The Roof of the Canadian Rockies: Mount Robson Provincial Park
  • Small, Remote, but Utterly Wild: Hamber Provincial Park
  • The Geography of Wonder: Yoho National Park
  • The Road to Radium: Kootenay National Park
  • Matterhorn of the Rockies: Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park
  • Part 3. The West We Want: Creating a Culture Worthy of Place. Respecting and Honouring the Great Bear: The Grizzly as a Symbol of the West We Want
  • Seeing What Is Hidden in Plain Sight: Triumphing Over Diminishment and Loss
  • Expanding the World Heritage Site Designation: Managing for Future Integrity Instead of Loss
  • Creating a Culture Commensurate with Place.