Inventing Stanley Park

Inventing Stanley Park

An Environmental History

Book - 2013
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In early December 2006, a powerful windstorm ripped through Vancouver's Stanley Park. The storm transformed the city's most treasured landmark into a tangle of splintered trees and shattered a decades-old vision of the park as timeless virgin wilderness. In Inventing Stanley Park, Sean Kheraj traces how the tension between popular expectations of idealized nature and the volatility of complex ecosystems helped transform the landscape of one of the world's most famous urban parks. This beautifully illustrated book not only depicts the natural and cultural forces that shaped the park's landscape, it also examines the roots of our complex relationship with nature.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2013
ISBN: 9780774824255
Branch Call Number: 971.133 KHE NVD
Characteristics: xxii, 271 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm


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Dec 12, 2014

An erudite look at the history of Stanley Park as well as many misconceptions of it being a "pristine" forest. Well researched and well written. Worth it for any interested.

May 15, 2013

Awesome Book!

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