Description

Inventing Stanley Park

An Environmental History

Sean Kheraj

  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: Environmental History, Urban Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 304 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: Usa Only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

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 this tension between popular expectations of idealized nature and the volatility of complex ecosystems helped shape the landscape of one of the world's most famous urban parks.
Sean Kheraj is an assistant professor in theDepartment of History at York University.
Contents
Foreword / Graeme Wynn



Introduction: Knowing Nature through History

1 Before
Stanley Park

2 Making
the Park Public

3
Improving Nature

4 The
City in the Park

5
Restoring Nature

Conclusion: Reconciliation with Disturbance



Notes

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