Inventing Stanley Park
An Environmental History
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.
- Published: October 2013
- Subject Listing: History
- Bibliographic information: 304 pp., 6 x 9 in.
- Territorial rights: Usa Only
- Distributed for: UBC Press
Sean Kheraj is an assistant professor in theDepartment of History at York University.
Foreword / Graeme Wynn
Introduction: Knowing Nature through History
the Park Public
City in the Park
Conclusion: Reconciliation with Disturbance