Inventing Stanley Park

An Environmental History

Sean Kheraj

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  • Published: October 2013
  • Subject Listing: Environmental History, Urban Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 304 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: U.S. rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Series: Nature History Society Series
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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 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 of History at York University.