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Our Canadian Environment

Author Neil Forkey's Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century provides clear and easy to read case studies on Canada's complex environmental issues.  Forkey addresses the ongoing relationship between humans and the natural world across national and international boundaries. This is a great resource for undergraduates and also for general readers who are interested in the history of environmental issues.

Within this timely work Forkey addresses the classification of Canada's environment by its earliest inhabitants; our changing relationship with the environment during the Victorian era; and the major shift towards the preservation of resources in the early twentieth century with the rise of environmentalism. While Forkey's book provides important historical information he also provides a synthesis of the most important recent works in the field, making it a truly state-of-the-art contribution to Canadian environmental history.  Reading for pleasure and learning at the same time has never been such a delight.