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The Peace-Athabasca Delta: Portrait of a Dynamic Ecosystem

By: Kevin P Timoney(Author)

595 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour maps, tables

University of Alberta Press

Paperback | Sep 2013 | #216148 | ISBN-13: 9780888647306
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Hardback | May 2013 | #202680 | ISBN-13: 9780888646033
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About this book

"In the delta, water is boss, change is the only constant, and creation and destruction exist side by side". The Peace-Athabasca Delta in northern Alberta is a globally significant wetland that lies within one of the largest unfragmented landscapes in North America. Arguably the worlds largest boreal inland delta, it is renowned for its biological productivity and is a central feature of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yet the delta and its indigenous cultures lie downstream of Albertas bitumen sands, whose exploitation comprises one of the largest industrial projects in the world.

Kevin Timoney provides an authoritative synthesis of the science and history of the delta, describing its ecology, unravelling its millennia-long history, and addressing its uncertain future. Scientists, students, leaders in the energy sector, government officials and policy makers, and conscientious citizens everywhere should read this lively work.

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