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Natural Selection: National Parks in Atlantic Canada, 1935-1970

By: Alan MacEachern

328 pages, Bw photos, illus

McGill-Queens University Press

Hardback | Jun 2001 | #118930 | ISBN: 0773521577
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An environmental history of the first four national parks in Atlantic Canada: Cape Breton Highlands, Prince Edward Island, Fundy, and Terra Nova.

Alan MacEachern has written an exemplary study of the national parks, exploring the prevailing mid-century definitions of beauty and showing quite wonderfully the interactions between different human agencies with a stake in the definitions, in land management, and in the emerging national park ethic. Robin W. Winks, author of The Civil War Years: Canada and the United States and The Blacks in Canada: A History "A major contribution to the field of environmental history ... Natural Selections is well-grounded in an international and inter-disciplinary field of study that is very much underrepresented in Canada." D.A. Muise, Department of History, Carleton University

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