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Ecology and Wonder: The Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site

By: Robert William Sandford

380 pages, colour illustrations throughout

Athabasca University Press

Paperback | Aug 2010 | #185123 | ISBN-13: 9781897425572
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This book makes a couple of remarkable claims. The first is that the greatest cultural achievement in the mountain region of Western Canada may be what has been preserved, not what has been developed. The second is that protecting the spine of the Rocky Mountains will preserve crucial ecological functions. Because the process of ecosystem diminishment and species loss has been slowed, an ecological thermostat has been kept alive, which may well be an important defence against future climate change impacts in the Canadian west.

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ROBERT W. SANDFORD is the author or editor of some 20 books on the nature, history, and culture of the Canadian west. He is the Canadian Chair of the United Nations International Decade "Water for Life," an initiative that aims to advance long-term water quality and availability issues in response to climate change in Canada and abroad. He lives in Canmore, Alberta.

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