The Beaver Hills Country: A History of Land and Life [NOOK Book]

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This book explores a relatively small but interesting and unusual region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and the Battle Rivers. The Beaver hills arose where mountain glaciers from the west met continental ice-sheets from the east to create a complex and diverse landscape. MacDonald relates how climate, water levels, wildlife, vegetation, and fire have shaped the possibilities and provided the challenges to the people who have called the region home.

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The Beaver Hills Country: A History of Land and Life

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Overview

This book explores a relatively small but interesting and unusual region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and the Battle Rivers. The Beaver hills arose where mountain glaciers from the west met continental ice-sheets from the east to create a complex and diverse landscape. MacDonald relates how climate, water levels, wildlife, vegetation, and fire have shaped the possibilities and provided the challenges to the people who have called the region home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897425381
  • Publisher: Athabasca University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: On the Name "Beaver Hills" 1

Chapter 1 The Character of the Beaver Hills 9

Chapter 2 Ancient Ways Between Two Rivers 23

Chapter 3 Traders, Horses, and Bison, 1730-1870 33

Chapter 4 Visions of the Promised Land, 1870-1905 59

Chapter 5 Conservation, Communities and Egalitarianism, 1905-1930 97

Chapter 6 Hard Times and Good Times, 1930-1950 137

Chapter 7 Postwar Urbanism 155

Notes 179

Bibliography 221

Image Sources 243

Index 247

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