Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River

Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River

by Matthew D. Evenden, Donald Worster, Alfred W. Crosby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521830990

ISBN-13: 9780521830997

Pub. Date: 07/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Amid contemporary debates over large dam development and declines in fisheries, this book offers a case study of a river basin where development decisions did not ultimately dam the river, but rather conserved its salmon. Although the case is local, the implications of this environmental history of the Fraser River (British Columbia), and the attempts to dam it for

Overview

Amid contemporary debates over large dam development and declines in fisheries, this book offers a case study of a river basin where development decisions did not ultimately dam the river, but rather conserved its salmon. Although the case is local, the implications of this environmental history of the Fraser River (British Columbia), and the attempts to dam it for power and defend it for salmon, are global. Matthew Evenden explores the transnational forces that affected the river, the changing knowledge and practices of science, and the role of environmental change in influencing environmental debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521830997
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2015
Series:
Studies in Environment and History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables, figures, photographs and maps; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. 'A rock of disappointment'; 2. Damming the tributaries; 3. Remaking hells gate; 4. Pent-up energy; 5. The power of aluminium; 6. Fish versus power; 7. The politics of science; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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